Screencore highlights pair of dual-power jaw crushers

By |  December 4, 2023
Screencore says both its XJ Dual-Power jaw crusher plant (left) and its Trident 380DD30 can both be powered by a backup diesel/genset unit. Photo: Screencore

Screencore’s line of Dual-Power crushers are designed to deliver mobility, productivity, efficiency and more, according to the company. Photo: Screencore

Screencore’s tracked XJ and XL Dual-Power jaw crushers have been developed to provide users with mobility, productivity, efficiency and crushing performance, according to the company.

In line with Screencore’s design philosophy, the Dual-Power crushers come packed with a range of user-friendly features designed to deliver high throughputs, low cost-per-ton production and accurate reduction, the company says. At their heart, however, is Dual-Power functionality.

“All our models are available in Dual-Power format, which has several distinct advantages over traditional diesel-hydraulic crushers, not least of which is a miserly fuel consumption in single digits for liters per hour,” says Ciarán Ryan, director at Screencore. “Environmentally, both the XJ and XL check all the boxes, including both the ‘zero emissions’ box with its plug-in ability and the ‘low-noise’ box. We also believe that they raise the productivity bar substantially for their crushing class.”

Continual development

In order to further reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, Screencore has now optimized machine efficiency to deliver higher output with less wear and improved fuel efficiency. The Dual-Power crushers are now fitted with what the company believes are efficient and flexible electric- and hybrid-drive systems, which provide low energy consumption due to the drive system and design.

Screencore’s Dual-Power crushers are fitted with a flexible electric-drive system, meaning they can be connected directly to the mains or be powered by a drop-off diesel/genset unit – the latter being the case when there is no access to the electricity grid.

When connected to the grid, CO2 emissions depend on the power source. If the power is obtained from fully renewable energy, Screencore says production is completely carbon neutral. When using the diesel/generator unit, fuel savings of 50 percent can be achieved when compared to conventional diesel hydraulic crushers.

“At Screencore, we are dedicated to driving innovation with a focus on sustainable practices,” Ryan says. “We aim to not only enhance operational flexibility for our customers, but also contribute to environmental preservation and provide customers with real choice.”

The backup diesel/genset unit can generate enough electricity to also power multiple Dual-Power machines, such as Screencore’s range of Trident scalpers or stackers, the company says. When working in production trains, attributable fuel consumption can be decreased by 70 percent when the scalpers and stackers are also directly powered.

When connected to the grid, savings can be significant – depending on the local electricity price – as both operational and maintenance costs will be reduced as no diesel engines are used, Screencore says. Additionally, no oil is used at that time and no filters need to be replaced.

“The intelligent integration of the Dual-Power range can be extended to other crushers or screens – including suitably equipped equipment from other manufacturers – with spare electrical capacity, eliminating the need for an extra engine and significantly contributing to carbon reduction,” Ryan says. “The Dual-Power functionality is an environmentally focused and a flexible efficient solution that is bringing the future here now. It will help transform how crushing and screening trains work, bringing enormous environmental benefits, efficiency, productivity and operating cost reductions.”

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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