First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The OMNI by Terex system is being demonstrated on Powerscreen and Terex Finlay models. Pictured is Michael McGlinchey, Terex MP group electrical systems manager
and Terex Finlay
are launching OMNI, a tablet-based system that will help improve jobsite safety and efficiency in operating crushing and screening equipment.
Fitted inside the cab of a material feed excavator, the system provides centralised remote access to multiple machine control systems within a crushing and screening train. It has been designed for improved control and ease of operation, offering information and views of the entire machine train.
“OMNI by Terex is ground-breaking technology that will revolutionise the crushing and screening jobsite,” explained Barry McMenamin, group engineering director with Terex Materials Processing (Terex MP), the Terex Corporation business segment featuring the Powerscreen, Terex Finlay, Terex Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS), EvoQuip, Terex Washing Systems and Terex Ecotec brands.
The system allows the excavator operator to view information from each machine that is connected to the system, make informed decisions about each machine’s operation, and remotely manage the entire machine train. This helps maintain high efficiency and produce the required material specification.
The operator can adjust individual machine metrics or use global features, such as pausing the entire material flow across the train with one action, allowing unprecedented levels of control, all from the comfort and safety of the excavator cab.
Additional features include alerts that indicate when someone on the ground is making process adjustments and a camera view of up to two cameras per machine, from vantage points such as material transition points, chamber inlets, and material choke level on cones.
The system offers an option for other personnel on the jobsite (such as the wheeled loader operator) to have read-only system access, enhancing their efficiency by offering them a remote view of the operation and the ability to interact in a timely manner.
McMenamin said, “Crushing and screening equipment operates in busy, challenging work environments with many hazards to consider, typically with one operator having multiple machine responsibility and limited process control, limited view of the process and the transition points for material, whilst another operator clears stockpiles and loads dump trucks, and has to manage both of those competing activities. We have invested in research and development to design a system that provides a level of central control, enhanced safety, connectivity and multiple-user support for the jobsite.”
Powerscreen is displaying OMNI by Terex and Powerscreen Pulse telematics on its Trakpactor 550SR horizontal shaft impactor, Metrotrak jaw crusher, Chieftain 2200 3 deck screen and the new LL75 low level feeder.
Terex Finlay is showcasing OMNI by Terex on its new 883+ triple shaft heavy-duty screener, the TC-80 conveyor and the J-1160 mobile jaw crusher. The company is also demonstrating its proven T-Link telematics system.