Sandvik unveils mobile plants, fleet system at Hillhead 2018

By |  June 28, 2018

Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology unveiled its latest equipment developments at Hillhead 2018, including a mobile scalping plant, a mobile cone crusher and a telematics system for fleet managers.

The QE342

An evolution of the QE341, the QE342 scalper offers a series of updates and new features, Sandvik says.

The QE342 is a heavy-duty scalper with an open scalping area that enables it to deliver high production rates. Its new purpose-designed crusher-style chassis was developed to accommodate more powerful and efficient engine power packs.

Enhancing its versatility, the QE342’s rigid hopper is compatible for two-way or three-way split configurations, as well as having the ability to interchange side conveyors. Also, the screen box jack-up facility allows for easier access to the bottom deck for maintenance and screen media changes, Sandvik says.

In addition, the QE342’s electrical control system incorporates several features to improve both the operational effectiveness and machine safety. The system features a key switch, a mode selector switch (setup, operation and tracking) and one global plant button to commence sequential automatic startup and automatic shutdown of the plant while in operating mode. A large visual display is also provided to enable the operator to view engine and plant status.

The QH332

The QH332. Photo courtesy of Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology.

Sandvik also debuted its QH332 DDHS (double-deck hanging screen) at Hillhead. The QH332 DDHS is a tracked, self-contained cone crusher with an onboard diesel engine. It is based on the QH331, according to the company.

This new cone crusher provides the functionality of a double- or single-deck hanging screen in a fully detachable and standalone form, Sandvik says. Able to be detached or attached without the use of additional lifting equipment, the QH332 DDHS delivers multi-functionality as a one-, two- or three-way split screener, as well as a highly productive and efficient cone crusher.

My Fleet telematics

Sandvik also launched an automation and control telematics system at Hillhead named My Fleet. Sandvik developed My Fleet to help customers better understand how their equipment is being utilized.

With access provided via a cloud solution, the system is designed to eliminate guesswork and provide the data needed to make informed business decisions.

Through the collection and monitoring of an array of parameters, this facilitates accurate production forecasting, ensuring the most efficient use is obtained from equipment. According to Sandvik, this is achieved through the digital technology used in My Fleet, which provides remote access to critical data on location and machine utilization, enabling operational machine optimization. It further helps customers plan their service and maintenance schedules and, ultimately, work more efficiently and cost effectively.

Sandvik will make two My Fleet packages available, and customers will be given the option to take one of the packages or, alternatively, opt out of the system.

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