Osborn awarded Apron Feeders Order

Osborn awarded Apron Feeders Order

An order for eight apron feeders has been awarded to Osborn by Petra Diamonds. The machines will be employed underground at Cullinan Mine, for the operation’s underground silos and crushing stations, explains Osborn’s Chris Slade.

The company secured this R18-million order on the basis of the quality of its equipment, and its long-standing relationship with the customer, Slade adds. He notes that the Petra group has a number of mines where Osborn apron feeders have been operating successfully for many years, including Koffiefontein, Finsch and Kimberley. Cullinan’s new apron feeders will be utilised in an underground expansion project at the mine, he reveals.

The machines to be supplied are heavy duty D6C 1 500 X 6 000 Osborn apron feeders featuring electromechanical drives. The company will supply and commission the units.

Osborn apron feeders are designed and built in a wide range of sizes - from 900 mm to 3 500 mm wide. They capably handle heavy, lumpy and abrasive materials, and provide a reliable means of controlling the feed rate to prevent surge loads to primary crushers, belt conveyors and other plant and equipment.

Osborn offers a complete range of standard and extra heavy duty apron feeders suited to the most arduous operating conditions in the mining and quarrying industries. Feeders can be supplied in lengths to suit customers' requirements.

With one of the largest and most modern facilities in South Africa, Osborn also offers installation, commissioning, spares, reconditioning and after-sales service.

Osborn’s apron feeders complement the wide range of mills, screens, jaw crushers, gyrasphere cone crushers, feeders, scrubbers and idlers supplied by the company.