In addition to major upgrades, suppliers also offer rebuild service and products to extend wear life

By Steve Fiscor, Editor

Miners today are, on average, processing more rock to produce the same amount of metal. The gyratory crushers used to reduce this material have a great impact on operations, especially downstream processes. Mines rely on them to produce a consistent product. Obviously, taking these workhorses down for maintenance also has a huge impact on operations.

One of the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for crushers will soon roll out a new gyratory model. The improvements included in it were based on what the OEM and the mines have learned in the last 20 years. Making the decision as far as replace or rebuild is not always easy. Rebuilding these machines requires an investment and time. Knowing this, extending the time between rebuilds is also something many mines desire.
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