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H-Sensortechnik Optical Belt Scale provides volumetric measurement and data capability

The H-Sensortechnik Optical Belt Scale (OBS) is a contact-free volumetric scanner that is mounted over conveyor belts. Using the latest laser technology, this belt scale effectively scans material crossing any conveyor belt with a measurement accuracy of 1mm variance. The system works very well in waste and recycling applications, biomass, soil and mulch, as well as aggregates, and is unaffected by wind, dust, temperature and vibration. 

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McCloskey to debut new crusher and washing system at Hillhead UK 2018

McCloskey will show its J35 compact jaw crusher at Hillhead 2018.

Hillhead 2018 visitors will get a first look at McCloskey International's new compact jaw crusher - the J35 - in Buxton Quarry, June 26-28, 2018. The spotlight will also be turned on the newest product from McCloskey Washing Systems, the AGGSTORM 150, which will be displayed on the McCloskey stand across from the Rock Processing Demo area.

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Aggregate producer's Trimble Loadrite scales are consistent and accurate in tough conditions

McCloskey stacker (green) and Astec mobile screens (brown).

Located in the town of Merlin, in southwestern Ontario, Sykes Trucking & Aggregates Ltd was founded in the 1970s by entrepreneur Ed Sykes and is now owned and operated by his son, Don Sykes. About 10 years ago, the company purchased Orford Sand & Gravel Limited, located in the neighboring town of Muirkirk. Today, the aggregate production company produces sand and gravel and has a screening plant to develop its own custom sand mix and asphalt sand, which meets Ontario Provincial Standards for asphalt. 

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Terex Washing Systems to premiere "C&D recycling game changer" at Hillhead 2018

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) will unveil their latest modular concept at Hillhead 2018. The company says that it is set to be an innovative game-changer for C&D recycling. Pit and quarry operators can look forward to more intelligent ways to wash sand, gravel, aggregates and C&D waste thanks to this new high-performance solution that brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a single plant.  

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Wirtgen Group technologies impress at Intermat

The Wirtgen Group showed of a number of its latest innovations at Intermat this year, all 5 brands were strongly represented: Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven.  Visitors had the chance to talk with experienced applications experts from the Group and got up to speed on the latest technologies for the entire road construction cycle while learning more about the Wirtgen Group's extensive range of service offerings. Here is an overview of some of the highlights: 

W 150 CFi with 1800-mm milling drum assembly leads the Wirtgen line-up.

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Keestrack to introduce new design for R3/R3e track-mounted impact crusher at Intermat

Keestrack's R3e track-mounted impact crusher.

Keestrack will unveil a new design for its track-mounted impact crusher unit R3 / R3e at Intermat (Stand No.: 5A H098). Thanks to its compact transport and operational dimensions, the 30-tonne model offers all advantages of the diesel-electric hybrid concept, which Keestrack is implementing as an efficient alternative drive system in more and more product ranges of its mobile crushing and screening plants.

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Volvo CE unveils new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at Scotland facility

All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company's Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines, which consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E. The star of the show was the R100E, a completely new rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today's mining and quarrying customers. The new four-model range is initially available in less regulated markets.

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Quarry saves costs and fuel with downhill hauling

A Volvo EC750E at work in the quarry.

At Savage Stone's 400-acre quarry in Jessup, Maryland, gabbro is mined from five, 43-foot tall benches, with chemical rock hardness increasing with each lower level. The shot rock (similar to granite and good for coarse road base) used to be loaded into Volvo 35- and 40-ton articulated haulers and 100-ton Euclid rigids and transported a half mile uphill to the primary crusher, a Lippmann 5062 jaw crusher. The jaw crusher processes rock to 5-7 inches, which is then stockpiled on the surge pile for the finishing plant, where it is crushed to 1 1/2 minus.

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Rubble Master acquires compact screen and crusher manufacturer Maximus

The Rubble Master HS3500M compact tracked scalping screen.

Rubble Master (RM) has acquired Northern Ireland-based screen manufacturer Maximus. Founded in 2004 and employing 120 people, Maximus will complement Rubble Master's existing range of products, helping to satisfy customers and support future growth. According to Rubble Master, for customers and dealers, this acquisition means a full line of crushing, recycling and screening products are now available with the same reliable, lifetime support and complete parts and service support customers have come to expect from their company.

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CAT 988K XE electric-drive wheel loader

The new Cat 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric-drive system. It joins the 988K and the recently launched 986K wheel loaders, providing three choices to get the most cost-effective loader for required application. 
The 988K XE delivers high production in all loading applications and is especially recommended for demanding jobsites where fuel efficiency makes a difference in the machine's total cost of operation.

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Haver & Boecker offers mixed screen media options for improved efficiency

Haver & Boecker technicians work with producers, evaluating their applications, challenges and goals to customize screen media selection in a way that optimizes screening.

Haver & Boecker showcased blended screen media options for each vibrating screen deck at AGG1 2018 in Houston. The blended screen media approach offers improved efficiency by extending screen media life and minimizing issues such as blinding and pegging. Haver & Boecker technicians work with producers, evaluating their applications, challenges and goals to customize screen media selection in a way that optimizes screening. The manufacturer's variety of screen media options helps ensure producers receive an option best-suited for their material type and size.

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Photo gallery: Frontline Machinery hosts 2nd Annual Canadian Keestrack Demo Day in Chilliwack, B.C.

Frontline Machinery demoed the Keestrack hybrid track-mounted H4 cone crusher in Chilliwack, B.C.

On March 13, Frontline Machinery hosted their annual Keestrack Canadian Demo Day at their Western Canadian head office in Chilliwack, B.C. Heavy Equipment Guide and Recycling Product News were on site at the event which brought together customers and stakeholders from the aggregate and recycling industry for a live, hands-on demonstration of crushing, screening and stacking conveyor systems.

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Kleemann high-performance MR 130 Zi EVO2 impact crusher shown at AGG1 2018

Kleemann's MR 130 Zi EVO2 and MR 110 Zi EVO2 mobile impact crushers can be equipped with optional, highly productive secondary vibrating screen with extra-large screening surface mounted on the discharge conveyor.

High-performance and enhanced aggregates processing technology built into Kleemann products like the Tier 4 final Mobirex MR 130 Zi EVO2 impact crusher shown at World of Asphalt/AGG1 2018 in Houston, and the smaller MR 110 Zi EVO2, are boosting productivity and product quality for operators, according to the company.

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