For any quarry operator involved in the production of aggregates, cost per ton is the key performance indicator for any crushing operation in that it encompasses the level of productivity of the complete operation. In addition, the longevity and reliability of machinery are crucial considerations, not to mention the quality of the finished product.
In a highly competitive market, where the majority of companies mass produce their machines, Tesab is one of only a few privately owned companies left in the industry.
This niche position in the market, together with over 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of equipment for the mining, quarrying and recycling industries, provides the company with the advantage of offering a flexible, bespoke service.
The result, maintains this Northern Ireland-based firm, are the highest quality components and parts coming together in reliable products that are built to last. In fact, as a testament to their durability, there are Tesab machines still operating in the marketplace over 20 years after purchase.
New engine emissions regulations, as well as transport and health and safety laws, makes it essential that end users keep up to date with the latest market changes, and the technologies that are being introduced to address these challenges, and the latest example from Tesab is its new and improved jaw crusher range.
Launched in late 2015, the new 800i Jaw Crusher, has been designed specifically for the quarry and contractors market. It features a large flywheel to generate high inertia, optimised extra-long ‘nip angle’ jaws, ideally suited for hard rock applications, and a 1,200mm wide discharge belt, which streamlines material flow, reduces wear and prevents blockages.
One of the new models is at work with McCabe Earthworks throughout Ireland and the UK – and they have been very impressed.
“As well as improving overall capacity, the new 800i produces a low cost per ton,” explains John McCabe “In our current application, the 800i is crushing primary rock, which is then fed into the Tesab 1412T Impact Crusher – the result is an extremely high quality aggregate.”
An alternative to the Heavy Duty 800i, Tesab will be launching its new 700i Jaw Crusher at Hillhead 2016. Based on the fundamentals of the proven 10570, the new unit is a lighter, more streamlined and powerful machine, with the ability to produce up to 400 TPH.
Designed to be more user friendly, the 700i’s new weight and dimensions makes it easier to manoeuvre on site, and it can be more easily transported, whilst still maintaining the original jaw crushing unit.
The new design also means that set up is quicker and easier than ever before. In fact, it can be ready to go in minutes, dramatically reducing downtime between jobs. The 700i also features hydraulic locking extension cribs, which eliminates the need for lifting gear, and improves overall health and safety.
This is also a highly versatile jaw crusher. With a two deck independent pre-screen as standard on the jaw crushing range, for instance, production costs are reduced, as a sized product can be produced on the side belt.
Moreover, new and improved step deck vibrating feeders allow a higher throughput tonnage, improved material separation quality and the ability to handle dry, damp or wet material.
Tesab has expanded its range steadily over the years, and now complements its crushers with a wide range of screeners and Trackstack Bulk Handling Systems to provide customers with a complete solution for any job. Along with new product launches and increased demand, the company has also recently appointed Banner Equipment as new dealers for the UK.
Banner Equipment is a family run business based in the North East of England with over 35 years’ experience in the construction and quarrying industries and according to Company Director, Andrew Banner Tesab is a perfect partner for his organisation.
“Our new partnership with Tesab represents an exciting opportunity for both parties,” he declares. “Tesab have an excellent and well-deserved reputation within the quarrying industry. They are a household name which we are proud to be associated with.”