As the user industry grows, so will the demand for crushed stones.
Welcome to the crushing industry! It is a centuries-old one and it plays an important role in the construction and building sectors.
The market for crushed stone aggregates is huge since it is used in the construction of roads, bridges, housing and industrial building construction. It is also widely used in cement-based products. The restrictions on using natural sand due to environmental degradation also acts as a factor in this industry’s growth.
Industry experts will tell you that setting up a stone crushing plant will certainly be a profitable venture for budding entrepreneurs.
Rules and registrations
- It is mandatory to register your firm with Registrar of Companies. Remember to do the sales tax and GST registration, as well.
- Adhere to the statutory norms
- Obtain ‘consent to establish’ and ‘consent to operate’ from the state pollution control board.
- Apply for the electricity connection in the local power station as stone crusher plant requires high voltage of electricity
- Get equipped with the EPF and ESI norms
|Major fixed costs
||Land and machinery
|Major working capital costs
||Raw material, manpower, utilities
||0- 40% of the machinery cost
|Bank loan or subsidy
||Differs from case to case. It depends on a whole lot of factors like CIBIL score, ability-to-repay and goodwill
Materials and Machines
Facts that decide the crushing plant to be used are -
- Feed size of the stone
- The desired product size
- The size of the crusher used.
Jaw, hopper, grizzly feeder, conveyor with motors, pan feeder, cone, screen, VSI and washing equipment are the components of a crushing plant.
The crushing plant can be a stationary or a mobile one. The requirement of the customer will lead him/her to decide on which type to opt for.
Stone boulders are the only raw material required for the stone crushing plant.
Erection and commissioning
The crushing plants of large capacities can be set up by Original Equipment Manufacturer as they will have in-house resources and expertise.
The project and service department of the OEM will erect and commission the plant, apart from providing aftersales services to keep the plant running in good health.
Meticulous planning in erection sequence leads to the perfect plant erection at site. The number of days taken for erection cannot be stated as it depends on many factors like type of the plant, area in which it has to be erected and the type of material used.
The quality, safety and infrastructural needs are looked into with utmost care. Experienced site engineers ensure that the plant has been commissioned perfectly.
The service specialists provide a complete range of after sales services. The scheduled services covering a programme of preventive maintenance, training given to the client’s operators and spare parts management services help the customers to get the plant and business running to its optimum potential.