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LEARN: Two-day VSI crushers course in New Mexico

Operators and plant managers of aggregate, rock and mineral mines can learn about the physics of processing materials with vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at CEMCO, Inc. in Belen, New Mexico.


Operators and plant managers of aggregate, rock and mineral mines can learn about the physics of processing materials with vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at CEMCO, Inc. in Belen, New Mexico.

“The goal for anyone in this industry is to reduce operating costs and improve the bottom line,” CEMCO President Neil Hise said in a March 12, 2014 statement. “We want to teach people how to do that with VSI crushers so they can be successful,” he added.

CEMCO offers the two-day course periodically based on demand.

Hise and other company experts teach participants about the four types of VSI crushers and how each can affect production rates, product quality and profits in specific applications. They also learn about the physics of processing materials with VSI crushers and every aspect of production, from engineering to welding. The classes highlight topics that are relevant to operators and plant managers’ daily use of the machines. These include lessons on how to adjust the machines’ revolutions-per-minute settings for certain materials to achieve the best possible gradation and efficiency, as well as how to measure horsepower consumption and determine the appropriate levels for certain applications. 

Operators and plant managers also get tips on how to reduce wear costs and downtime, increase efficiency and boost profits, as well as learn about best practices for installation, maintenance and safety. They’ll see how the units are assembled and how the internal components are balanced.

As part of the course, students can test their own material in one of CEMCO’s full-size test crushers. The full-size units deliver more accurate production rates than what can be achieved with smaller lab crushers used at other manufacturers’ facilities. 

Hise has been with the family-owned company since its inception in 1962. He has numerous U.S. patents on VSI-related technologies and is a member of several industry associations, including the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.

More information is available on CEMCO’s website, CEMCO, Inc. has more than 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing a full line of TURBOTM VSI crushers that provide innovative solutions for a variety of recycling applications, including cement, glass, ceramic tile, drywall, brick, roofing tiles, copper slag and steel slag. CEMCO offers a number of portable and stationary crushing systems, including the patented Glass Gator glass crushers, which are easy to maintain and highly energy efficient.

For more information about CEMCO or how to become a dealer or distributor, contact CEMCO, Inc., 80 Don Luis Trujillo Blvd., Belen, NM, 87002; 505-864-1200; sales@cemcoturbo.com


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