For years, this has been a situation that manufacturers have just had to deal with. But now the Raptor® cone crusher ‘50’ series has a solution in the form of advanced laser scanning.
Unprecedented real-time detail about the product coming out of your crusher
The advanced laser scanning system is integrated into all new RX50 cone crushers. It’s a 3D laser scanner coupled with advanced software that monitors and analyses your products as they leave the crusher.
This is a totally new development – not just for this range, but for the entire cone crusher market. The scanner provides unprecedented real-time detail about the product coming out of your crusher, including the particle size, capacity, and – uniquely – its shape. With this data you can determine how well your crusher is performing and any changes you need to make to operating parameters in order to achieve targeted performance. This puts you a step ahead of the competition and ensures you are delivering precisely what your customers want.
At last, you can analyse your crusher output in real timeMost people operate their crusher ‘blind’, hoping that the settings they are using will produce the product they want – but they won’t know for sure until thorough analysis has been carried out, by which point they may have already produced a lot of unsellable product. In particular, monitoring particle shape has – until now – been impossible, since conventional cameras can only provide 2D images of the crusher’s output. The laser scanner, however, gives 3D imaging and analysis. It’s a gamechanger, especially for the aggregates industry where shape often takes priority over size. Now, you can detect particle cubicity and determine whether it meets the required shape index.
Putting you in control of your crushing operation and maintenance strategy
The laser scanner, coupled with the advanced control system, transforms a mechanical powerhouse into a smart machine. With the data gathered via the laser scanner, you can determine the optimum operating parameters and – based on the product size coming out of the crusher – identify whether the liners are reaching the end of their life. It’s not only giving you smarter operations, but smarter maintenance – enabling you to carry out liner changes at the right time to avoid crusher breakdown.
This has a further impact across the whole process. By controlling particle size, you ensure you can meet your customer’s needs first time, without having to process the materials further and thereby increase wear on your equipment. The advanced control system displays the data in easy-to-understand graphs that help you visualise and trend performance parameters such as the fraction passing the screen.