KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted 70 authorized North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 15-17 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver. Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar was the only aggregates industry magazine chief editor to attend the event.
Each year, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens launch new products and sales tools for its dealers during its National Dealer Conference. This year, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens launched four new pieces of equipment, including three new additions to its Global Track product line – a track-mounted GT440 horizontal shaft impact crushing plant, a track-mounted GT200 cone crushing plant and a track-mounted GT206 inclined screening plant – as well as a new Fast Trax FT400DF cone crushing plant.
The new track-mounted GT440 features an Andreas 4240 Horizontal Shaft Impact Crusher, which includes a 3- or 4-bar rotor configuration, allowing the end user to choose the best solution for the application, said Ron Griess, product manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.
The GT440 utilizes a vibrating grizzly feeder with a large hopper and with an optional grizzly pre-screen designed to keep the crusher fed and operating efficiently. The grizzly pre-screen consists of independent vibrating fingers that resist blinding and plugging. The replaceable pre-screen module provides multiple settings for scalping unwanted material. The crusher’s hydraulic drive optimizes crusher capacity without sacrificing blow bar wear.
The 5- x 10-ft., two-deck screen offers 100-sq.-ft. of screen area, up to 50 percent more screen area and production potential than competitive models, Griess said. The two-deck screen provides quicker, more thorough screening, as well as closer spec products.
The addition of the track-mounted horizontal shaft impact crusher to the Global Track product line provided dealers and end users with a cost-effective, highly productive and mobile option. The Global Track product line features quarry-duty, time-proven components and was developed to be the perfect rental tool and ideal for operations in remote locations.
The new track-mounted GT200 features a 1200LS Cone Crusher, which includes a new tramp iron relief (TIR) system that utilizes pressure relief valve technology. The new TIR system minimizes crusher overload impact shock loads transmitted to the crusher components, said Stephen Whyte, product management consultant for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.
In addition to the new tramp iron relief system, the new GT200’s 1200LS Cone Crusher includes a new hydraulic chamber clear feature, which raises the crusher’s upper crushing chamber, allowing the rock to flow through by simply activating a manual valve. The cone crusher utilizes all roller bearing construction for improved production and energy efficiency when compared to crushers with bushing construction, Whyte said. The plant also features a one-piece cast steel base frame for improved strength, and its crusher chamber is designed to crush a broad range of aggregate in feed sizes at various closed-side-settings utilizing a standard-liner configuration.
“With the GT200 cone crushing plant, we are able to offer our dealers a more complete product line offering,” Whyte said. “The GT200 is designed using hydraulic and electrical systems that are simple and easy to understand and maintain. Because Global Track systems are engineered to be completely compatible with each other, our end users can combine them to build the perfect system for their operations.”
The new GT206 features a heavy-duty 20- x 6-ft. inclined screen that offers more screen area and production potential than other competitive models, according to Patrick Reaver, product development manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ Illinois manufacturing facility.
In addition to the larger screen, the GT206’s fines side conveyor features a class-leading discharge height for increased stockpile capacity. Wide, fixed catwalks allow for stability and additional safety. Easy, ground-level access to all belt tensioners and ground-level grease points provide for easy and safe maintenance. Interchangeable top deck options include mesh, bofor bars, punch plate and finger decks.
The addition of a larger track-mounted screening plant to the Global Track product line provides dealers and end users with a cost-effective, highly productive and mobile option. The product line features quarry-duty, time-proven components and was developed to be the perfect rental tool and ideal for operations in remote locations.
“The inclusion of the GT206 to our Global Track product line allows us to provide a more comprehensive offering to our dealers and end users,” Reaver said. “The GT206 is a larger version of our GT165 screen and it will allow operators to scalp at higher production rates ahead of or behind primary crushing operations.”
The new FT400DF features a Kodiak Plus K400+ Cone Crusher, a track-mounted cone crushing plant designed to deliver efficient material sizing, making it a perfect choice for both mobile and stationary producers.
The Kodiak Plus K400+ Cone Crusher includes a tramp iron relief (TIR) system that utilizes pressure relief valve technology that minimizes crusher overload impact shock loads transmitted to the crusher components, said Gary Heeszel, engineering manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ Oregon manufacturing facility.
In addition, the FT400DF features a Digsy control system designed to monitor engine load, hydraulic pressures, cone hopper level, end delivery conveyor load and cone bowl float to protect the plant from overload conditions.
“Our track design team has developed a rugged mobile platform for the K400+ crusher that self-regulates aggregate flow to maximize aggregate production and protect the plant from overload,” Heeszel said. “This gives our operators confidence to run the FT400DF at full production capacity without worry of overloading the plant.”