Powerscreen demonstrated machines in the working display area, as well as showcase machines on the booth.
“The official Hillhead visitor numbers for 2012 were 10% higher than 2010, and on the Powerscreen stand we definitely noticed the additional traffic. There were more international visitors to our stand this year, which confirms that Hillhead is more than just a UK event. We welcomed dealers and customers from Europe, Australia, North and South America, North Africa and the Middle East. I think the major attraction of Hillhead is the working demonstrations; we had several new models in the working area this year which attracted a lot of interest from our customers.
Despite the economic uncertainty in Europe the visitor numbers were encouraging, which reinforces the trend that mobile equipment continues to grow in popularity where static equipment would have been the norm in the recent past.”
Visitors to the demonstration area saw five machines working. The Powerscreen® XA750S jaw crusher feeding the giant Powerscreen® Warrior 2400 screen, while the Powerscreen® XA400S jaw crusher was working separately to showcase its new pre-screen feature. Finally, the enhanced Powerscreen® XH320X impact crusher will be working with the Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X screen.
Additional new product developments were also on display at the Powerscreen stand, including a Powerscreen® XA400S jaw crusher, the Powerscreen® XH320X and Powerscreen XH500® impact crushers, and a Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X screen. Established models – the Powerscreen® 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher, a Dual Power Powerscreen® Chieftain 2100X screen and the Powerscreen® Warrior 800 screen – also gave visitors a fantastic overview of the comprehensive Powerscreen product portfolio.
The XA750S jaw crusher is one of the most advanced and efficient tracked crushing plants on the market for large scale operators. The XA750S is capable of producing high volumes of superbly shaped product at up to 750 tph (827 US tph). Key features include a live independent pre-screen, an unrestricted feed opening which maintains high production capacities and prevents bridging, a hydraulic closed side setting adjustment system and a hydraulic draw back rod retention system. User benefits include a hydraulically adjustable product conveyor for ease of transport and low running costs associated with the direct drive crusher system.
The XH320X is a mid-sized horizontal impact crusher designed to offer operators and contractors excellent reduction and high consistency of product shape for performance in quarry and recycling applications. With tracked mobility, the plant is capable of working in the most demanding environments and features a rapid set-up time, fuel efficient direct drive system and excellent output potential of up to 320 tph (352 US tph).
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 and 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® Chieftain 2100X
The Powerscreen® Chieftain 2100X is designed for medium to large scale operators who require large volumes of high specification products. The Chieftain 2100X 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 model displayed at Hillhead featured Dual Power. This is a popular added option 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 800
The Warrior 800 has been specifically designed for the small end user for whom versatility and transportability are of key importance. The machine is a multi-purpose heavy duty incline 2-deck screen, capable of stockpiling, 3 way splitting or scalping before and after crushing units. Its highly aggressive screen can accept bofor bars, finger screens, woven mesh and punch plate.
User benefits include a rapid set-up time and ease of operation aided by hydraulic folding tail and side conveyors, rigid feed hopper sides and two speed tracks. Simplified slide out tail conveyor facilities aid media access and screen media changes with an output potential of up to 280 tph (308 US tph).
Powerscreen® Warrior 1400X
Building upon the already well-established Warrior 1400 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.
Improved versatility and design specifications are other key achievements 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 30%, 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® Warrior 2400
Specially designed for large scale operators in the quarrying and mining sectors, the new Warrior 2400 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.