Wolfgang Kormann, CEO of Rockster Recycler from Austria, is convinced that the Bauma trade fair really deserves to be called “The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery.”
“The visitors come from all over the world and the potential of serious prospects is considerable. On the first day of the fair, we were already able to sell one of our machines with a patented Duplex-System in combination with a screener to an Argentinean entrepreneur, who had never heard of Rockster before,” Kormann said.
Rockster showed a wide spectrum
Rockster presented a diverse range of available machines, such as the R1100DS impact crusher with a screening system and new air blower, the scalping screen RSS410 and the stacker RST23. The Upper Austrians, who are well known for their development of innovative and compact mobile impact crushers, want to offer even more versatile and flexible application options. In addition to jaw and impact crushers, the Rockster portfolio includes scalpers and finishing screens, drum screens, stackers and feeder conveyors. Most of the machines can be ordered with the latest Stage V engines.
Everything under control
This is the motto of the new Machine Monitoring System (MMS), which Rockster first presented at the Bauma. Rockster Sales Manager Norbert Feichtinger sees the benefits not only in the simpler overview of the machinery or the improved control of machine utilization, but also in monitoring the very handling of the crusher. “Due to the possibility of the MMS to check the crusher speed, crusher load, gap setting and vibrating speed even in real time, you can quickly see if there is any need for optimization in machine handling. Both parties, the owner of the machine, as well as the manufacturer, can react immediately and therefor reduce wear, increase throughput and optimize the crushing result. Quick access to location data, operating hours or fuel consumption provides valuable services especially in the rental business,” he said.
Virtual reality – one-of-a-kind insight
The feedback from the visitors at Rockster’s Bauma booth was consistent: “Wow, that’s a unique feeling.” To suddenly find yourself in another world, even look into it, and enter the crusher was a completely new experience for most of them. Rockster had used this tool to show its latest impact crusher, the R1000S, both from outside and inside. Equipped with VR glasses and a controller, interested visitors were allowed to beam in front, behind on or even into the crusher, raise and lower the magnetic separator or screen box, open the crusher chamber, change blow bars and much more.
“We want to further develop this tool and, for example, use it for training purposes as well,” said Kormann.
When it comes to global support, such technologies are extremely helpful for Rockster. It keeps both dealers and customers up to date, which makes it easier and quicker to implement necessary optimization suggestions.