September 18, 2009

WALES, WI – As the world’s largest cone crusher, the new Raptor® XL1100 cone, from FLSmidth Excel LLC, can draw up to 1,200 hp, delivering production capabilities of up to 2,240 TPH (2,000 tonnes) at a 1-1/3-inch (35 mm) closed-side setting. Ideal for high-tonnage mining operations, the unit handles feed size up to 24 inches (620 mm) and allows a reduction ratio of up to 6:4.


The Raptor XL1100 cone incorporates a heavy-duty hydraulic design that improves the durability of the tramp release components, while greatly reducing the number of accumulators required. This hydraulic configuration reduces ongoing maintenance costs while delivering superior performance and reliability. FLSmidth Excel’s “fail safe” hydraulic protection system also provides an external relief that prevents severe structural overloads if an accumulator bladder should fail – protecting both the hydraulic system and the crusher. Advanced overload sensing technology detects crushing force overload. A simple alarm is activated, or the system can be automated to take corrective action. This same advanced automation system can be used to optimize crusher performance, with feed control, setting adjustment and monitoring of all critical lubrication and hydraulic parameters.


Powered by a 1,000 hp motor, the XL1100 cone is designed to operate and remain mechanically sound at a wide range of eccentric speeds. Because of this versatility, the eccentric speed can be selected to maximize throughput, size reduction and product yield.


Eccentric surface finish is critical to bearing longevity under high-performance crushing conditions, and the XL1100 cone’s advanced eccentric is a nodular iron casting of high-strength material with excellent machinability and surface finish characteristics. The Raptor XL1100 cone has an alloyed cast steel three-arm frame with one oversized arm used for the countershaft cartridge.


The Raptor XL1100 cone crusher employs spiral-bevel gear technology for the best combination of durability and reliability while minimizing gear noise. Available with shorthead or standard bowls, the XL1100 cone is perfect for secondary, tertiary and quaternary applications. An additional safety feature standard on all Raptor models is the counterclockwise rotation crushing action that protects the machine if adjustment ring movement is excessive or if the ring gear brake fails.


The growing family of Raptor High-Performance Cone Crushers includes the XL300, XL400, XL600 and XL900. FLSmidth Excel has designed these machines, employing the results of extensive research conducted with operator input, with the goal of keeping mining companies and aggregate producers crushing at the highest production levels, in the most demanding hard rock mining and crushed stone applications around the world.


FLSmidth Excel LLC is part of FLSmidth Minerals Inc., headquartered in Bethlehem, PA. The parent company, FLSmidth & Co. A/S, is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. With offices worldwide, FLSmidth Minerals supplies equipment, systems, service and support for mining, cement and aggregate operators in the material handling, flotation, crushing and grinding and pyro markets. Founded more than 125 years ago, FLSmidth has been renowned for innovative thinking and a focus on developing the best possible technological solutions. For more information, contact Fred Gross, vice president sales and marketing, FLSmidth Excel, 543 A.J. Allen Circle, Wales, WI 53183; phone: 262.968.9095; cell: 720.883.6862; fax: 262.968.9112; e-mail: or visit

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