Efficiency thanks to line coupling
The plant train consists of three machines whose technical processes are coupled to one another. This means that automatic control stabilises the complete process. Each machine basically operates independently but forwards signals to the upstream and downstream machines in the event of malfunctions or overfilling. The feed control Continuous Feed System (CFS) also guarantees optimum utilisation of the crusher. Ultimately, all components are loaded evenly.
The automated tuning relieves the burden on the operator and harmonises the process. The connection of all machines also guarantees safety: if an emergency-stop button is pressed anywhere on the plant train, all machines are safely stopped. This concept prevents damage or overload situations. All of this combined results in a high availability and output with low wear. The high output can also be quantified: compared to the plants that were previously used in the quarry, output has been doubled.
"In our eyes, the automatic control is a real positive factor. Such a plant train would normally require one operator per plant - plus the excavator driver. Thanks to the line coupling, we were able to divide the work between two operators: one who operated the complete plant train and an operator in the excavator. The two operators that were saved were able to deal with other tasks in the quarry, such as logistics or material provision," reports Kyle Parsons, "more effectiveness is hardly possible".