Pits & Quarries
By Rock to Road Staff
Reviewing the newest innovations and technologies available for conveyor systems.
By Rock to Road Staff
Flexibility, manoeuvrability and durability have become integral in the use of conveyor equipment for the Canadian stone, sand and gravel industry.
Conveyors built for today’s industry now contain the flexibility to transport the equipment from one corner of the quarry to the next, or from gravel pit to gravel pit with minimal teardown and set up times, while being strong enough to withstand challenging working conditions.
Here is our look at the newest innovations in conveyor technology available for the Canadian aggregates industry.
EDGE Tracked Stockpiler/Conveyor Series ensures the operator maximizes the processing of materials by keeping screens, crushers or shredders operating at capacity. The TS-Series are perfect for quarry applications where mobility, performance and durability are paramount. They can reduce fuel, maintenance and labour costs by up to 80 per cent, and are designed for fuel efficiency, and stockpiling rates from 100-1,000+/tph.
Superior recently launched its Zipline Conveyor, a pre-engineered, modular overland conveyor for quick, tool-free installation. “We needed flexibility at the right price point,” says Dakota Aggregates operations manager, Stacey Hannover. “With the Zipline Conveyor, we have ease of assembly and ease of onsite portability. Once we got the pattern down, three crew members marched right down the conveyor corridor and were able to assemble 1,000-feet of overland conveyor sections in a 10-hour day.”
Screen Machine Industries’ model 6036T is a remote controlled 36″ x 60′ (914mm x 18.3m) track-mounted stacking conveyor which matches up perfectly to any track-mounted crusher or screening plant for easy job site mobility. A counterweighted and cantilevered design and heavy-duty channel frame construction combine to create unequalled stockpiling capability. A hydraulic folding head section makes transportation and set-up quick and effortless. The 6036T can also be containerized for more economical shipping overseas.
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has released a new 170-foot-long SuperStacker, its latest model of telescoping stackers designed to minimize stockpile segregation and increase stockpile capacity. The 170-foot SuperStacker is an addition to the new generation of SuperStackers that eliminates the echain, thereby reducing field maintenance. The new model also features an updated Wizard Touch automation control system, which allows for more stockpiling options and a higher-quality product.
McCloskey International has introduced a 36”x130’ desegregating telescoping stacker. This is the first in a new line of self-contained desegregating conveyors to enhance and streamline materials handling. The new SDX-130 stacker desegregates and maximizes stockpile capacity using a robust, fully automated and highly flexible control system providing optimal control of material quality. With its onboard diesel hydraulic unit, the SDX-130 is highly portable, complementing mobile screeners and crushers on site.
Thor Global has exceeded every requirement by developing new and innovative design features for increased performance, durability and safety. Standard features make the ThorStacker the most all-inclusive, high-end telescopic conveyor on the market. Patented Fully Braced Undercarriage allows the upper and lower portion of the undercarriage to be fully braced at all times, even when completely raised. Patented LES (Load Equalizing System) provides a structure with greater support and longevity under the stresses of heavier loads. Fully automated functions provide increased flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.
With MASABA’s patented Track Technology, the company has created one of the safest telescoping conveyor on the market. The Magnum series provides solutions from 130 feet to 190 feet. MASABA also provides customized conveyor solutions, if they don’t have the Magnum you need, The Magnum telescoping radial stacker can tackle any material handling demands for the aggregates industry.
The track-mounted Lokotrack CT3.2 and wheel-mounted Lokotrack CW3.2 mobile conveyors offer an ideal solution for applications that require high stockpile capacity and excellent material transfer capabilities. Lokotrack CW3.2 is a wheel mounted conveyor. You can select either a hydraulic version or electrical version, depending on which type of power is available on site or from other Lokotrack plants. Additional features like a rock box, impact bars and double drive make the CW3.2 an ideal conveying solution for different feed sizes and capacities.
TEREX WASHING SYSTEMS
The Terex TC range of conveyors are an integral part of the Terex Washing Systems product range and are constructed to the same high engineering specification. It’s portability and versatility allows it to work in confined spaces and combinations of one, two or three with TWS processing plants.
Assinck pit stackers are designed for maximum tonnage and built with high quality Assinck components. Assinck designed its stackers to exceed industry specifications wherever possible. Assinck portable stackers are heavyweight, and build tough for demanding environments. They are pit portable and can easily be relocated within your operation by hooking into the built in towing hook.
The Fisher Industries 225′ Overland conveyor is an efficient and effective way for moving aggregate products, eliminating potential material breakdown from multiple transfer points. The Overland reduces mobilization time and costs, eliminating the need for multiple conveyors.The 225′ Overland Conveyor was designed with the mobile contractor in mind. It operates 1,000 tons/hr. at 450 ft./minute. The 225′ Overland will help move material on all your tough jobs.