Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile crushing and screening plant and equipment for the mining, quarrying and recycling industries, hosted an Open Day event for their North American distributors, held in Boston, Massachusetts on 16th & 17th October 2012. The successful event featured an engaging conference and an on-site demonstration of a range of Powerscreen® crushers and screens, showcasing their adaptability for a wide variety of applications.

"Our Americas Open Day was an outstanding success and feedback from distributors has been fantastic," said Global Product Line Director, Damian Power. "Economic conditions globally may be challenging, but Powerscreen is committed to reinforcing our position as one of the world’s leaders in mobile crushing and screening equipment for our key sectors and to continue to innovate as we have in the past."

Along with Powerscreen senior management, representatives from the Engineering, Quality and Applications Departments shared improvements and innovations in machines and processes aimed at fulfilling customer needs more efficiently. Delegates from Scania also attended to have feedback sessions and discussions around their Tier 4i/Stage IIIb engines with the North American distributors.

The event also included visits to two neighboring quarry sites to see new and existing equipment working together. The first site in Walpole featured an XH500 impact crusher feeding the new Warrior 1400X screening machine working on a recycled concrete and asphalt application. The crushed material from the XH500 was fed through to the Warrior 1400X which was set at 3" (75mm) while the bottom deck was set at 1" (25mm) producing 3"+ (75mm+), 1-3" (25-75mm) and 0-1" (0-25mm).

The second site at Wrentham had a new XA400S Pre-Screen jaw crusher feeding a 1300 Maxtrak cone crusher, feeding a Chieftain 2100S screen and a separate Warrior 2400 screen, working on blasted granite. The pre-screen on the jaw was set at 2" (50mm) with the Chieftain configured at 1" (25mm) on the top deck, ½" (13mm) on the middle deck and ¼"(6mm) on the bottom deck. The Warrior had a top deck of 4" (100mm) and a middle deck of 2" (50mm.)

More details on the five Powerscreen® machines in action.

Powerscreen® XH500 Impact Crusher

The XH500 is the flagship horizontal shaft impactor. It is versatile, efficient and highly productive, offering excellent reduction and an output potential of up to 500 tph (550 US tph) in quarrying, recycling and demolition applications. The machine features a live independent pre-screen, full underbelt product conveyor as standard and an optional vibrating underpan. It is ideally suited to contract crushing due to its high productivity and ease of set-up, operation and maintenance.

Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X Screen

Building upon the already well-established Warrior 1400 screening machine, the 1400X is set to seamlessly take the place of the Warrior 1400 as the market leader for this class of scalper. The Warrior 1400X is designed to provide improved performance, lower operating costs and easier serviceability. In addition, set-up and shutdown time is faster than its predecessor, which will be of particular benefit to contractors, as well as reduced engine running speed and enhanced hydraulics. Improved versatility and design specifications are additional innovations of the Warrior 1400X, with the screening angle range increasing by 50% from four to six degrees (4° – 6°). Standard stockpiling capacity on all conveyors has increased by up to 25%, but with the chassis riser option and the telescopic side conveyor option, the fines and mid-grade stockpiling capacity has more than doubled that of a standard Warrior 1400.

Powerscreen® X400S Jaw Crusher

The Powerscreen® X400S jaw crusher has been developed to incorporate a fully independent high amplitude, hydraulically driven pre-screen with increased drop angle on the bottom deck improving machine throughput and overall capacity. In order to facilitate improved pre-screened material flow, the discharge opening from the under chute has been increased from 200mm to 320mm, allowing faster movement of pre-screened material to bypass the crushing chamber.

Powerscreen® Maxtrak 1300 Cone Crusher

The Powerscreen® 1300 Maxtrak is a medium to large sized track mobile cone crusher, ideally suited to secondary applications such as taking an all in feed from a primary crusher. Based around the 1300 Automax® cone crusher, the plant excels in the production of sub-base or aggregates, providing excellent cubicity, throughput and reduction ratios.

Powerscreen® Chieftain 2100S Screen

The Powerscreen® Chieftain 2100S screen is designed for medium to large scale operators who require large volumes of high specification products. The Chieftain 2100S is the largest model to feature a high capacity hopper, belt feeder and radio controlled tipping grid. Key features include a patented hydraulically-folding, recirculating conveyor on the 3-deck version, eliminating the need for a crane on site, and a 2-bearing screen with adjustable screen amplitude and hydraulic screen angle adjustment.

The Chieftain 2100S has a popular option of Dual Power, which offers users a choice between diesel and electric power. The additional electric/hydraulic drive system connects to an external electric power source to provide power for the screen. This option helps to avoid recent fuel price increases and addresses environmental requirements mandated by legislation. Dual Power offers complete flexibility for the machine to work alone in remote locations in diesel mode or as part of a multi-machine line up in electric mode. Furthermore, the operator can choose diesel or electric as the power source through a fully integrated control panel – it is as simple as turning a switch.

Powerscreen® Warrior 2400 Screen

Specially designed for large scale operators in the quarrying and mining sectors, the Warrior 2400 screen is capable of handling larger feed sizes and output potentials of up to 800 tph (881 US tph). Featuring a heavy duty incline screen with a high amplitude triple shaft drive mechanism, a maximum feed size of up to 750mm³ on 2.5 solid density and the ability to separate materials at 300mm, it is ideally suited to screening, scalping, 2 or 3 way splitting and stockpiling materials such as aggregates, topsoil, coal, construction, demolition waste and iron ore.

User benefits include a slide out tail conveyor facility to aid media access and a load sensing collection conveyor circuit to avoid blockages. The Warrior 2400 is the ultimate solution for large-scale end users who require a high performing versatile screener that remains easy to transport, set-up, operate and maintain.

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