Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015
The industry specialists were given an in-depth look behind the scenes during the tours of the Benninghoven plants in Mülheim and Wittlich. The considerable vertical manufacturing range and the handling of the enormous components used in the production of the gigantic steel structures were very impressive, as was the machinery exhibition that provided a superb overview of the sophisticated product range in the Wirtgen Group mineral technologies business sector. This event offered an ideal opportunity for industry experts to compare notes.
In addition to its premium products, the range of services offered by the Wirtgen Group in the mineral technologies business sector is based on sound applications expertise and reliable after-sales solutions. In the project business, in particular, expert knowledge and best practice are crucial if potential is to be harnessed to the full, using the correct machine or plant for every application.
The applications experts at the Wirtgen Group staged exciting live demonstrations of how things can actually work in practice. The surface miners 2200 SM 3.8 and 2500 SM are representative of the wide range of applications for which the Wirtgen machines are used in the productive extraction of soft to hard stone. The 111 t 2500 SM operated at an impressive 1,065 hp when mining material and loading it directly onto trucks via a conveyor belt. Kleemann was notable for its interlinked machine combination consisting of the jaw crusher MC 110 Z EVO, the cone crusher MCO 9 EVO and the screening unit MS 16 D for crushing natural stone in various high-quality final grain sizes in a three-stage process chain. Once the mobile impact crusher MR 130 ZS EVO 2 had clearly demonstrated how even large quantities of natural stone can be processed, the Kleemann jaw crusher MC 110 Z EVO showed how both machines can also deal effortlessly with high-performance concrete and construction waste recycling. Host of the event, Benninghoven, hit the mark with its granulator MBRG 2000-2 and the gentle granulation of RAP with subsequent separation into 2 fractions.
Furthermore, the operation and control of the asphalt mixing plant TBA 3000 was demonstrated on site, covering the material flow from the cold feed stage through the drying and heating processes to the actual mixing process and subsequent loading of the finished mixture.
International specialists shared their knowledge and practical experience in talks on such topics as polymer bitumen and recycling technologies. Themed exhibitions on the technological core competencies of the Wirtgen Group product brands are a recurrent feature at the Group’s get-togethers. During the 2015 Mineral Technology Days, trade visitors were invited to explore the fascinating world of Wirtgen cutting technology, the highlights of the Kleemann EVO series and the modern Benninghoven recycling management system, from RAP processing to the feed systems for the asphalt mixing plants.
No fewer than 19 exhibits – a cross-section of the Wirtgen Group’s comprehensive product range in the mineral technologies business sector – were presented to trade visitors at the machinery exhibition. Visibly impressed by the exhibits and their sheer size, the visitors were particularly drawn to the innovations that were being unveiled for the first time at this event in Mülheim an der Mosel.
Having welcomed Benninghoven into the fold, the Wirtgen Group now offers a complete range of solutions in the mineral technologies business sector for the extraction of mineral deposits, the processing of mineral raw materials and recycling materials and the production of asphalt. The Group now covers the entire cycle from road to mineral technologies and back again, servicing the complete road construction process chain with its own technologies: processing, mixing, paving and compaction and then rehabilitation.
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