Atlas Copco Powercrusher, the Austrian manufacturer of compact mobile crushing units recently acquired by Atlas Copco, has joined forces with CMB International, a UK-based supplier of static and mobile crushing and screening systems. The former is using the latter's Rockstar RS 150, with an 1 m (3.3 ft) inlet opening, to produce a tracked cone crusher, the Powercone PC 1000.
The Powercone PC 1000 weighs in at 40 tonnes and in transport mode has a length of 12 m (39.4 ft), a width of 2.5 m (8.2 ft) and a height of 3.4 m (11.2 ft). It can be fitted with an optional HS1 screen box and return conveyor.
The agreement reached between the two companies gives Atlas Copco Powercrusher the use of CMB's cone crusher technology on tracked mobile applications for the next 10 years, while CMB has reserved the right to develop and use its cone crushers in stationary and semi-mobile applications.
The new machine will be followed by a second Powercone with an inlet opening of 1.3 m (4.3 ft) that will enter serial production at the beginning of 2011, giving customers a two machine range with the ability to crush highly abrasive and hard rock up to a capacity of up to 350 tonnes per hour.
According to Alexander Hartl: "We are really pleased to have concluded these contracts and look forward to a long relationship with CMB, who are one of the most technologically advanced developers of compact cone crushers."