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Hillhead 2014

Companies launch new products for the aggregates industry at the England showcase

July 31, 2014  By Rock to Road

The biennial showcase in Buxton, England, was once again a big success
for the aggregates industry, with a sold-out exhibitor space of close to
450 exhibitors and improved attendance over 2012 of 17,559 people.

The biennial showcase in Buxton, England, was once again a big success for the aggregates industry, with a sold-out exhibitor space of close to 450 exhibitors and improved attendance over 2012 of 17,559 people.

The 2014 edition of Hillhead was the largest in the show's history, and also saw an increase in overall attendance.


Equipment manufacturers for the Canadian aggregates industry, many of whom presented new products at CONEXPO-CON/AGG back in March, were once again on the ground with innovative new machines.


Here is our look back at the buzz from some of the biggest manufacturers supplying the Canadian market.


Powerscreen unveils four new machines at Hillhead
Powerscreen introduced four new machines at their stand in England, with the launch of the Powerscreen Premiertrak 300 HA jaw crusher, Powerscreen Warrior 2100 screen, Powerscreen Premiertrak 600 diesel electric jaw crusher and Powerscreen Maxtrak 1150 cone crusher. The 1150 Maxtrak cone crusher, which will not be available until later this year, can be configured for a variety of applications. Feed sizes of up to 205mm (8.1”) are possible with the 225kW cone chamber, which is driven directly by a 331kW Scania DC 13 engine that complies to the latest Stage IV emission regulations.


Edge Innovate introduces new truck unloader
Edge Innovate used Hillhead to reveal its new RTU220 Radial Truck Unloader to the market. The RTU220 can be utilized in a variety of applications, including the harsh environment of a quarry. The RTU220 provides operators with a more efficient loading method and allows operators to continuously load directly from trucks into train wagons or barges. In addition to the new RTU220, EDGE exhibited the upgraded TRM622 Trommel and LTS75 Low-Level Feeder Tracked Stacker.


Terex Finlay goes diesel/electric
Terex Finlay has a large spread of new, improved and recently launched machines both at its booth and in the active site area. Those product launches, including the J1170AS crusher and the 883+ Spaleck screener, were complemented by the new diesel/electric versions of three machines stood out at the show: J-1175 jaw crusher, C-1540 cone crusher and 694+ inclined screen. The diesel/electric options provide operators with the flexibility to use the onboard Genset or traditional diesel fuel power to maximize productivity.


Hillhead marks the global launch of Sandvik’s Hanging Screen
Sandvik’s newest innovation is the hanging screen, which was on display for the first time ever at Hillhead 2014. This 4 x 1.5 m (13’ x 5’) screen has been developed initially for the QH range of cone crushers, allowing the machine to produce a screened product and recirculate the oversize back into the feed conveyor. Alternatively, the oversize conveyor may be hydraulically rotated through 90° to stockpile and produce two products.


New cone module revealed by Terex Mineral Processing Systems
Terex Mineral processing Systems introduced its new cone module at Hillhead, the MC1300. The MC1300 features the Terex TC1300 (1300mm) cone crusher powered by a 225 kW electric motor, an unrestricted feed opening and a full range of configurations for short and long throw give the TC1300 high versatility. Additional TC1300 features include hydraulically adjustable closed-side setting, easy manganese changes, and a weather-protected control panel with user-friendly controls. In addition to the MC1300, the stand also featured the MHS6203 horizontal screen module.


McCloskey launches pair of new jaw crushers
McCloskey International provided a first look at a pair of new jaw crushers, the J45 and J45R. The J45’s true 45" x 27" jaw, with both level and load sensors, ensures efficient material handling across applications. The J45 boasts a 14’-10.2” x 7’-3/4” hopper with close to 9 cubic yards (6.8m3) capacity. The 5’ x10’ screenbox features McCloskey High Energy technology, with adjustable speed. Rugged and versatile, the J45 has undergone rigorous field-testing to ensure the reliability required for the toughest projects around the globe.


Terex Washing Systems presents the AggreScrub 150 at Hillhead
Terex Washing Systems showcased its latest innovations for washing aggregates, unveiling the new AggreScrub 150 alongside the Terex Aggresand 165 (up to 250tph) and the latest addition, the larger Terex Aggresand 206 (up to 400tph).

The AggreScrub 150 is designed to operate both as a stand-alone unit as well as having the ability to seamlessly integrate with the Aggresand. The AggreScrub 150 is designed to deal with stubborn clay-bound material, which cannot be removed by rinsing or screening alone.


New Rammer hammer built with quarry work in mind
Rammer introduced the new 5011 hydraulic hammer, which works to improve power to weight ratios for increased productivity and usability. Suitable for carriers in the 43 to 80 ton (94,800 – 1,76,400 lb.) operating weight category, the 5011 model weighs in at 4,750 kg and slots neatly into the Rammer Large Range line-up between the 4099 and the 7013 models to provide customers with a complete range of hammers.


Anaconda launches Eco Jaw Crusher
Anaconda used Hillhead to launch its new J960 mobile jaw crusher. Built for use in urban environments, the J960 focuses on fuel efficiency and noise reduction. The 900mm by 600mm crusher box has the capability of producing up to 150tph with a maximum feed size of 500mm. Also on display at the Anaconda booth was the latest in the SR range of tracked mobile screens, the SR514.


McLanahan's new pump
At Hillhead 2014, McLanahan featured its line of centrifugal slurry pumps and its extensive range of processing equipment. McLanahan’s slurry pumps offer reliability, long wear life and low lifetime cost, all backed by McLanahan service and support. Standard pumps are equipped with abrasion resistant wear components. Alternative lining materials are also available to suit a wide range of applications.

McLanahan’s equipment, including its pump line, serves a variety of industries such as mineral processing, sand and gravel, soils washing and remediation, waste water recovery and disposal, and concrete washout.


Tesab launches the 623CT
Tesab launched a pair of new machines at Hillhead 2014. The Tesab 623CT is built with a 275hp Cat engine with Tier 4 engine emissions technology. The 623CT has a production rate of 150tph, creating a cubical product for secondary and tertiary crushing applications. The company also released its new Trackstack 8542TBF Feeder Stockpiler. The 8542TBF has an operating rate of 800tph, a stacking height of over 10m and a stockpile capacity of over 2100m3. Attendees also got a chance to see the Trackstack 8042T and 1200TC Mobile Cone Crusher as part of the demo area.


Telestack adds TC conveyors
Telestack had four new additions to our TC track conveyor range all of which have been designed in response to feedback from our dealers and customers around the world. In addition, the company had the latest model in its Truck Unloader range on display, as well as its next generation of Radial Telescopic Conveyor.

This was the first major aggregates industry show that Telestack has attended since the announcement that the company had been purchased by Astec Industries in April.

Mobicone makes debut
The Wirtgen Group had several new and recent releases as part of its display at Hillhead 2014. The highlight was the release of the Kleemann Mobicone MCO 9 EVO, making its worldwide debut at the show. The secondary cone crusher can achieve crushing capacities of up to 250tph, carries a high reduction ratio and produces a product with a higher fines content. The company also displayed its newest Wirtgen Group milling machines, Vogele Dash 3 pavers and the Hamm HD compact line of tandem rollers with oscillation technology.

Details for Hillhead 2016 are expected to be announced in the coming months. Be sure to check out for more information about the show, or follow us on twitter @RockToRoad.

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