New developments for crusher productivity to be featured by QMS at Hillhead 2024

Crushing Static & Mobile / June 13, 2024
By Guy Woodford
At Hillhead 2024, Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies (QMS) will be unveiling two new developments to boost crusher efficiency and productivity. Pic: QMS

Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies (QMS) will be at Hillhead 2024 (25-27 June) and unveiling two developments aimed at improving crusher efficiency and productivity.


The major UK-headquartered manufacturer of crushers, screens, spare parts and related equipment for the minerals extractive industries has used its extensive experience in providing and supporting aggregate plants to develop QMBack and the C3 Complete Crusher Control System.


Hillhead is the biggest exhibition of its kind in the world. As such, it is the perfect occasion for QMS to unveil two of its latest claimed game-changing developments and display a selection of its leading equipment for the minerals extractive industries. All of these developments show how QMS has passionately striven to deliver exceptional engineering, designing, and developing process solutions that support customers in the quarrying, mining, recycling and demolition industries, globally.

Crusher backing
One of the new QMS developments is the latest version of QMS’ own brand of crusher backing, QMBack. Pic: QMS


As well as being an equipment manufacturer, QMS is also recognised as a leading European manufacturer of aftermarket crusher spares, wear parts and bespoke processing equipment. With these, QMS aims to not only meet the needs of customers but exceed them through delivering a diverse range of products, solutions, and services through extensive industry knowledge, innovation, and exceptional engineering ability.


One of the latest QMS developments is the latest version of QMS’ own brand of crusher backing, QMBack. This is a 100% solid epoxy resin backing compound that has been formulated to provide high, compressive strength support for wear parts in all kinds of quarry and mining machinery, such as crushers, grinders and other heavy-duty equipment. QMBack combines high impact resistance, superior compressive strength, non-flammability, high stability, and low shrinkage all in one system.


QMBack has been available for some years but has been continually refined. The latest version has been developed to prolong the life of machinery whilst protecting against impact and shock vibration. It extends equipment lift, enhances productivity and delivers maximised labour savings. It is easily applied by machinery operating personnel with minimal training and has a proven track record to enhance performance in all types of crushers and climatic conditions.


In addition to QMBack, QMS will also be featuring at Hillhead 2024 an advanced solution for its leading range of B-Series cone crushers. This is the integrated Complete Crusher Control (C3), a PLC system designed and developed that simply controls all aspects of the crusher operation. With the C3, operating the crusher could not be more straight forward as the automatic start up routine incorporates cavity calibration to compensate for liner wear, with automatic adjustments made to the crusher setting to give consistent and reliable product shape. Pressure and power in relation to load are automatically adjusted to suit rock properties, moisture etc, with all influencing conditions being taken into consideration, 24 hours a day. Furthermore, C3 automatically monitors all health functions and provides the operator with information via a touch screen HMI (Human Machine Interface). This screen can be located at the side of the crusher or within a control room via an integrated ethernet connection.

Integrated Complete Crusher Control (C3), a PLC system designed and developed that simply controls all aspects of the crusher operation, is available for QMS's B-Series cone crushers. Pic: QMS



The remote touch screen gives full process control, displays continual real-time monitoring of all parameters, and logs all events and alarms. The crusher's operating hours, both on and off load, can be seen at a glance. Energy costs can be calculated as C3 records kilowatt hours used. The touch-screen PLC also stores PDF versions of all operator manuals, spare parts lists, and electrical layouts. C3 also includes the main and auxiliary starters, eliminating the need for any third-party electrical equipment.


As C3 is an integrated part of the crusher system, it also eliminates nearly all local electrical installation work. The only requirement is for power to be connected.


Further information for both QMBack and the C3 Complete Crusher Control System will be available at Hillhead from the QMS stand - Q10. In addition to these claimed game-changing developments, QMS will also be exhibiting a selection of its extensive range of screens, modular plants, crushers and aftermarket parts and consumables.

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