MARBLE CRUSHING & SCREENING PLANT INSTALLED ON A NEW GREENFIELD SITE IN CAYAMBE, ECUADOR

A Dependable Solution Partner 

It is no surprise that MEKA is becoming a reliable partner for many projects all over the world. Being able to engineer and manufacture the complete project in-house has allowed us to serve the quality and reliability expectations of our customers.

Serving the best of best

MEKA takes extreme pride in being selected by our customer for the complete supply of a new ore crushing installation of raw material in Cayambe, Ecuador. Being a leading global producer of calcium carbonate and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, OMYA has more than 130 years of experience and has more than 175 plants in over 50 countries.

A Custom Solution Tailored to Project

We have an extensive knowledge base and adaptability when it comes to specialty. 

The design process and the selection of equipment for this plant had to comply with a long list of pre-requisites. These pre-requisites stemmed from a long list of conditions, which included particularly the following domains. 


  • Security 


  • Level of noise generated


  • Dust emission



Plant Design Criteria

  • Material to be processed is marble, constituted of more than 98% of calcite and containing more than 99% of calcium carbonate. 
  • Moisture: < 3% 
  • Bond Work Index: 13 kwh/t 
  • Feed material size: 0-600 mm
  • 1 grade of product is produced, 0-30mm (± 3 mm)

The maximum size of the blocks should be 40 mm along any direction,

Low amount of fines, maximum 10% < 10 mm  

  • The annual production of the required product is 110 000 metric tons/year. 
  • Number of working hours: 3 000 h/year 
  • Hot dip galvanized steel structures for the equipment. 
  • All motors are capable of operating at 3,000 MASL, at rated power.

Equipment Selection

FEED HOPPER with 20 m³ volume,

MPF 935 PAN FEEDER with variable speed drive,

MWF 1035 WOBBLER FEEDER with 30 mm gap setting,

MPI 1111/3 PRIMARY IMPACT CRUSHER with 3 breaker plates and variable speed drive,

MS 1230/2 INCLINED SCREEN with dust encapsulation,

BELT CONVEYORS

Despite the difficulties the Global Pandemic has presented, the plant is brought successfully into operation in 2021, and MEKA has proven once more that it is the choice of professionals, and it continues to provide services for the industry with its strong engineering infrastructure and to be one of the best choices in important projects worldwide.


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