Weir Minerals has upgraded its range of Trio TC live-shaft cone crushers. The Trio TC84XR features all the robust design elements that have made live-shaft crushers a fixture of the mining and sand and aggregate industries for generations, while also incorporating the latest technology to ensure it remains integral to flowsheets long into the future.
“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 solid foundation. My team followed a comprehensive design process – we have reviewed and tested every inch of this crusher. While the TC84XR may seem familiar on the outside, we have upgraded its design and control functionality. The motor is larger, and it has a much higher crushing capacity compared to equivalent sized crushers,” Mark Utecht, Weir Minerals’ director of Comminution Engineering says.
“The result: we now have an incredibly robust, powerful and technologically advanced crusher that is easy to operate, has a low wear rate and uses less energy, which ultimately lowers operating costs,” he says.
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 cannot be a one-size-fits all approach.
Instead, Weir Minerals partners with its customers and empowers them to choose the machine best suited to their crushing needs.
There are some applications and situations where pedestal (fixed-shaft) style crushers may be the more appropriate solution, which is why Weir Minerals continues to manufacture the premium Trio TP pedestal style machine.
Weir Minerals is the only global equipment manufacturer that offers both the TC live shaft and TP fixed shaft style machines.
“The combination of the Trio TP and TC fixed and live-shaft cone crushers ensures that Weir Minerals continue to offer their customers the right technology, regardless of their site structure, operating conditions or application,” says Utecht.
Trio live- and fixed-shaft cone crushers are made for modern mines and quarries with advanced hydraulics, wear resistant material and the latest technology.
“This is really exciting for our customers, as they now have a real choice. 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,” says Ekkhart Matthies, Weir Minerals’ Global Application director.
Replacing existing live-shaft style machines on site with the Trio TC84XR crusher is now a straightforward process because it has similar dimensions and is a comparable weight to its live-shaft predecessors. And because it produces the same product, downstream changes are not required, which is not the case when replacing a live-shaft style machine with a fixed-shaft style machine. In other words, there is no need to re-design existing circuits.
The recent technology upgrades in the Trio TC84XR crusher have improved its safety, functionality and reliability.
“At Weir Minerals, we understand and appreciate the key role live-shaft cone crushers play in today’s challenging crushing applications. Combining decades of experience and first-hand customer feedback with innovative designs, the highest quality materials and latest in control technology we believe that our new Trio TC84XR cone crusher is the most reliable and robust live-shaft cone in the market today” says Matthies.
Engineered to perform in the most extreme applications, the Trio TC84XR crusher is robust and easy to maintain and operate. It reliably delivers high crushing force and high horsepower in primary, crushed ore and quarry rock applications.
The ability of the TC84XR crusher to handle variable feed and crush pebbles is also partly a result of its large motor; it has been designed with higher power capability than comparable cone crushers. This translates to a higher potential crushing force and therefore increase in production.