Anaconda enters the crushing sector


Anaconda has diversified its product portfolio with the introduction of a new crushing division.

The company has expanded its product range with the introduction of the J12 jaw crusher as well as the I12 impact crusher. 

Last year, Anaconda began consolidating its range of products, which has allowed the company to begin its transition of entering the crushing sector. 

The new product introductions are able to work in direct correlation with the rest of its product range or as stand-alone machines.  The new impact and jaw crushers are backed by Anaconda’s partners, McLanahan Corporation, who have more than 130 years of experience in the crushing sector. 

“This year Anaconda steps firmly into the tracked crushing equipment arena with the launch of the J12 jaw crusher and the I12 impact crusher,” said Alistair Forsyth, CEO and group managing president of Anaconda.  

The generic tracked chassis is powered by a Cummins L9 Tier 4 Final engine and comes standard with a 4.3 metre variable speed vibrating grizzly feeder, hydraulic hopper wing extensions, an overband magnet and a side discharge dirt belt. 

The generic chassis allows for the placement of either crushing chamber giving the dealer flexibility in rental fleets and the ability to reduce in inventory cost, while increasing fleet utilization by allowing the versatility of converting the machine from a jaw to an impactor and vice versa in minimal time. 

Anaconda and McLanahan

With Anaconda joining the McLanahan family of companies earlier last year, both units will be equipped with universal crusher chambers as standard. With more than 7,000 jaw chambers, and 1,500 impact chambers placed worldwide in the last 130 years, the chambers are known names in the crushing industry.

The J12 Tracked Jaw Crusher is fitted with a 110 cm x 70 cm direct hydraulic drive universal crusher jaw chamber.

The chamber is equipped with full hydraulic adjustment and hydraulic tramp release and reset as standard. The direct hydraulic drive means the unit can also be run in reverse to satisfy a multitude of customer applications. 

The I12 tracked impact crusher is fitted with a fabricated 109-cm-diameter, 4 bar rotor on a 114 cm-wide universal crusher impact chamber. Hydraulic opening of the upper section of the housing allows for easy and safe access, along with two independent gravity hung impact curtains that can be individually adjusted from the exterior of the chamber.

The J12/I12 crushing range has the versatility to allow the crushers to deal with hard and abrasive rock such as basalt and granite. 

Paul O’Neill, Anaconda’s senior research and development engineer who designed the crushing range, explained how Anaconda aimed to design the range with the customer in mind.

“Core to the concept of the J12 and I12 tracked crusher range is that the same running chassis is able to be integrated with either an interchangeable, hydraulically driven, jaw or impact crusher chamber,” O’Neill said.

“Not only that, the chosen jaw and impact crusher chambers have proven pedigree, namely universal crusher boxes from McLanahan Corporation.”

To feed the crusher chambers, Anaconda provided this machine with a wide and heavy-duty grizzly feeder that can deal with the harshest of feed materials.

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“The feeder is lined with replaceable wear resistant plates and has a robust grizzly screen as standard,” O’Neill said. “This will remove fines from the feed material and improve the performance of the crushers whilst reducing the wear on the crusher plates and blow bars.”

Below the feeder, the crushers have a two-way chute that allows the user to divert the screened fines either to a wide dirt belt or onto the heavy-duty main conveyor, dependent on application. 

The main conveyor features impact bars directly under the crusher discharge area and powered with twin hydraulic drives to convey the heaviest of loads.

“Our crushing division are exceptional pieces of machinery of reliability on site and productivity are at the heart of your operation,” O’Neill said. “Also, with being very economical to run, allows for customers to save on fuel consumption costs. 

The Anaconda crushers come complete with folding hydraulic wing plates as standard which allows for a hopper capacity of 6.5 cubic metres.

Fully pre-tested before dispatch, the J12 and I12 arrives on site in its transport position. The crushers can be fully operational within 20 minutes of delivery on site.