Terex Cedarapids MACS Plant Offers New Cone Crusher

MVP450X designed for quick manganese changes and jam clear-ups.

August 13, 2013
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products
Terex® Cedarapids MVP450X cone crusher

The Terex Cedarapids MACS plant from Terex Minerals Processing Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  is designed to be a highly mobile, high capacity, complete crushing and screening system. The MACS® name stands for Mobile Aggregate Crushing System because the company says it is a complete system, not just a collection of individual processing units. MACS units are highly integrated with each other to increase production and reduce set-up time. No cranes or booms are required for setup, all interplant conveyors are on-board.

The MACS utilizes larger crushers and screens than what are typically used in track mounted or wheeled plants. And now, the MACS plant offers the newest generation Terex® Cedarapids MVP450X cone crusher. The MVP450X has numerous features which the company says increases productivity and ease of use. Major new enhancements include high-speed clearing of jammed material and quick crusher separation capability for faster manganese changes.

The MACS unique trailer designs can be permitted for travel throughout most of the continental United States, according to the comapny. The crushing and screening units travel under 13-feet, 6-inches high and under 12-feet wide. Interplant conveyors are designed into the units so that separate transfer conveyors are not required. Folding conveyors and walkways are set up using on-board hydraulics, thus eliminating the need for cranes or lifts. Also, large hydraulic support legs level and stabilize the units to speed setup.

Not only is the MACS plant designed for mobility and high production, but low cost of operation. The entire system utilizes industrial electric drives so that the system can be powered by either high-efficiency generators or line power when available. The unique layout of the system provides operator visibility of the entire circuit from a central pop-up control house. Belt wipers and skirted conveyors are utilized throughout to reduce spillage. Maintenance is reduced since all components such as gear boxes, belt idlers, pulley bearings, three-ply vulcanized belts, and flashings are selected for long life and low maintenance. Instant cone reset, strategic rock shelves and the TOPS 2.0 oil filtration system are additional maintenance reducing features.

Common components are utilized throughout the plant to simplify support and reduce the number of different parts. The control trailer is stocked with common parts and is organized in an easy to use visual inventory management system. Even a completely furnished mechanics tool chest and stocked hardware cabinet are included in the trailer. These features along with the quick setup provide for more time making product and less time wasted on moving and maintenance. 

For more information, visit www.terexmps.com or call 800-821-5600.