February 16, 2012
What’s on the Must-See List for AGG1 2012 Aggregates Forum & Expo
Here’s a preview of some of the products and equipment you’ll find on display at the show in March.
By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
McLanahan plans to display its plants made up of cyclones/separators and dewatering screens. The company says these simple plants can produce as many as three separate products without a classifier, and the combination of cyclones and dewatering screens results in a drier product and less usable sand lost to waste. The plants are available in fixed, modular, and mobile configurations.
REMco plans to display its new Model 1530 VSI crusher available in single drive with 300-horsepower capability. The crusher’s compact design features a feed size up to 3 inches and is capable of feed rates up to 280 tons per hour in a small installation. The company says the new unit is the latest in mechanical improvement for increased performance and lower cost crushing.
Volvo plans to display its L250G wheel loader. The heavy-duty machine offers plenty of power and features larger bucket sizes. The company says the loader is perfectly matched to load triaxle on-highway trucks in two passes when using a new 9.0-cubic-yard rehandling bucket.
Caterpillar will showcase its line of K Series medium wheel loaders — the 950K, 962K, 966K, 972K (shown), and 980K. The machines feature a new operator station, new electro-hydraulic steering with joystick or steering wheel control, Performance Series buckets, and a more efficient drive train. The new engines are certified to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards and offer fuel efficiency.
Rohr Dredge will showcase its signature clamshell and bucketladder dredges at the show. The company says the aggressive, deep-digging, and low-operating-cost characteristics of its all-electric equipment offers great value in today’s challenging economy. Photos and videos of the company’s first dredge in Russia will be on display as well.
AZFAB plans to highlight its solutions for fines material processing — dewatering screens, vertical durability cells, thickeners, and cyclones. The vertical durability cell provides the scrubbing power necessary to liberate clays and allow for additional scrubbing. The company says its systems employ an aggressive new design that causes the incoming particles to abrade against each other.
Screen Machine plans to showcase its new model JHT jaw crusher at the show. The heavy-duty, track-mounted machine features a 26- by 44.5-inch peak-to-peak jaw opening, remote-control operation and movement, and quality brand-name components. A U.S.-made Grade 80 steel unibody frame provides durability; a 300-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engine provides crushing power.
Paladin Construction Group will showcase its JRB Rock Buckets available in two different models — the Straight Edge Rock Bucket and the Spade Nose Rock Bucket. The buckets are designed to work with large wheel loaders. Each is equipped with reinforced ground-engaging wear points and pin-on points, inner steel liners, and a tubular-style heavy-duty spill guard to handle excess wear and tear. The Straight Edge Rock Bucket is designed to move large amounts of abrasive material with a width and edge pattern that can be drilled to OEM standard wear parts specification. The Spade Nose Rock Bucket is available with either a V-style edge for applications that require more force or a modified V-style edge that gives the operator a more distributed point of contact
Major Wire plans to exhibit its Flex-Mat 3 self-cleaning screen media and premium woven wire. Flex-Mat technology features crimped wires assembled side by side and held together by distinctive lime-green polyurethane strips. The company says that, because each wire vibrates independently, it increases material screening action and in-spec material throughput; virtually eliminates blinding, pegging, and clogging; and reduces downtime spent cleaning or replacing screen media. The company will display its 1-foot by 1-foot and 1-foot by 2-foot panels for modular screen decks.
W.S. Tyler plans to exhibit its customizable T-Class heavy-duty, two-bearing vibrating screen. The screen features a rugged 3/8-inch-thick huck-bolted body design free from welds that can suffer from fatigue cracking; 90-degree top and 45-degree bottom Durabend side plates; patented angle box tensioning; single-point grease lubrication; hands-free tube housing for bearing work without come-alongs or drift pins; and the Ty-Rider mounting system, which reduces noise pollution and eliminates lateral movement of the machine.
ASGCO will showcase its latest innovative product — the Safe-Guard Return Idler Cage. It is designed to catch the return idler to prevent it from falling onto workers or equipment. The cage is made of durable powder-coated A36 and requires no welding. The open slots prevent material from building up. It is easy to install and remove for belt maintenance using the quick mounting kit, which includes beam clamps, links, and adjustable chains.
NOMIS Seismographs will showcase its full line of monitoring equipment, including the Supergraph and the Mini Supergraph. Booth visitors will be able to see a demonstration of Super Graphics Analysis and download software, and will see the newest in vibration and sound monitoring equipment.
JWS will showcase its Apex Kiosk with the Apex Auto ID Module, which provides attended/unattended vehicle identification, check-in/check-out, tare-in/ticket-out, loader notification, and auto load. The integrated touch screen allows driver input/verification of load information, purchase order number, trailer number, inbound material, and other information. The kiosk can communicate with a variety of input/output devices, including traffic lights, site lights, traffic gates, and vehicle position photo sensors.
Endecotts will have its EFL2000 particle analyzer on display at the show. The EFL is specially designed to operate with heavy samples without the loss of performance. It is equipped with a power source that ensures the right vibration is imparted to the sample for fast, accurate, and reproducible tests. The company says it is simple to operate, offers quick-release clamps, accommodates sieves from 8 to 12 inches in diameter, and is suitable for wet or dry sieving.
PPI’s new line of Pro Duty Drums will be highlighted at the show. The drums are made with a solid profiled end disc that has the hub machined into it rather than welded in. The company says this eliminates the hub-to-end disc weld that is responsible for over 90 percent of drum pulley failures. The tapered profile design decreases the bushing stress up to 40 percent.
Libra Systems will have its Camera ID on display.
The company says the system eliminates the delays/costs of paper signatures and provides proof-of-purchase for quick, fool-proof resolution of billing disputes. It requires no action by the driver. The billing clerk can easily retrieve transaction images (with imbedded ticket data) and e-mail them to the customer.
Michelin will showcase its off-the-road tires, including the XHA 2 loader tire. The XHA 2 is said to last up to 9 percent longer than its predecessor, the XHA. The company says the tire’s tread improves traction, makes the tire self-cleaning, reduces temporary losses of grip, and reduces rolling resistance, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The tread design reduces vibration that can damage mechanical components.
Masaba will demonstrate its Magnum Telescoping Conveyor with patented Track Technology at the show. The company says the track technology eliminates cable maintenance issues versus a winch system and improves safety from cable breakage and uncontrolled roll back. The company will also display its collapsible stinger conveyor cover, which is said to eliminate dust.
GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech will be showcasing its Re:mote Monitoring Technology, which the company calls the industry’s first fully automated monitoring system with Web-based data access. The Re:mote instrumentation operates without an onsite operator. It is said to automatically convert site data into valuable engineering information that is stored in an encrypted database with a customized password for each client.
JW Jones plans to highlight its refurbished, new, used, and custom-engineered aggregate processing equipment. The company also inventories or sources price-competitive spare parts for all brands of aggregate machinery of any age and provides installation, start-up, training, and ongoing support.