Powerscreen Decarbonizes with Eco-Warrior Battery Powered Screener
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Powerscreen, a Terex company, continues its decarbonization story with its electrification strategy, including the brand-new Eco-Warrior battery powered screener.
Neil Robinson, Powerscreen product and applications manager said, “Some may view this topic as a recent trend, but for Powerscreen, decarbonization is multi-faceted and has always been at our core. The Powerscreen mobile concept has always contributed toward decreasing the carbon footprint per tonne of material produced. This is done by reducing unnecessary material handling of hauling and loading material to static plants in aggregate production or in the ability to recycle and reuse material at point of use, for example in roadbuilding projects where sub-base material is produced in situ. Using stockpiling conveyors as part of a track mobile set-up is another perfect example of how to cut out unnecessary double handling, reducing fuel consumption and therefore carbon production.”
Powerscreen has evolved its product range to reduce environmental impact by making its crushing and screening equipment as fuel efficient as possible, using direct drive systems for its crushing range and improving engine capabilities and drive-line design for its screening range. Another important tool for its fuel efficiency is Powerscreen Pulse™, in-depth machine telematics that helps customers see how and where their machines are being operated, understand fuel consumption and carry out fault-finding activities to ensure optimized performance.
Electrification is currently a key focus of the Powerscreen decarbonisation strategy. The Powerscreen Hybrid range, designed to give customers alternative energy options to operate their range of crushing, screening and conveying equipment, has been enhanced to include more fully electric crushers and screeners as well as models powered by combinations of diesel and electricity. These options enable customers to choose which fuel to use, depending on cost, location and availability, and benefit customers who operate in an area where electricity is more cost effective than diesel fuel, where diesel engine noise is unwanted or on sites where electricity is the preferred energy source.
Neil continued, “Customers using Powerscreen Hybrid units powered off the grid have been able to reduce onsite carbon emissions by 57 percent per tonne of material produced. While our hybrid customers have traditionally been in environmentally conscious countries and states, where legislation or financial incentives are more focused on green energy, we are witnessing a significant uptake in non-traditional locations, as customers prepare to comply with increased government drives for carbon neutrality.”
Working closely with automotive technology, the Eco-Warrior battery powered screener has been designed to deliver on the powerful screening action that Powerscreen machines are famous for, while being a self-charging, or plug-in, model that features a simple, quiet engine with no after-treatment requirements, according to the manufacturer. The required engine size has been cut in half compared with the diesel hydraulic unit and the battery pack can mean emission-free running or give a power boost.
For more information, contact your local Powerscreen dealer.