Skala Australasia Pty Ltd


General Kinematics has been serving the Australian and SE Asian mining industry for over 45 years, earning an unparalleled reputation for equipment distinguished by innovation, efficiency and reliability.

General Kinematic’s core strength rests in their ability to create energy efficient, high quality vibratory mining equipment to solve the toughest of process problems. When others may simply offer a ‘workable’ solution, General Kinematics and your local team at Skala go the extra mile to collaborate with our customers and ensure the best possible solution is engineered, manufactured and commissioned to meet your mineral processing application.

General Kinematics provides a wide range of vibratory solutions for your mining application, including:

  • PARAMOUNT Vibratory Feeders
  • Grizzly Feeders
  • STM-High Capacity Screens
  • Dewatering Screens and systems
  • UN-COALER Activator Feeders
  • Stockpile Reclaim
  • Bin Activators
  • VIBRA-DRUM Grinding Mills

General Kinematics mining equipment is experienced and proven in the following bulk handling and processing applications

  • Alumina
  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Barite
  • Bauxite
  • Barium Ferrite
  • Calcined Magnesite
  • Cement
  • Clay
  • Coal
  • Ferro-Silicon
  • Gerro Alloys
  • Graphite & Synthetics
  • Iron Oxides
  • Magnetite
  • Magnesium
  • Mechano-Chemical Grinding
  • Metallic Slag
  • Moly
  • Nickel/Ferro Chrome Alloys
  • Various Ores - Copper, Iron, Gold
  • Chrome Carbide
  • Petroleum Coke
  • Phosphate
  • Precious Metals
  • Quartzite
  • Shale
  • Silica Sand
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Silicon Metal
  • Slags, various
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten Carbide
Grinding and Crushing

Internal and external changes to grinding equipment have increased efficiency and safety. The ability for units to extract minerals with less energy per revolution has reduced overall net operating cost of equipment. New units are also more compact, taking up less room and making them easier to install. Changes have been made in the use of media in crushing units as well. The ability to use media longer and more effective rotation of the mill, decreases extraction time and increases capacity. The ability to extract ore and minerals quicker allows units to process more material than older units, so fewer units are needed to mine more material. General Kinematics’ Vibra-Mill has contributed to major advancements in grinding efficiencies in recent years.

Reducing need for Chemicals

Reducing the need for arsenic and other dangerous chemicals in the recovery process is better for personnel and the environment. Technological advancements have enabled manufacturers to create leaching equipment that is more efficient in the recovery process and less dependent on harmful chemicals. In addition, because these units are saving on energy, there is an increase in cost efficiency. Again, General Kinematics has been at the forefront of these technological advancements in a wide variety of ore processing applications.

Equipment Improvements

Great strides have been made in vibrating technology and mining equipment to be able to process minerals and ores with a reduction of energy between 25%-50%. Efficient conveyors, feeders and troughs help reclaim more precious material with less time, energy, and expense. Heavy duty machinery can also become expensive to maintain and replace. The cost of parts and the downtime required maintaining or repair mining equipment can seriously impact its cost effectiveness. Advancements in materials and construction have reduced this factor, increasing processing time and decreasing down time.

Coal extraction

There are many areas where the process of mining coal has been improved. Reclaiming coal is an arduous, expensive process with mixed returns. Advancements in this area have been able to improve the amount of coal in the reclaiming process and streamlined its overall efficiency.

The ability to reclaim more coal, as well as more efficient open air storage systems has reduced the energy needed to store and reclaim coal, while increasing its speed of processing and over all coal recovered. Reducing waste and more efficient extraction techniques saves time, man power, and energy to create better cost competiveness.

Transportation and set up of coal equipment is another area where coal mining companies have lost money. Creating mobile units that are easy to set up and transport coal helps cut losses in time, set up, and maintenance. Conveyor systems that process the coal as it is transported are a more efficient advancement that saves time and money.

Over many decades General Kinematics has been at the forefront of these technological advancements in mining equipment and remains the leader in innovative and efficient vibratory solutions. We welcome your enquiry and relish the opportunity to provide a superior solution to meet and exceed your requirements.