Anaconda launches larger screen
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The new DF512 tracked screener from Anaconda
Anaconda Equipment International, the Northern Ireland based manufacturer of compact screening and conveying equipment, launched the DF512 tracked screener, the ‘big brother’ of the DF410 mode.
It is said to be a significant move away from the compact range of screens on offer from Anaconda up until now.
The DF512 is considered more ‘mainstream’ screening as the capability of the machine is up to 350tonnes/hour. Quarry operators and other users find that this size of machine works perfectly for a lot of the medium sized crushers on the market so the two can work in tandem comfortably.
The unit is suitable for applications such as scalping or screening quarry rock, mining minerals, recycling construction and demolition (C&D) waste, soil or compost.
Asked about the new model, sales and marketing director Con Gallagher highlighted that input from the dealer network around the world was key.
“The DF512 is certainly a move up the scale in terms of machine size but we have a team of highly experienced design and production engineers who have been in this game for anything up to 25 years. The success of our other products has given the market confidence in what we can design, build and export, and, coupled with the high level of sales and service back up from our network of dealers around the globe, end users are requesting larger machines from Anaconda. This feedback from dealers has been instrumental in our R&D plans.”
The DF512 has a 3.66m x 1.52m) double-deck screen box; a CAT 4.4 water-cooled; belt or apron feeder option; three integral stockpiling conveyors and a crawler track chassis for ease of movement around/off site.
The unit has hydraulic folding hopper sides as standard; hydraulic screen angle adjustable from 15-19°; hydraulic screen box raise/lower for ease of mesh change and wired remote as standard (radio remote optional). The machine weighs in at a robust 27tons (27.4tonnes) with apron feeder.
Using the recent Hillhead show as the launchpad for the machine was part of the overall planning process.
“We were very pleased at the level of interest shown in the DF512 at Hillhead. The DF512 seems to have been a move in the right direction for us as we have taken some orders and have a lot of very good enquiries to follow up on. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better response.”
The company says that with exception of the DF512 screen, its range of screens and conveyors have been designed to fold, track and offload in 40’ containers with little or no breakdown, which means that “machines are commissioned and working within 20 minutes of landing on site.”