Rollouts April 2013


April 1, 2013

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry


By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor



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fully-automated-drill-rigUntitled-1Fully automated drill rig

Flanders says its new Ardvarc 4.0 is the world’s first fully automated multi-pass drill rig that also features the first autonomous angle drill implementation. The machine features multi-pass and semi-pass automation, drill-hole and hole-angle accuracy, automatic drill string adding and racking, new human/machine interface (HMI), new data collection, and more modular hardware. It can align itself to within +/-1 degree of the design heading of the hole and automatically set the proper mast angle, according to the company.

Flanders |




for-low-tonnageUntitled-1For low-tonnage operations

IRock Crushers says its new TS-409 screening plant, designed for small- to mid-size producers, is capable of processing materials at a rate of up to 300 tons per hour. The plant can be loaded onto a trailer to be moved from site to site and can be set up in 10 minutes or less. It features an open-style hopper feeder with a 5.02-cubic-yard capacity. The plant features two 9-foot by 4-foot decks for a total of 72 square feet of screening area and is capable of sizing materials up to 12 inches in size. The 41-foot-long plant features an onboard 42-inch oversized belt conveyor with a stockpiling height of 11.5 feet. It can sort products in up to three different sizes.

IRock Crushers |




design-refinementUntitled-1Design refinements

Caterpillar upgraded its 993K wheel loader, making it available with Tier 4 Final or Tier 2 Equivalent C32 engines. New engine control and power train features are said to boost performance and reduce fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent, while the new Cycle Timer feature adds efficiency to loading operations. The company says the now-standard Deluxe Service Center simplifies routine service. Operator convenience and safety features include new controls and an available powered access system.

Caterpillar, Inc. |



reduced-setup-timeUntitled-1Reduced setup time

Superior Industries says its new Swing Axle XTP TeleStacker Conveyor shifts from road to radial mode in just five to 10 minutes, drastically reducing the 45- to 60-minute setup time required by the original model. The conveyor’s new power travel system is engaged by a pre-installed t-handle mechanism that takes just seconds to engage and needs no maintenance or guarding. Its new axle design requires fewer link arms during transport and while in operational modes. The addition of a pivoting walking beam allows for true wheel alignment during radial travel. Older models can be retrofitted with the new Swing Axle XTP.

Superior Industries, North America |



high-poductivityUntitled-1High productivity, low cost

Metso says its updated Lokotrack LT106 jaw plant offers new features, including a robust crusher drive and heavy-duty air filtration system with a pre-cleaner that requires less maintenance, and high-inertia flywheels requiring 25- to 30-percent less fuel consumption. The plant is built around Metso’s C106 jaw crusher with a 42- by 28-inch crushing chamber and features a vibrating feeder, a Metso IC700 control and monitoring system with ultrasonic level sensor for automatic feed-rate adjustment, a new hydraulic system, and a low-emission Cat C9.3 Tier 4 or C9 Tier 3 engine. New design features include engine and flywheel composite covers and large service platforms.

Metso Corp. |



fine-dust-particleUntitled-1Fine dust particle control

Dust Control Technology says its new DustBoss DB-M is well suited to operating conditions involving very fine dust particles, including slag dust or fly ash. The unit generates an umbrella-shaped cloud of atomized droplets averaging 50 to 200 microns in size, projecting the mist about 30 feet under calm conditions. The misting head is mounted on a 15-foot boom and features nine atomizing nozzles. Droplet sizes can be matched to specific particle sizes or characteristics. The unit comes with a skid mount for easy portability. Its integrated booster pump can increase 10 psi of water pressure from a supply hose to as much as 24 gallons per minute at 200 psi.

Dust Control Technology |



designed-for-precisionUntitled-1Designed for precision surface mining

Vermeer’s new T1655 Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine, designed specifically for precision surface mining, weighs in at 200 tons, stands 22 feet high, is 44 feet long, and 21 feet wide. The company says the machine allows operators to selectively extract mineral seams in surface mining and produce consistent-sized material in a uniform configuration, enabling more efficient settings on secondary and tertiary crushing systems. Its TEC Plus display communicates with various control modules throughout the machine and engine, which allows the operator to easily monitor and control machine functions and improves onboard diagnostic capabilities.

Vermeer |



lifetime-loadcellUntitled-1Lifetime load cell warranty

Cardinal Scale says its Guardian hydraulic truck scale is now sporting a new industrial tan color, in addition to several other upgrades, including deck plates constructed of 3/8-inch-thick steel and a lifetime warranty on the hydraulic load cell. The company says the scale offers superb weighing accuracy and longevity in hostile environments, and is impervious against lightning and water damage. The scales are available in low-profile or pit-mount types up to 135 tons.

Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co. |



upgraded-plant-controlUntitled-1Upgraded plant control system

Powerscreen says it has upgraded its plant control system to work with its Tier 4i/Stage IIIB compliant machines. The system is said to allow all engine and machine functions to be controlled and operated on a single, intuitive, and graphically driven HMI (human machine interface) color display. The menu interface and display are designed to provide the operator with a balanced amount of process detail for any given task, from tracking the machine to crusher settings to full plant operation. An operator can access more detailed information through a secondary menu within the setup, diagnostics, and alarm settings menu, which helps identify and resolve faults.

Powerscreen, a Terex brand |



dust-freeUntitled-1Dust-free loading

Vortex says its new dust-free loadout equipment includes retractable loading spouts and positioners, as well as loading spout filtration systems for use when loading railcars, open trucks, barges, and stockpiling materials. The loading spouts and filters are said to allow facilities to meet EPA standards and cut down on waste. Optional positioners can guide loading spouts to multiple trucks or railcars, allowing the vehicles to remain stationary while being loaded.

Vortex |



maximize-screenUntitled-1Maximizes screen efficiency

W.S. Tyler says its new Vibration Analysis System and Vibration Analysis Partnership Program allow operations to closely monitor their vibrating screens. The Vibration Analysis System’s goals are to offer the capability to conduct preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as to pursue the ideal screening performance by optimizing the parameters of the screen in a way that particles find as many opportunities as possible to pass screen openings.

The Vibration Analysis Partnership Program involves a visit from a certified W.S. Tyler technician at a customer’s site to collect data from the vibrating screens. The technician then follows up with a detailed report that translates the results into complete and easy-to-follow recommendations for improving the tested screens’ performance, maximizing screening efficiency, and minimizing unscheduled downtime.

W.S. Tyler |


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