Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, launched a new solution within its line of washing and classifying machinery, which processes crusher fines right next to the crushing circuit. Known as the AllianceTM Low Water Washer, the unit accepts a dry feed directly from the crushing circuit and processes the material into higher value manufactured sand.
“The equipment washes and process these fines and creates another source of income for the owner,” says John Bennington, director of washing and classifying at Superior Industries. “Historically, all of the machinery used to wash crusher fines has been the same design as sand washing equipment. The Alliance Low Water Washer is designed specifically for washing crusher fines and uses 80% less water than the traditional screw/screen combination.”
The agitator section is positioned at the front end of the screen where water is added to the dry feed and mixed, producing a thick slurry. This slurry is then dumped onto a dewatering screen with a series of spray bars to help clean and wash out the fines. The end result is a salable manufactured sand with just 8% moisture content.
Superior manufactures models of its new Alliance Low Water Washer for rates up to 300tph (tonnes per hour) (272 metric tph). Custom designed machines can produce higher rates if required.
ABOUT SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material handling equipment and cutting-edge components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 43-year-old Superior operates from additional engineering and manufacturing plants in Alberta, Canada; Arizona, USA; Georgia, USA; Michigan, USA; Nebraska, USA; and New Brunswick, Canada.