New impactor is McCloskey's most compact, powerful impact crusher to date
McCloskey International has unveiled the I4C, the latest entry into McCloskey's impact crusher line. It brings the power and productivity of an 1125mm (44.3") impactor to a compact footprint for maximum maneuverability.
Built to the same standards as full-size crushers, the I4C compact impact crushers have a number of features that enhance their operation. The 44" impact crusher has been designed with a deeper chamber, creating greater tramp release space. With an aggressive blow bar and apron design, 4 bar variable speed rotor, and three crush zones with an optional fourth strike, the I4C can be set up as a primary or secondary crusher in some of the toughest materials.
A new asymmetric feeder reduces bridging that can occur in some applications and, combined with the single unit feeder-hopper construction, delivers better motion and vibration for the material as it moves into the impact chamber. Maximum efficiency of material flow is delivered end-to-end with the I4C - from the feeder to the new curved belt on the main conveyor that better manages material delivered to its 4 metre high stockpile. With quick release and ground level access, the conveyor belt is also easy to maintain and service.
The I4C is equipped with a number of features to ensure the workplace and the operator are secure. A chamber door safety sensor, built in safety shutdown functions, chamber safety arm and an innovative platform for changing blow bars all contribute to the safe operation and maintenance of the equipment.
Simplicity is key, with ease-of-use and safety considerations built into the low voltage electrical system, hydraulics and control panel. Higher engine power delivers cost efficiency by delivering maximum production levels and is, size-for-size, McCloskey's most powerful impact crusher.
For maintenance ease, the vast majority of components are identical between models to simplify spare parts. Ground level access allows for quick service and maintenance, reducing the downtime for the operation.
These compact, mobile crushers are suited particularly to construction and demolition recycling, asphalt recycling, and aggregates. The new impactors deliver high performance and expanded versatility in a highly mobile lineup to customers around the world. With their fast set-up time and ability to nimbly move around in tight spaces, the crusher's small footprint is uniquely suited to heavy-duty applications where mobility and high production are key.
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