October 1, 2013
Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.
by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief
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Terex Minerals Processing Systems expanded its CR Series portable plant line with the addition of the Terex Cedarapids CRH1316 horizontal shaft impact crushing plant. The large-capacity electric plant boasts a large undercrusher vibrating pan to accept discharge material and convey it to the straight-line product conveyor. The design is said to eliminate impact damage to the conveyor belt and to maintain belt tension to prevent slippage while providing a large discharge opening to prevent blockages. Options include a self-cleaning magnet, electrical panel with hydraulic lift, hinged hopper extensions, and hydraulic run-on jacks.
Terex MPS | www.terexmps.com
Immersive Technologies released VirtualGround3.0 as part of its Cat 7495 Rope Shovel simulator. Developed to increase operator training effectiveness, safety, and productivity, the release was completed under an alliance between the two companies. It is designed provide realistic material response, digging resistance, and visual appearance. Mine sites using the simulation software are also now able to assess the effectiveness of their rope shovel operators through a Global Operator Benchmarking System (GOBS), which allows the operator to benchmark against global norms.
Immersive Technologies | www.immersivetechnologies.com
Topcon Positioning Group rolled out new station network software, TopNET+ v10, a scaleable solution said to support everything from a single CORS station to multiple CORS sites covering a large geographical area. Users of this reference network get GNSS RTK correction data generated using information from all reference stations in a network which allows regional use of RTK while providing data that is specific to each local rover. New features include custom sub-networks based on a rover’s position within a larger regional network; a Receiver Independent Exchange Format shop with expanded data management functionality for conversion of data from Topcon and third-party reference stations connected to the network; background maps and BING maps that allow multiple perspectives of the network orientation and regional surroundings; and expanded network RTK engine logging providing detailed metrics of software results.
Topcon Positioning Company | www.topconpositioning.com
Atlas Copco released Cummins Tier 4i engines as an option on five of its underground loaders (the Scooptram ST7, ST7LP, ST1030, ST1030LP, and ST14) and one underground mine truck (MT2010). The engines offer lower emissions along with higher fuel efficiency. Atlas Copco’s Ben Thompson, product manager, says this will allow operators to cut down on the required ventilation, resulting in great savings to operating costs and a healthier work environment. The engines feature improved performance and torque response via variable geometry turbocharging and an enhanced fuel system which can provide up to 5-percent greater efficiency than the equivalent Tier 3 engine.
Atlas Copco | www.atlascopco.com
Thunder Creek Equipment expanded its three-in-one welder/air compressor/generator with the new Thunder Creek Air N Arc 190. The unit comes ready to work with 20-inch weld leads complete with a patented stinger with amperage controls and boost capabilities. A 14-hp electric stark Kohler engine has an adjustable throttle, while a 5000W capacitor-style generator includes two 110V outlets, one 230V outlet, and battery box. A 40A-190A variable working welder includes leads with amperage control.
Thunder Creek Equipment | www.thundercreekequipment.com
Transportation Value Engineering LLC introduced OptiGauge. The dashboard-mounted unit calculates the “sweet spot” speed that generates highest efficiency in real time. The solid-state device constantly monitors OTR real-time conditions to minimize per-mile costs. It constantly adjusts ideal speed information, correcting for changing vehicle and environmental conditions by using a continuously updated ‘learning algorithm.’ The computer is packaged within a standard 2-inch dash-mounted gauge that is compatible with vehicles using OBDII, J1708, or the J1939 data bus. Installation requires mounting and four to six wire connections
Transportation Value Engineering
Rotobec introduced its first construction breakers. Eight models of Monoblock breakers are built to fit excavators ranging from 0.018 to 15 tons. Designed for low maintenance and easy access to components, they have a patented polyurethane jacket to reduce impact vibrations transferred to the machine, as well as reduce noise. The breaker’s pistons are mounted on bushings to extend the life of the cylinder, while diagram accumulators are used for consistent performance. Tie-Rod breakers incorporate a heavy-duty tie-rod assembly that is said to help eliminate the possibility of rod assembly failure and ease maintenance. The line is available in five models to fit excavators ranging from 17 to 72 tons. Features include pistons mounted on three cylinders, a manual stroke adjuster and a hydraulic break on the piston that prohibits blank firing.
Truck Weight introduced a new wireless sensor for mechanical suspension systems that provides off-road and severe service fleets with a low-cost and simple-to-install alternative to traditional load-cell systems for onboard scales. When used with the company’s Smart Scale onboard scales, the sensors have tested to be accurate within a range of 1 to 2 percent. The company says the sensors cost approximately 75 percent less than traditional, hardwired onboard scale load-cell systems while installation time is about one to two hours.