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What’s New at Hillhead 2014

First published in the May 2014 issue of Quarry Management.

In just over a month’s time, Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, will once again host the world’s biggest working quarry show. From 24–26 June some 450 UK and international suppliers of plant, equipment, materials and services for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries will be in attendance with a huge range of exhibits on static display and/or live demonstration. Many of the exhibitors will be using the show as the platform for the launch of their latest products and offerings, and the following pages provide a snapshot of just some of the new equipment, systems and services that visitors to the show will be able to see on display for the first time.

Power and automation technology specialists ABB will be using Hillhead 2014 to launch a new turnkey drivetrain package for the aggregates industry that will demonstrate the benefits of using a single-source supplier for all components, from electric motors, variable-speed drives and gearboxes to bearings and couplings. These benefits are designed to reduce downtime and operating costs, improve reliability and increase productivity levels. Among the various items on display will be ABB’s new, highly energy-efficient synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) range offering outputs from 1.1kW up to 350kW.

Anaconda have been making significant headway in the UK market since the last Hillhead show and will be exhibiting again this year to show their latest products, including the SR514. Although this 14ft x 5ft two-deck finishing screen has been on the market for 12 months, Hillhead 2014 will be the first time the Cat-powered machine has been shown to a mass audience. The company will also be launching the new improved DF512 scalping screen, which has been reworked to include two- or three-way separation of material.

First-time exhibitors Arcure will be showing their Blaxtair pedestrian-detection system for construction equipment. The vision-based system is said to be the only device that can specifically distinguish pedestrians from other objects in real time. Should a pedestrian enter a hazardous area, a sonic alarm alerts the driver within a fraction of a second, allowing ample reaction time to prevent a potentially fatal collision. The unique feature of Blaxtair is that it warns the operator only when it is strictly necessary, ie when a pedestrian is put in danger, but does not generate unnecessary alarms for objects that do not need to be detected.

 Milling, paving and compaction equipment specialists Bomag (GB) have confirmed that their new 19-tonne class wheeled paver, the BF 600 P-2, will be on display at the show. Said to represent a large step forward in terms of safety, productivity and operational efficiency, the machine is equipped with the new high-performance Bomag S500 screed and offers a maximum output of 600 tonnes/h and a maximum paving width of 8m. Key features of the paver include an Economode integrated engine-management system that matches power to demand, and a high-power Magmalife heating system that reduces costs and increases safety.

Bunton Plant Sales will be presenting the Bergmann 4010 tracked dumper which has been newly introduced into the UK and

is designed for low-ground-pressure applications. The rear-tip machine has a 10-tonne payload and a low centre of gravity which contributes to safety on sloping ground conditions. The 4010 has hydrostatic drive and is powered by a Cummins water-cooled 6-cylinder, Tier IIIB interim with EGR and bio oil as standard, and uses 16.5 litres of fuel per hour when fully loaded. Bergmann, who have been supplying the German mining industry for 40 years, provide a comprehensive two-year warranty covering both driveline and transmission.

Exhibiting for the first time at Hillhead, JHM Butt & Co. will be showing the full range of Ceteor booster packs and automatic battery chargers. With outputs in excess of 15,000 peak amps, Ceteor offer a comprehensive range of more than 40 booster packs for the largest diesel engines and almost all applications. The company will also be showing the Ceteor Accusmart range of electronic battery chargers, designed to charge and maintain batteries on equipment that is used infrequently.

CDE have announced that Hillhead 2014 will see the launch of a new contract washing offer to the market in partnership with Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS). The partnership between the two firms in the UK will offer access to a suite of CDE modular washing equipment without the need for an initial CapEx investment. A variety of options will be available to operators through APS, including rental, hire-to-buy and price-per-tonne contracts. The equipment on offer will include the EvoWash sand washing plant, M2500 mobile washing plant, AggMax and RotoMax log-washers, the AquaCycle thickener and both a centrifuge and filter-press product.

Having introduced the Mist Cannon at Hillhead 2012, Corgin will be back once again to put their large-scale dust-suppression units through their paces in the demonstration areas, and to introduce their new D800 model, which offers the same benefits as previous models but with twice the throw. Providing an effective solution for the environmental compliance needs of the quarrying, waste and industrial sectors, Corgin Mist Cannons offer coverage of up to 26,000m2 from a single location.

