Hybrid focus for crushing equipment OEM
By Leila Steed21 February 2023
SBM Mineral Processing is to present its lastest hybrid crushers at this year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg trade fair in Las Vegas, United States, with the JAWMAX 400 mobile jaw crusher taking centre-stage.
The JAWMAX 400 mobile crusher has an operating weight of 88 t and a feed capacity of 400 tph, with transport dimensions of 44 ft (13.4 m) in length, 12 ft (3.6) in width and 11.8 ft (3.6 m) in height.
Like all of the company’s mobile models, the plant “features one of the most advanced diesel-electric drive concepts on the market,” said SBM.
“A combination of fuel-efficient onboard diesel and performance-tuned generator powers the plants’ largely electrified crushing, screening and conveying equipment.”
“Despite class-leading production capacities, this ensures massive savings in fuel consumption compared with diesel-hydraulic or only partially electric competitor plants thanks to low engine speeds.
“Less hydraulics also means less risk of failure, lower maintenance and parts inventory costs, and thus higher availability with further optimized operating costs, reaching overall savings from 40 to 75%.”
The manufacturer will also showcase its latest - and largest - mobile impact crusher, the REMAX 600.
Debuted in Europe at Bauma 2022 in Germany, SBM said the REMAX 600 model would “soon pave the way for “autonomous crushing”.
The REMAX 600 model has a maximum feed capacity of 600 tonnes of material an hour and its 1400-impact crusher can handle material feed sizes of up to 900 mm. Capable of producing up to five fractions in one cycle, the machine is fitted with a diesel-electric hybrid drive.
This comprises a 15-litre Stage V Cummins turbodiesel engine and a 553 kVa generator that powers a 250 kW electric motor, which drives the crusher’s conveyors, screens and hydraulic systems.
It also includes a host of technological features, with “Extensive sensor technology, including cameras,” said SBM. These constantly record and evaluate the “feed material as well as intermediate and end products”.
“In real time, those values reach centralized digital labs at SBM, where they are further analysed. Necessary adjustments are then made on the “digital twin” of the working machine and re-transmitted directly to the REMAX 600 in the field.”
The new REMAX 600 expands the company’s mobile impact crusher product line, joining the REMAX 200, 300, 400 and 500 models.
SBM, which will be exhibiting at booth S5600 in the Silver Lot, (Silver Lot, Booth: S5600), will also display the REMAX 600’s smaller sister model, the REMAX 400 mobile impact crusher.