Rock Products

OCT 2014

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KPI‐JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted 70 authorized North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 15‐17 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver. Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar was the only aggregates industry magazine chief editor to attend the event. Each year, KPI‐JCI and Astec Mobile Screens launch new prod‐ ucts and sales tools for its dealers during its National Dealer Conference. This year, KPI‐JCI and Astec Mobile Screens launched four new pieces of equipment, including three new additions to its Global Track product line – a track‐mounted GT440 horizontal shaft impact crushing plant, a track‐mounted GT200 cone crushing plant and a track‐mounted GT206 in‐ clined screening plant – as well as a new Fast Trax FT400DF cone crushing plant. GT440 The new track‐mounted GT440 features an Andreas 4240 Hor‐ izontal Shaft Impact Crusher, which includes a 3‐ or 4‐bar rotor configuration, allowing the end user to choose the best solution for the application, said Ron Griess, product manager for KPI‐ JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. The GT440 utilizes a vibrating grizzly feeder with a large hop‐ per and with an optional grizzly pre‐screen designed to keep the crusher fed and operating efficiently. The grizzly pre‐ screen consists of independent vibrating fingers that resist blinding and plugging. The replaceable pre‐screen module provides multiple settings for scalping unwanted material. The crusher's hydraulic drive optimizes crusher capacity without sacrificing blow bar wear. The 5‐ x 10‐ft., two‐deck screen offers 100‐sq.‐ft. of screen area, up to 50 percent more screen area and production po‐ tential than competitive models, Griess said. The two‐deck screen provides quicker, more thorough screening, as well as closer spec products. The addition of the track‐mounted horizontal shaft impact crusher to the Global Track product line provided dealers and end users with a cost‐effective, highly productive and mobile option. The Global Track product line features quarry‐duty, time‐proven components and was developed to be the perfect rental tool and ideal for operations in re‐ mote locations. GT200 The new track‐mounted GT200 features a 1200LS Cone Crusher, which includes a new tramp iron relief (TIR) system that utilizes pressure relief valve technology. The new TIR system minimizes crusher overload impact shock loads transmitted to the crusher components, said Stephen Whyte, product management consultant for KPI‐JCI and Astec Mo‐ bile Screens. In addition to the new tramp iron relief system, the new GT200's 1200LS Cone Crusher includes a new hydraulic chamber clear feature, which raises the crusher's upper crushing chamber, allowing the rock to flow through by sim‐ ply activating a manual valve. The cone crusher utilizes all roller bearing construction for improved production and en‐ ergy efficiency when compared to crushers with bushing construction, Whyte said. The plant also features a one‐piece cast steel base frame for improved strength, and its crusher chamber is designed to crush a broad range of aggregate in feed sizes at various closed‐side‐settings utilizing a stan‐ dard‐liner configuration. "With the GT200 cone crushing plant, we are able to offer our dealers a more complete product line offering," Whyte said. "The GT200 is designed using hydraulic and electrical systems that are simple and easy to understand and maintain. Because Global Track systems are engineered to be completely compat‐ ible with each other, our end users can combine them to build the perfect system for their operations." ROCK products • OCTOBER 2014 34 CRUSHING & BREAKING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Debut New Machines

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