RECOGNISING that mines and quarries are driving to better appropriate capital expenditure on mainstream bulk materials handling needs, Industrial Conveying (ICA) now provides a one-stop-shop solution – effectively negating the inclusion of consultants in many projects.
Particularly suitable for smaller mines and quarries which cannot dedicate its own engineer to oversee such tasks (such as those at smaller gold, tin and copper mines, municipal quarries and urban cement works.). This ICA initiative effectively hands the client a greater level of technical- and cost-control.
Managing director of ICA, Don Erskine, says the immediate gains are very quick deliveries and strong technical partnerships.
“ICA is an organisation that has developed outstanding in house technical capability. Our engineers have the ability to design and deliver a fully integrated system covering our customers mechanical, electronic and networking requirement,” said Erskine.
“Our experience has been that some consulting firms do not utilise our extensive technical knowledge base when developing their proposals. Consultants can pick and choose idlers, frames, belts, and other items from various sources and overall project cost can be higher than is necessary.
“If we are fully involved in the project we can explore and develop the most cost effective solutions
“A further benefit of ICA’s direct involvement with the mine or quarry is that the customer is fully involved in the program.”