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Product Spotlight 2012


Drilling, Loading, Hauling, Crushing, Breaking, Conveying, Screening, Load-Out and Maintenance Products Introduced Throughout the Year.

By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith

Atlas Copco Drilling System
Atlas Copco Construction & Mining developed a patented T-thread drilling system called T-WiZ, which has been designed to be the toughest (trapezoidal) T-thread system on the market. It features a stronger thread surface and other proprietary improvements to provide less wear on the threads and faster rod changes, with results indicating up to a 30-percent longer service life.

The new T-WiZ drilling system was designed to work in the toughest rock formations, including fractured rock that could result in off-line drilling or over-stressed threads. The T-WiZ drilling system provides better thread efficiency and greater thread stability for quicker rod changes. All drilling applications, including underground, construction and surface mining will benefit from this new design.

Keeping the standard (trapezoidal) T-threaded profiles allows you to operate the T-WiZ components with standard T-threaded components; however, the longer service life can only be achieved when the complete drill string is made up of Atlas Copco T-WiZ products. The secret is hidden in a stronger thread surface and other proprietary improvements to the T-WiZ drill rods and striking bars, the company said.

Atlas Copco Construction & Mining, www.atlascopco.us

Bridgestone Tire Solutions
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions now offers a total tire solution that can save money and helps the planet as well. Five new tires in the Bridgestone Ecopia line for steer, drive and trailer positions; and four new tread designs in the Bandag FuelTech line that complement the drive and trailer Ecopia line-up, provide drivers and fleets a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly option from new tire through retread.

The advanced compounding for lower rolling resistance, the innovative, tread designs for long, even wear and the additional technology benefits from the Ecopia tire and casing solution could save up to 5 percent in fuel costs, when compared to leading competitors, and up to 29 percent in total tire wear cost, when retreading an Ecopia casing with Bandag FuelTech.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, www.bridgestoneamericas.com

BTI Hydraulic Breaker
The design of the BX Series of Hydraulic Breakers from Breaker Technology Inc. produces stable high-speed percussion, and exceptional value and durability for all construction, demolition and rock breaking requirements, according to the company.

Features include: a breaker mounted manual high/low stroke selector (BX8-BX40) to improve production capability; a long stroke piston design, providing high levels of constant blow energy; an anti-blank fire on/off selector (BX8-BX40) to alternate modes when operating in varying rock conditions; and an optimal sound dampening (BX6-BX40) that further lowers noise levels, pertinent in high density population area.

Breaker Technology Inc., www.rockbreaker.com

Cat Haul Truck
The new Cat 777G off-highway truck is built for outstanding performance, production and fuel efficiency in the 100-short-ton size class, according to the company. The 777G replaces the 777F; it achieves greater production with 7 percent more torque powering work and new transmission controls that produce quick haul cycles with automotive quality shifting. The production increases are balanced with new fuel saving strategies that include configurable economy settings as well as an adaptive economy mode that automatically optimizes fuel consumption based on the user’s production baseline, the company states.

Caterpillar, www.cat.com

CEMCO VSI Crusher
With the ability to process materials up to 6-in. in diameter, the Turbo 128 V-Twin VSI Crusher is among the largest models in CEMCO Inc.’s complete line of vertical shaft impact crushers. The crusher is ideally suited for the production of 1 ½-in. aggregate, according to the company. Additionally, the Turbo 128 is fully customizable to enable production of several types of aggregate materials, opening it up for use in a variety of industries including energy production, mining and recycling.

Driven by a dual-drive, optimally balanced V-Twin motor design, the Turbo 128 V-Twin offers greater power input and higher product output. The Turbo 128 is available with up to 900 hp, weighs approximately 42,000 lb. and offers production capabilities up to 1,000 tph.

Cemco Inc., www.cemcoturbo.com

Eriez Electromagnetic Pulleys
Permanent Magnet Axial Interpole (AIP) Pulleys from Eriez provide ideal automatic removal of unwanted iron from materials conveyed on belts to prevent machinery damage and product contamination for sand, gravel, limestone, recyclables, wood products, glass cullet, chemical, mining, rock products, ceramic, paper, coal handling and foundry operations.

