For its aggregates customers, Astec Industries’ Materials Solutions Group has designed and launched its newest portable high-frequency screen plant, the PTSC 2818VM, which will be on display at ConExpo-Con/Agg at booth C30235. The plant’s innovative design and size is the first of its kind for the industry, featuring an 8-ft.-wide high frequency screen.
Astec’s newest PTSC plant is equipped with an 8- x 18-ft. (2.4 x 5.5 m) top deck and an 8- x 12-ft. (2.4 x 3.7 m) bottom deck. The patent-pending screen design features externally mounted vibrators at the ends of the tappets for a more aggressive screening action.
This unique design creates a higher G-force and reduces heat load from material to motors as compared to single, center-mounted vibrators. It also allows for easier maintenance and adjustments. The screen is equipped with hydraulic operating angle adjustment, a fines collection hopper, top- and bottom-deck discharge chutes and an aggregate spreader.
Astec Industries, www.astecindustries.com