May 1, 2010
Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.
Sandvik Mining and Construction launched its new QI240 tracked impact crusher, the first in its new range of mobile crushers and screens, at Bauma in April. The company designed the crusher with mobility, productivity, transportability, minimal environmental impact, and user friendliness in mind. Designed to work in either a secondary or primary capacity, the crusher can operate independently or in conjunction with other crushers. The unit’s size and mobility make it perfect for smaller quarries or wherever space is limited.
Innotech Solutions, LLC, says field testing shows that its new rotating feed distributor offers a return on investment in less than three months. The unit helps distribute feed in a cone crusher to create even crushing all around the cavity. Advantages include higher product tonnage, better liner use, lower amp draw, and elimination of crusher abuse. In addition, the company says its turbocharge kits for Symons cone crushers increase a crusher’s ability to absorb more power, which means up to 20 percent more product tonnage and improved particle shape.
TCI Manufacturing says its new mast-type radial stacking conveyor allows greater flexibility with head end height. Other features include the ability to operate at different angles and reduced segregation and degradation of material. The conveyor is designed to handle large volumes of heavy-duty material.
Loadrite says its new L-Series 2180 payload reporting system enables more precise data on tons per hour with enhanced accuracy using its patented Friction and Ambient Compensation Technology (FACT), an easy-to-use icon-driven interface with extra data-collection and reporting capabilities. The system provides accurate and precise weighing regardless of the time of day, machine type, operator, or temperature.
Ray-Tech Infrared Corp. developed an infrared pre-heating system specifically designed for heating and drying a variety of aggregate and RAP materials. A typical system is comprised of multiple heating units; the number of units being determined by the specific end result desired. The heaters are mounted, in series, above the conveyor system carrying the aggregate material. The heater units are 8 feet in length and can accommodate the width of the belt being used. Each unit is completely self-contained and can operate independently. A centrally located control panel controls each unit from one location.
Weigh bulk material on the go with Rice Lake Weighing Systems’ new WLS-C compact on-board weighing system for skid steers, wheel loaders, track loaders, and lift trucks. The company says the WLS-C offers a compact profile, which fits easily into any cab, and an economical price. Designed to reduce unnecessary trips to a central scale, the system installs with a printer to create an all-in-one mobile weighing and ticketing operation.
Thor Global Enterprises Ltd. says its new ThorTrax mobile track system is a versatile solution for moving equipment quickly and safely on location. The system can be used with various types of equipment such as crushers, screens, grinders, and trailers. It can attach to telescopic stackers using a fifth-wheel hookup to act as an anchor while the stacker is in operating mode. The system can be fitted with an external electrical power supply hookup or diesel gen set engine and is wired directly to a push-button control box configured with two speed settings. Optional wireless remote operation is available.
Diversi-Tech’s Green Machine is a standalone system that cleans cylindrically shaped filter cartridges so they can be reused. The unit is an easy-to-load, single-phase, 110 volt machine that operates using compressed air. It adjusts to fit most filter sizes with an outside diameter up to 18 inches. The injection cleaning system releases shop air through a rotating air jet that is driven up and down in a spiral motion inside the filter cartridge; a vibration system is used to help dislodge larger solid particles from the filter membrane. The fully automated cleaning cycle lasts for under five minutes.
Rotex says its Gradex 3000 Particle Size Analyzer lowers the cost of quality control programs by providing reliable, fully automatic sieve analysis with a complete data printout, thereby reducing the amount of technician time required to perform testing. The analyzer can be used at the point of the sample in the production line, enabling operators to perform the analysis right on the plant floor. The unit analyzes up to 13 fractions using standard, 12-inch-diameter, half-height, round test sieves and eliminates transposition and calculation errors by automatically classifying and weighing each sieve fraction and then calculating and storing weight values.
J.R. Merritt says its new ESS408 CAN-based interface module board can be configured to CAN open, J1239, or basic CAN protocols and is designed to be mounted directly to the company’s line of Hall-effect joysticks or adapted for use on any joystick generating a 0- to 5-volt or 0.5- to 4.5-volt reference signal. The unit features four analog inputs for up to four axes of proportional control, eight digital inputs for up to eight pushbuttons, and two digital outputs for up to two lights or alarms.
Volvo Construction Equipment plans to fit all its larger machines — wheel loaders over 10 tons, articulated haulers, excavators over 12 tons, and motor graders — with its new CareTrack remote monitoring (telematics) system. Through fault reporting, activity warnings, and remote diagnosis, the system allows machine problems to be identified sooner and resolved faster. The plan includes a three-year CareTrack customer subscription enabling owners to enlist the full range of benefits available.
Caterpillar introduced five new Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB Technology industrial engines — C13 Acert, C15 Acert, C18 Acert, C27 Acert, and C32 Acert. The new engines range from 385 to 1,200 brake horsepower and are available with an extensive choice of options suited to meet original equipment manufacturer and end-customer requirements across a wide range of heavy-duty applications.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC added load capacity to its long mileage drive tire. The HDL2 DL (heavy drive long haul, deep lug) tire now includes an offering of load range H in the 11R22.5 size. The company says the tire’s closed-shoulder tread is the deepest at 32/32-inch depth, and the tread design provides traction in both wet and dry road conditions and resists irregular wear. The lug angle provides traction throughout the life of the original tire and a wide casing increases handling stability.
The new Roll-Pack series of portable conveyors from KPI-JCI can be quickly transported and unloaded to provide 210 feet of conveyors in minutes. When it’s time to relocate the system, simply restack the three units with the standard built-in roller system and move it to the next site. The series is available in 60- and 70-foot lengths and 30- or 36-inch belt widths.
Withstands tough rock drilling
Rockmore International says its new ROK Series DTH hammer product line — the ROK 875 — features a new design that reduces the number of hammer components and increases drilling efficiency. Its streamlined design features SonicFlow technology, which optimizes airflow by simplifying the air path. The unit is built to withstand the toughest rock drilling conditions with a solid piston design made from case-hardened material. The 8-inch-diameter hammer accepts industry standard drill bits with 16-spline Ingersoll Rand QL8/QL80 shanks.
Crusher with detachable sizing screen
Terex Finlay’s new I-130RS tracked impact crusher incorporates a Cedarapids 1313 impact chamber with hydrostatic drive and electronic control system. The machine features a quick-detach, 12-foot by 5-foot, double-deck screen for sizing and recirculating oversize material back to the crushing chamber. The large hopper features a variable-speed pan feeder and independent pre-screen with constant RPM for optimum separation, even if feeder speed is reduced.