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MN 24: General Kinematics – Two-Mass Equipment Delivering Efficiency ft. Derek Kerkera

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On this episode of Mining NOW we are featuring General Kinematics. Mining Director Derek Kerkera joins to explain the importance of mining equipment that promotes efficiency and increased production capacity using the Two-Mass Technology. 


General Kinematics has been a leader in manufacturing equipment for the mining, minerals and aggregates industry for decades and uses strategic manufacturing locations around the world including in Europe and China to service customers across the globe. Recently, General Kinematics has announced their acquisitions of Foundry Equipment Company and CYRUS Schwingtechnik allowing for expanded offerings and services for their customers. 


GK specializes in Vibrating Feeders, Screening Solutions, Material Activation, and Grinding & Attrition and Derek unpacks Two-Mass vs. Brute Force equipment. While many applications do need brute force equipment, in many cases mining companies are able to achieve high ROI by choosing equipment using the Two-Mass system. 


Derek shared important lessons he has learned during his 45 year career with GK including during his time working with General Kinematics late founder Albert Musschoot. He outlines the challenges and success that come with the transition in a third generation family business with the global footprint.  


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