Cummins will be using Hillhead 2014 to launch their new Powerpack range. Built in Darlington, UK, and based on a trusted and successful design from Cummins Power Products in the US, the Powerpack range utilizes the renowned Cummins QSB4.5, QSB6.7 and QSL9 engines to provide reliable and durable ‘torque in a box’ power solutions from 82kW (110hp) to 298kW (400hp). Cummins say the range is durable and versatile enough to be used in any demanding application, particularly crushing and screening machines in the quarrying and construction industries.

Davis Derby will be launching their new WiPAN wireless personal network at this year’s show. The easy-to-install system is designed to integrate directly into a conveyor belt pull-key system, providing real-time data and condition monitoring. Originally designed to locate miners underground, increased productivity and quicker response times are among the benefits of the system, which can also be used for applications such as remote sensor monitoring and asset tracking.

Among the Doosan products making their first appearance at Hillhead will be the 52-tonne DX530LC-3 excavator and DL420-3 wheel loader. The DX530LC-3 is powered by the proven Isuzu AL-6WG1X Stage IIIB-compliant diesel engine, providing 290kW (389hp) of power at 1,800 rev/min, while the Stage IIIB-compliant DL420-3 combines high engine power output and SCR technology with a new ZF transmission and several other features to minimize fuel consumption. Also making its debut on the Doosan stand will be the new Bobcat E85 8-tonne excavator, powered by a Yanmar Stage IIIB-compliant diesel engine providing 44.3kW of power at 2,100 rev/min.

Independent dust and air-quality assessment specialists DustScan will be showing their new combined directional and PM10 sampler, the DS500X. Designed for comprehensive site boundary or compliance monitoring, the instrument combines the company’s well-established directional sticky-pad gauge with a battery-powered filter reference particulate sampler. The system utilizes a certified, size-selective PM10 inlet and is programmed to run for seven days. As the unit is battery powered, it can be located in remote locations where mains power is not available.

ECY Haulmark will be launching several new products at Hillhead 2014. Making their debut in the UK market will be the CK16 multiprocessor with quick-change jaws and the reworked CI steel shear range, both from VTN Europe. Also making its first Hillhead appearance will be the LaBounty MDP mobile demolition processor line. These new units, as well as the rest of the company’s product range, will be in action in the demonstration area to the rear of the ECY Haulmark stand. Also on show will be the brand new Liebherr 956 super-high-reach.

Edge Innovate will be exhibiting a selection of machines from their product portfolio including the new track-mounted RTU220 radial truck unloader, which has been designed to allow operators to load directly from trucks into train wagons or barges. Material is fed into the RTU220’s 20m3 hopper by wheel loader or grab crane and is then carried to the radial conveyor via 2.2m wide heavy-duty belt. The machine is powered by a 96kW (129hp) Cat 4.4 diesel engine with a full HMI control panel and remote control providing operators with easy control of all functions. 

The Mobileye collision-avoidance system, a recent advancement in road accident prevention, will be showcased by UK distributors and installers Emotive Solutions. With its patented technology, the Mobileye system constantly watches and analyses the road in real time, measuring the distance and relative speed of other road users and calculating the risk of collision. When imminent danger is detected, the system emits visual and audible alerts. It has also been proven to reduce fuel costs and can be interlinked with telematics, making it a useful tool for fleet operators.

At Hillhead 2014 Eriez Europe will be displaying new stronger and lighter overband magnets for mobile crushers as well as a selection of suspended permanent magnets and metal-detection equipment designed to support the quarrying, mining and recycling sectors. Among the novelties on display will be a brand-new rare earth suspended magnet which is said to be 60% lighter than the conventional ferrite version, making it particularly suitable for the mobile equipment market.     

Independent lubricant manufacturers Fuchs Lubricants will be showcasing their latest developments including the Lubritech range of special lubricants and release agents. A key highlight will be their Meisselpaste, an oil-based paste for socket tools and bushings of hydraulic hammers from 75kg to 6 tonnes, which offers good water resistance and resilience at high temperatures. Also newly introduced are Renolin Extreme Temp 46 fuel-saving hydraulic fluid, and Titan Cargo 15W-40, 10W-30 and 5W-40 engine oils for use in EU Stage IV (US EPA Tier 4) compliant low-emission engines.

