Manufacturer of screening and crushing equipment McCloskey International’s expanding crusher line now includes a compact crusher, which made its worldwide debut at Europe’s largest basalt quarry at Steinexpo 2017, the biggest quarrying exhibition in Europe held from August 31 to September 2 in Homburg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany.
At the company’s 1 400 m2 stand in Demo Area C, visitors witnessed the power of McCloskey equipment in action and could explore new products on display.
The new I34 Impactor range of compact crushers is designed to deliver high performance and expanded versatility in a highly mobile lineup to customers around the world. Able to move around in small spaces, it continues to move with crawler tracks while crushing. The crusher’s small footprint is uniquely suited to the demolition and asphalt recycling industry, aggregates and smaller- scale construction projects. Less than 2.5 m wide, the I34 can be transported easily from site to site.
The crusher boasts flexibility as well, with standard machines converting to recirculating mode in just a few hours. The compact jaw and impactor share the same platform so that the vast majority of components are identical between models to simplify the spare parts stockholding. The compact crusher shares many of the same features as its full-size family members, including full colour screens, open engine compartments for ease of maintenance and ease-of-use through less complexity of the hydraulic drives and clutch system.
On the Stand
A part of the I34 Impactor series, the I34R compact crusher was on display at Steinexpo, the first of a series of compact crushers available worldwide.
The new version of the full-size impact crusher, the I44v3, was also on display, redesigned following worldwide field site visits. Feedback from McCloskey customers resulted in significant changes to the impact crusher line, including direct drive, an enhanced material flow path, a larger prescreen capability and a more open chassis.
Efficiency is boosted with the new crusher design, particularly in the material flow path. Each sectional component is wider than the last to allow unrestricted flow without funnelling or narrowing, eliminating material bridging. The direct drive crusher rotor is also a new feature on the I44v3, bringing more power, along with lower fuel costs. The redesigned open chassis allows for better access and a hydraulic adjustable magnet contributes to easier operation of the crusher.
“The I44v3’s versatility and upgraded design makes it ideal for some of the toughest applications worldwide, including asphalt recycling, concrete recycling, rock crushing, construction and demolition,” notes McCloskey International.
To round out the screening and stockpiling product lines, the TS4080 and a scalping screener were also on show.
The TS4080 stacker is the newest addition to the company’s materials handling division. Designed to allow operators to stockpile/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 containerised for transport, with minimal setup time, substantially reducing transport costs.
At the Quarry Face
Hard at work in the demo area, the durable and powerful J45R jaw crusher was crushing basalt for attendees. The McCloskey J45R recirculating jaw crusher combines the productivity of the J45 with the versatility of a full screening and recirculating system, allowing operators to produce a crushed and screened final product with one machine. The combination of the jaw crusher along with the high energy screenbox and a recirculating conveyor deliver maximum productivity. The radial recirculating conveyor allows operators to either return material through the crusher jaws or to stockpile a separate finished product. The J45 boasts a high-capacity hopper with close to 6 m³ capacity mounted over a vibrating feeder with optional prescreen.
Steinexpo 2017 was seen as the perfect opportunity for McCloskey International to launch the new crusher line, as well as represent products from each of their ranges – crushers, screeners and stackers.
“Events like Steinexpo offer an excellent platform for our company to show what our products can do,” said McCloskey International president and CEO Paschal McCloskey.
McCloskey International representatives and dealers were on hand to discuss the products on display and in the demo area, with live demonstrations of the equipment at the stand.
Over the past 12 months, McCloskey International has continued to add new international dealers across all regions to represent the number of new products that were added to the company’s portfolio. In South Africa, Gradtech Africa is the authorised dealer for McCloskey International.
McCloskey International designs and manufactures crushers, impactors, trommel screeners, vibrating screeners, feeders, stacking conveyors and picking stations. Its equipment is used in aggregate processing, mining and quarrying operations, construction and demolition, road building, topsoil and compost production, as well as waste management and recycling operations.