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Sandvik redesigns jaw plates for better results

Sandivk has introduced a new version of its Optitooth jaw plates – Optitooth Premium, which offers enhanced quality for longer life.

Sandvik has introduced a new version of its Optitooth jaw plates – Optitooth Premium.

The new premium Optitooth jaw plate offers enhanced quality for longer life and is manufactured with a 70 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

This results in a much lower environmental impact, according to Sandvik.

Sandvik’s initial test results have shown that the new Optitooth Premium offering can last up an additional 10 per cent longer than the standard Optitooth offering.

The Optitooth jaw plates were designed primarily to increase wear life, optimise productivity, and lower overall operating costs.

Therefore, profile was specifically designed for a higher percentage of the jaw to be utilised resulting in longer wear life and less manganese waste.

According to Sandvik, average output increased by over 30 per cent per hour and wear life increased upwards of 40 per cent when compared to standard jaw plates.

Likewise, the redesign makes it easier for removal, reducing maintenance time and ultimately downtime, as well as saving time and money.

In addition to the increased wear performance, Sandvik customers have seen benefits in relation to fuel economy.

The improved transfer of material results in lower engine loading with faster material passage through the crushing chamber.

Results have proven a saving of up to 15 per cent less fuel, compared to standard jaw plates.

The improved profile also features several additional benefits which all contribute to the improved product shape.

For example, elongated slab material can cause blocking issues for secondary cone crushers, therefore the profile was designed to enable better breakage and improved material flow.

This results in a more cubical and higher quality product shape.

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