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Made to move: Conveyors designed to support mobile crushing and screening systems


Mobile crushing and screening solutions can be ideal for fast set-up and processing of aggregates. But what about the stockpiling, loading and shipping of the final product? At a time when the viability of some vehicles in load and haul is up for debate, there are strong arguments for wheeled and tracked mobile conveyors.

When it comes to deciding on which conveyor best meets your production goals, there is a comprehensive range of robust, reliable and efficient bulk material handling and stockpiling solutions through Terex Jaques with the recently launched ProStack brand. Key markets and applications for the tailored conveyor range include aggregates, mining, recycling, agriculture, ports and terminals and other bulk material handling industries. 

Today, the range comprises of tracked and wheeled mobile conveyors, high and low level tracked feeders and the recently launched telescopic range and bulk reception feeders. The portfolio has been designed to include a multitude of options to tailor these machines to meet customer demands. 

“We developed these products to meet our customers’ needs, providing a solution for conveying application requirements with the best possible product quality and productivity,” Terex Jaques’ business line director John Flynn explained.


The comprehensive range of radial telescopic conveyors are available from 42m up to 58m in length, with capacities up to 1500 tonnes per hour (tph) in standard specification. They come in a wheeled portable format and are further enhanced with on-board hydraulic systems, allowing for quick, efficient site deployment. Advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) automation and radio remote control of the radial, telescopic and luffing movements allow creation of large precise desegregated stockpiles, loading material carrying vessels, barges and ships or being integrated into existing bulk handling operations. 

With TLC automation, the newest radial telescopic  conveyor has a 42m reach and delivers production rates of up to 600 tph. It can be towed fully assembled or broken down into three 12m (or 40’) HQ shipping containers for easy transport. The powered wheeled radial drive ensures an area of 270 degrees to be reached from a single feed-in point, without moving the equipment. The flexibility and efficiency of this equipment means it can be used in many applications long- and short-term.


The bulk reception feeders can receive high volume material feeds, delivering a steady uniform material flow onto secondary material handling systems. These conveyors are purpose-built for loading and unloading ships, trucks, trains and more. The 10-12 feeder has a 1200mm wide belt design that can handle up to 1000 tph and discharge the material at a maximum height of 3.1m. The larger 15-18 feeder has a 1800mm belt and can handle 1500 tph discharging at a height of 3.5m. The bulk reception series can drastically increase the efficiency and productivity of any material handling operation.

A Prostack Telson 4-42 works in conjunction with a Prostack Ranger 6-24LS.


Tracked and wheeled conveyors complement mobile crushing and screening equipment and are available from 15m up to 31m, with capacities of up to 600 tph in standard specification. As production moves around the site, conveyors can be easily repositioned alongside mobile and static crushing and screening plants. The introduction of a tracked feeder can provide a secondary controlled feed into materials processing operations and can be utilised across an operation to manage material. Mobile conveyors also offer flexibility when quick turnaround is needed on-site as conveyors can be quickly and easily transported in and set up. 


For quarry owners, the cost of using wheel loaders is becoming unsustainable. Choosing a conveyor over a loader to stockpile material allows quarry owners to cope with bigger production levels as well as cutting the cost of diesel and the cost of operators to control them. It equates to less downtime and more efficiency throughout the crushing and screening material processing operation. A conveyor also improves site safety, through the reduction of loader and haulage truck movements. Conveyors can maintain consistent product specification by eliminating double handling and minimising compaction of material. 


Selecting the right conveyor for an application can be daunting. Factors to consider include the size and shape of the material, the condition of the material (eg dry, wet, sticky), and the quantity of material being moved as well as the needs of the site. For example, does the material handling solution need to be portable? Is the ground prepared for the use of wheels or tracks? Will the conveyor create stockpiles on-site or load the material directly into a container to move out? The wide range of material handling solutions offered by Terex allows the team to customise solutions to the application and site needs. 

Terex Jaques has recently commissioned several conveyors out of its Melbourne facility. The TC80-T tracked conveyor, fitted with the dual power option, was selected by a producer because of its portability, self-deployment and capacity to position itself in different locations on site. The aptitude of this unit to be operated with an electric drive when at a fixed quarry site and to convert to a diesel drive when operating on a remote site with tracked crushing and screening equipment provides great flexibility. Two recently delivered TC5032W wheeled conveyors are now working in confined
spaces where heavier conveyors are unable
to manoeuvre. 

The range of mobile conveyors are designed to work in conjunction with the entire range of crushing and screening equipment offered by Terex. Whether an operation is on the move, needs a temporary solution or has a large static operation, the Terex Jaques team can help customise solutions to fit the site’s
unique requirements.

Source: Terex Jaques

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