Basic Truck is Completely Customizable
ARDCO announced its Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), featuring a modular back-end platform that can be customized for off-road jobsites. It accepts an array of attachments. Available configurations include a bare chassis, flatbed, water tank, fuel tank, dump bed, service and lube station, utility bed, personnel carrier, pipe trailer, drill, and custom solutions.
Best-in-class 4-axle Crane Goes Green
Liebherr released the 90-metric ton (mt) LTM 1090-4.2. It is the most powerful 4-axle crane on the market, the company reported. The crane can travel with an axle load of 10 mt, 12 mt and 16 mt. It features a 60-meter (m) telescopic boom, and carries 8.8 mt of ballast with a 12-mt axle load.
Motors for Extremes
Nidec Motor Corp. unveiled TITAN Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) motors for pumps, compressors, fans, blowers and conveyors. U.S. Motors brand TEFC motors are designed to operate in 40°C and at a maximum altitude of 3,300 ft above sea level. They are rated Class B rise at 1.0 service factor and Class F rise at 1.15 service factor with full Class F or better insulating materials. Nidec conducts a short commercial test on each TITAN TEFC motor consisting of no-load current tests, and a check on locked rotor current, winding resistance, high potential and vibrations. TEFC motors are offered in 150 hp through 600 hp. Inventory is available and ready to ship on 150 hp through 400 hp motors.
Non-Nuclear Density Meters
Red Meters unveiled the RM Series, non-nuclear density meters. Coated with an abrasion-resistant liner to withstand rough and finely ground slurries, the RM3 is easily installed into the slurry pipeline. A Class 2 industrial laser reads passing materials continuously, which is then interpreted by the system’s algorithm and displayed on the monitoring interface.
Crusher Feeder Improves Efficiency
Deister Machine Co. introduced the EMCO 360 Crusher Optimizer Feeder. Featuring a 360° discharge opening, the unit distributes a homogeneous feed to cone crushers, keeping cones choke-fed for optimum efficiency, product consistency, and improved production rates, the company reported.
Analyzers Lower Detection Limits
Spectro Scientific introduced Version 8 of its SpectrOil Series analyzers. New capabilities are included in both the SpectrOil 100 Series and SpectrOil M Series, which use a rotating disc electrode technique for determining the elemental analysis of oil, fuel, coolant and water, the company reported.
Control Size Fractions
ALLU announced the ALLU TS drum assembly, which allows users to reposition the standard screening blades. Manufactured for the ALLU D-Series material processor bucket frames, the TS technology features screening blades that spin between the screening combs. The end product size is defined by the space between the combs, and different fragment sizes are achieved by repositioning the combs.
Pneumatic Wiper Blade Tensioner
Martin Engineering unveiled an automated pneumatic tensioning system for belt cleaners. The system delivers precise monitoring and tensioning throughout all stages of blade life. It reportedly reduces the labor typically required to maintain optimum blade pressure and extends the service life of both the belt and the cleaner. Equipped with sensors to confirm that the belt is loaded and running, the system automatically backs the blade away during stoppages or when the conveyor is running empty. This minimizes unnecessary wear to both the belt and cleaner.
Ceramic Lagging Sheds Dirt
ASGCO added Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging, featuring 40% coverage, to their pulley lagging product line. Ceramic tiles are embedded in rubber on all sides and separated by a horizontal groove for shedding water and dirt. The pre-chemical backing provides an exceptional bond for rubber-to-metal applications. The lagging provides the solution when conventional rubber lagging fails to correct belt slippage and wears prematurely, the company reported. It is supplied in 15-in.-wide by 32.81-ft rolls.
Fastec Imaging unveiled the TS5 handheld high-speed camera for recording mining and blasting operations. Using slow motion replay, a user can analyze and troubleshoot events otherwise missed by normal-speed video. High-speed imaging is used to determine the effects of blasts or the actual firing times of blast holes and the nature of the rock movement.
Compact Engine Fans
Horton Holding Company announced High-Efficiency Hybrid Flow (HEHF) compact fans, featuring axial-, mixed- and radial-flow technology. Designed to engage more of the radiator core through direct and focused airflow, the fans move air more effectively around an engine and through the under-hood compartment, the company reported.
Tracking Tag Gets Approval
Strata Worldwide reported the StrataConnect Tracking Tag, enabling location-tracking for personnel and equipment, has received permissible approval from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.