The axial interpole magnetic circuit provides a uniform magnetic field to remove tramp iron from material on almost any belt conveyor. These self-cleaning units – offered in permanent and electromagnetic designs – are available in 80 combinations of diameters from 8 to 36 in. (203 to 914 mm), and belt widths from 8 to 60 in. (203 to 1,524 mm).

All Eriez Permanent Magnet AIP Pulleys are constructed of quality steel center tubes with welded dividers to securely hold magnet stacks. Pulleys are all-welded, heavy-duty construction for use in severe applications involving extra-long conveyors, heavy loads or start–stop operations. Options available in the Electromagnetic Pulley line include custom pulley face widths, shafts and lagging.

Eriez, www.eriez.com

Flexco Cordless Belt Cutter
Flexco announced the release of its Cordless Belt Cutter. Designed to provide quick and easy cuts on rubber, PVC, and fabric-plied belts, the portable tool is available in two sizes, according to the company.

The CEBC1 is capable of cutting rubber belts up to 1-in. (25-mm) thick and PVC belts up to 360 P.I.W. (63 kN/m) while the CEBC2 is capable of cutting rubber belts up to 2-in. (50-mm) thick and PVC belts up to 1140 P.I.W. (200 kN/m).

These cordless versions join the Electric Belt Cutter line of maintenance tools. The hand-held cutters are specifically designed to allow the user to cut belts easier and faster than traditional cutters, in addition to allowing for longitudinal cuts and angled cuts.

Flexco, www.flexco.com

FLSmidth Pekin Raptor Cone Plants
Raptor XL300 and XL400 cone crushers by FLSmidth Pekin LLC, are designed not only to meet producers’ stationary crushing needs, but are also fully engineered to enter the portable plant markets.

Working with preferred chassis and screen manufacturers, FLSmidth’s engineers can custom-design a portable wheel-mounted plant, based on customers’ unique applications. FLSmidth builds rear-discharge XL300 and XL400 wheeled plant models as stock available for immediate purchase.

FLSmidth Pekin, www.FLSmidth.com/Raptor

John Deere Excavator
John Deere introduced two customer-inspired excavators (160G LC and 210G LC) models that build on the success of the G-Series class. Led by the design of a more comfortable cab and Interim Tier4-certifed (IT4) engines, the new G-Series hydraulic excavators continue the John Deere tradition of reliability, power and productivity on the jobsite, the company said. Each of the new G-Series excavators feature rugged, field-proven IT4/EU Stage IIIB John Deere PowerTech diesel engines, enabling operators to work anywhere jobs are available, including non-attainment areas. The horsepower of these models are 121 hp (160G LC) and 159 hp (210G LC).

Three productivity modes (high-productivity, power, economy) allow an operator to choose the digging style that fits the task at hand. High-productivity delivers more power and faster hydraulic response to move material. Power delivers a balance of power, speed, and fuel economy for normal application and economy reduces top speed and helps save fuel. In addition, a “power boost” button on the right-hand control provides extra muscle to drive through tough digging conditions.

John Deere, www.JohnDeere.com

Kleemann Tracked Plants
Kleemann's Mobiscreen line has a screen for every need, from the quick-setup MS 16 and MS 19 – which are designed mainly for the contractor but are also at home within the quarry – to the larger MS 18 and MS 20, designed mainly for quarry applications and high output.

The Kleemann Mobiscreen line of tracked screens has been designed to complement the complete Kleemann crushing line from Wirtgen America, Inc. Track-mounted screen plants from Kleemann range in screen surface size from 8.4 to 22 sq. yd. They’re designed as a double-deck or triple-deck screen, with or without feed hopper, as a banana screen, with finger-screening surface, with rubber perforated panels, and more. The screens are suitable for use everywhere high outputs are required and heavy duty material must be separated.

Kleemann, www.kleemann.info

Komatsu Loader
Komatsu America Corp. offers the WA500-7 wheel loader, powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3 emission certified. The environmentally friendly engine increases power while decreasing fuel consumption, according to the company.

