Germany-based Thyssenkrupp Fordertechnik is to supply five gyratory crushers for a copper mine located in Indonesia. The crushers have the capability to crush copper pieces measuring more than a metre, to smaller pieces that are the size of a football.
The crushers have an individual weight of 350 t. The mine is operated by an American company, Freeport that supplies copper, gold and molybdenum. Thyssenkrupp Fordertechnik will supply the crushers from their facility located in Ennigerloh. This is the largest order received by Thyssenkrupp’s Ennigerloh branch.
The order will be carried out by various departments of the Ennigerloh location. Initially, the sales engineer meets customers and acquires details regarding technical specifications from the customers. Engineers then design the crushers based on customer specifications. The project manager co-ordinates all the operations to ensure that the crushers start operations at the site on time. Other departments that are involved in the installation process are the Erection department, the Technical Documentation Department and the Assembly and Operating Department.
Thyssenkrupp has installed more than 30 such crushers over the past five years and has a customer base that includes companies like Xstrata and Heidelberger Cement, LKAB of Sweden, Rio Tinto of Australia, and Chile-based Codelco. The Ennigerloh facility employs around 200 staff who develops ores, mineral resources and processing plants for the purpose of crushing.