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Kleemann plant train performs impressively in limestone

The intelligent line coupling of the Kleemann machines makes for a stable process possible and ensures safety The intelligent line coupling of the Kleemann machines makes for a stable process possible and ensures safety

Greek infrastructure project implemented with combination of jaw crusher, cone crusher and screen 

A MOBILE Kleemann plant train has been deployed in Amphilochia on the Greek mainland for the construction of a 48.5km-long highway that will play an important role for the Ambracian Gulf’s tourist region, in north-west Greece, and which will require a large amount of high-quality processed rock.

During project planning, the company carrying out the infrastructure work opted for an efficient three machine plant train from Kleemann’s PRO line, comprising a Mobicat MC 120i PRO jaw crusher and Mobicone MCO 110i PRO cone crusher, complemented by a Mobiscreen MSC 953i EVO classifying screen.


The limestone on site has a high quartz content and the 0–600mm feed material is very sticky and contains a high proportion of soil in addition to the quartz, making it an ideal application for the jaw Mobicat MC 120i PRO with its efficient double-deck pre-screen.

The jaw crusher acts as the primary unit in the plant train, discharging any fines before the crushing process and loading the primary crushed material into the downstream Mobicone MCO 110i PRO, while the subsequent Mobiscreen MSC 953i EVO delivers the four final products prescribed for road construction: 0–4mm, 4–16mm, 16–32mm and 0–32mm.

All three machines are intelligently linked, which ensures a stable process thanks to automatic control. Each machine works independently but sends signals to the upstream and/or downstream machines in the event of malfunctions or overfilling. The continuous feed system (CFS) also ensures even loading and optimum crusher utilization.

The connection between the three machines also ensures safety. If an emergency stop is pressed anywhere on the plant train, all the machines are stopped safely, preventing damage or overload situations and resulting in high availability and performance throughout with low wear.

The Kleemann plant train has impressed the operator with its throughput of up to 410 tonnes/h and the ability to handle large feed material up to 600mm. ‘The Kleemann machines are exceptionally powerful and can successfully take on any application. We are very satisfied with the output and expect to process 1.5 million tonnes during 18 months of operation,’ said a delighted Aris Svolos, owner of Aigistos SA.

The two crushing machines are equipped with powerful E-Drive diesel-electric drives. Fuel consumption is low, and it is also possible to retrofit the plants with Kleemann’s external power supply option, making the machines future-proof.

For such large projects, it is not only efficient performance of the machines that counts; close collaboration with local contacts is also key. In Greece, Wirtgen Group customers are supported by local dealer Helma SA.

‘We are very satisfied with our contact partners at Kleemann and Helma, and we especially appreciate their willingness to find practicable solutions. Knowing that we can count on quick, straightforward support when things get challenging gives me real peace of mind,’ said Mr Svolos.


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