SHARPLY rising fuel prices, legal requirements for emissions, expanding your business, and environmental protection – there are many reasons for switching to hybrid machines.
As a pioneer in electrification, RM Group has been engineering crushers with electric drives for 30 years. This expertise is integrated into RM hybrid crushers and screens. Two of these crushers and an RM MSC8500e mobile hybrid screen will be on display at Hillhead later this month.
On RM hybrid crushers, an electric motor drives the crusher rotor. The electric drive compensates for peaks in power demand during operation, allowing the diesel engine to run at a constant speed without fluctuations. The result is a much lower fuel consumption – up to 25 per cent lower, as proven by field data from RM crushers recorded by the new RM XSMART Fleet Management and Condition Monitoring tool.
Even if the RM hybrid machine is running on diesel 100% of the time, it saves up to 60% in annual operating costs compared to a hydraulic machine, because in addition to lower fuel consumption, costs for hydraulic oil and servicing are also reduced.
“Low running costs have a massive impact on the total cost of ownership of the machine. That is why, despite the higher initial cost of hybrid systems, they often pay for themselves in just a few years,” agrees Paul Donnelly, Managing Director of Red Knight 6, and Ian Burton, Sales Director of Taylor & Braithwaite.
Both of the RM Group’s UK sales partners will be demonstrating and explaining the RM 100GO! hybrid to visitors at this year’s Hillhead show. If you combine a hybrid crusher with a hybrid screen, you can even achieve fuel savings of up to 30%. A combination will be on display at RM Group’s stand at Hillhead: the RM 120X crusher and the RM MSC8500e hybrid screen.
Emission-free crushing and screening with just one energy source
With a hybrid crusher or hybrid screen, it is also possible to operate purely electric and emission-free. This opens up completely new application possibilities for tunnel construction sites, inside buildings, and in city centres.
RM crushers easily comply with the strictest legal requirements in terms of exhaust, dust and noise emissions. For example, an RM customer in Latvia recently purchased an RM 100GO! hybrid – the same as the one on display at Hillhead – to crush dolomite electrically and to be able to meet the high legal requirements for road construction.
Thanks to the intelligent networking of the RM NEXT Generation machines, a crusher like the RM 120X hybrid can also power the RM MSC8500e, or both can be plugged into the mains power supply.
See them at Hillhead 2022 on Stand Number J7.
Photo: The RM 100GO! hybrid.