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MAR 2019

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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • March 2019 • 47 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY SCREENING & SIZING McLanahan Corp.'s H-Series MAX tri- ple-shaft horizontal screen offers the latest in screen technology. It can be used in both portable or fixed plant applications. Horizontal screens pro- vide high G-forces to vibrate and move material down the length of the screen. A primary feature of the H-Series MAX Screen is its aggressive action in appli- cations where blinding or plugging of the screen media openings can occur. The horizontal screen provides pro- ducers with unmatched performance and cost-saving features. The H-Series MAX screen features fully adjustable oval stroke technology to create advantages that will positively impact profitability. McLanahan's H-Series MAX horizontal screens are designed to match the level of durability required for the mining and aggregate industries. Weld-free, high-strength steel side plates, lami- nated in all high-stress areas, coupled with reinforced deck frames combine to create a screen basket assembly with significant strength and durability. Reinforcing straps provide added side plate strength for side-tensioning media. The drive guard and snubbers are strategically designed and located for improved access to tension bolts. The triple-shaft mechanism allows for the flow-through lubrication common to oval stroke vibrators, but also fea- tures a unique means to retain oil in the bearings at shutdown (patent pending). There are no dry bearing start-ups that drive the life out of bearings, particularly in harsh weather. The H-Series MAX triple-shaft screens can match the footprint of many screens on the market today, allowing for easy retrofitting on existing plants. Compared to linear stroke screens, the oval stroke with the elliptical charac- teristic offers unmatched efficiency by maintaining open areas and the ability to fine-tune the screen to better suit the application. Horizontal screens, with triple-shaft mechanisms, typically offer better efficiency and more accurate particle sizing compared to inclined screens because the material is retained on the screen longer, with a slower travel rate to the end of the screen. This allows more properly sized material to fall through the screen openings. In a stationary plant setup, horizontal screens are more often seen as tertiary and/or finishing screens. Horizontal screens are also popular on portable plants because of their low profile. McLanahan Introduces H-Series MAX Screen In 2017, McLanahan Corp. began a partnership with Ana- conda Equipment of Northern Ireland to distribute and sell Anaconda's line of mobile track equipment. As the relation- ship between the two companies progressed, it became clear that their values and business styles were closely aligned. Thus, the two companies have announced that Anaconda Equipment will officially join McLanahan's family of companies upon legal closing. Founded in 2008 by Alistair Forsyth and Martin Quinn, Ana- conda Equipment has spent the last decade developing their extensive range of mobile tracked equipment. The range includes scalping, screening, recycling and conveying equipment, which is sold through a global dealer network. In the past 10 years, they have sold more than 1,200 units into more than 50 countries across six continents. Ana- conda has also expanded their operations to include a sales and distribution office in Massachusetts. Both companies pride themselves on the relationships they form with their dealers and customers, as well as the service and support they provide to the industry. Because of their alignment of core beliefs, creating a more official partner- ship was a clear step that would provide mutually beneficial opportunities to both companies. "We looked into growing our line of track equipment in several different ways," said Sean McLanahan, CEO of McLanahan Corp. "When it came down to it, we saw in Anaconda a company that was well established, had great employees and dealers, and had many of the same values and business principles as we do. Adding them to our family of companies seemed like a clear fit." While Anaconda is joining the McLanahan family of com- panies, they will continue to operate in the marketplace as an independent brand. Their dealer network will remain and continue to support Anaconda customers around the globe. Alistair Forsyth will also be remaining with the company as group president and managing director, continuing to build the company that he founded. McLanahan Acquires Anaconda

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