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Terex Fuchs SHL885 installed at Cemex wharf

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The world’s first electrically-powered Terex Fuchs SHL885 material handler was recently delivered to CEMEX UK by UK distributors, Blue Fuchs. The £1.5 million machine has been installed at Cemex’s Dagenham Wharf on the River Thames, London. It will be used to unload shipments of limestone from a quarry in North Wales.

Equipped with a 3m3 Arden grab, the material handler is able to access all areas of the ships. It is expected to handle 0.25 million tpy of material. After removal from the ship, the limestone is deposited in a dump/feed hopper with a 50 t capacity, and then transported via conveyor to the site’s ready-mixed concrete batching plant.

Featuring a cranked boom, the material handler includes Rexroth hydraulics powered by one of three electric motors installed on the machine. A second motor supplies pilot pressure for machine operation, while a third powers the air conditioning system. All electric current is delivered vie a double cable roll, which is connected to a switchboard on the machine’s undercarriage.

Cemex opted for the electric version of the machine, instead of the diesel, because is generates less noise and delivers instant torque. Installing a power supply on the jetty was also deemed to be more feasible that transporting diesel to the machine.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/06062017/terex-fuchs-shl885-installed-at-cemex-wharf/

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