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by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief
Your complete guide to new and updated equipment
and supplies in the aggregates industry.
World's largest rockbreaker
BTI introduces the TRX64 stationary rock breaking system. Said
to be the world's largest rockbreaker, the unit weighs more than
110,000 pounds. Booms for the TRX series range from 48 to 64 feet
carrying breakers in the 8,500- to 20,000 foot-pound class, depending on reach.
BTI | www.rockbreaker.com
Komatsu America Corp.'s WA470-7 wheel loader is powered by a Tier 4i SAA6D125E-6 engine. With 272 net horsepower and weighing 52,007 pounds, the WA470-7 features
improved efficiency, 8-percent lower fuel consumption,
improved operator comfort, and enhanced serviceability to
maximize productivity while lowering operating costs. The
WA470-7 features Komatsu Smart Loader Logic, which
provides optimal engine torque during operation while also
allowing for reduced fuel consumption. Equipped with the
latest Komtrax technology, the WA470-7 also comes with
Komatsu CARE complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Komatsu America Corp. | www.komatsu.com
Upgraded simulation software
Three years in development, BedRock Software, LLC's newest program
is said to represent a completely new generation of simulation software
to manage and optimize an aggregates operation. AggFlow Design and
Manage is a hybrid program that allows workers to work on-line or offline and to share projects with other users at will. The sharing capability
is intended to allow process engineers, consultants, and equipment
dealers to work collaboratively when developing a plant optimization
strategy. Simulation can be used to determine optimal production capacity for a particular equipment configuration; then users can input
field sample data to compare what the operation is actually producing
to its theoretical capability. This information can then be used to identify and eliminate bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
BedRock | www.aggflow.com
AGGREGATES MANAGER August 2013
7/17/13 8:31 AM