RM Group launch new product philosophy
Series production of new RM Next machines commences with launch of the RM 120X crusher
Following the presentation of the prototype at bauma in Munich in 2019, RM Group have now launched series production of their new RM Next product philosophy. The RM 120X is the first crusher to be introduced in this series, with an RM screen to follow next year.
‘With this philosophy we are once again setting standards in user-friendliness,’ said Gerald Hanisch, founder and owner of RUBBLE MASTER. As the first NEXT-philosophy crusher, the RM 120X combines enhanced safety with maximum performance and flexibility. However, the company remains true its proven service and intuitive GO! operation concept, which it continues to expand.
Essentially, RM NEXT focuses on a number of key points, extended service being one of them, including both the standard five-year warranty – an industry first – and the annual service.
Simplicity is ensured despite the additional features, equipment options and configurations that have been developed based on customer requirements.
‘Operating an RM 120X still involves only a few buttons. The built-in screen is only used to display information and has no sub-menus. We have received valuable input for this operating concept from our customers around the world, and the controls and display meet the specifications on job sites 100%,’ said Mr Hanisch.
The RM Group have always been among the pioneers in terms of safety, and Mr Hanisch says his vision has now become reality. ‘With RM NEXT and the comprehensive operator-machine interface, the operator no longer has to enter the danger zone while operating the machine and can see light signals indicating both the status and current workload of the crusher from the excavator cab.’
An additional focus was on the optimization of material throughput. Here, RM Group have implemented job-specific crushing equipment for the respective material as well as real-time analysis. This, they say, reduces running costs and increases turnover.
Optimization starts with the machine configuration, which is why five main application cases have been developed with the necessary equipment options. In addition, the performance indicator on the machine and the RM GO! SMART can be used to immediately detect and implement any potential improvement.
‘When we started developing RM NEXT, we always had our entire product range in mind. In future, an important role will be played by networking different products in operation at the same job site. However, we can only make this happen if all the products work according to the same philosophy,’ explained Mr Hanisch.
‘That is why intensive work is currently under way to network RM machines that work together. This will mean that the throughput of the screen can be adjusted to match the utilization of the crusher. Machines downstream from the crusher can also stop automatically if the crusher is currently not processing any material. These optimizations are designed to increase efficiency and save running costs.’