NPK Attends Elko Mining Expo

Friday, July 08, 2016

Elko, Nevada is known as a gold mining town, and is the heart of the southwest gold mining belt. With several large surface and underground mines nearby, the mining community is at large. Every year, Elko puts on a show known as the Elko Mine Expo so mining equipment customers and manufacturers and can get together to explore machinery and other equipment used for both surface and underground mining.   Numerous mining equipment manufacturers from around the world come to display the latest and greatest products they have to offer.

Erik Hopperton, Mining Product Manager, Jamie Wright, Territory Sales Manager, and other members of the Mining and Hydraulic Pedestal Boom teams represented NPK at the show.  They teamed up with Oliver Wilke, an international sales representative of Paus.  Our knowledgeable staff worked to continue promoting the NPK name, which is well known across the aggregates industry and introduce the internationally renowned name of Paus to the United States and Canadian markets.  Teamed up with NPK, Paus will soon be a strong competitor for mining equipment in the both the US and Canada.

NPK’s exhibit was well attended and sparked a lot of interest.  Several models were displayed appealing to both the surface and underground mining industries.  In order to exhibit the some of the versatility of NPK products, on display were two NPK pedestal booms models, a Paus scaler, a scaler pick, and an NPK GH23 hydraulic hammer.

  • The smaller B040 pedestal boom was fitted with a PH3 hydraulic hammer. This configuration is useful in secondary breaking at the crusher (portable or stationary) or grizzly. 

  • The larger B6500 pedestal boom can be fitted with a range of hydraulic hammers making it useful for secondary breaking at the crusher or grizzly.

  • The SC853 Paus Scaler was fitted with a GH2 hydraulic hammer. This configuration is perfect for scaling in underground mines. 

  • The scaler pick was displayed alongside the scaler. Still a prototype, this full rotation pick is useful for soft material, namely salt, potash, etc.  The design allows for scaling of the roof, ribs, face, and toe.

  • NPK’s GH23 hydraulic hammer is an excellent attachment for both breaking oversize substances and sizing material.

In the near future, NPK will again be displaying some of our products at MineExpo 2016 in Las Vegas September 26-28.  NPK will have both and indoor and an outdoor booth and will again be displaying several models appealing to those in the mining industry: a B040 pedestal boom, a B6500 pedestal boom, the larger 1253 Paus scaler, two sizes of Paus personnel carriers (MinCa 5.1H and MinCa 18), and a Paus ANFO, an explosive transport truck with a man basket.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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NPK, Paus, and Smith Power employees in front of Paus 853 S8 mining scaler

NPK, Paus, and Smith Power employees in front of Paus 853 S8 mining scaler