Kleemann’s Spective Control System
BY AsphaltPro Staff
New mobile crushing plant operators can face a daunting task at the jobsite as crushing technology and plants increase in complexity. The engineering team at Kleemann, a division of Wirtgen Group, Antioch, Tennessee, has designed the Spective user interface system to make crushing plant controls easier to manage from day one. Here’s how it works:
In automatic mode, the Spective display guides the operator through the process of starting up the plant. First, the operator presses the blue and white start buttons under the 12-inch touchscreen display. The system then shows the operator, step by step, how to engage each additional function. Because the system is sequential, the operator can learn the process for startup merely by performing his job.
Next, the impact crusher or cone crusher has the ability to “zero” the crusher closed side setting/gap. This allows the operator to adjust for the previous day’s wear in seconds to maintain a consistent end product.
Along the bottom of the 12-inch Spective screen, important information such as production utilization, gap setting and fuel consumption are displayed during operation. Other relevant data can be accessed as needed because the logical menu navigation is designed with clear operating instructions.
For example, in the event of a machine caution, the Spective display will show the operator on a visual representation of the plant where the fault is occurring. If the operator needs further assistance, he can select the “information” button and a list of trouble-shooting steps will appear. This will expedite the resolution of the fault and get the machine back up and running.
If the plant operator so chooses, he can use the Spective Connect App on his phone or tablet to monitor the information on the Spective display from the safety of his wheel loader or excavator cab. This allows one operator to manage the crushing operation from raw material to final product while staying connected to the operation of each machine. <endmark>
For more information, contact Matthew Graves at (629) 395-5314 or visit www.kleemann.com.