Latest T-Series crusher features hydrodynamic bearings

By |  March 22, 2017

Telsmith’s T500 cone crusher

Telsmith Inc. introduced the latest crushing model in its T-Series at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017: the T500.

According to Telsmith, the T500 is a 500-hp cone crusher that’s designed to deliver maximum uptime availability while minimizing maintenance costs. The crusher contains a 14-in. maximum feed opening and can process between 285 and 755 mtph.

One unique component of the T500 is the new hydrodynamic bearing feature.

“This is truly different than any bearing arrangement in the industry,” says Jeff Gray, domestic sales manager at Telsmith. “A lot of people are using bronze bushings, more roller bearings. This uses a bronze and a steel component, and we actually use oil to separate that. So it’s actually floating on a film of oil. Theoretically it’s a lifetime component. No one else is doing anything like this.”

“This machine has more of a compact height, but with the way it distributes the crushing force we feel it’s the best in the industry,” Gray adds. “It has the highest bearing load capacity, meaning we can put more horsepower into crushing.”

The T500 is the latest in the T-Series that could bring additional sizes over the next three years, Gray says.

“We are going to do a 200 [hp] and a 700 [hp] and that should be it for it for a while,” he says.

Kevin Yanik

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