September 20, 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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Komatsu America Corp. rolled out the D61EXi/PXi-23, its first intelligent machine control model in North America. While crawler dozers have been able to perform high-precision finish grading after installing an add-on machine control system, the unit’s fully automatic blade control allows it to perform rough dozing, as well as finish grading, in automatic mode. Customer selectable dozing modes allow system response to be tailored to the current machine operation for optimized performance. A factory-installed cab top Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna, inertial measuring unit, and stroke-sensing hydraulic cylinders replace the typical add-on machine control system components.
Komatsu America Corp. | www.komatsuamerica.com
Telsmith says it engineered the new T300 Cone Crusher for maximum uptime and productivity while delivering 300-horsepower performance and a crushing capacity of 125 to 400 metric tons per hour in abrasive quarry applications. The unit is designed with six cylinders — fewer than conventional units — but offers large crushing force availability. A patent-pending anti-spin feature (mounted on top of the machine for ease of maintenance) prevents head spin to extend manganese life. Also patent-pending are the unit’s hybrid bearings that offer both static and dynamic lift, which results in greater lift to efficiently carry the crushing forces.
Telsmith | www.telsmith.com
The Terex Cedarapids MACS plant, designed to be a high-capacity, complete mobile crushing and screening system, now offers the Terex Cedarapids MVP450X cone crusher. Available as a tracked or wheeled plant, the system boasts high-speed clearing of jammed material and quick crusher separation capability for faster manganese changes. Its trailer design can be permitted for travel throughout most of the United States. Its folding conveyors and walkways set up using on-board hydraulics while hydraulic legs level and stabilize the unit for quick setup. The system uses industrial electric drives and can be powered by a generator or line power. Common components throughout the plant simplify support and parts inventory.
Terex Minerals Processing Systems | www.terex.com
Simformotion LLC rolls out a new Cat Simulators Articulated Truck System, which is set in a construction environment where operators can learn the same production applications found on actual worksites. The system features authentic controls combined with simulated applications to teach controls familiarization, machine walkaround, driving, hauling, braking, two loading methods, underloading, full production cycle, and an open training mode. Software records and reports the results of all simulation sessions so instructors and users can track progress.
Simformotion LLC | www.simformotion.com
The Neptune Evaporator System, from Neptune Systems, offers a low-cost method for environmentally-sound leachate, storm water, and wastewater disposal. It offers on-site disposal at a cost of less than 1 cent per gallon by converting a liquid stream into an aerosol, which allows the water to evaporate while contaminants settle back in a narrow alley at the front of the evaporator. Mounted on a trailer for easy transport on site or to multiple locations, the unit processes an average of 4,000 gallons per hour and up to 9,000 gallons per hour in optimal conditions.
Neptune Systems | www.neptunewash.com
Atlas Copco introduces a line of bucket conveyors to its silent demolition tool range of hydraulic attachments. Said to lower the overall cost of a job by reducing the amount of equipment needed on site, the four new buckets were engineered with a wide aperture bucket and large capacity. The output size adjusts from 0.5 to 4.75 inches, with a slightly smaller output size in the smallest model. The bucket jaws, which receive the most wear, can be inverted. The top and bottom jaws can be replaced or single jaws can be rotated by 180 degrees to extend wear and service life. The units have just two grease points and a recommended greasing interval of 30 hours.
Atlas Copco | www.atlascopco.us
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA introduces its SK350LC crawler excavator to North America. The 81,800-pound model was engineered for heavy-duty applications. Its 270-horsepower, Tier 4 HINO engine is said to be fuel efficient and deliver significant operational cost savings for a machine in the unit’s size class. An improved hydraulic system reduces energy loss, providing better all-around job performance. With three engine modes — heavy, standard, and economic — operators can switch between power and fuel consumption priorities through a one-button operation in the cab. The unit has a digging force of 50,582 pounds; a dig depth of 24 feet, 10 inches; a 1.57-2.09 cubic yard bucket; and a swing speed of 10.0 rpm. The unit also uses Kobelco’s proprietary intelligent control system and is equipped with Komex, its machine operation management system.
Kobelco | www.kobelcoamerica.com
American Carrier Equipment offers a new ultra-high-tensile-strength steel bottom dump trailer. The result of two years of research, the new trailer is said to be 30-percent lighter, have 300-percent greater structural integrity, and accommodate 12.5-percent greater load capacity than competitive offerings. Standard features include fuel-saving super single tires and lightweight aluminum wheels. The trailer can be fitted with risers that extend the bed capacity, allowing it to haul larger volumes of lighter-weight material.
American Carrier Equipment | www.ammericancarrierequipment.com
Laser Technology, Inc. released two new TruPulse laser rangefinders, the 200X and 200L, to measure slope distances and degree of inclination. The unit can then calculate horizontal and vertical distances, height, and 2D missing line values. The 200X is designed for those who require a much higher degree of accuracy, such as rock face profiling for blast design or stockpile measurements for volume and tonnage calculations. It produces measurements with a +/- 2-inch range of accuracy. The 200L takes professional-grade measurements using a built-in inclinometer with a +/- 3-foot range accuracy.
Simformotion LLC | www.simformotion.com
Ground Force offers the new RWB (Right Weight Dump Body). Designed with a semi-elliptical shape, it is said to provide maximum strength while reducing overall weight and achieving the lowest center of gravity for optimum safety. The unit is built with T1 steel and a fabricated beam support structure; the body includes a custom AR 5000 liner package designed to reduce the delamination process for a more efficient body life span. The mine-site specific body guarantees the best available return on investment and payload capacities by reducing the overall weight of the body by up to 20 percent.
Ground Force | www.grworldwide.com