Superior Industries, a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, will showcase a newly configured portable wash plant during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas. It’s one of a dozen new products the company will introduce during the March trade show.
Capable of producing as many as five products, the Portable Spirit Wash Plant carries a 6 ft. by 20 ft. Guardian Horizontal Screen, plus a sand production module and an ultra-fines recovery module.
Material is fed to a slurry box, which is liquefied to improve the screening and stratification processes.
The three-deck horizontal screen washes and sizes three products from a top, middle or bottom deck.
Leftover sand is then processed through one of two spirits wash modules. These modules consist of Helix cyclones followed by a dewatering screen.
The first wash module uses a cyclone to size and separate material for a traditional sand product. A dewatering screen ensures its instantly salable off the discharge chute.
Depending on the deposit, an optional ultra-fines recovery module washes out <100 micron to <400 micron fines for micro-fine material, which is saved from being lost to a waste pond.
“It’s the first time such a configuration has been created for the portable market in North America,” said Matt Voigt, manager of portable plants at Superior. “We incorporated our low profile dewatering screens and a series of hydraulically-powered components to ensure the plant is road permissible and quick to deploy.”
Applications for the new portable plant include operations with settling ponds, crushed aggregate, sand and gravel, dredging and frac sand.
Superior will launch a dozen new products for crushing, screening, washing and conveying applications. Displayed equipment will include the brand new Sentry Horizontal Shaft Impact crusher, Fusion Modular Platform, belt drive Valor Vertical Shaft Impact crusher, bolted model Liberty Jaw Crusher, Alliance Low Water Washer and Portable Spirit Wash Plant. Additional equipment with new features include the Anthem Inclined Screen, gear drive Valor Vertical Shaft Impact crusher, P500 Patriot Cone Crusher, Aggredry Dewatering Washer and TeleStacker Conveyor. Additionally, aftermarket solutions will be displayed alongside a multimedia experience showcasing several turnkey projects completed by the company’s construction management division.
Superior Industries engineers and manufactures bulk material processing and handling equipment and components. It supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems and parts for the aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass industries.
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)