Hillhead Quarry Show sees launch of new and improved dust suppression products from Ace Plant
Here at Ace Plant we have been manufacturing and supplying dust suppression equipment for many years. During this time, we have developed individually designed machinery and adapted standard equipment to provide bespoke dust suppression.
At this year’s Hillhead Quarry show in Buxton we launched our new and improved range of Dust Suppression Unit tankers. Complete with rear splash plate, spinning disc & rain gun these units are the ‘swiss army knife’ of dust suppression, suitable for many different applications all of which controlled in the cab of the tractor – maximising safety.
Dust Suppression Units
Our range consists of 5000L (1100gal), 7200L (1600gal) & 9000L (2000gal) versions, our dust-suppression units are fitted with hydraulic vacuum pumps – again maximising safety as no PTO required. These pressure-fed units are normally fitted with a rear splash plate, making it particularly suitable for dampening down residual dust on haul roads where high-volume water application is required. We also offer a 2250L (500gal) unit which is fitted with a petrol driven water pump and rear splash plate which can be towed behind most vehicle with a pin hitch.
In situations where water consumption is an issue and efficiency are a must, we have developed a hydraulically driven carbon fibre spinning disc assembly mounted to our vacuum tankers. Being gravity fed it uses less water than pressurised systems and gives the operator greater control. The spinning disc atomises water into a fine mist dampening residual dust and not ‘soaking’ an area un-necessarily.
When a more targeted and high-volume approach is required our rain gun provides an alternative solution. Powered by a high-capacity centrifugal hydraulic pump, a throw of up to 70m can be produced. Hydraulically operated from inside the cab of the tractor the rain gun can be accurately directed and is powerful enough to be used for firefighting.
When fleet utilisation is an issue, our QuickSpray telehandler/forklift/loader mounted dust suppression unit provides accurate, efficient and effective dust suppression, it also helps to ensure existing equipment fleets are used to capacity. Using the same carbon fibre spinning disc assembly as the dust suppression units this system is gravity fed whilst the spinning disc atomises the water which results in a fine mist that traps dust on the ground and in the air. The spinning disc makes water usage more efficient, economical and gives the operator greater control.
Our Dust Fighter fan assisted range offers a controllable low water usage solution. Complete with remote control our 7500MPT Dust Fighter can be aimed, turned on/off and oscillated at the touch of a button. Fitted with a 2000L on-board water tank and 22KVA generating set our DF7500MPT has up to a 40m throw and is completely self-contained.