If someone had thrown a net over the Catplant Quarry at the end of September, they would probably have captured representatives of just about every worthwhile aggregates, waste management, construction and demolition waste recycling company in the UK.
The great and the good of these disparate industries descended upon the Doncaster quarry to check out the latest products from crushing and screening equipment giant Terex Finlay. And they would not have left disappointed. The company had put on an avowedly non-superstitious display of 13 machines, several of which could be described as new, and at least two that appeared under the “coming soon” banner.
The new Terex Finlay J-1170AS is a high performance primary mobile jaw crusher built around an aggressive Terex 1,100 x 700 mm jaw crusher with a proven track record in recycling, aggregate production and mining applications. A key new feature of this model is the on-board detachable sizing screen
The jaw chamber provides excellent material reduction and product sizing in the processing of blasted quarry rock and ore material. The jaw chamber is also available with optional hydraulic release, a useful feature when crushing construction and demolition debris. The hydraulic release option has an automatic overload protection system to prevent damage by uncrushable items in the feed material.
Hydrostatic transmission of the jaw chamber offers operators reversible operation in the event of a blockage. The hydrostatic system also provides variable chamber speed to suit given applications. The crusher features hydraulic assist Chamber CSS (Closed Side Setting) adjustment, and can be changed in a matter of minutes. The large 9.6m³ hopper has hydraulically folding sides and an innovative hydraulic self-locking mechanism to provide efficient and faster machine set up and tear down times.
“The J-1170AS with its onboard sizing screen will enable operators to produce a spec’d product without the need for a secondary screen. The sizing screen can also be detached without the need for additional lifting gear means that the machine can be used as ‘straight’ J-1170 jaw crusher, giving the operator versatility for applications that do not require sizing,” says sales and marketing director Nigel Irvine. “When you combine these factors with the excellent crushing capabilities and the ease with which the machine can be transported ensures the demands of owner operators and crushing contractors are easily met.”
Although the company was not giving away too many details, attendees at the open day were treated to a sneak preview of the latest model in the company’s line-up of track mounted cone crushers.
The C-1545 is built around a Terex TC-1150 cone crusher that provides high throughput levels and excellent product cubicity. The machine benefits from fully hydraulic assist Closed Side Setting adjustment, and can be changed in a matter of minutes. Powered by a Tier 4F/Stage IV Scania diesel engine developing 331 kW at a rated 1,550 rpm, the C-1545 utilises a direct drive transmission through a wet clutch.
A metal detection system on the unit’s feed belt features an auto-top facility that protects the cone from tramp metal while a purge system ejects contaminants from the machine.
Customers can expect to see the first C-1545 models available before the end of the year.
Also on the product introduction horizon and set to make an impact is the new I-140 track-mounted impact crusher. Offered with a choice of 403 kW Caterpillar or 373 kW Scania emissions compliant power packs, the I-140 features a large 6 m3 capacity hopper manufactured from 10 mm gauge wear-resistant steel for optimum protection.
A heavy duty vibrating feeder with integral pre-screen removes fines and sizes material for reprocessing. An option under-crusher vibratory plate feeder with wear resistant liners aids material discharge while an efficient direct drive crusher chamber is supplied with a four bar rotor as standard. The Terex Finlay I-140 has a transport length of 16.43 metres and a width of 3.0 metres with the optional hydraulically-folding bypass conveyor stowed.
As if a host of new crushers were not enough to satisfy delegates at the open day, Terex Finlay also took the opportunity to roll out two of the first fruits of its joint venture with German static recycling screening equipment manufacturer Spaleck.
The Terex Finlay 873 Spaleck is features a two-deck, German-designed and constructed high performance screenbox. The unique stepped top deck design combined with state of the art flip flow technology on the bottom deck catapults the Finlay 873 Spaleck into a class of its own. Its processing capabilities and application flexibility make the machine the only all-in-one mobile solution for processing difficult waste, recycling, slag, C&D, shredded metal, wood, compost, mulch, ores, coal and soil.
Even large-grained material can be screened on a screening machine with a Flip-Flow screen deck. The screening desk with 3D screen segments, which is positioned above the Flip Flow screen deck to form a cascade, protects and reduces the stress on the Flip Flow screen mats. Their service life is increased and optimal screening results are guaranteed.
The 3D screen segments with maximum open screen area can be changed quickly and simply thanks to the modular construction. The screen mats of the 3D Flip-Flow screen are fastened without screws and have no edges that could cause difficulties. This means that the screen mats can be changed quickly and there is an optimal product flow on the screen mats.
Also benefiting from Spaleck’s input is the new Terex Finlay 693+ Spaleck. The screen mats on both the top and bottom deck Flip-Flow screens are fastened without screws and have no edges that could cause snagging. This means that the screen mats can be changed quickly and there is an optimal product flow over the screen mats at all times. Even large-grained material can be screened on a screening machine with a Flip-Flow screen deck.