Superior entry into crusher market
By Lindsay Gale14 October 2015
US bulk material handling and processing systems manufacturer Superior Industries has entered the crushing sector with the introduction of the Patriot line of cone crushers. Models will be available for 150-370 kW (200-500 hp) operating conditions and production rates up to 730 tonnes per hour.
The units have been designed for rugged structural integrity and use high grade components to extend service life, says the company. Internally, bronze sleeve bearings are used for all moving components that are load bearing or perform load transmission (including countershaft bushings, thrust bearings, head and eccentric bushings and socket liners). In addition, these critical components are cast of high-grade steel, which typically exceeds standards for conventional cone crushers. Superior says its engineers uniquely designed high throw and high-pivot point crushing performance to achieve strong production rates at a low cost per ton. Mobile applications will appreciate a readily mounted design for transportation on a cone/screen chassis.
“In the month’s leading up to the launch of our first crusher, we have worked hard to arm ourselves with a group of bright, experienced crusher service and parts professionals to provide our customers with world-class support,” said John Garrison, Superior director of crushing and screening. “In addition, each Patriot cone crusher will be backed by the industry’s first two-year standard warranty and is manufactured in the USA at our new Pekin, Illinois, factory.”