Garriock Bros., official distributors for Metso Minerals’ construction and recycling equipment in Scotland, England and Wales, will be displaying a wide range of products including the revolutionary new Lokotrack LT220D. This innovative combination of high-performance cone crusher and screen on the same chassis offers the benefits of lower fuel consumption, easier transportation, reduced maintenance and quicker set-up times, thereby increasing effective production time and production capacity.

Specialist engineering firm Greenbank say they are planning an impressive demonstration of their products and services at Hillhead 2014. A scale model of the company’s recently launched GravMaster gravimetric feeder will form a key part of the company’s display, alongside a mock-up of a pipe-conveyor system and a 40 tonnes/h belt weigh feeder destined for delivery directly after the show. Visitors will also discover more about the firm’s Aerotech ceramic vacuum-bonded lining system, which uses special vacuum-compression techniques to greatly improve the performance of ceramics used for linings.

The Hella Mining Centre of Excellence was created in Australia 10 years ago to research, design, develop and manufacture world-class lighting products specifically for the mining industry. For the first time, Hella will be exhibiting their full mining range at Hillhead, including LED worklamps, the new HypaLUME LED floodlight, LED beacons, and Buggywhips, all covered by a five-year warranty. The new Hella mining catalogue, which includes the full range of products for the mining and quarrying industries, will be available at the show.

Hill Engineering will once again be exhibiting the Tefra hydraulic quick-coupler and a selection from their Titan bucket range, but this year the company will also be bringing another ground breaking product to the market – the Tefra Tilt coupler. This latest addition to the award-winning Tefra family has inherited all the advantages of the Tefra coupler but provides increased productivity and versatility in multiple applications. The Tefra Tilt will be available for machines ranging in size from 7 tonnes to 55 tonnes and like the Tefra coupler, has been designed to be almost maintenance-free.

Hillhead 2014 will mark the launch of a strategic move by Hitachi into the UK quarrying and mining sectors, with the company exhibiting a selection from their new dash-5 wheel loader range, which consists of 14 different models from 2 tonnes up to 47 tonnes. These sit alongside a range of 12 rigid dumptrucks and the world-renowned large-size Hitachi excavators. A new ZW330-5 wheel loader, recently purchased by Morris & Perry and destined for their Gurney Slade Quarry in the Mendips immediately after the show, will feature prominently on the stand.

The Hyundai stand at Hillhead 2014 will feature a total of nine machines including two brand new models – the 42.6-tonne R430LC-9A crawler excavator and the 12-tonne R125LC-9A midi-excavator. Taking centre stage, the R430LC-9A is powered by a low-emission, low-noise Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB engine which offers a power output of 231kW (310hp). Making its world debut, the R125LC-9A short-tail-swing midi-excavator is fitted with a Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB-compliant Perkins 1204E engine. According to Hyundai, their dash-9A series excavators are engineered to be extremely fuel efficient with proven 5% savings compared with previous models.

JCB will highlight the diversity of their product range with two stands at Hillhead 2014 along with live operations in the demonstration area. Taking centre stage will be new fuel-saving models which will all be making their UK debuts, including the new 457 wheel loader, the updated JS360 tracked excavator and a new series of compact excavators. Offering a fuel saving of around 16% compared with the previous model, the new 457 is the first machine from JCB to utilize the company’s next-generation CommandPlus cab which is said to offer the ultimate in operator comfort.

Responding to customer demand for switch disconnectors in high-visibility enclosures, Kraus & Naimer will be introducing their extended range of Blue Line enclosed switch disconnectors. The new range incorporates the latest Blue Line KG block type switch disconnnectors in 3-, 4-, 6-, 9- and 12-pole versions rated from 20 amp up to 315 amp.

Kubota will be showing a wide range of high-performance mini-excavators and EU Stage IIIB/US EPA Tier 4-certified solutions below 56kW, including the V3307-CR-TE4 diesel engine. A key focus on the stand will be the company’s recently launched U27-4,  a zero-tail swing mini-excavator that is set to raise the bar in the 2-3 tonne weight category, along with the 8-tonne KX080-4 – the most powerful and efficient excavator in Kubota’s range.

