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TC Crusher Automation System

TC Automation System

• Ability to Monitor, Control, Record, and Communicate


• PLC Based System
• Highly Adaptable
• Easy to Use

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TC Automation System
Monitor - Base System
• Power
• Crushing Force
• Cavity Feed Level
• Crusher Closed Side Setting
• Lubrication Pressures and Temperatures
• Hydraulic Pressures
• Internal Bearing Temperatures
• Crusher Speed
• Liner Wear

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Monitor - Additional Items

• Belt Scale Tonnages


• Bin Levels
• Crusher Discharge Pocket Level
• Conveyor Zero Speed Switches
• Proximity Switches for Dual Pump/Dual Filter Systems

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TC Automation System
Control
• Lubrication System
- Turn on/off Tank Heaters
- Turn on/off Air Coolers
- Turn on/off Pump Motor
- Shut Down Crusher if Lube Pump Stops
- Stops Feeder if Crusher Overheats
• Hydraulic System
- Make Setting Adjustments
- Calibration from Control Room
• Rotates Bowl to Metal-to-Metal
- Maintain Clamping Pressures

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TC Automation System
Control
• Crusher Drive Motor
- Turn on/off
- Auto Start/Shutdown Sequence
• Feed Device
- Control Feed Rate Based on Cavity Level and Crusher Power Draw
• Multiple PID loops
• Uses Both Feed Control and Crusher Setting to Maximize Performance

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Record
• Data Logging
- 60 day log
- Alarm log
• Trending
- Pressures, Temperatures, Vibration, Power Draw
- 1, 8, or 12 hour views

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Communication

• PLC Data Transferred to DCS System with Optional Communication


Card
• Data Modem Installed to View Crusher Data from Remote Locations
- Remote Plant Locations or Global Locations
• Allows Remote Trouble Shooting of Automation System to Minimize
Downtime

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TC Automation System
PLC Cabinet

• Utilizes Allen-Bradley Components


- Highly Reliable - Proven
- Readily Available
• Metso Minerals
• Allen-Bradley Global Distributors
• Cabinet Comes Pre-wired
• System is Expandable

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TC Automation System
Easy Use

• Easy to Read Full Screen Pages


• Touch Screen or Mouse Controlled
• Simple Navigation Through Screens
• Allows for Simple Trouble Shooting
- Green - OK
- Red - Needs Attention
• One-Touch Calibration
• Pop-Up Alarms
• Can Have Up to 5 Crushers on Each
System

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TC Automation System
Summary
• Complete Crusher Station Control
• PLC Control Makes System Adaptable to ANY Crushing Application
• Integrated Feed Rate Control Based on Power and Cavity Level
Utilizing Multiple PID Loops
• Complete Crusher Protection
• Provide Consistent Product Gradation
• Maximize Crusher Performance
• Over 50 Systems Installed Globally

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