Screens and Crushers on the Move
Mobility can sometimes be a key factor for running a profitable operation. Here’s a selection of portable plants that are on the market today.
by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.
New generation mobile jaw
Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. says its Lokotrack LT3054 is operator friendly, combining constant high crushing capacity, a broad range of process options, and the newest dust and noise reduction options. The C Series jaw crushers have a non-welded, pinned and bolted design and can crush hard rock types such as basalt, as well as rock-based recycled materials. The crusher can be equipped with a high-capacity grizzly feeder, a pan feeder/scalper combination, or a pan feeder/roller grizzly combination. Optional two-deck screen and product conveyors are available. Transport dimensions are 57 feet long; 11 feet, 6 inches wide; 12 feet, 6 inches high; and a weight of 145,500 pounds. A side conveyor, transported separately, allows for increased discharge capacity and stockpile volume.
Kleemann Inc. USA
Two-deck, independent pre-screen
Kleemann Inc. USA’s Mobicat MC 120 Z mobile crusher has a two-deck, fully independent pre-screen which can be fitted with punch sheet, grizzly, and wire mesh. The crusher is fitted with a lined, heavy-duty vibrating feeder below the crusher to eliminate belt wear by impact when crushing. All of the company’s plants use an onboard diesel-electric generator to drive conveyor belts, vibrating chutes, and screens. The generator’s water-cooled diesel engine is enclosed in a sound-suppressing housing. Special heating and cooling systems are available for extreme climates.
Eagle Crusher Co.
The Hybrid Traxx is Eagle Crusher Co.’s first track-mounted impactor plant. The new design features diesel electrical power for both the impactor and the plant, with hydraulic operation powering the tracks. The machine features a compact design and can work in tandem with other stationary or mobile equipment. The plant is equipped with the new, three-stage UltraMax II Impactor and features a large 18-inch under-crusher clearance. Other features include a 5/8-inch steel hopper, 42- by 32-inch feed opening, and a 25-horsepower variable-speed feeder control. The 42-inch by 40-foot conveyor is fixed at a 10-foot discharge height, allowing direct loading of trucks. The plant also features a wireless handheld remote control with 30-foot tether backup. Options include hydraulic hopper side extensions, grizzly cross conveyor, and a magnetic separator for steel recovery.
Sandvik Mining & Construction USA LLC
Mobile secondary crushing unit
Sandvik says its UH440i and US440i mobile secondary crushing units provide a quick return on investment. The “i” stands for built-in intelligence that the company says ensures smart and trouble-free operation. The units come with Sandvik’s CH440 and CS440 cone crushers, respectively, and many added features. The units can operate independently or in a system incorporating other units and can be used under any climatic conditions. The crushers are equipped with ASRi, an automatic setting system that the company says optimizes cone crusher efficiency and automatically adapts the crusher to variations in feed conditions.
Versatile, mobile screen
The Fast Trax Series Mobile Processing Plants from KPI-JCI offer the ultimate in productivity, mobility, versatility, and adaptability, according to the company. The unit offers numerous value-added standard features, a hopper with performance enhancing options, and the versatility of unit-to-unit compatibility. The company says the unit represents the only line of track-mounted plants designed, manufactured, and supported in the United States that is backed by authorized dealers worldwide.
Mobile crushing system
Terex Cedarapids says it designed its new Mobile Aggregate Crushing System to be a highly mobile, high-capacity, complete crushing system, not just a collection of individual processing units. The company says MACS uses larger crushers and screens than what are typically used in track-mounted or wheeled plants. Trailer designs permit travel throughout most of the continental United States. The crushing and screening units travel under 13 feet, 6 inches high and under 12 feet wide. Interplant conveyors are designed into the units; folding conveyors and walkways are set up using on-board hydraulics, eliminating the need for cranes or lifts. The system uses industrial electric drives so that it can be powered by either generators or line power. System layout provides visibility of the entire circuit from a central pop-up control house. Belt wipers and skirted conveyors help minimize spillage.
Tracked primary impact crusher
Telsmith, an Astec company, says its new QuarryTrax Model TI6060 track-mounted primary impact crushing plant is designed for high-capacity production of up to 800 tons per hour. According to the company, the plant’s PA6060 impact crusher incorporates innovative technologies that prevent damage from any uncrushable materials, while reducing maintenance, providing greater uptime, and lowering operating costs. The hydraulic system provides fingertip control of apron adjustments. A hydraulic tilting feed plate clears bridging. Easy-access inspection doors and a hydraulic upper frame allow quick maintenance access. The Trax-Max control system monitors and controls plant operations. A handheld wireless remote maneuvers the plant and provides crusher, feeder, engine, and conveyor control from a safe distance. Available options include a hydraulic hammer, 18-cubic-yard hopper extensions, a folding conveyor extension, scrap metal magnet, and more.