Hillhead 2014 will provide the UK launch pad for three new products from Liebherr Great Britain. The compact 14-tonne R914C excavator with a 1,600mm tail swing and the larger 22-tonne R9222 excavator equipped with a Stage IIIB-compliant engine will be among the latest exhibits. Also on show will be the 22-tonne PR 736 bulldozer featuring a 5m3 blade and highly efficient hydrostatic drive system that keeps fuel use as low as possible.

Martin Engineering, who have been providing bulk materials handling solutions for 70 years, will be displaying their latest belt cleaner and conveyor transfer point products. The company will also be launching its new Arco plate wear liner products, as well as promoting new developments in air-cannon technology. 

Taking centre stage on the Marubeni-Komatsu stand will be the complete

Dash-7 wheel loader range, including the EU Stage IIIB-compliant WA320-7, WA380-7, WA470-7 and WA500-7 models, all featuring SmartLoader Logic, Komtrax and Komatsu CARE solutions. Also on display will be two machines from the company’s intelligent machine control range – the D61PXi-23 bulldozer and PC210LCi-10 crawler excavator.

Materials Handling Products will be displaying a range of wear-resistant linings in a variety of materials, including ceramic, rubber and polyurethane. Also on show will be a porous ceramic pulley lagging, alongside a display of Technicgum belt scrapers. MHP will also be showing a full range of screen media, including their testarossa and Kuper modular systems.

Maximus Crushing & Screening will be launching two new machines at Hillhead 2014 – the MXJ-1 jaw crusher and MXC-2 cone crusher. The former is a high-performance machine designed for quarrying, mining, recycling and demolition applications, while the latter is a medium-to-large tracked mobile unit equipped with a high-capacity 1,200mm (47in) MSP3000 cone for secondary crushing applications.

Moisture Reduction Systems will be introducing a number of new products and services, including their latest sand and associated material drying AMR system and Environment and Sustainable Management service. The latest offerings are designed to help customers achieve shorter drying times than before at significantly reduced costs.

NBB Controls + Components GmbH, leading specialists in industrial radio remote controls, will be presenting their new modular designed Nano-M surface-mounted joystick, which features a 4.3in colour display with a brightness value of 800–1,00 cd/m2 – making it suitable for use in outdoor applications. 

Parker Plant will be showing the latest additions to their extensive asphalt and crushing equipment portfolio, including the E3 counterflow drum mixer, Spreadmaster chipping spreader and Premix 12 concrete turbomixer, which produces cement paste by mixing cement with water and additives prior to combining with aggregates, to ensure homogeneous truck-mixed concrete up to 12m3 per batch.

As usual Powerscreen will be showcasing an array of new and existing products. Four brand new machines – the Premiertrak 300 HA jaw crusher, Warrior 2100 screen, Premiertrak 600 diesel electric jaw crusher and Maxtrak 1150 cone crusher – will be working in the demonstration area. Other exhibits will include: a Maxtrak 1000 cone crusher; Premiertrak 300 HR jaw crusher; Powertrak 750 scalping screen; Chieftain 2100X screen; and Trakpactor 320SR impactor.

Rapid International will be exhibiting their recently launched Rapidmix 400CW fully weighed mobile continuous mixing plant. The latest model – which offers full weighing options for all materials (aggregates and cement) and water usage – mixes up to 400 tonnes/h and is the first machine to adopt the new Rapid colour scheme as part of the company’s corporate rebrand. 

Hillhead 2014 will see RUD Chains displaying their advanced tyre-protection chains and latest innovative Sideflex solution, which is an inventive and robust device that offers a practical solution to the ever-present challenge of sidewall damage to dumptruck tyres. Also on show from the company will be a range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, screw conveyors and apron feeders.

Once again Sandvik Construction will be showcasing their latest range of mobile crushing and screening equipment, as well as extensive line-up of hammers and breakers from the Rammer brand. Among the new products on show will be the QA451 mobile tracked screener, CH540 cone crusher, the Rammer 5011 hydraulic hammer, and the DI550 drill rig. On demonstration will be the QA331 screener and QJ341 jaw crusher feeding a QS441 cone crusher, and a QS331 model.

