Red Rhino Crushers win Plantworx awardPublished 16/5 at 14:43
In the UK Red Rhino Crushers have been announced as the winner of the environment prize in the Plantworx 2017 Awards for Innovation. Sponsored by the Construction Equipment Association the award recognises the progress made by the company in developing innovative new products specifically designed to reduce customers’ carbon footprint.
“One of the attractions of acquiring the Red Rhino Mini-Crusher brand in 2009 was the opportunity to help to drive down harmful emissions by reprocessing waste materials for use on the same site,” said Red Rhino Crushers managing director Simon Winfield. “This vastly reduces vehicle movements, emissions, transport noise, congestion, airborne dust and overall project costs. Our new tracked 3-Way Screener complements this process, enabling a variety of clean products to be produced all in one, simple, low cost operation.”
“Our most popular crushers and screens are track mounted with diesel hydraulic drive complying with the latest global emission regulations. Continuing the environmental theme, we decided to develop an all electric version of our 5000 Series tracked crusher. This has a 500mm x 250mm jaw crusher and has been fitted with a 30kW electric motor in place of the diesel engine. The first electric version has already been sold to crush material in an underground mine, but it could equally be deployed inside a building or a tunnel or wherever exhaust emissions cannot be tolerated”.
On arrival the operator can simply plug and play with the 5000 Electric. Standard features include full wireless remote control for tracking, crusher start/stop, crusher adjustment and crusher reversal. It is fitted with dust suppression as standard and optional extras include an overband magnet and screen. The electric motor and starter panel fits neatly in place of the diesel engine power pack. The plant can be transported on a small plant trailer as it weighs only 2.9 tonnes and has very compact dimensions making it ideal for small sites in urban areas. The company will be exhibiting on stand E55 at Plantworx on 6-8 June at the Bruntingthorpe showground.