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Modular equipment keeps diamond production on track

A leading Botswana diamond producer has purchased Pilot Crushtec Modular screening and materials handling equipment twice in the past six months to increase output and operational efficiency.

According to Pilot Crushtec International Africa sales manager Wayne Warren, speed was of the essence in both instances and the Jet Park-based manufacturer’s ability to supply ex-stock had been a major selling point.

“In the first instance, our customer required a screen and conveyors to process tailings previously regarded as a waste product from its main operation. The second took place during the maintenance shutdown of its main plant when it was decided to process selected sizes of material in order to continue the output of saleable product,” he says.

Warren adds that in both cases the outcome has been positive. The customer has also been impressed by the ease in which Pilot Modular products were installed, and then re-configured with existing Pilot Crushtec plant as their requirements changed.

The miner’s Pilot Modular fleet, which will be continually delivering operational flexibility, now includes a Pilot Modular grizzly feed hopper GFH560, a Pilot Modular DD2412 horizontal dewatering screen, a MC800 20mm conveyor, six MC600 conveyors in various sizes and formats and two weightometers.

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