September 18, 2009

flsmidth-excel-raptor-xl300WALES, WI – The Raptor® XL300 cone crusher, from FLSmidth Excel LLC, is a high-performing, cost-effective solution for aggregate operations in need of a versatile crusher that can produce quality stone for such end uses as asphalt chips, road base and railroad ballast, as well as for construction-related uses like foundations and concrete.


The design profile of this machine offers maximum productivity and size reduction versatility — not only for stationary applications, but also for wheel-mounted portable and track-mounted mobile crushing plants. This compact unit has a physical height and mass that allow for many options in the design of multi-functional, street-legal portable plants. All XL300 cone crushers feature one-piece cast steel mainframe, with a forged steel main shaft.


The Raptor XL300 cone crusher features a high pivot point and large crushing stroke that offers better crushing action throughout the crushing chamber than many competitive models. An active feed opening creates a desirable end product shape for high production of salable material. With a large head diameter in its size class — 43 inches (1.1 m) — the XL300 can accept feed that is up to 25 percent larger than can be accepted by a crusher with less throw or similar head diameter.


Automated features include advanced overload sensing technology that detects crushing force overload. A simple alarm is activated, or the system can be configured to automatically 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.


The crusher employs “fail safe” hydraulics through an internal relief valve within the dual-acting tramp release cylinders. This feature ensures the machine stays protected from mechanical overload in the event of an accumulator bladder failure. An additional safety feature standard on all Raptor cone crusher 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, XL900 and XL1100 – the largest cone crusher available on the market. FLSmidth Excel has designed these machines, employing the results of extensive research conducted with operator input, with the goal of keeping producers crushing at the highest production levels, in the most demanding aggregate and hard rock mining 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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