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Haver & Boecker launches next-gen Niagara T-Class vibrating screen

Haver & Boecker Niagara has announced the next-generation Niagara T-Class vibrating screen, which, the company says, retains the technical benefits the original concentric technology is known for while improving screening uptime and performance with new features.

The T-Class provides producers with a cost-effective, maintenance-friendly solution to process a wide range of materials within the aggregates, mining, industrial minerals, recycling industries and more, it said.

The T-Class deck frame is now primarily lockbolted rather than welded to provide optimum strength, reliability and safety. Lockbolts are proven to be more effective than welding in the demanding, load-bearing, high-vibration operation of a vibrating screen to ensure the machine’s structural integrity, the company said. The robustness of the machine also permits cross beams to be positioned and lockbolted every four feet (1.2 m) instead of every two feet, allowing for better clearance and easier maintenance.

The new design allows producers to upgrade their vibrating screen with Haver & Boecker Niagara’s new Drop Guard system, further minimising maintenance. The innovative liners provide 100% cross beam protection, both reducing wear and extending the life of the vibrating screen, according to the company. The system simply drops over the cross beam with no adhesive or tools required, making installation quick and easy, it says.

Additionally, Haver & Boecker Niagara redesigned the flat deck frames of the new T-Class vibrating screen for simplified maintenance. The pin & anchor deck frame is adaptable to virtually any pin-style modular screen media. It features polyurethane anchors that are easy to replace and prevent premature wear on the deck frame. Additionally, the open design of the modular deck prevents material build-up on the bar rails. The cap & slide deck frame, meanwhile, is adaptable to virtually any groove style modular screen media and features full rail protection.

The T-Class can also be manufactured for side-tensioned or bottom deck end-tensioned screen media. Each new side-tensioned machine comes with Haver & Boecker Niagara’s signature Ty-Rail™ quick-tensioning system, which cuts screen change-out times in half, the company claims.

Duncan High, the product manager behind Haver & Boecker Niagara’s new T-Class design, said: “The new, more robust T-Class was designed specifically to offer more strength in the middle of the machine, where it’s needed most. Each update was engineered with ease of maintenance in mind, to keep downtime low while providing cost efficiency.”

All Haver & Boecker Niagara vibrating screens undergo extensive testing, inspection and Pulse Vibration Analysis prior to shipping to ensure correct balance and smooth operation, the company concluded.

Haver & Boecker Australia bags WA Kaolin contract at Wickepin

WA Kaolin says it has signed a contract with Haver & Boecker Australia for the supply of equipment that will form the basis of a bagging solution for the company’s kaolin powder product.

WA Kaolin holds the Wickepin kaolin project, 220 km southeast of Perth, Western Australia, which has a 644.5 Mt mineral resource, inclusive of a 30.5 Mt ore reserve estimate of kaolinised granite. Wickepin plans to produces kaolin products for tier one customers and the company aims to expand its production to 400,000 t/y in a two-stage strategy.

Haver & Boecker, meanwhile, is the supplier of choice for many of Australia’s largest companies for their high-volume powder packing equipment, WA Kaolin says.

Following the successful completion of kaolin packing trials at Haver & Boecker’s technical centre, WA Kaolin has signed a contract for the supply of a valve bag filling machine with auto bag placement. The equipment is designed to fill 700 valve bags per hour, each bag will be filled to 20 kg, meaning the company will have the capacity to pack more than half of the first stage design production capacity into 20 kg bags.

WA Kaolin’s order will see Haver supply a kaolin bagging solution including the Haver M-Series 4W (pictured), a valve bag filling machine, the Haver valve bag placer for four spouts and a flat belt conveyor. Haver is due to deliver in nine months and will train WA Kaolin personnel in use of the machinery, the company says.

WA Kaolin CEO, Andrew Sorensen, said: “The signing of this contract represents another exciting step forward in the development of our Wickepin project, which is expected to deliver 200,000 t of kaolin per annum from the March quarter of 2022. The acquisition of high-quality bagging equipment from a world leading company such as Haver & Boecker will ensure that we have the appropriate facilities in place as we are moving towards production.

“As the market for kaolin packed into 20 kg is very strong in Australia and the Asia Pacific, it was imperative we chose the right group to supply our valve bag filling machine requirements.

“When the bagging machine comes online at Wickepin, WA Kaolin will be able to service the market for kaolin that is packed in the smaller 20 kg bags, which attract a higher market price than kaolin packed in bulk bags.”

Haver & Boecker Australia General Manager, Clelio Tonelli, said: “We are delighted WA Kaolin have recognised Haver & Boecker Australia as the best solution provider for its new bagging line to be installed at WA Kaolin’s production facility currently under development in Wickepin. The resulting contract is a testament to the excellent work performed by our specialist operatives. Furthermore, the collaboration between both companies ensures the final solution will not only meet WA Kaolin’s immediate production requirements but has the capacity to cater for demands associated with long-term continuous growth.

“Our solution will deliver a significant increase in efficiency when it comes to producing a high-quality bagged product from not only an economic standpoint but occupational health and safety considerations as well. We are committed to working with WA Kaolin to ensure the absolute success of their new production facility and look forward to this project being an exemplar to the industry.”

Haver & Boecker expands Australia mining, aggregates presence

Haver & Boecker has created a new mineral processing brand, Haver & Boecker Niagara, that will expand its global presence into the Australia mining and aggregates industries.

The new company combines the engineering expertise and product portfolios of Haver & Boecker’s three mineral processing technology manufacturers, based in Brazil, Canada and Germany, to provide customers around the world with shared innovative technology, more in-depth consultations, greater parts availability and better delivery times, it said.

John Brotherson, a 32-year mining veteran, will lead the new company as General Manager.

Karen Thompson, President of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North American and Australian operations, said: “With a new mineral processing focus on the Australian market and an exciting, new local team, we will ensure that we can serve our customers with spare parts availability, technical consultation, and the shared Niagara brand engineering knowledge.”

She added: “John’s years of experience and enthusiasm for the industry will help us establish the Haver & Boecker Niagara name across Australia.”

Brotherson said: “Throughout my career, I have lived and breathed mining, which gives me confidence in my new role.

“Australia offers immense opportunity for mining and aggregates operations. Our team is motivated by customer success and ready to provide the quality service for which Haver & Boecker Niagara has become known.”