Aggregates Manager

December 2013

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25 Top Rollouts of 2013 Whether focusing on production basics or new engine emission requirements, this year's new equipment offers opportunities to upgrade operations. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief and Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor ATLAS COPCO Atlas Copco's line of bucket crushers joins its silent demolition tool range of hydraulic attachments. Said to reduce the overall cost of a job by reducing the amount of equipment needed on site, the four new buckets were engineered with a wide aperture bucket and large capacity. The output size adjusts from 0.5 to 4.75 inches, with a slightly smaller output size in the smallest model. The bucket jaws, which receive the most wear, can be inverted. The top and bottom jaws can be replaced or single jaws can be rotated by 180 degrees to extend wear and service life. Atlas Copco | | Text INFO to 205-289-3782 or visit How we made our choices When we ask readers how we can best help them keep track of changes in the products and services they use to produce aggregates, almost everyone wants an annual short list of the really important stuff. No wonder. The sheer volume of introductions is overwhelming. Aggregates Manager covers numerous products each year in its RollOuts departments and Supply Lines features and offers even more product coverage through its website and newsletters. So each year, our staff reviews all the product introductions we've covered for the past year to pick out 25 that we believe are worth further review. Our priorities are new concept products, which are rare; new series/new generation products in categories that relate to the aggregates industry; and other rollouts which serve our readers' interests by increasing competition in a product category. Inevitably, we omit deserving products, either because we just didn't understand the significance of the product or because the announcing company didn't communicate what was special about the product, or both. In either case, we apologize in advance for these omissions. 24 BEDROCK 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 users to work on-line or off-line and to share projects with other users at will. The sharing capability is intended to allow process engineers, consultants, and equipment dealers to work more effectively and efficiently 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 | Text INFO to 205-289-3782 or visit BTI 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 | Text INFO to 205-289-3782 or visit AGGREGATES MANAGER December 2013

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