Material Handling Solutions

FLSmidth’s RAHCO® Mobile Stacking Conveyor Systems will increase your flexiblility, not your operating costs.

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In Pit Crushing & Conveying Solutions

FLSmidth’s IPCC technologies and solutions have been uniquely engineered to offer many advantages over loading and driving trucks out of the pit to the crusher

As mines continue to expand and fuel prices climb, mining companies are increasingly looking to control costs and improve ways of getting the ore out of the mine and to the processing plant. Traditionally, shovels and trucks have always been used to transport the extracted rock to the crushing stations. Now, with In-Pit Crushing & Conveying (IPCC), the ore can be taken directly into a crusher and then fed to conveyors to be carried to the next section of processing equipment, bypassing the need for so many trucks to haul the material over large distances to a crushing station.

Conventional mobile/semi-mobile truck dump stations require massive geotechnical preparation and expensive retaining walls to allow trucks to drive to an elevation sufficient to dump material into the receiving hopper. In spite of a few new developments in current semi-mobile station design that have yielded some improvement in the cost of crusher relocation, the fact remains that these crushing stations can only be used in conjunction with a fixed conveyor system.

FLSmidth’s IPCC technologies and solutions have been uniquely engineered to offer many advantages over loading and driving trucks out of the pit to the crusher. By crushing the ore early with IPCC, many hurdles can be overcome that normally increase costs.