Efficient crushing innovation present at plants in Greece

Siobhan Doyle

New project implemented with a combination of jaw and cone crusher and a screening plant.

Construction of a new 48.5km-long highway, which will play an important role for the Ambracian Gulf’s tourist region in north-west Greece, will require a large amount of high-quality processed rock material. During project planning, the building company carrying out the work decided on a Kleemann plant train from its Pro line: Mobicat MC 120i Pro and Mobicone MCO 110i Pro. The two power packs are complemented by the classifying screen Mobiscreen MSC 953i Evo.

The limestone on site has a high quartz content. The feed material (feed size 0-600mm) is very sticky and contains a high proportion of soil in addition to the quartz. It’s the perfect application area for the jaw crusher Mobicat MC 120i Pro, which is used as a primary crusher in the plant train, and impresses with its efficient double-deck prescreen. It discharges any fines even before the crushing process. The jaw crusher loads the downstream cone crusher Mobicone MCO 110i Pro, while the Kleemann screening plant delivers the four final products prescribed for road construction: 0-4, 4-16, 16-32 and 0-32.

Intelligently linked for an exceptionally stable process

The three plants in Amphilochia are intelligently linked, which ensures a stable process thanks to automatic control. Each machine works on its own but sends signals to the upstream and downstream machines in the event of malfunctions or overfilling. The Continuous Feed System (CFS) also guarantees optimum utilisation of the crusher – all components are thus loaded evenly. The connection of all machines also guarantees safety: if an emergency stop is pressed anywhere on the plant train, all machines are safely stopped. The concept prevents damage or overload situations. And this results in high availability and performance throughout with low wear.

High output & low fuel consumption

The Kleemann plant train with its Pro crushers impresses with its material preparation of up to 410 tonnes per hour and the ability to supply large feed material of up to 600mm.    

“Kleemann’s machines are exceptionally powerful and can successfully take on any application. We are very satisfied with the output and expect to process 1.5 million tonnes during the 18 months of operation,” says a delighted Aris Svolos, owner of Aigistos SA.

The crushing machines are equipped with powerful E-Drive diesel-electric drives. Fuel consumption is low, and it is possible to retrofit the plants with the ‘external power supply’ option, making  the machines future-proof.

Support & Service

For such large projects, it isn’t only the extremely efficient performance of the machines that counts. Close collaboration with local contacts is also key. In Greece, customers of the Wirtgen Group are supported by the local dealer Helma.

“We are very satisfied with our contact partners at Kleemann and Helma,” Svolos says. “We especially appreciate their willingness to find practicable solutions, and knowing we can count on quick, straightforward support when things get challenging gives me real peace of mind.”


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