Continually advancing its crushing technology, Pilot Crushtec International has released its new Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher for tertiary and quaternary applications.
The Pilot Modular VS100 is a re-modelled and improved version of the company’s popular entry-level Pilot Modular AC06 VSI crusher, according to Francois Marais, sales and marketing director at Pilot Crushtec. The AC06 has, for over 25 years, been successfully serving the aggregate and mining sectors with hundreds of units in the field both locally and internationally.
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Advanced materials and manufacturing methods have enhanced the Pilot Modular VS100, while it has retained the functionality and reliability of the tried-and-tested AC06 model. The versatile crusher is used mainly for producing sand and fines, and for enhancing the quality of aggregate.
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“Among the features of the new VS100 are elements that make for a safer working environment,” says Marais. “These include a new inclined staircase, and a three-sided platform that is both non‑slip and chemical resistant.”
He emphasises that this high performance machine is packed with years of experience and know-how. The hydraulic pack both opens and automatically rotates the lid, revealing the modular rock chamber and rotor. The jib crane is installed as a standard item, for safe removal of the rotor.
“The modular rock chamber allows you to go from autogenous crushing to an anvil ring crushing configuration, and is designed for efficient rock-box build-up,” he says. “The VS100 is also future-proof – with the option of two rotor sizes, five motor sizes, five rotor speeds and a rotor by-pass system.”
Marais explains that these options allow plant capacity requirements to be optimised with economical power consumption, making the unit versatile enough to allow upgrades as plant production requirements increase.
“Once you start the crusher and the material pours into the newly designed omni-directional feed chute, you notice how smoothly the new advanced vibration isolation keeps the plant running smoothly,” he says.
The new-generation triple bearing, grease lubricated cartridge has an optional Auto Lube system to facilitate regular lubrication for added reliability, while the modular serviceable rotors reduce operational costs. Once the worn wear parts have been replaced – and correct tip material selected to suit the stone – the rotor can be balanced using the balancing kit provided. Pilot Crushtec SupportLink technicians are available to train customers’ maintenance teams during commissioning, ensuring smooth and cost-effective operation into the future.
“Overall, the new Pilot Modular VS100 is the complete package,” says Marais. “With its improved safety features for overall compliance, this brand new design allows operations to increase tonnages from 10 tph to 100 tph, depending on the application.”
He also points to the unit’s ease of maintenance, made possible by the smart design and the simple operations of the crusher. These factors make the new Pilot Modular VS100 a wise and operator-friendly investment for any operation making use of VSI crushing. The skid-mounted module requires only a level compact surface for installation, and no civils infrastructure.