First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Italian company Laurini Officine Meccaniche says that it is prototyping new sizes of its best-selling machine, the Vulcano 2.0, a self-propelled, radio-controlled vibrating screen on a tracked vehicle. Vulcano Smart and Vulcano XXL will be the new models expanding the Vulcano 2.0 range, that already has 100 units at work at sites worldwide. Laurini says that the 2.5m wide, 21tonne Vulcano Smart offers a production volume up to 200m³/hour, thanks to the Cat C4.4 143 cv engine, while the Vulcano XXL offers greater performance in terms of production of up to 300m³/hour, and is perfect for large products, with a shipping width of 3.5m, weight of 30,000kg, and use of a Cat C7.1 engine.
Indeed, a Vulcano 2.0 vibrating screen was one of a number of products from Laurini Officine Meccaniche that were involved in a company training day at the Snam Rete Gas construction site in Garlasco, near Pavia, Italy, where part of a new 30km long methane pipeline from Cervignano to Mortara is being installed to increase flow rate.
“This is a very important experience and a step through a training process that starts from a theoretical design basis and then develops through practical experience,” says Marco Laurini, president of Laurini Officine Meccaniche. Laurini’s team was hosted by Max Streicher Italia, the contractor of the project, currently working on Lot 2 (Mortara-Rognano). Five of Laurini’s machines were deployed on the site: a hammer crushing padding machine, which laid the crushed materials from the edge of the excavation site into the pit; a Grub remote-controlled crushing machine, designed to operate directly inside the trench leaving behind a uniform layer; the Vulcano 2.0 vibrating screen, sieving the ground to extract as much material as possible to cover up the pipe; a Muletrax 3000 multi-purpose tractor, equipped to carry the pipes, and a Muletrax 2300, used as a support vehicle during the welding of the joints.