The move to Duncan first began in 2012, said Vice President of Power and Mining Doug Sublett, to allow testing for a range of equipment. Material he added, can be run through wood hogs, hammermills, sizers, granulators, roll crushers, impactors and cage-paktors; U.S., Canadian, Chinese, Russian, Polish and Chilean clients are expected.
TerraSource Development Director Bryan Lanham led the $800,000 project by bringing together the three brands’ machinery and equipment while designing the 9,000 sq-ft lab. Since Q4 2013, phase two relocation of further equipment from Belleville, Ill., and Broomall, Pa., labs, “is nearly complete,” according to Lanham; one machine remains displayed at Coal Prep International from April 29 to May 1 in Lexington, Kentucky, the last machine will be installed in early May.
More than two dozen trials have been performed onsite, according to company officials. “The results have been valuable,” added Lanham. “This will help for applications and product development.” Next door lies a 1,800-sq-ft training center for sales and conferences with private office space, phones and wireless access.