In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC)

Crushing and conveying - safe, environmentally friendly and efficient

In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) systems cut truck haulage to a minimum and build operational resilience - they substantially reduce operational expenditure (opex) and provide various other environmental and safety benefits too.

IPCC - an alternative to conventional material transport systems

IPCC - an alternative to conventional material transport systems

A mining operation’s capital and operational costs depend directly on the material transport system. Conventional truck haulage, as today´s predominant means of material transport in surface mines, is well established, with these systems  providing excellent flexibility; however, they can contribute up to 60% of the overall mining cost.

IPCC represents a viable, safer and less fossil fuel dependent alternative.

A typical IPCC system comprises  fully-mobile, semi-mobile or fixed in pit crushing stations connected to a network of conveyors and spreaders (for waste) or stackers (for ore) to efficiently transport material out of a mine.

Besides the significant potential to reduce opex, IPCC systems offer a number of other benefits too:

  • Improved safety due to decreased mobile vehicle usage 
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions of up to 25%
  • Noise level reduction of up to 35%
  • Dust emission reduction of up to 40%
  • Reduced manpower requirements of between 40 – 60% due to higher automation
  • Reduced spare part and maintenance requirements
  • Possible electrical power generation on downhill conveyors
  • Reduced bad weather downtime

Our competence in IPCC Systems

With the ability to leverage over more than a century of experience and know-how in continuous mining systems, TAKRAF enables mining companies to boost productivity and maximize profits.

Distinct competitive advantages include:

  • Complete IPCC Product Range 
    With the addition of sizer and roll crusher equipment to our product range, we are now able to integrate our own crushing machines into complete mining solutions
  • Mine Planning Capabilities 
    Our dedicated team of mine planning engineers cover everything from conceptual, appraisal and engineering design studies, as well as assisting through to implementation and execution
  • Aftermarket Supply/Support Offering 
    We provide extensive aftermarket support options for our IPCC systems, including:
    • Performance contracts
    • Parts supply
    • Assistance with and training for relocating systems
    • Mine engineering training to optimize mine design for IPCC
    • Relocation

We offer a variety of solutions ranging from single pieces of equipment to integrated systems and complete turnkey projects.

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