Atlas Copco launches next-gen bucket crusher attachments at Bauma 2016
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment introduced its new generation of bucket crusher attachments, which offer higher output and greater reliability than previous models, at Bauma 2016, Munich, earlier this month. The new bucket crushers — the BC 2500 and BC 3700 — process about 80 percent more material due to their hydraulic drive system. The BC 2500 fits 24-ton to 33-ton carrier weight classes, and the BC 3700 fits 30-ton to 42-ton carrier weight classes.
Rich Elliot, Product Manager, Hydraulic Attachments at Atlas Copco, said: “The new bucket crushers allow contractors to increase the versatility of carriers, especially on demolition, recycling and road construction applications. The powerful drive systems and high reliability make them an ideal alternative to mobile jaw crushers for cramped worksites. Plus, they can process a wide range of materials, including aggregate, asphalt and concrete.”
The attachments feature powerful components that allow carrier operators to crush as much as 110 tons of material per hour. The drive system — two hydraulic motors and a timing belt — generates the high torque needed for powering the crushing jaw.
The attachments were designed for high reliability and maximum uptime in challenging worksite conditions. For example, Atlas Copco’s internally-mounted drive system eliminates protruding components to minimize the risk of dust entering the hydraulic system and to protect key components from flying debris. Additionally, operators can control the diameter of the crushed materials by easily adjusting the jaw outlet without any special tools. This keeps set-up times to a minimum and allows operators to create varying material sizes.
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, part of Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC, is responsible for the sales, aftermarket service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools and attachments used in the construction and demolition industries. Atlas Copco Construction Equipment innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects.