November 17, 2020
Son Amat needed a different solution due to the geographical location of the Balearic Islands and the problems associated with drilling and blasting in quarries. Fault-free processes and optimal utilization of the quarry were the goal and task for the local Epiroc partner COHIMAOP and the Epiroc Iberia team.
After a thorough analysis of the conditions in the quarry, it was concluded that the HB 7000 DP hydraulic breaker was the best solution for material extraction, as it is more flexible to use than drilling and blasting in this particular jobsite. It is also possible to achieve high output rates of limestone in the quarry very quickly.
"We were very careful when it came to putting together the right setup for this particular application, as we want to achieve the best possible result. The HB 7000 DP is impressive when dealing with the toughest rock and is undoubtedly the best tool for this project"
The HB range of Epiroc hydraulic breaker offers models suitable for carriers from 22 to 140 tons. The exclusive Intelligent Protection System (IPS) – which combines Epiroc's well-known AutoControl and StartSelect functions – automatically adapts the working method of the breaker to any working conditions.
Thanks to the IPS system, the hydraulic breaker can be positioned in the fastest and most precise way. Ineffective blows, which could damage the attachment, can also be prevented. Thanks to the IPS system, which does not require any manual intervention, the operating time of the equipment is optimized and there are no interruptions in the workflow.