Reduce costs, increase flexibility – Mobile Driven Cross Conveyor
Traditional mobile bridge conveyors have a tripper and cross conveyor affixed to the same machine. They are expensive, heavy and difficult to move. Our Mobile Driven Cross Conveyor is a standalone machine that works in unison with the mobile bridge conveyor, reducing costs and increasing mobility.
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Experience more mobility with our Mobile Driven Cross Conveyor
Traditional systems that utilise a mobile bridge conveyor typically have a tripper and a cross conveyor both affixed as part of the same machine. These machines are extremely heavy, due to the structure needed to support their own components, along with the material being transported.
The tripper conveyors of these devices alone can weigh 200,000 lbs. or more. The additional size and weight of the cross conveyor, and the fact that these components move along the mobile bridge conveyor, result in the machine’s framework easily totalling more than 1 million lbs.
These machines take a long time to build – and at a huge capital expense. Obviously, they also are difficult to move in following a stacking plan.
Our Mobile Driven Cross Conveyor (MDCC), however, is designed as a separate machine that works in unison with the mobile bridge conveyor.
The MDCC moves on tracks, under its own power, and is positionable adjacent to the mobile bridge conveyor and its tripper device. The MDCC receives material from the tripper and conveys it to the stacking area.
Flexible and efficient Mobile Driven Cross Conveyors
Flexibility through mobility
The MDCC moves on its own tracks, under its own power, providing your entire mobile bridge conveyor system with greater mobility and greater flexibility onsite. Because it decreases the overall weight of the mobile bridge conveyor, it also offers flexibility in moving the system to other sites.
The MDCC can permit systems that may need to use multiple mobile bridge conveyors to service multiple stacking areas to only require one cross conveyor. The fact that the mobile bridge conveyor does not require an onboard cross conveyor reduces capital cost and increases site flexibility.
Ease in movability and positionability create greater efficiency as you reduce downtime. The MDCC also allows for greater capacity, as it can be built to accommodate a longer and/or wider conveyor, without worrying about weight and stability.
Reduced operating costs
In addition to reduced capital costs for a system that does not require the great supporting framework of a traditional mobile bridge conveyor, the MDCC also reduce s operating costs for fuel in moving the machines. Power requirements are lower than those for a machine that must operate both an onboard tripper and cross conveyor.
Pioneering simplicity, flexibility and mobility in mobile stacking
The MDCC really is a simple design that includes the frame, supported by tracks, and the cross conveyor, supported by the frame. The MDCC is built to be positionable adjacent to the mobile bridge conveyor with a tripper device, where the MDCC is positioned under an upper end of the tripper conveyor to receive material from it and move it to the stacking area.
Options for the MDCC include a luffing conveyor device that can be attached to the first end of the cross conveyor. A luffing conveyor device may also be attached to a second end of the cross conveyor, opposite from the first end of the cross conveyor. Each luffing conveyor device may be configured to provide retreat stacking.
Another option for the MDCC is a telescoping discharge structure attached to the cross conveyor end, allowing movement from a retracted position to an extended position. An optional hopper attached to the frame above the cross conveyor can be positioned adjacent to the upper end portion of the mobile bridge conveyor’s tripper to receive material from the tripper conveyor and guide it to the cross conveyor.
The controller is configured to cause the MDCC to move independently, in unison with or in response to the mobile bridge conveyor’s movement.