The Swedish quarrying and mining equipment manufacturer says the new product is part of the strategy to increase its sustainability and lower its global carbon footprint.
The new offering is designed to combine the benefits of the original Optitooth with enhanced quality for longer life. It is manufactured with a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions, resulting in a much lower environmental impact.
Sandvik says that initial test results show that Optitooth Premium jaw plates last up to 10% longer than the standard Optitooth offering. A company spokesperson said: “Sandvik Optitooth jaw plates were designed primarily to increase wear life for our customers. We wanted to design a jaw plate that would last longer than your average jaw plate while bringing with it a number of customer benefits to optimise productivity and lower overall operating costs.
“The profile was designed for a higher percentage of the jaw to be utilised, resulting in longer wear and less manganese waste. It was redesigned to make it easier for removal, thereby reducing maintenance time and ultimately downtime, saving time and money.
“The improved profile also brings with it a number of additional benefits which all contribute to improved product shape. The unique profile was designed around the production of a more cubical material and reduction of elongated slab material, which can cause blocking issues for secondary cone crushers.”