Swedish-based Sandvik Mining and German company Schenck Process have signed an agreement, which provides an understanding of mining customers' equipment and enables them to raise their crushing plant performance.
The partnership will provide increased crushing circuit productivity for Schenck Process double and single deck high capacity banana screens as well as Sandvik cone crushers.
Schenck Process Group minerals and metals business unit president Mary Verschuer said: "This partnership agreement allows our customers to raise their overall crushing and screening plant productivity by focusing on process efficiency in its entirety, as opposed to individual pieces of equipment.
"Mid tier miners are often looking for a system solution across the crushing circuit and with this partnership they will benefit from the best solutions from the Sandvik and Schenck Process product line in a single offering."
The agreement covers new crushing as well as screening plants and replacements and will also enable a single service provider approach to support customers throughout the entire plant life cycle.
Sandvik Mining crushing and screening vice-president Jonas Olsson said: "In terms of replacements, Sandvik's high productivity cone crushers and Schenck Process's high capacity banana screens have a compact footprint, allowing for cost effective upgrades using existing infrastructure.
"20%-30% productivity increases can be achieved within the existing infrastructure."
In February 2016, Sandvik joined the Coalition for Energy-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), an organisation established by the mining industry to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption.
Image: The agreement covers new crushing as well as screening plants and replacements. Photo: courtesy of Schenck Process Holding GmbH.