"We expect 20% added economy with the new model"
During the visit in May 2016, the company's second-generation LT1213 plant had just been commissioned for the first day's operation.
"I bought my first LT1213 back in 1999, and the second one a few years later. The quarrying business was started in 2000. If the machine wouldn't have been good, I simply would not have bought the third one," Braun notes.
The many renewed details in the new LT1213 unit, including the direct crusher drive, Tier 4 motors, curved feeder walls and idling motor mode when the crusher is empty, all bring savings in fuel costs.
"We do expect the new model to be 20% more economical than the old one. The new IC700 process control with easy-to-use color panel and push buttons is working well, and keeps the process flow fluid," Braun adds.
Capacities between 150-270 tons per hour
In recycling, the capacity of the new LT1213 is expected to be around 150-160 tons and in aggregates production about 180-270 tons per hour.
Simmerather is currently using Metso's martensitic alloy steel blow bars. Parts and servicing are handled by Fischer-Jung.
"We have noticed that Metso's blow bars last longer than the competitors'. In the near future, we will also test Metso's matrix-type blow bars made of steel and ceramic alloy," Braun explains.