McLanahan rolls out new vibrating screen and more new equipment

Therese Dunphy

May 1, 2016

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Screen features independent cross members

Based on customer requests, McLanahan developed its new MAX Series Vibrating Screen. Capable of separating coarse feed materials from finer materials, the screen is available in a range of sizes from 6- by 16-feet to 8- by 24-feet. The screens feature a low-headroom design to fit into existing structures and operations without rework. The screens are built with maximum steel strength so they can withstand heavy loads. Sideplates are fully bolted construction to avoid crack propagation and feature cross beam inspection ports for easier operator inspection. Independent cross members allow for individual replacement of worn screen sections. A direct drive system eliminates the requirements for a pivoting motor base to keep belt tension at startup.

McLanahan Corp. | www.mclanahan.com

Medium wheel loaders get an update

Caterpillar’s move toward more frequent machine updates is reflected in updates to its M Series medium wheel loaders (including 950M, 962M, 966M, 966M XE, 972M, 972M XSE, 980M, and 982M). Improvements focus on technology, safety, and reduction of operating costs. The new Product Link Elite system, which provides faster cellular and satellite connection abilities, is now standard equipment. New cab steps increase durability and improve boot contact for increased safety in and out of the cab. The XE models feature a new Economy Mode that is said to provide up to 4 percent improved fuel economy.
Caterpillar | cat.com

Secondary belt cleaner offers ease of serviceability

Martin Engineering introduces the Pin Latch Secondary Belt Cleaner, a tungsten carbide-tipped secondary cleaner that slides in and out for service without requiring any tools. The design features a square, tabbed mainframe with segmented blades connected by a simple pin mechanism, allowing easy access and quick blade replacement by semi-skilled personnel. The pin latch design provides adjustable tension for varying conditions such as belt speed, material being conveyed, and belt cleaner position relative to the head pulley. It will handle belt speeds of up to 1,000 feet per minute, and the unit accommodates belt rollback. The carbide tip is acid- and abrasion-resistant, and the assembly is said to be well suited for use on belts with mechanical splices.
Martin Engineering | www.martin-eng.com

New line of breaker
attachments

Paladin Attachments adds the Strike Force Breaker Series to its line of attachments. Available in a range of sizes for various machines, the larger sizes in the line feature an efficient piston and cylinder designed to transfer the highest shock wave into breaking objects. They have only two moving parts for easy service and maintenance and are backed by a two-year warranty.
Paladin | www.paladinattachments.com

Aluminum replacement pump upgrade

Wilden releases new aluminum versions of its 420/430 Advanced FIT AODD pumps. Featuring bolted product containment, easier maintenance, and more efficient operation, the pumps were specifically designed to be direct replacements for existing 1 1/2- through 3-inch sizes with either aluminum or stainless-steel wetted options. The pumps are said to offer an easy, cost-effective way to enhance and upgrade existing pump performance with improved bolted product containment.
Wilden | www.wildenpump.com

Plug-in GPS tracking system protects against tampering

DPL Telematics offers the next generation of Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System, which features an internal backup battery and anti-tamper features. The system is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of vehicles. The GPS unit has no external wiring or antenna and plugs into the existing OBDII port of most vehicles for quick installation. New anti-tamper features include a backup battery, which delivers immediate disconnection notifications with location, as well as GPS jamming detection.
DPL Telematics | www.dpltel.com

Cone offers optimal production

McLanahan introduces its McLanahan Symons Principle (MSP) Cone Crusher, which is said to deliver minimal downtime processing optimal amounts of material, ultimately leading to a faster return on investment. Using improved factors of performance such as balanced eccentric, higher speeds, fulcrum point position, and stroke to enhance the Symons Principle, the MSP creates torque and resultant crushing forces that McLanahan says are as effective as any cone crusher on the market. The eccentric stroke is designed to work with the eccentric speed and fulcrum position to produce higher yields and minimize recirculating loads.
McLanahan Corp. | www.mclanahan.com

Intuitive telematics interface

John Deere rolls out the JDLink Dashboard, a new telematics interface that provides intuitive, easy-to-use tools for operators to manage equipment that has active JDLink Ultimate, Express, or Locate subscriptions. The manufacturer says customers will see the most important metrics — such as red alerts, machines over zero hours, machines with the highest idle, and machines that are being over- or under-utilized — up front. A new tool, called Maintenance Manager, allows users to set up factory or custom plans using either engine-hour or calendar-based service intervals. The system can be accessed using web browsers, tablets, or smart phones.
John Deere | www.johndeere.com

Switch box for service trucks

Coxreels introduces its Switch Box, which is available in open and closed variations. It is said to contain all of the necessary parts and components to make the motorized reel function in most service truck or trailer installations. The unit mounts to the motor and contains a relay, circuit breaker, and switch. The relay activates the motor, and the circuit breaker protects the vehicle from overload. It is available in 12-V DC (open) and 12-V DC or 24-V DC (closed).
Coxreels | www.coxreels.com

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