Exhibiting for the first time at the show, schaefer-technic will be introducing a comprehensive range of bitumen equipment for road surface treatments, including machines for microsurfacing, surface dressing, crack repair, blow patches and bond-coat spraying. On display will be a bond-coat spray with hot-bitumen joint-spraying equipment. 

On the Selwood Pumps stand will be a wide range of pumps for all applications, including the new H200 high-head unit specially designed for the quarrying sector. The heavy-duty, automatic self-priming pump is powered by a Stage III/Tier 4 Interim-compliant Volvo D16 (601hp), with a 158m delivery head and maximum flow of 750m3/h.

As well as showcasing a full range of vibratory feeders, Skako Vibration will also be exhibiting, for the first time, the Skakogab. The new product is a fully automatic feeding and loading station for the filling of gabion baskets. It simultaneously fills up to four baskets (depending on the size), and the actual filling can be completed within 4min. The Skakogab comprises a 10m3 loading hopper, twin ‘traversing’ vibratory feeders, loading box on a compaction table and controls for automatic and manual operation. Its design accommodates all popular sizes of gabion baskets, from 2m x 1m x 1m down to 1.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m.

First-time exhibitors Sun Hydraulics, manufacturers of screw-in cartridges and manifolds, will be introducing their new LoadMatch counterbalance valves, which are designed to help reduce installation costs and deliver energy savings in load holding/motion control.

At this year’s show Tesab Group will be exhibiting their new Trackstack 8542TBF stockpile conveyor, which features a belt feed hopper design capable of delivering high tonnages. The company will also be demonstrating its new 1200TC tracked cone crusher and Trackstack 8042T tracked conveyor.

Telestack, specialists in mobile bulk material handling, will be showcasing four new additions to their TC tracked conveyor range, a next-generation radial telescopic conveyor and a new truck unloader model. 

There will be a host of new product launches on the Terex Finlay stand, including the 893, 883+ and 883+ Spaleck heavy-duty screeners and 693+ inclined screening machine. In action, at the show will be the new C-1550 cone crusher, I-100RS impact crusher and J-1170AS jaw crusher. The company will also be demonstrating new diesel/electric variants of the current J-1175 jaw crusher, C-1540 cone crusher and 694+ inclined screen.

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) will be using Hillhead 2014 to officially launch and unveil their new Aggresand 206 wash plant, suitable for all industrial, construction, recycling and mining applications. This larger Aggresand model shares all the special modular features of the Aggresand 165 model, which was launched in 2013, including ease of transportation, rapid set-up time, pre-wired and pre-plumbed components and an HMI control system. TWS will also use the show to launch another new product, their next-generation log-washer, the Aggrescrub 150. 

Bucket manufacturers Viby Attachment will be using the show to promote a number of new technical developments that have been introduced as standard ‘added-value’ items on relevant products. These include: new anti-vibration ‘blocks’ fitted to all direct-mount wheel loader buckets; quick-hitches to reduce noise, bucket vibration and operator fatigue; and a new single-point lubrication system to reduce downtime and simplify the task of daily greasing.

Volvo Construction Equipment will be showcasing their hard and soft products, with the company’s latest Stage IV machines taking centre stage on the stand. Other products on show will include: the Volvo P6870C wheeled paver; a new 5-tonne reduced-swing compact excavator; the latest FMX and FH truck models; Stage IV engines from Volvo Penta; and aftermarket service offerings. 

New for Hillhead 2014 will be the 803 dual-power compact excavator from Wacker Neuson. With dual-power capability, the machine can, in addition to its integrated diesel engine, be connected to an HPU8 external electro-hydraulic drive unit for emission-free applications. Also featured on the stand will be the new RD27 asphalt roller, which offers user advantages such as a detailed control panel for a quick overview of all machine functions.

Wirtgen will be exhibiting no fewer than 15 machines at this year’s show. Making its UK debut will be the W200Hi hydraulically driven milling drum machine that offers flush cutting to both sides of the mill. Also on display will the latest Kleemann MCO9 crusher from the Mobicone series, and two new models – the HD90iVV large articulated tandem roller and H13i compactor – from the Hamm range.

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