Powerscreen to display upgrades and cutting-edge technology at bauma 2019
31 January 2019
Powerscreen®—one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment—will showcase their latest machine modifications as well as technological advancements in telematics and what will be its revolutionary OMNI system at bauma 2019 on the Terex stand FM117 from 8th – 4th April 2019.
The three machines on display along with demonstrations of Powerscreen Pulse telematics and the new OMNI system are: Trakpactor 550SR, Metrotrak and the Chieftain 2200 3 Deck.
Trakpactor 550SR – #GoBigDoMore: The Trakpactor 550SR horizontal shaft impactor is designed for processing primary and secondary materials, such as natural rock and construction-derived materials like asphalt, recycling and demolition waste. Proven to deliver excellent tonnage of high specification material with a low cost per tonne, the Trakpactor 550SR also features cutting-edge styling with GRP guards and comes with the Powerscreen Pulse Intelligence system as standard.
The machine’s robust impact chamber (54” x 36”) features a twin apron, 4 bar rotor design, with hydraulic release aprons, hydraulic setting adjustment, hydraulic crusher overload and is driven directly off the engine via clutch for optimum fuel economy. The product conveyor features a raise/lower facility to aid clearance of rebar in the event of a blockage.
The plant has been designed with ease of maintenance in mind. Hydraulic banks, battery access and control valves are at eye level to make setup and operation much easier. The post-screen and recirculation section is fully detachable using quick release hydraulics and electrics.
Metrotrak – #ALegendReborn: This compact jaw crusher is ideally suited for operators in the mining, quarrying and recycling industries, especially those working in tight locations where working space as well as transport space is restricted thanks to its small footprint.
Building on the global success of its predecessor, the Metrotrak has been redesigned with the operator in mind with ease of use, serviceability, maintenance and material flow to the fore. The variable speed VGF is now fitted with bolt-in stepped grizzly cassettes and rotating mesh deck which helps with quick application changes and maintenance. The 3 way bypass conveyor is larger than its predecessor and has inspection holes and wear liners at discharge points as standard to help with material flow. The bypass conveyor is also easy to set up, inspect and maintain and can be reversed on site if required in certain applications.
The product belt conveyor has also been upgraded. Relocated belt tensioning bolts help keep the belt tracked, clearance under the chamber has increased and operators can now fully lower the conveyor to ground level for maintenance and service tasks while revised skirting helps eliminate snagging points improving material flow.
One of the most exciting features of the Metrotrak is the chamber unblock feature which, with the aid of a motor attached to the flywheel on the chamber, will ‘rock’ the chamber back and forth until the blockage is cleared. This gives the Metrotrak the key advantage of a hydrostatic setup whilst retaining the fuel efficiency of direct drive.
This Metrotrak is also fitted with Powerscreen Pulse which provides the owner and operator with valuable information about machine performance.
Chieftain 2200 3 Deck – “A big step up from competitors”
Launched in 2016 the Chieftain 2200 3 deck has set a new standard in high intensity screening and has exceeded expectations with customers globally. Its two highly versatile, 22’ x 5’ three deck screenboxes provide a total screening area of 19.5m2. This gives a high tonnage capacity, often exceeding 700 tph/770 US tph, resulting in increased quality product and revenue.
The machine also features a revolutionary patent pending drive system which allows switching between 2 and 4 bearing with bolt-on parts. With a 4 bearing box, the efficiency of the screen can drop as the box length increases. The box also can become susceptible to torsion, which twists the metal and can cause fatigue. By splitting up into two individual boxes, the Chieftain 2200 3 deck is able to run aggressively without the constraints of a larger box. It can screen with a 20% increase in G-force compared to other screens with the same surface area. The tumbling action between the screens helps to maximize efficiency of the screens and accuracy of the product, especially at the close size materials. The maximum variability of the machine offers improved capabilities over its class rivals, especially when trying to make high specification aggregate.
Commenting on the forthcoming show, Dearbhaile Mulholland, Powerscreen Global Marketing Manager, said, “Powerscreen has developed and maintained an aggressive position in mobile crushing and screening. We are excited for bauma 2019 as the show offers our experts the chance to present our exciting technological developments to existing and potential customers and highlight the benefits of choosing our industry-leading equipment to solve their crushing and screening needs.”
Source: Terex Corporation