Weir Minerals has released its newest product in its Trio line, the new Trio TC84XR live-shaft cone crusher ideal for use in the mining, sand and aggregate industries.
The OEM said it has added new design elements to the model that have made live-crushers a fixture of those respective industries, and also those that will remain crucial to flowsheets long into the future – including a low wear rate that uses less energy, easy operation and lower operating costs.
“While many OEMs have made the decision to discontinue their live-shaft cone crushers, Weir Minerals has resisted this trend, believing that – because every mining and sand and aggregate operation is different – there can’t be a one-size-fits all approach,” Weir said.
“Instead, Weir Minerals partners with its customers and empowers them to choose the machine best suited to their crushing needs.”
The company noted there are applications and situations more appropriate for pedestal, or fixed-shaft style, crushers. That is why Weir continues to manufacture its Trio TP pedestal style machine. However, it remains the only global equipment manufacturer to offer both the TC live shaft and TP fixed shaft style machines.
“The Trio TC cone crushers’ live-shaft design has been proven to perform in heavy-duty secondary and tertiary crushing applications. We wanted to build on this strong foundation,” Comminution Engineering Director Mark Utecht said.
“My team followed a comprehensive design process – we’ve reviewed and tested every inch of this crusher. While the TC84XR may seem familiar on the outside, we’ve upgraded its design and control functionality. The motor is larger and it has a much higher crushing capacity compared to equivalent sized crushers.”
The result, he said, is the new incredibly robust, powerful and technologically advanced crusher.
The Trio range of live- and fixed-shaft cone crushers are made for modern mines and quarries with advanced hydraulics, wear resistant material and the latest technology. Weir Minerals Global Application Director Ekkhart Matthies said it provides “a real choice” for customers.
“The combination of our TC and TP series allows us to have an honest conversation with our customers on the options available to them and make a technological recommendation which truly meets their needs,” Matthies said.
He also noted that replacing existing live-shaft style machines on-site with the new release crusher is a straightforward process. Both models have similar dimensions and are of a comparable weight. Also, there is no need to re-design existing circuits. The Trio TC84XR crusher, like the range of TP series cone crushers, can be fitted with ESCO wear parts, designed with superior ESCO alloys and be custom designed based on specific requirements.