As with every Komatsu Tier 4 Interim machine the WA500-7 comes standard with the Komatsu CARE Program, which provides complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for 2,000 hours or the first three years (whichever occurs first). Komatsu CARE also includes two complimentary Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) exchanges within the first five years.

The WA500-7 has an operating weight of 76,611 lbs. when equipped with a 7.3 cu. yd. general-purpose bucket and a maximum speed of 22.1 mph. Enhanced operating performance, lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort and easier serviceability are features of the WA500-7 that provide increased productivity and lower operating costs.

Komatsu America Corp., www.komatsuamerica.com

Martin Engineering Roller
In a move aimed at delivering superior rolling support for conveyer belts, Martin Engineering has introduced a new return roller. EVO Return Rollers help improve safety and prevent injuries by minimizing suspension and heavy lifting, while reducing the time and resources needed for service or replacement. Space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor.

The return roller also features an integrated fine adjustment to completely square the belt. The roll itself is one-piece, and the assembly includes a three-piece adjustable hanger bracket and swivel/pivot component, which allows the roll to be swung away from its support prior to removing the entire assembly.

Martin Engineering, www.martin-eng.com

McLanahan Hydrosizer
When extremely sharp classification is needed to separate granular material by size, the McLanahan Hydrosizer is comparable to screening but at only a fraction of the footprint and cost. For specific gravity separation, the Hydrosizer, or the LitesOut Classifier, offers an efficient and cost-effective solution.

Proven over a period of more than 30 years in applications as diverse as construction and specialty sand, aggregates, iron ore, phosphate, coal, mineral sand and many other ore concentrates, the Hydrosizer is the simple, robust and reliable way to maintain tight control over product size fractions.

McLanahan, www.maclanahan.com

Metso Screens
After two years of development, Metso released its Ellipti-Flo screening system, which will provide complete control of critical screen operating parameters. With the ability to dynamically adjust the stroke angle and force, the Ellipti-Flo can produce up to 30 percent more than a traditional banana screen in the same footprint. This is a revolutionary step forward in separation technology, and is exclusive to Metso, the company said.

The system can handle material that historically was difficult or impossible to separate, including sticky wet material that would blind a traditional incline machine. The Ellipti-Flo system also has newly developed high load, bearingless exciters. Based on Metso’s mill technology, this design gives the potential for a truly infinite life to the exciter mechanisms. The result is no rebuilds with very simple maintenance.

Metso, www.metso.com

Powerscreen Warrior
Powerscreen launched the new Warrior 1400X screen, the company reported. Designed with economy in mind, reduced engine running speed and enhanced hydraulics, the 1400X offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 15 percent in comparison to its predecessor. This can translate into a substantial financial saving for customers over the lifetime of the machine.

Improved versatility and design specifications are other key achievements of the Warrior 1400X, with the screening angle range widening of 13-19 degrees. Standard stockpiling capacity on all conveyors has increased by up to 25 percent. With the chassis riser option and the telescopic side conveyor option, the fines and mid-grade stockpiling capacity is increased to more than double that of a standard Warrior 1400.

Powerscreen, www.powerscreen.com

Superior Industries’ TeleStacker
The TeleStacker Conveyor from Superior Industries is a heavy-duty telescoping radial stacking conveyor designed for efficient, dependable and safe operation. Built for high production, the TeleStacker conveyor offers the ability to stockpile 30-percent more material per move than similar radial stackers, and an operating tonnage ranging from 200 to 5,000 tph. The machine is available as a specially configured Mine Duty model designed and built for the mining industry and heap leaching applications in particular.

A key element of the TeleStacker conveyor design is the patented FB Undercarriage support system which offers added strength, stability and safety. Inspired by market requests for longer conveyors featuring wider belts and enhanced productivity, Superior strategically engineered the FB Undercarriage support system with enhanced strength and support in critical stress points, effectively reducing the deflection of the TeleStacker conveyor by 200 percent as compared to competitive units.

Superior Industries, www.superior-ind.com

Telsmith Jaw Crusher
Telsmith Inc., an Astec company, introduced the new H3244 Hydra-Jaw, the largest model to date within the Telsmith Hydra-Jaw Series – advanced jaw crusher technology that offers lower operating costs, increased uptime and production capacity, streamlined operation and maintenance, and greater safety.

