McCloskey International’s new compact crusher line made its debut in Europe’s largest basalt quarry at Steinexpo 2017.
The expo, held in Homburg and Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, allowed a demo of the I34 Impactors in a 1,400 square-metre sector of the basalt quarry.
“Events like Steinexpo offer an excellent platform for our company to show what our products can do,” said Paschal McCloskey, president and CEO of McCloskey International. “It’s important to stand with our customers during demonstrations so that we gain the feedback that is key to innovation, ongoing improvements and delivering new product lines.”
The I34 Impactors are designed to move around in small spaces. While crushing, it continues to move with crawler tracks. The line’s small footprint is uniquely suited to the demolition and asphalt recycling industry, aggregates and smaller scale construction projects. With a width of less than 2.5 metres, the crushers can be transported easily from site to site.
The compact jaw and impactor share the same platform so the majority of components are identical between models to simplify spare parts. As well, the compact crushers share many of the same features as their full-size counterparts, including full colour screens, open engine compartments for ease of maintenance, and ease-of-use via simplified hydraulic drives and clutch system.
Feedback from McCloskey customers
Also on display at Steinexpo was the new version of the full-size impact crusher, the I44v3, which was 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, larger pre-screen and a more open chassis.
The new design aims to boost efficiency, particularly in the material flow path. Sectional components were widened to allow unrestricted flow without funneling or narrowing, eliminating material bridging.
The direct drive crusher rotor is also a new feature on the I44v3, adding power, along with lower fuel costs. The redesigned open chassis allows for better access. A hydraulic adjustable magnet contributes to easier operation of the crusher.
To round out the screening and stockpiling exhibit, the TS4080 and a scalping screener were at the expo.
The TS4080 stacker is the newest addition to McCloskey’s materials handling division. Designed to allow operators to stockpile and transfer material directly from mobile crushing and screening plants, the machine ensures the stockpiling process is as fast and efficient as possible, while eliminating the use of a loader and double handling of materials.
The McCloskey J45R recirculating jaw crusher was also at Steinexpo. It combines the productivity of the J45 with the versatility of a full screening and recirculating system, allowing operators to produce a crushed and screened 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 six cubic metres capacity mounted on a vibrating feeder with optional pre-screen.