Quarries process the crushed stone, cement and sand Australia’s contractors require to produce the structures, highways and other assets that make up the nation’s infrastructure. The performance and cost-efficiency of these facilities ultimately affect construction costs, impacting the feasibility of developing metropolitan areas.

A significant part of establishing effective operations involves implementing effective measurement solutions. SRO Technology assists quarry operators in finding the weak links in their instrumentation systems to create value through increased quality and quantity. This process involves everything from auditing and recalibrating existing devices to replacing instruments with more effective alternatives.


The instruments quarries depend on

Sand and gravel plants use a variety of devices to measure product output on a daily basis. Specific processes may include dredge pumping the sand sludge to the wash and sizing plant where it is measured and loaded to the customer.

Calculating production rates not only ensures that facilities remain profitable, but also enables analysts to identify cost-reduction opportunities. Improving plant operations on a monumental scale starts with applying minute, ground-level changes to the way material is processed and handled.

Before making granular adjustments, quarry managers must have access to accurate measurements from the following instruments:

  • Density gauges: These devices determine the exact density of a fluid or slurry in real time.
  • Belt scales: Used to determine the amount of product conveyor belts are transporting, belt scales are aligned horizontally and vertically with rollers. They often require recalibration due to the changes in belt tension, which can offset readings. In crushed stone quarries, belt scales dictate the flow rate of material into the primary and secondary crushers. This prevents conveyor belts from inadvertently overloading machines and compromising final product quality.
  • Flow meters: Sand and gravel plants often mix different materials to make products specific to particular constructions. The proper mixing and blending of water, cement, sand and gravel is imperative, which makes flow meters equally essential. Such instruments help plant managers control how much of specific materials are processed.
  • Feeders: These systems calculate the weight of products passing through hoppers. They depend on either volumetric or gravimetric data to generate readings. Volumetric feeders are often ideal when a product’s density is consistent.


Calibrating, repairing and commissioning

SRO Technology is comprised of adept experts who understand the implications of running plants on poorly maintained instruments. As developers of a wide variety of measurement solutions, we’re capable of customising, installing, auditing, calibrating and repairing such instruments as well.

Our capabilities and services are not exclusive to the instruments we produce. SRO Technology is a brand-agnostic company, meaning we’ve serviced and installed systems developed by manufacturers from across the world.

This versatility enables us to establish measuring solutions based on needs specific to individual quarries. For example, if a manager is familiar with a particular brand of density gauge and needs a replacement, we’ll provide an equivalent device that the customer is already acclimated to.


Why SRO Technology?

With service locations throughout Australia, our experts can quickly visit quarries when they’re needed. We aim to maintain our reputation as a company that delivers effective, optimal solutions, and provide the knowledge and experience quarry operators need to get the most out of their measurement solutions.

If you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to call our NSW office at +61 2 9525 3077, our Queensland office at +61 7 3395 6136, our Western Australia office at +61 8 9441 3201 or send an email to sales@srotechnology.com.