Largest ever Pilot Crushtec modular plant installed
The biggest Pilot Crushtec modular plant so far has been installed at a limestone crushing site in Ndola, near Lusaka, Zambia.
Owned by local company Zamm Imports Ltd, the plant includes 18 Pilot Crushtec machines and was commissioned during the last week of July 2010.
Wayne Warren, Pilot Crushtec’s Africa sales manager, commented: ‘I believe this plant is a showpiece for both Pilot Crushtec and Zamm Imports Ltd and I am proud to have been part of the process to create it.’
According to Mr Warren, the plant, which has been named Zamm-Stone Crusher, includes most of the products in the current Pilot Crushtec range.
Included in the deal were: a Pilot Modular/TRIO MJ3042 jaw crusher, three Pilot Modular MC 1000 11m conveyors, a Pilot Modular MC1050 20m conveyor, a Pilot Modular DD4815 double-deck screen, a Pilot Modular MC800 16m conveyor, a Pilot Modular MC800 20m conveyor, a Pilot Modular/TRIO MC130 standard cone crusher, a Pilot Modular MC130 short-head cone crusher, a Pilot Modular MC1200 25m conveyor and a Pilot Modular/TRIO TD6118 triple-deck screen.
Zamm Imports’ owner Jignesh Soni said that the plant will initially be used to crush 2,000 tonnes of 0-5mm, 5-10mm, 10-19mm and 19-25mm aggregate per day.
‘The Ndola area has the largest reserve of the finest quality limestone in Zambia and we will be using the plant to supply the booming construction sector and the mining sector, where the limestone is used to neutralize acid,’ explained Mr Soni.
The speed of delivery and installation impressed Jignesh Soni as the order was finalized in March and the plant was fully set up by the middle of June.
‘After many enquiries to various South African and Chinese companies, I was shown the full range of Pilot Modular/TRIO crushers at Pilot Crushtec which particularly impressed me as this approach eliminates the need for any civil works, which can take up to a year to set up and commission,’ he explained.
When asked how he felt about having the largest modular plant ever installed by Pilot Crushtec, Jignesh commented that he wasn’t aware that Zamm-Stone Crusher was the largest. ‘But I am impressed about this fact and hope to build an even bigger plant the future. I am always on the lookout for future business in the crushing category and will expand further into crushing ores for the mining industry in the Copperbelt. Pilot Crushtec will be my first point of call when I need to purchase a plant,’ he explained.