Terex MPS crushers for Namibian project

Following the official African launch last year, the Terex MPS WC1150S wheeled cone crusher and the updated WJ3042i wheeled jaw crusher have become a popular choice for contractors. A case in point is The Teichmann Group, which has deployed these models with great success on a crushing project in Namibia, producing sub-base and road stone products. By Munesu Shoko.
The Teichmann Group has deployed the Terex WC1150S and the WJ3042i on a crushing project in Namibia.

As part of its product expansion programme, Terex Mineral Processing Systems (Terex MPS) introduced the WC1150S cone crusher, a completely new addition to its wheeled crushing range last year. In addition, the company also unveiled the WJ3042i, an updated version of the WJ1175 wheeled jaw crusher.

The two crushers are available as standalone plants or as a multi-plant system with product conveyors for a complete crushing and screening plant. They are both suited to mining and quarrying environments. The WC1150S and the WJ3042i can be easily set up for aggregates such as concrete and road stone, as well as base materials.

Several units of these models are already hard at work at various sites across Africa. One of the first companies to take delivery of the WC1150S and the WJ3042i in Africa was The Teichmann Group. Delivered last year, the two machines are part of a plant deployed at a crushing project in Namibia, making sub-base and road stone material for a major road project in the country.

Established in 1995, The Teichmann Group is a dynamic group of companies boasting substantial expertise and experience in a wide range of construction services, mining and agricultural solutions.  Its strategic geographical reach extends across Southern, Central and West Africa.

“Our civil engineering companies specialise in construction projects of all sizes.  We have experienced teams of qualified engineers and managers who are hands-on and prioritise safety. We offer cost-effective solutions and utilise innovative construction methods, technical expertise and value engineering to deliver successful projects,” says Gary Teichmann, Executive Chairman of The Teichmann Group.

At the heart of the WC1150S is the 225-kW Terex TC1150 cone crusher and a 6’ x 20’ triple-deck screen.

Quick delivery

Willem du Plooy, Regional Business Development Manager – Africa at Terex MPS, tells Quarrying Africa that the wheeled plant concept has offered The Teichmann Group greater flexibility because of its ease of movement on and between job sites. Setup times are minimised, efficiency is increased and jobs are completed with ease.

In addition, says Du Plooy, the client was impressed by the short delivery time of the plant, especially given the urgent nature of the job. With its 225 kW Terex TC1150 cone crusher with a modern, automated control system, the WC1150S is providing optimal capacity and high-quality products to The Teichmann Group.

“As the Terex MPS dealer network continues to grow throughout Africa, the majority of Terex MPS units are now available in stock. In fact, our dealers have already standardised on the WJ3042i and WC1150S. For this particular deal, PX Equipment was able to deliver the new units, set them up and get product on the floor for The Teichmann Group in a very short time frame,” says Du Plooy.

The Teichmann Group’s plant was originally set up with a vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher in the circuit, but with the WC1150S’s special crushing action, which provides high reduction and good product cubicity for the production of high-quality aggregate and sub-base materials, the client realised that there was no need for a VSI. Removing the VSI in the circuit resulted in a significant reduction in operating costs, especially given that a VSI by its very nature is an energy-hungry machine.

“The application is a high-wear, tough granite rock, but the plant has performed exceptionally well, producing in-spec quality road products for the contractor. The Teichmann Group now has three of the WJ3042i and WC1150S crushing plants operating at different sites in Africa,” says Du Plooy.

Equipped with the Terex MPS JW42 jaw crusher and heavy-duty vibrating grizzly feeder, the Terex MPS WJ3042i delivers optimum production across various applications.

Gaining traction

Du Plooy says the new crusher models are gaining quick traction in the market. More units are being commissioned in Africa, he says, proving that the new WJ3042i and WC1150S are quickly becoming the principal choice for contractors.

“With our ever-growing dealer network, Terex MPS is now able to support its customers in all of Africa, with main hubs and satellite offices in most parts of the continent. Aftermarket support is a key focus of our growth strategy in Africa and we have really fared well in that aspect as we continue to train and support new dealers in Africa,” he says.

Reiterating commitment to its dealers, last year Terex MPS hosted its first Africa Dealer Conference at its Terex MPS India facility, with distributors from Southern, Central, West and North Africa present, as well as those from the Islands of Africa. Following the success of the Africa Dealer Conference in 2023, the 2024 edition will be hosted in South Africa and possibly in Morocco in 2025.

Willem du Plooy, Regional Business Development Manager – Sub Sahara Africa at Terex MPS.

Machines in detail

The WC1150S cone-screen plant is a high-performance, medium-sized wheeled crushing and screening system. At the heart of the plant is the 225-kW Terex TC1150 cone crusher and a 6’ x 20’ triple-deck screen. A level sensor over the cone crusher regulates the feed to ensure the chamber is continually choke-fed, thus ensuring maximum production and liner life, as well as optimal product shape. The large onboard triple-deck screen allows for the production of sized products from a single plant.

Equipped with the Terex MPS JW42 jaw crusher and heavy-duty vibrating grizzly feeder, the Terex MPS WJ3042i delivers optimum production across various applications. The compact size, quick setup times, easy transport and simple maintenance make the Terex MPS WJ3042i ideal for quarrying, mining, demolition and recycling. The machine excels in tight spaces and can be effortlessly transported to different project sites, allowing clients to benefit from quick setup times to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency.

“The WJ3042i’s chassis has been redesigned and upgraded to provide better overall access and the Terex MPS JW42 jaw crusher onboard has a new mounting system to reduce the stresses to the chassis while crushing,” says Du Plooy.

In addition, the field kit with conveyors and surge bin has been redesigned to accommodate three possible standard layouts for the WJ3042i and WC1150S. The same field kit allows clients to set the plant up for direct all-in feed into the cone crusher or feed the screen directly, ensuing easy layout change as required for different crushing sites.

All plants and conveyors are designed to fit in standard containers for easy transport. The entire system, complete with conveyors, can be transported in nine containers. Once on site, each assembled plant can be transported in a one-piece tow, while hydraulic screen lift and hydraulic support legs reduce the cranage and tools required for plant set-up and relocation.

Apart from the WJ3042i and WC1150S, Terex MPS offers the WC1000LS and WC1300 cone crusher models with four-deck screens and the WV2000 wheeled VSI crusher with a four-deck screen. The wheeled range is complemented by the company’s United States-built portable plants, ranging from wheeled jaws, cones and impact crushers to a wide range of wheeled screening units.

“Terex MPS offers three different types of cone crushers in its range – the MVP series screw bowl, the TC series floating bowl and the TG series floating shaft cone crusher – all available in different sizes on a wheeled portable chassis to suit different customer preferences,” concludes Du Plooy.

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