Engineered with a true 32-in. (813-mm) gape and a 44-in. (1,118-mm) width, the H3244 is designed to accept larger feed in hard rock quarry, and sand and gravel applications; and can be mounted on portable plants or modular fixed structure assemblies.

Behind the enhanced operational efficiencies of the new H3244 (and prior Hydra-Jaw models) is the incorporation of the unique Hydra-Jaw toggle, which provides hydraulic tramp iron relief with automatic reset, chamber clearing, and push-button setting adjustments.

Telsmith, www.telsmith.com

Terex Articulated Truck
Designed to work on jobsites ranging from sand and gravel operations to coal mines and road construction projects, the new Terex TA400 Generation 9 articulated truck is designed to keep productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short. Boasting a 444 hp (331 kW) Tier 4 interim compliant Scania DC13 engine, the powerful TA400 has a maximum payload of 41.9 tons (38 t) and a heaped capacity of 30.3 cu. yd. (23.3 cu. m).

With a world-class, emissions-compliant engine offering maximum torque of 1,548 ft.-lb. (2,100 Nm) at 1,350 rpm, coupled to a fully automatic Allison transmission through a two-speed drop box, the new TA400 provides both exceptional rim-pull and high-speed capabilities. The new Generation 9 TA400 is equipped with dual retarder systems, a transmission retarder and exhaust brake, giving operators increased control in loaded, downhill hauls. Engineered with a permanent all-wheel-drive (6 x 6) driveline and equalizing rear suspension, the new TA400 also offers exceptional traction capabilities.

A four-bar trailing arm suspension system contributes to this new Terex truck’s exceptional ride quality, allowing operators to travel faster and more comfortably on difficult terrain.

Terex Corp., www.terex.com

Terex Cedarapids Jaw Crusher
The Terex Cedarapids JS4552 Jaw Crusher features durable construction and an aggressive crushing motion for high productivity. Heavy-duty, deep rib jaw dies add to the aggressive crushing capability of the jaw.

The rugged JS4552 is easy to operate and maintain, and offers new levels of reliability and convenience. The jaw die retention system and hydraulic assist shim system allow more uptime, increasing productivity.

The simple yet rugged hydraulic assist shim system allows jaw setting adjustments to be made fast and easy without the use of tools. Jaw die wedges, which are accessible from the sides of the crusher, are easy to remove and can be changed quickly, reducing maintenance time.

The crusher features a weight of 104,600 lb.; a feed opening of 45-in. x 52-in.; and engine power of 250-300 hp.

Terex Minerals Processing Systems, www.terexmps.com

Terex Simplicity Wash Plant
The Terex Simplicity TXW616T is a compact, highly portable screening and washing unit that has big plant features and production. The plant features a 6- x 16-ft. (1,829- x 4,877-mm) triple-deck quarry-duty inclined screen for high production. The plant also incorporates twin 36-in. x 25-ft. (914- x 7,620-mm) dewatering screws for maximizing screen capacity. An I-beam main frame with two manual landing jacks and four cribbing legs allow for stable operation and easy mobility. Walkways around three sides allow convenient access to the screen.

Water manifold and splash style spray bars with individual control valves allow water amounts to be adjusted for various applications. Hardox lined discharge chutes provide long life with minimal maintenance. Rugged I-beam legs support the screen in the raised operating position for excellent stability.

Terex Minerals Processing Systems, www.terexmps.com

W.S. Tyler Screens
The F-Class vibrating screen from W.S. Tyler offers a solution for challenging screening applications requiring minimal vibration transmission during operation. This allows for multiple machine use within the same building or structure without the same reinforcing measures required to house traditional vibrating screens. The F-Class is also ideal for screening situations that require consistent, load independent performance at constant G-Force in all operational modes.

Featuring a unique and reliable, proven four-bearing technology, the F-Class minimizes structural vibration and delivers a consistent stroke, which two-bearing screens cannot provide, and with right media choice virtually eliminates blinding and pegging. With the ability to handle the toughest applications, the F-Class is designed and built for scalping and classifying of ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel.

W.S. Tyler, www.wstyler.ca