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APR 2018

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2 • ROCK products • April 2018 www.rockproducts.com PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND MARKET ANALYSIS FOR AGGREGATES PROFESSIONALS VOL. 121 ISSUE 4 • April 2018 FEATURES ——————————— EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY ——— ————————— EDITORIAL ———————————— NEWS By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson ————————— KEY ISSUES ————————— BACK PAGES Equipment & Technology Identifying New Paths To Cost Savings With Connected Mining Sites Drilling & Blasting Komatsu Invests In Surface Drill Product Line Loading & Hauling A Word With Michael Christian Lorenz, Continental Tires Crushing & Breaking Telsmith Iron Giant Jaw Crusher Offers Performance In Tough Environments Material Handling & Conveying Phoenix Belt-Monitoring Systems Use Latest Technology Screening & Sizing Haver & Boecker Offers Mixed Screen Media Options Pumps & Motors Baldor Electric Co. is now ABB Drones & Loadout Nearmap Offers High-Res Location Content Maintenance & Wear Parts Postalloy Tubular Hardfacing Electrodes Offer Better Wear Resistance 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 50 Say Yes to a Filter Press If You Are Ready To Invest In A Filter Press You Should Un- derstand The Different Types Along With How They Work. By Mark S. Kuhar Bearing Failure and Analysis The Accurate Diagnosis Of A Bearing Failure Is Imperative To Prevent Repeat Failure And Additional Expense. By Steven Katz AGG1: A Texas-Sized Show This Year's AGG1 Show Was Bigger and Better, and on the Show Floor, Manufacturers Let Equipment and Technology Do the Talking. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Keeping Up the Pressure Optimizing Conveyor Belt Cleaner Tension To Maximize Performance and Service Life. By Alan Highton and Todd Swinderman 18 22 26 ON THE MARK Two Pieces of Good News By Mark S. Kuhar FIRST LOOK The Industry at a Glance 4 IN THE KNOW News, Events, Stats and More 1 6 MANAGEMENT By Steve Schumacher 53 COMMUNITY RELATIONS By Thomas J. Roach 54 PERMITTING By Mark S. Kuhar 55 ECONOMICS By Mark S. Kuhar 59 ENVIRONMENT By Mark S. Kuhar 58 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY MSHA Updates, News and Safety Products 61 ADVERTISERS INDEX 63 LAST CALL Drone Sweet Drone By Mark S. Kuhar 64 #YOUNGLEADERS The Future Is Now 16 FRAC SAND INSIDER News and Market Opportunities 14 36 Cover photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp. LAW By Steven F. Carman and Chauncey M. Lane 56 49

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