Rockster continues expansion into South American market
R700S crusher takees on tough recycling project in Bogota; crushing hard metallurgic coke
The Austrian manufacturer Rockster Recycler continues its expansion plans through South America with the signing of Sanymaq, an equipment sales and rental company located in Bogota, Colombia. Sanymaq has 80 employees and an extensive network of sales representatives. Specializing in both the rental and consignment markets, the company has ventured into some very interesting recycling projects, and recently purchased a Rockster R700S track-mounted impact crusher.
“Our main activity will be relying on Austrian technology to venture into areas where no other Colombian company can compete”, says Mr. Jose Saturnino Barajas, owner of Sanymaq. “There has been a new recycling law just signed in congress which requires all companies in Colombia to reuse and recycle skip and demolition waste.”
Recycling of metallurgic coke with the R700S
One of the newer projects Sanymaq is working on is the emerging metallurgic coke recycling market. There are many smelters and foundries that have never recycled before and the new law is requiring them to recycle coke waste. By first using a 2 deck screen to separate the coke material, combined with the Rockster machine as an oversize reducer, Sanymaq is able to get the two grades of clean material which is required.
"Two grades of clean cubic material is what we were looking for, so we can sell the aggregate for road base material,” says Barajas. The metallurgic plant gets the recuperated metal fraction, which is also paid to Sanymaq at a price per tonnage, to reuse in their smeltering process.
According to Rockster, the recently introduced mobile Impact crusher R700S was specially developed for applications on limited space, such as on innercity jobsites. These machines are easily transported from one jobsite to another and is designed as a combination of compactness and maximum performance. Rockster adds that their mobile crushing plants guarantee profitable recycling of asphalt, concrete and demolition rubble as well as natural stone.
Duplex-system for crushing river stones
Rockster has also been working another crushing plant in Colombia: a R900/800 Duplex machine situated along the Pan-American highway, supplying an asphalt plant. “This project is currently recuperating river stone where the nearest quarry is 50 kilometers away, so the need for aggregate sourcing using large river stones is a viable solution”, says Mr. Alejandro Valencia Executive Director for Sanymaq.
By using the patented Rockster system of two machines in one, first the jaw to reduce size and create a stock of material, then changing over with the same machine to an impactor to get cubic material, the complete supply of aggregate for the asphalt plant is covered.
“Many opportunities are opening up now that we have been working with the machine and it has been a learning process, both educating our clients as to recycling possibilities and convincing them to open up their doors to experimentation," says Alejandro Valencia. "We are also exploring many other realms of recycling possibilities throughout Colombia, as things are just getting started here."