Sandvik’s new connected cone crushers set to bring digital transformation to mines and quarries
SANDVIK say their new CH800i series of premium connected cone crushers includes a range of performance upgrades that, together with My Sandvik, will bring digital transformation to mines and quarries.
The Sandvik CH800i series is the first to offer intelligent crushing based on actionable information via the My Sandvik portal. This will allow managers and operators to make decisions based on facts, and see areas for improvement directly, thereby increasing uptime and availability.
My Sandvik is the latest innovation in Sandvik crushers. Other automation features continuously measure and compensate for crusher liner wear, while Hydroset and the electric dump valve automatically provide overload protection to let tramp iron or other uncrushable material pass through, and ASRi automatically adapts crushers to variations in feed conditions.
Models in the Sandvik CH800i series also come with a range of upgrades, including a 65% stronger main shaft, and top and bottom shells that are up to 50% stronger than previous models. Moreover, the crushers have bolted rather than welded top and bottom shell liners to reduce maintenance time and improve safety. Since no welding is needed when changing liners, the process is said to be up to 90% faster.
‘New digital technologies will transform the way mines and quarries work. My Sandvik is the first major step in gaining insights into productivity and predictive maintenance that will drive our industry forward,’ said Mats Dahlberg, vice-president of lifecycle service for stationary crushing and screening with Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. ‘It’s great to offer our customers a service that will truly make a difference to their profitability.’
Crushers in the new CH800i series can be purchased as a completely new system or, alternatively, customers can choose a Sandvik Reborn solution, replacing an existing crusher for a new one and re-utilizing existing auxiliaries and infrastructure. This plug-and-play installation option helps to minimize disruption and maximize productivity, whilst offering up to a 40% cost saving compared with a complete crusher system.