Screencore’s next-level tracked XJ and XL Dual-Power jaw crushers have been developed to provide users with mobility, productivity, efficiency and crushing performance. In line with the company’s design philosophy, the Dual-Power crushers come packed with a range of user-friendly features designed to deliver high throughputs, low cost per ton production, and accurate reduction. At their heart, however, is Dual-Power functionality.
“All our models are available in Dual-Power format, which has several distinct advantages over traditional diesel/hydraulic crushers, not least of which is miserly fuel consumption in single digits for litres per hour. Environmentally, the XJ and XL check all the boxes, including the ‘Zero Emissions’ box with its plug-in ability and the ‘Low Noise’ box. We also believe they raise the productivity bar substantially for their crushing class,” Screencore director Ciarán Ryan explains.
To reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption even further, Screencore has now optimised machine efficiency to deliver higher output with less wear and improved fuel efficiency. The newly updated Dual-Power crushers are now fitted with what the company believes are the most efficient and flexible electric and hybrid drive systems on the market, which provide low energy consumption due to the drive system and design.
Screencore’s Dual-Power crushers are fitted with a flexible electric drive system, meaning they can be connected directly to the mains or powered by a drop-off diesel/genset unit. The latter is the case when no electricity grid access exists. When connected to the grid, CO2 emissions depend on the power source. Production is completely carbon neutral if the power is obtained from fully renewable energy. When using the diesel/generator unit, fuel savings of 50% are said to still be achieved compared to conventional diesel hydraulic crushers.
The backup diesel/genset unit can generate enough electricity to power multiple Dual-Power machines, such as the Screencore range of Trident scalpers or stackers. This means that twice the power can be supplied via the plug-out connection. When working in production trains, attributable fuel consumption decreases by 70% when the scalpers and stackers are also directly powered. The savings are significant when connected to the grid (depending on the local electricity price) as operational and maintenance costs will drastically be reduced as no diesel engines are used. Also, no oil was used then, and no filters needed to be replaced.
Screencore intends to add to its range of Dual-Power crushers, screens and stockpilers, continuing to offer the Dual-Power functionality to all its product offerings. “At Screencore, we are dedicated to driving innovation with a focus on sustainable practices. We aim to enhance operational flexibility for our customers, contribute to environmental preservation, and provide customers with a real choice.
“The intelligent integration of the Dual-Power range can be extended to other crushers or screens (including suitably equipped equipment from other manufacturers) with spare electrical capacity, eliminating the need for an extra engine and significantly contributing to carbon reduction. Dual-Power functionality is an environmentally focused, flexible, and efficient solution that brings the future here now. It will help transform how crushing and screening trains work, bringing enormous environmental benefits, efficiency, productivity and operating cost reductions,” concludes Ciarán Ryan.