Atlas Copco has expanded its BC range of crushing buckets with the introduction of two new models.
The equipment company said in a statement that the new BC 2100 and BC 5300 models have service weights of 2t and 5.3t respectively. The BC model rage already included the BC 2500 and BC 3700 crushing buckets, which were launched at Bauma last year, and the addition of the two new models increases the capacity spectrum the line-up offers.
Atlas Copco added that the bucket crushers are robust attachments that offer up to 30% higher output with significantly less maintenance. The BC range now includes bucket crushers with service weights of 2000-5300 kg, suitable for carriers weighing 18-54t, the statement added.
Among the features of the BC crushing buckets are high resistance to wear and fatigue, and a unique circular crushing cycle, which gives them up to a 30% higher output than previous models, the company said.
Other features include an advanced twin-drive system with two hydraulic motors. Full loading capacity can be used without risk of blockages and the absence of slippage during start-up ensures constant power transmission and no extra load on the bearings, the statement added.
According to Atlas Copco, bucket crushers are often efficient alternatives to mobile jaw crushers for small demolition, recycling and road construction applications, offering greater flexibility in terms of operating reach, depending on the mobility of the carrier.
Two more useful features on the new BC bucket crushers are an automatic anti-lock mechanism and a reversing function. While the first feature continuously repositions the material being crushed to ensure that even larger pieces are guided automatically in the direction of the crushing jaw, the second enables the operator to change the rotation direction, push the material back into the inlet and thus easily remove blockages.
The statement added that adjusting the crushing size or granulometry on the new BC bucket crushers requires very little time and can even be done by the operator without the use of special tools.