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Wear part to reduce maintenance on VSIs

By |  October 10, 2017

The drop-in carbide will decrease downtime required for service and maintenance. Photo courtesy of KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens.

Drop-In carbides are now available for all models of vertical shaft impactors (VSI) from Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI).

The drop-in carbide wear parts will decrease downtime required for service and maintenance, the company says.

“We place a huge priority on the ease and quickness of maintenance on all of our products,” says Tim Harms, product manager for crushing and screening products at KPI. “We understand that every second spent down drains valuable profits from our customers. The new carbides cut replacement time to around 20 percent of what it is with other solutions.”

The drop-in carbides can be retrofitted into existing VSI crushers from KPI, the company adds.

KPI, Johnson Crushers International Inc. (JCI) and Astec Mobile Screens Inc. manufacture equipment for the aggregate, construction and recycling industries. KPI manufactures its products in Yankton, South Dakota; JCI in Eugene, Oregon; and Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling, Illinois.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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