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Cement & Minerals

An offer which ranges from design to supply and turnkey delivery of process equipment, grinding plants (cement and minerals) and complete cement plants through to associated services.



FCB Rhodax® 4D, mineral crushing technology applied to the deconstruction sector

FCB Rhodax® is a vibrating cone crusher developed by Fives which allows material interparticle bed crushing. The FCB Rhodax® was subject to innovation and became Rhodax® 4D (4 Drives): the mechanical systems were replaced with patented electronic synchronization, provided by four engines equipped with controllers.

In 2018, DCX Chrome from the Delachaux Group granted a contract to Fives to modify its chrome-corundum grinding plant for its Marly site in France.

The project includes the supply and refurbishment of a second-hand FCB Rhodax® 1000 MP 4D crusher, modernization of the existing FCB Rhodax® crusher by equipping it with the electronic synchronization system, and installation of a maintenance gantry.

FCB Rhodax® 4D - already used for crushing mineral materials - now has a potential new application in processing deconstruction waste. It can be used to process concrete to separate aggregates from cement and reuse this aggregate, and to recover fines from crushing for addition at cement plants.

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