Superior enters crushing equipment market with Patriot Cone Crusher
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Superior Industries, a major US manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has launched its first ever crusher model.
The high performance Patriot Cone Crusher marks a major milestone for the company’s new crushing and screening division.
“In the month’s leading up to the launch of our first crusher, we have worked hard to arm ourselves with a group of bright, experienced crusher service and parts professionals to provide our customers with world-class support,” says John Garrison, Superior director of crushing and screening. “In addition, each Patriot Cone Crusher will be backed by the industry’s first two-year standard warranty and is manufactured in the United States at our new Pekin, Illinois-based factory.”
Besides a strong commitment to service and convenient access to wear parts, the Patriot Cone Crusher is said to have rugged structural integrity and high-grade components to extend service life. Internally, bronze sleeve bearings are used for all moving components that are load bearing or perform load transmission (including countershaft bushings, thrust bearings, head and eccentric bushings and socket liners). In addition, these critical components are cast of high-grade steel, which typically exceeds standards for conventional cone crushers.
Superior says engineers innovatively designed high throw and high-pivot point crushing performance to achieve strong production rates at a low cost per tonne. The US firm adds that mobile applications will appreciate a readily mounted design for transportation on a cone/screen chassis.
For protection from costly structural damage, each Patriot Cone Crusher is equipped with fail-safe hydraulics to defend the unit against damaging mechanical overload. Additionally, standard relief valves within the dual acting tramp release cylinders provide immediate, alternative protection should the accumulator fail. Engineers also developed overload sensing technology. In the event of force overload, a simple alarm can activate or optional advanced sensing technology will automatically take the necessary corrective action. This same automation can control the feed rate to optimise performance, adjust other settings and monitor critical lubrication and hydraulic parameters.
Models include units for 149kW-372kW operating conditions and production rates up to 730tonnes/hour.