SBM has big hopes for AI-inclusive REMAX 600 after first ten orders

SBM Mineral Processing (SBM) is delighted at securing its first 10 orders for the company’s new 600tph REMAX 600 impact crusher. The Austrian firm’s new plant uses artificial intelligence (AI) which, SBM says, paves the way for autonomous crushing.
CONEXPOCON/AGG 2023 / March 17, 2023
Erwin Schneller, SBM Mineral Processing managing director, in front of the JAWMAX 400 jaw crusher
Erwin Schneller, SBM Mineral Processing managing director, in front of the JAWMAX 400 jaw crusher

Extensive sensor technology, including cameras, records and evaluates the REMAX 600’s feed material as well as intermediate and end products. In real-time, those values reach centralised digital labs at SBM, where they are further analysed. Necessary adjustments are then made on the ‘digital twin’ of the working machine and re-transmitted directly to the REMAX 600 in the field.

Known as ‘Crusher 4.0’ and developed together with the University of Leoben, the REMAX 600 was presented at the bauma Munich exhibition in October 2022. Large-scale field tests of a REMAX 600 are currently being carried out at an Austrian quarry partner.

“We have made three REMAX 600 plants so far. The first has already done 1500 hours of testing with an Austrian quarry customer. All has been good so far on testing,” said Erwin Schneller, SBM managing director. “The first sold machine will be delivered to a customer this year, with the others being delivered by mid next year.”

Another big machine for SBM is the JAWMAX 400 jaw crusher, said to feature one of the most advanced diesel-electric drive concepts on the market. A combination of a fuel-efficient onboard diesel and a performance-tuned generator powers the plant’s materials processing.

SBM’s mobile plant range comprises 12 track-mounted JAWMAX jaw crushers and REMAX impact crushers, capable of 250 – 800tph production. The plant range shares the same innovative drive concept, with fewer hydraulics ensuring less risk of failure, lower maintenance and parts inventory costs, and thus higher availability, says SBM. Overall savings from running the plants can, says the OEM, be 40% to 75%.

SBM sees the US as a major growth market. Schneller said very good discussions are taking place with a number of potential dealer partners in different parts of America. “I think there is the potential for us to sell 50 machines a year in the US,” he added.  

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