Hillhead 2020

  • Quarrying
  • Construction
  • Recycling

23-25 June 2020

Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK

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Epiroc SpeedCut 100 – first appearance at Hillhead

13 Jun 2018

Wire cutting machine achieving dimensional stone production speed of up to 45m/s

The Epiroc SpeedCut 100 wire cutting machine, which prioritizes production speed and safety, will be on show on the Epiroc stand (M3). The machine’s unique wire-tensioning system makes it possible to combine high cutting speed with low wire consumption by utilizing load-cell technology.

The cutting speed of up to 45 m/s can bring significant benefits to dimensional stone quarries. SpeedCut creates a perfectly smooth face on the block, and it cuts both vertically and horizontally, and close to ground level. The main flywheel can be rotated 320° making parallel cuts with a maximum distance of 2m without the need for repositioning.

According to Epiroc, the combination of the eight-pole motor and special software developed by SpeedCut is the key to the machine’s high performance. The motor provides the necessary torque to ensure the 1,000mm flywheel achieves high surface contact particularly when starting the cuts.

Also, recognizing the benefits of dust suppression, running water on the cutting line greatly improves working conditions for the operator.

Epiroc UK & Ireland Ltd will also show their hydraulic attachment demolition tools, developed and supplied by factories in Germany and Sweden, including SB hydraulic breakers up to the HB 10000, the largest serial hydraulic breaker in the world.

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