KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens showcases latest wares at AGG1

By |  February 19, 2019
The 2019 AGG1 and World of Asphalt trade show attracted 10,063 attendees to Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of World of Asphalt

A view of the KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens booth during the 2019 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of World of Asphalt

A new cone crusher model and a water clarification system offering are among the latest developments from KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens.

Crusher introduction and update

KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens launched a new Kodiak Plus cone crusher at the 2019 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo in the K350+, which is a mid-range model offering higher production with a smaller footprint. Compared to the company’s K300+, the K350+ features increases in drivetrain, stroke, horsepower, weight, head diameter and hold-down force, resulting in a capacity increase of up to 10 percent, according to KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens.

“We have been testing the K350+ for a few years, especially on portable plants, and it has far surpassed our expectations,” says Ian Pendergrass, product manager for Johnson Crushers International. “We are excited to release the K350+ to the market.”

Like other cones in the Kodiak Plus cone crusher series, the K350+ will feature a tramp iron relief system, fully-protected internal counterweights, a precision roller bearing design, a liner retention system and a 360-degree thread locking ring for consistent product quality.

Additionally, the 3055 Pioneer jaw crusher from Kolberg-Pioneer was updated with a tramp iron relief system that better protects the jaw in tramp iron events, the company says.

The water clarification system

Also at AGG1, KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens shared details of a water clarification system offering that is possible through a partnership with Tecnoidea Impianti. KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens is now offering these systems in North America.

According to KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens, the clarification systems accelerate the process of filtering fines from dirty water for reuse in the processing plant. The systems are designed to eliminate the need for large settling ponds by recovering up to 95 percent of the water that flows to the clarification system. This allows producers to use significantly less water in their system, KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens adds.

“Water clarification systems save producers time and money associated with building, using and maintaining settling ponds,” says Brett Casanova, washing and classifying product manager for Kolberg-Pioneer. “This partnership with Tecnoidea Impianti will allow us to continue to offer a one-source solution for our customers.”

The water clarification systems will include flocculation preparation units, static vertical settling tanks, thickened sludge tanks, side and overhead beam plate presses and other accessory components.

Kevin Yanik

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