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Crushtec Chronicle – Meet the Sandvik UD211, versatility on wheels

Our introduction of the versatile Sandvik UD211 has generated an enthusiastic reaction from mining and quarrying operators, including many important customers in East Africa.

The Sandvik UD211 comes as a powerful package, including a grizzly feeder, primary and secondary crushers and a banana screen fed by Sandvik’s renowned Scorpion loop conveyor. All of these arrive complete on a single trailer frame.

Africa sales manager Wayne Warren says that the machine provides a crushing and screening solution ideally suited for start-up mining or quarrying operations or for customers whose operational conditions are limited by terrain and space.

“The compactness and mobility of the UD211 and its price in comparison with large scale units has already resulted in several sales. What has also proved to be a major attraction is its adaptability to meet changing needs,” he says.

The product has the ability to process a wide range of materials and sizes for different applications. For example, the Sandvik UD211 purchased by a customer in Zambia was originally used to produce sand for building a slimes dam. This project has been completed and the Sandvik has since seamlessly moved on to producing aggregate to build the mine’s growing network of haul roads.

An added benefit is that the electrically-powered UD211 is relatively inexpensive to operate and using a genset can work anywhere on the continent.

Wayne adds that while it is not intended to match the output of large scale and costlier crushing plants, its powerful jaw crusher can accommodate feed sizes of up to 600mm, a vital consideration in planning blasting operations.

“This means that the end user does not have to change blasting patterns to yield a smaller size which would previously have been the case. The net result is the achievement of significant savings related to time and the cost of explosives.”

The UD211 is ideally suited for African conditions as despite current economic conditions, mining, exploration and the attendant construction of infrastructure will continue to grow across the continent.

“We see the Sandvik UD211 as an exciting new product that could provide a long term key to success for many of our customers.”

Key features:

  • SW0843H vibrating feeder
  • CJ409 jaw crusher
  • CH420 cone crusher
  • SB1542 vibrating screen (banana)
  • Sandvik Scorpion patented looping belt conveyor 900mm x 15m

Two screen cloths can be mounted at the bottom deck of the screen where two reversible conveyors facilitate the separation or combination of fines material.

Safety considerations include the provision of six supporting legs and rear support to stabilise the wheeled plant when in operation. Foldable platforms equipped with hand rails and folding ladders assist operators by providing safe access to key areas. Emergency stop buttons are situated in working areas and a siren provides an audible warning when the machine comes into operation.