You’ll Find a Wide Variety of Innovative Products to Grow Plant Productivity at this year’s AGG1 and World of Asphalt Shows.
By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith
The AGG1 Academy & Expo focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading exposition and education resource. The AGG1 Academy & Expo features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services. Look for these products on the show floor. And don’t forget to visit Rock Products at booth 1039.
Belt Tech – Booth 3426
Belt Tech, booth 3426, has partnered with Oriental and DuPont offering Maxx Armour conveyor belts that are specifically designed to perform in the most demanding bulk-handling applications. Using DuPont Kevlar, these belts provide solutions for enhanced performance on the most critical conveyor systems. Operational continuity is critical to productivity, so different technologies and products have been implemented to increase the lifetime of belt materials.
DuPont has created solutions to form lighter, stronger and longer-lasting belts that address the primary needs of demanding industries. Maxx Armour conveyor belts are designed for use in surface and underground mines, quarries and other intensive industries.
Deister Machine Co. – Booth 2223
Deister Machine Co. Inc., at booth 2223, will show the latest addition to its heavy-duty and innovative line of screening, scalping and feeding equipment – the new Deister (EMF-Series) Two-Mass Electromechanical Vibrating Feeder, which is designed to allow greater control over high-capacity feed rates and productivity, while lowering costs per ton in a wide variety of rugged aggregate, mining and mineral applications.
The new Deister EMF Series is engineered with a variety of features that deliver greater day-to-day reliability and ease of maintenance. Units incorporate a high-profile infeed lip; and a heavy-duty formed deck with replaceable liners. A simplified drive is designed with an easy-access exciter frame, which houses the single vibrator motor.
This results in higher bearing life, and also eliminates the need to replace belts. Additionally, units feature energy-efficient pre-compressed steel transmission springs; and heavy-duty spring isolation assemblies for suspension or support mounting.
Available in a wide range of deck sizes and capacities, the Deister EMF Series is backed with 24/7 parts and service support, stocked American-made parts and a global network of dealers. Deister also offers customization and expedited deliveries.
As a family-owned business celebrating more than a century of manufacturing excellence, Deister Machine Co. remains a customer-focused leader in the aggregate and mining industries.
Eagle Iron Works – Booth 1829
Eagle Iron Works LLC (EIW), booth 1829, has providing aggregate beneficiation equipment of exceptional quality for more than 140 years, according to the company. EIW begins with engineering a design for the defined needs of each customer and provides support from point of sale throughout the life of the machine, including readily available replacement parts.
The company specializes in fine and coarse material screw washers, log washers, classifying systems, sol-clay washers, jigs, and stabilized base mixers.
Luff Industries – Booth 1607
Built to withstand the harshest of applications, Luff pulleys, seen at booth 1607 are unmatched in quality and dependability, according to the company. Available in drum, wing, spiral and helical designs, Luff can custom design and engineer pulleys to meet your specific needs.
Fabricated out of heavy schedule pipe, Luff drum pulleys are typically 50 percent thicker than the competition, which absorbs more stress, reduces shell deflection and protects against abrasive wear. Find out how a Luff can improve your conveying performance.
Major Wire Industries – Booth 1532
Major Wire Industries Ltd. will display its Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance Screen Media at booth 1532. Major’s network of highly knowledgeable company and dealer-certified screening experts will be on hand to demonstrate how Flex-Mat 3 significantly increases production, while reducing blinding and pegging.
Major Wire’s experts undergo rigorous training and testing in both the classroom and the field, according to the company. In order to become a screening expert, these Major-authorized dealer salespeople must also conduct one of the company’s screen maintenance seminars, and must conduct at least one screen plant audit that includes a detailed report of the screen box condition and current screen media performance.
Major Wire offers a variety of screen media solutions so customers in aggregate, mining, recycle and slag can fine-tune their screening production, resulting in the most tons per hour of in-spec products for the least cost possible.
Attendees who stop by Major’s booth will see Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance Screen Media in Tensioned and Modular versions; OptimumWire Woven Wire; Double-Weave Woven Wire and Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire, for the greatest impact resistance; and HyperSlot, for warm and hot mix asphalt and other sticky material applications.
McLanahan Corp. – Booth 1830
At booth 1830, McLanahan will be showcasing its leading sand-processing, fines-recovery and water-management systems, as well as its full line of safer, simpler and smarter processing solutions. Also featured will be the Freedom Jaw Crusher, the first real innovation in jaw crushers in over 100 years, according to the company.
The booth will include a working filter press and 3-D models of McLanahan’s complete equipment range for both wet and dry processing. Throughout the show, McLanahan sales and process design experts will be in the booth to discuss with customers how McLanahan can help them do more with their existing resources. You can also attend one of the many education sessions that McLanahan will be presenting throughout the show.
McLanahan Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that manufactures safer, simpler and smarter equipment to help producers do more than ever in today’s tough marketplace. From primary crushing to water management, McLanahan custom engineers process solutions to help you be more efficient, more productive and more profitable.
Polydeck – Booth 1734
Polydeck’s Armadex high-performance, bolt-down rubber solution, seen in booth 1734, addresses the most abrasive, most abusive scalping applications, according to the company.
