Roy Hill has contracted thyssenkrupp to supply a gyratory crusher for its iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The crusher will be the mine’s primary and first above ground jaw gyratory crusher to be installed in Australia.
The high performance design will make for more cost-effective operations, lowering Roy Hill’s servicing and maintenance costs.
Distinguishable by its enlarged feed opening which is normally serrated, the crusher forms the initial crushing zone together with the upper part of the mantle.
The coarsely crushed material is then reduced to the desired size in the crushing chamber below, and features a higher crushing ratio, with less tendency for material to become clogged in the feed zone.
Developing the crusher from its original model, the BK 63-75 purchased by Northparkes in 2003, the updated crusher can handle much bigger chunks of material than comparable gyratory crushers of similar mantle diameter.
Head of sales at thyssenkrupp industrial solutions, Ben Suda said, “We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to be supply Roy Hill with a new primary jaw gyratory crusher.”
Roy Hill is located 340 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland and is an iron ore operation with integrated mine, rail and port facilities producing 55 million tonnes per annum, with approval to increase to 60 million.
“This is the third order for such machine within a short in Australia. It shows once again the confidence our customers in the country place in crushing equipment from thyssenkrupp,” Suda said.