Alliance Low Water Washer is the First of its Kind for Aggregate Production

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The Alliance Low Water Washer is equipped with an agitator that directly accepts dry feeds within crushing circuits to pressure wash and dewater for sand production. The washer uses 80 percent less water than a screw/screen combination and manufactures sand with 8 percent moisture content. Alliance models can handle rates up to 272 MTPH (300 STPH) but custom machines producing higher rates can be designed upon request.

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New Equipment to Wash Fines Within Crusher Circuit at Hillhead 2018

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, plans to show its new Alliance™ Low Water Washer in stand CE16 at Hillhead 2018. A first of its kind for aggregate producers, the unique low water washer is capable of accepting a dry feed directly within a crushing circuit. These fines are then pressure washed and dewatered for production of sellable manufactured sands.

“Historically, all of the machinery used to wash crusher fines has been traditional sand screws,” said John Bennington, director of wet processing technology at Superior. “That typically means material producers are handling and hauling the material to a separate wash site, which adds cost quickly.”

During operation, an agitator section accepts the feed where it is mixed with water to produce a thick slurry. This slurry is then dumped onto a dewatering screen with a series of spray bars to help clean and wash out the fines. The end result is a saleable manufactured sand with just 8% moisture content.

“The Alliance Low Water Washer is designed specifically for washing crusher fines and uses 80% less water than the traditional screw/screen combination,” Bennington says.

Superior manufactures models of its new Alliance Low Water Washer for rates up to 272 MTPH (300 STPH). Custom designed machines can produce higher rates if required.

About Superior Industries, Inc.

Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material handling equipment and cutting-edge components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 45-year-old Superior operates from additional engineering and manufacturing plants in Alberta, Canada; Arizona, USA; Georgia, USA; Michigan, USA; Nebraska, USA; and New Brunswick, Canada.

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