New track mounted impact crusher 'delivers improved output'
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
The new TwisterTrac VS300 VSI impact crusher from Pilot Crushtec.
Crushing and screening equipment producer Pilot Crushtec has launched its all-new TwisterTrac VS300 impact crusher to replace the TwisterTrac AC210.
It is a track-mounted vertical shaft impact crusher designed for high volume tertiary and quaternary crushing applications, producing sand, fines and quality enhancement of aggregate.
The TwisterTrac VS300’s increased power is expected to raise output to a reliable 300tonnes/hour.
Pilot Crushtec director of operations Jorge Abelho explains that the new TwisterTrac has been designed to accommodate the Cat Tier 4 C13 and C15 ACERT engines needed to comply with stringent European and American standards for carbon emissions.
“These strict standards dictated a drastic change in design so we decided to start with a clean sheet and conceive a completely new product from the ground up. We also incorporated improvements gained from our experience with the TwisterTrac AC210.”
For example, the TwisterTrac VS300’s troughed feeder has been designed to reduce the number of moving parts, and the crusher also incorporates a new mounting and vibration isolating system that is always visible and will allow replacing of all four rubber mountings in less than an hour. The crusher motor has been moved to a position to the side of the plant which permits easy access and maintenance on any of its components. At least 30 other major design changes to reduce maintenance have been incorporated into the design.
Another feature of the TwisterTrac VS300 is its state-of-the-art CANbus electronic control system which is said to be a first in South Africa.