Partnering with quarries from design stage right through to decommissioning, ensures that they get the lowest cost per ton of quality product over the life of their crushing equipment, according to JD Singleton, general manager Trio crushing and screening equipment at Weir Minerals Africa.

“Quarry operators need to ensure that the crushing machine selected is fit-for-purpose and will meet the precise requirements of their operation,” says JD, “Crushing and screening engineers first conduct a full assessment of the crushing operation, looking at factors like material feed size, product type, capacity required, product sizes required, shape of material, hardness and moisture.”

The right choice of equipment can then be made from the company’s comprehensive portfolio, with capacities from 50tph to 1 500tph and catering for all ore bodies.

After the commissioning phase, a dedicated aftermarket support structure is in place, including visits from teams who understand the customer operations, to assist with preventative maintenance and technical support.

Applying the right crushing technology in these areas helps quarries to increase flexibility and reduce operating costs.

Weir Minerals Africa, Rene Calitz, Tel: (011) 929-2622, Email:,