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JUL 2018

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ROCK products • July 2018 • 23 CRUSHING "Our SuperStacker is not just high-per- forming and easy to use, but durable as well," Heirigs said. "By choosing the SuperStacker, our customers save sig- nificant amounts of time, which in turn saves them money and increases their profitability." The SuperStacker is available in 10 dif- ferent sizes for a range of production capacities and is available in a contain- erized option. Martin Engineering As bulk-handling equipment suppliers continue to make use of new and evolv- ing technologies to develop "smarter" conveyor systems, Martin Engineer- ing has introduced data tracking with QR codes on its belt cleaners. Customers benefit from regularly sched- uled inspections by factory-trained and MSHA-certified technicians, providing operators with easy access to a wealth of data on the application, operating environment, service life and condition of conveyor components, updated on every belt cleaner maintenance visit. By avoiding the common "run it until it breaks" approach, a Martin Engineer- ing proprietary smartphone app helps maximize performance and service life – while minimizing carryback and spillage – to improve safety and reduce unsched- uled downtime. Currently being implemented in select markets around the world, the new tracking program captures a wide array of information to create a detailed record on all components. Date codes are imprinted on the blades during man - ufacture – very important for urethane because it has a limited shelf life – and technicians also affix tags on existing equipment to begin monitoring condi- tion and recording observations. Conceived as part of Martin Engineer- ing's factory-direct "Mr. Blade" program, technicians perform regularly-sched- uled inspections and adjustments, with an 18-point operational assessment from head pulley to tail pulley and a report for each visit. The visual inspec- tions include the condition of pulleys, belts and idlers, as well as belt tracking, sealing, support and containment. This constant vigilance contributes to greater safety, efficiency and dependability of the conveyor systems, minimizing haz- ards and unplanned outages. With the new tagging and capture abil- ity, component data can be recorded and analyzed in much greater detail than ever before. Every inspection a techni- cian makes will be logged, along with operational factors such as the mate- rial being handled, conveyor speed and remaining wear life, as well as visual observations and other info. The overall goal is to deliver more effective control of bulk material, improving predictive maintenance scheduling and contribut- ing to a lower total cost of ownership. McCloskey International The TS4080 stacker from McCloskey International is the newest addition to the materials handling division. It was shown at this year's Steinexpo show in Germany. Designed to allow operators to stock- pile/transfer material directly from mobile crushing and screening plants it offers the flexibility and mobility needed to ensure that the stockpiling process is as fast and efficient as possible, while eliminating the use of a loader and double handling of materials. The TS4080 can be containerized for transport, with minimal setup time, substantially reducing transport costs, according to the company. McCloskey stackers are designed for

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