Construction Utilities Unveiled in Malaysia

Sandvik invited over 300 customers from across the growing Asian region, including Australia, to gain a first-hand appreciation of its drilling, breaking, crushing and screening solutions in action at the Cheras granite quarry operated by Hanson-Heidelberg Cement in Kuala Lumpur.

The event provided an opportunity for Sandvik to showcase a wide range of products and support systems for the Asian markets that addressed both their advanced and basic needs. It is part of Sandvik?s global principle that all business is local and that there can be no substitute for direct customer contact.

In addition to being a product leader, Sandvik is committed to delivering solutions that achieve higher productivity and improved profitability for its customers. It is an ongoing process of adding value that involves a close working partnership and open dialogue with its customers. The event facilitated this process and allowed customers from the region to openly discuss their applications and needs with Sandvik?s senior management and technical experts. It also allowed Sandvik to demonstrate the value of its high quality aftermarket offerings and capabilities that underwrite and are synonymous with the brand.

As the temperature and humidity steadily climbed in the Cheras quarry, Sandvik?s new drilling solutions swung into action. The Sandvik DH150 surface drill rig with tailor-made RH series tools is a new revolution in 4.5? down the hole (DTH) drilling. It is specifically aimed at drillers requiring an affordable package that delivers performance and productivity (up to three times that of competing pneumatic DTH rigs) from a compact and simple design. It will be manufactured locally in Asia to ensure availability and quick delivery. With the new RH series of DTH hammers and a new range of drill bits, Sandvik will offer customers one of the world?s most complete DTH drilling tool programmes designed to add value to any application in mining, quarrying, construction and deep-hole drilling.  

The Sandvik DX700 self-propelled and self-contained hydraulic surface top hammer drill rig followed with a very impressive display. The DX series includes five models and is suitable for construction, quarrying and surface mining operations. The DX700 in action at the quarry was fitted with Sandvik?s new RT300 button bit which represents a breakthrough in drill bit technology by combining hardness and toughness – usually two mutually exclusive properties. Sandvik believes the RT300 will add real value to customers through higher productivity, better blasting results and lower rock excavation costs.

The attention of the assembled customers seated in the comfort of a large white marquee quickly shifted to the dramatic performance of the Sandvik breakers in action. The BA707 and BA2323 models are part of Sandvik?s Basic Breaker range that has been designed to deliver the simplest and most cost-effective breaking solution for any application. While simple in design, the range incorporates proven technology with a number of advanced features to add value through lower owning and operating costs.

In true Sandvik tradition, the BR2155 in the Premium Breaker range encapsulates the latest in breaker technology and its design allows customers to choose from a range of options to precisely match their application, material and budget. It has a slim body, robust housing made of wear-resistant steel, a replaceable wear package and an integrated lubrication system, and is designed for carriers in the 16- to 26-tonne operating weight class.

The fragrant and spicy aroma of a gourmet Malaysian buffet signalled the final demonstration before lunch – crushing and screening in action. All eyes turned to the Sandvik QJ240 jaw crusher as it was put through its paces. It is a compact, self-propelled machine that incorporates the revolutionary features of the larger QJ340 and is suitable for smaller quarries or demolition sites where space is limited but high performance and productivity are still mandatory.

The quarry excavator then loaded the QJ330 (formerly the Extec F1107) jaw crusher with granite that was crushed and fed through the QH330 (F1080) cone crusher to the QA450 (S-7) triple deck screen. The QJ330 jaw crusher is Sandvik?s most modern and efficient crusher and incorporates over 100 years of experience and expertise in crushing. It is designed and constructed for high mobility and high output and utilises the latest technology, including finite element techniques to minimise stress levels within the frame itself. The QH330 cone crusher is ideal for applications that require precision compact crushing to produce material of excellent shape and quality delivered at high production rates on a mobile chassis. 

The QA450 triple deck screen is based on the proven and highly advanced features of the existing double screens and is designed to add value through maximum productivity. Its innovative triple deck screen box and extra side conveyor enable it to produce up to a total of four product materials, plus one oversize from the tipping grid. It is yet another example of Sandvik?s leadership role within this product category.

The event concluded with a lavish gala dinner and dance performance of Malaysian culture at the Sunway Resort. It was an impressive finale to a unique experience that Sandvik?s customers will long remember.

As the world shifts its focus to Asia and its economic and infrastructure development, it is worth noting that Sandvik has the most comprehensive and dynamic line of offerings for the region. 

Source: Sandvik Mining & Construction/Turner & Go

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