Cutting back on labour

“The Metso Lokotrack ST2.8 and its complementary counterpart, the Metso Lokotrack ST3.5 are necessary tools when screening an array of materials. Diamonds, sand, metals or manganese, the ST2.8 and ST3.5 will reduce material handling by up to 50%,” says Sandro Scherf, CEO of Pilot Crushtec International.

The Lokotrack ST2.8, unlike other mobile scalping screens, has a two-way split option. This feature combines material flow from the first and second deck to the main conveyor and maximises the capacity and efficiency of the screening process.

“When the ST2.8 is utilised in the two-way split mode, the non-working conveyor can be removed. This customisable ability and two-way split means oversize rocks in diamond mining go out onto one conveyor belt, while product passes through to the product conveyor. This system eradicates double handling and reduces the amount of time the loader spends collecting material from different sides of the scalper,” he says.

While most mobile screens tend to blind when dealing with sticky wet material like clay, and wet sand, the Metso Lokotrack screens get around this through the application of Pilot Crushtec’s piano wires on the Metso ST3.5 and the Metso ST2.8 Lokotracks’ eccentric throw of 15mm. Metso Lokotrack is suitable for screening alluvial diamond bearing material,
top soil, demolition waste and river gravel.

“The ST2.8 is 25% lighter than similar machines in the market, making it more economic when it comes to transportation costs. But, despite its size, it can produce 600 ton per hour maximum feed,” concludes Sandro.

Pilot Crushtec International
Sandro Scherf