FLSmidth has been chosen to provide two gyratory crushers and three apron feeders to a copper and gold mine in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile.
The order, which comes after two years of close, preparatory work with the customer, comprises two 1400x2100 TSU Gyratory Crushers and three Apron Feeders of varying sizes. The mine, located at almost 2,400 meters above sea level and around 1,500 kilometres north of Santiago, is currently undergoing an important expansion and transformation process.
The order was booked in Q1 2021.
“This order is fantastic news for FLSmidth as it demonstrates our strength and competitiveness in the crushing and comminution area. It is a great vote of confident from an important and large mine operator to choose FLSmidth gyratory crushers for their first such purchase in 20 years. Ultimately, this order comes as a result of our close work with the customer and our effort to understand their specific conditions. This meant we could provide the right productivity- and sustainability-enhancing solutions and service,” comments Claudio Garcia Bernal, FLSmidth Regional President for South America.
The FLSmidth equipment was chosen by the customer as it is specifically designed for high performance and cost-effective operation due to low servicing and maintenance needs. Each crusher’s capacity is 2,500 mtph, while the feeders operate at 2,500 t/h (speed: 0,25 m/s).
FLSmidth’s TSU Gyratory Crusher is specifically designed for extreme applications, where extra motor power and heavier sections are needed and where reliability and minimised maintenance are key factors. The TSU also provides higher throughput capacities.
The TSU Gyratory Crusher is unique among gyratory crushers due to its revolutionary design “Top Service” (TS) design, which allows for easy access and removal of the eccentric assembly, bushings and hydraulic piston through the top of the crusher. This feature greatly simplifies service functions and provides safety benefits, not found on traditional bottom service machines.
As a result, the TSU reduces overall costs and helps to make this a more sustainable and available crushing option.