Using high-pressure Binary Injection Molding (BIM) technology, a custom natural gum rubber compound and high strength/low alloy steel backing, Armadex can outwear competitive solutions by as much as 2 to 1. Armadex screen sections are fully customizable and available in sizes up to 48- x 96-in.
Stedman – Booth 1538
Stedman will be promoting its “Expect More” HSI impactor line in booth 1538 at AGG1 by re-educating process engineers about the unique design aspects of impactors. HSIs are capable of high ratio size reduction with no decrease in quality of the product even after long periods of operation. High size reduction ratios offer cost savings in handling, maintenance and wear parts.
Reduction ratios of up to 30 to 1 are achievable in a single stage. Product size is varied by changing rotor speed and the clearances between rotor breaker bars and apron breaker plates. The size reduction takes place along short fracture lines producing a more cubical product to meet aggregate specifications.
This fast impact fracture is different from the slow compression breaking in cone or jaw crushers that produce more slabby or flat material (5 to 1 length-to-height ratio). Unlike hammer mills, the open discharge impactor has no screens or grates holding material inside the crusher, so material is efficiently processed at high rates for low costs.
Design simplicity offers safe and easy access for rotor breaker bar replacement and access to all areas of the crushing chamber. Horizontal shaft impactors have proven they are capable of size reduction of all types of material sizes and hardness with minimal maintenance and excellent cubical particle size distribution control.
Stedman Machine Co. offers a full line of HSI impactors for almost any material or application from wet and sticky to dry and friable.
A GrandSlam HSI crusher is available for testing at Stedman’s Testing and Toll Processing Facility. And more than 10,000 other size reduction equipment tests are on file to help a process be as efficient as possible.
Superior Industries – Booth 1345
Superior Industries will be showing its Aggre-Dry Dewatering Washer at booth 1345. It is a single machine integrating a fine material washer and a dewatering screen. Sand processed through the equipment is stockpiled with a moisture content of just 8 percent, meaning the saleable product requires no drying time and can be accessed immediately.
Alternative uses to this technology include traditional sand screws, which produce high moisture material that can takes weeks to dry; dewatering screens without partner material washers lose up to 15 percent of sand to waste ponds; and cyclones use excessive amounts of horsepower, at least double the consumption of an Aggre-Dry Dewatering Washer.
Aggre-Dry Dewatering Washers are available in single or twin-screw configurations and in screw sizes of 36 in. (914 mm) to 60 in. (1,524mm). The twin-screw 60-in. model is capable of processing up to 800 tph. The maximum material size that can be process through the machine is 3/8 in.
Terex MPS – Booth 1487
Terex Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS), booth 1487, has expanded its CR Series portable plant line with the addition of the Terex Cedarapids CRS620S screen plant. The plant features the next generation, patent-pending LJ-TSV screen.
The new screen increases production and handles applications not possible with traditional horizontal screens because it combines the legendary El-Jay high g-force oval stroke motion with adjustable slope operation. This plant can handle larger deck loads and larger screen openings.
Hydraulics quickly change the screen slope in 2.5-degree increments up to a maximum of 7.5-degrees to best fit the application. Screen openings up to 6 in. (152 mm) are possible.
Patent pending “slant spring” screen suspension provides stability at all slopes. The plant utilizes large capacity conveyors to handle the high production capabilities of the new LJ-TSV screen.
The 48-in. (1219-mm) wide fines conveyor with its elevated discharge and the two 30-in. (762-mm) wide reversible cross conveyors which extend up to 42 in. (1067 mm) beyond the main frame, easily feed off-plant conveyors.
Roll-away blending chutes and extended walkways allow easy access to screen cloth. The patented low-maintenance flex shaft screen drive eliminates drive belt influence on the screen motion, belt whip, belt slippage and spring loaded belt tensioners. There are no drive adjustments necessary when the screen slope is altered. In addition, the new flex shaft drive folds for travel, without shaft disassembly, to minimize plant transport width.
Ed Sauser, product manager at Terex MPS, stated, “The addition of this new plant to our CR series portable plant line gives our customers a product that will handle more applications than other screen plants on the market. The increased capabilities, higher production, enhanced durability, and maintenance friendly features make it an industry leader in productivity.”
Volvo Construction Equipment – Booth 1814
Volvo Construction Equipment is showing a number of products at booth 1814. The Volvo L250H wheel loader is designed for two-pass loading of finished aggregate product into tri-axle on-highway trucks for up to 30 percent more truckloads per day compared to competitive loaders, which require three passes. With the excellent visibility and ergonomic design of the Volvo Care Cab, you can be sure your operators remain comfortable and productive throughout the day.
Making fewer passes isn’t the only thing that saves on fuel. Volvo wheel loaders feature a high torque at low rpm engine, as well as OptiShift with lock-up torque converter and Reverse-By-Braking technology. Paired together, you can expect up to 15 percent fuel savings by running Volvo.
Volvo makes preventive maintenance easy, ensuring your machines spend less time in the shop and more time making you money. Its CareTrack remote monitoring system paired with on-boarding diagnostics system MATRIS, helps fleet managers make more informed decisions that lead to higher productivity and uptime.
And when it comes time for service, Volvo machines are designed with easily accessible hatches, remote-mounted fluid drains and sensible filter locations for less disassembly and lower machine downtime. For those fleet managers that need support, its global dealer network can provide assistance in managing telematics data and help you make informed equipment decisions.