STRIKER launches the new Etrac crushing range
Striker’s design and technical team have just completed development of the new range of electric track crushing and screening plants known as the Striker Etrac range. Striker Etrac is available in three configurations to meet the requirements of Striker’s many Australasian and Chinese clients who share the same pressures to reduce running costs and carbon emissions. Combinations of full electric, electric/hydraulic or electric diesel are available.
After a comprehensive 12 month research and development phase, the first Etrac plant was manufactured and installed at a hard rock quarry in China closely followed by an install in Malaysia and then, more recently, a fully operational 350 tph aggregate and road base plant closer to home in Western Australia.
Striker’s client, from the north of Western Australia had recently been awarded several large contracts for the supply of aggregates and road base. They were eager to purchase an electric plant the same as, or similar to, the 250 tph diesel hydraulic plant Striker had previously delivered some 12 months prior. The client was clear with their expectations. “We want a larger and more environmentally friendly plant. We want the best price and we want it all yesterday!” Inevitably, Striker offered the new range of Etrac machines and having answered all of the client’s requirements an order quickly followed.
The design concept of the new Etrac range emulates the pedigree of Strikers track and portable plant established over the last 12 years. One of the pre requisites from all of our customers was that they wanted the plant to be able to integrate with existing plant on site if required, as well rationalise common parts across all the Striker range of equipment.
In a short period of time Striker has delivered some 20 Etrac crushers and screens to the Asian and Australian markets for use in the recycling, construction and mining industries. “Feedback from not only our clients but also the end users of the processed products has been extremely positive” says Striker’s Neil McKenna, Business Development Manager.
Integration and control of equipment is central to throughput optimisation. As Striker Engineering Manager, Michael Colvin explains, “A key feature of the Striker Etrac range and in fact all Striker plant is the ability to ‘plug and play’. This means we can join several crushing and screening units together and they will all communicate with each other to maximise the plant performance. A great feature in improving our client’s production and profits”
Striker’s history of building ‘application specific’ plants has carried through to the new Etrac range. No matter what the rock type or operating conditions: cold winters in Mongolia; hot and dry in central Australia; or the torrential rains of the highlands PNG, the plants are designed to accommodate extreme working conditions. Some sites endure huge ambient temperate variation from minus 35 degrees to plus 50 degree Celsius. Striker plants have proven themselves again and again to be strong performers.
Striker’s Etrac range are suited to all forms of mineral and extractive industry applications and range from 120tph to 400tph aggregate plants through to 1000tph mining plants.
From Australian outback to a global success
Striker began building track crushing and screening plants in Australia 12 years ago. Initially the market was skeptical. Who are these people and what are they doing? Many wondered if a company from Australia could match the global giants from Europe and the USA. “Well I think we have answered that question, 12 years later, 1000 track machines, our own jaws, cones, impactors and screens, a full range of track plant, portable plant and fixed crushing installations speaks for itself” comments Craig Pedley, Director of Striker Australia.
In addition to the products that Striker designs and manufacture, Striker has set up a network of dealers and offices around Australia, SE Asia, China, the Middle Mast, Africa and Europe. This network gives Striker the ability to provide supervision of the installation and commissioning of its plant and offers a comprehensive and continuous after sales service including spare parts, service and training which is site specific and tailored to customer requirements.