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Overview

Tailored for a perfect fit whatever your conditions. Feeder breakers allow haulage vehicles to quickly discharge their payloads. They break mined material down to beltable size and the ratio chains feed the broken material onto a conveyor belt, reducing the risk of conveyor belt jams and spillage. Cat® feeder breakers do the job with a large intake hopper capacity and high throughput rate. The high-speed/high-torque traction system has torque hubs instead of the hydraulic motors used on competitive models, delivering higher tram speeds for section moves and higher torque-to-ground for greater tractive effort. Features: • Up to 1 633 tonnes/hour (1,800 tons/hour) discharge rate • 27 200 kg (60,000 lb) pick force • 126 980 kg/strand (280,000 lb/strand) ultimate strength, engineering class, rollertype conveyor chain • 25 mm (1.0 in) AR 400 frame side steel 25 mm (1.0 in) plate fabricated hopper • Hydraulically-adjustable ground clearance • High tractive effort achieved with torque hub planetary crawler drive • 14 m/min (47 ft/min) tram speed

Specifications

Units:
Length 33.75 ft 10.28 m Less
Width 11.06 ft 3.37 m Less
Height 36.8125 in 0.94 m Less

General Specifications

Breaker Pick Force – Variable (Maximum) 130000.0 lb 60000.0 kg Less
Breaker Tip to Tip Diameter 635 mm, 686 mm and 813 mm (25 in, 27 in and 32 in) 635 mm, 686 mm and 813 mm (25 in, 27 in and 32 in) Less
Flexibility of Configuration High High Less
Gross Vehicle Weight 29 483 kg to 49 895 kg (75,000 lb to 110,000 lb) 29 483 kg to 49 895 kg (75,000 lb to 110,000 lb) Less
Intake End Design Ram car, 3 way dump, hopper with sideboards Ram car, 3 way dump, hopper with sideboards Less
Material Compressive Strength (Maximum) 30000.0 psi 200.0 Mpa Less
Material Throughput – FB140 1385 tonne/hr (1,526 ton/hr) 1385 tonne/hr (1,526 ton/hr) Less
Material Throughput – FB140 Narrow 1187 tonne/hr (1,308 ton/hr) 1187 tonne/hr (1,308 ton/hr) Less
Processed Material Run of mine coal with high percentage rock content Run of mine coal with high percentage rock content Less
Seam Height 1371 mm and higher (54 in and higher) 1371 mm and higher (54 in and higher) Less
Total Horsepower (Maximum) 350.0 hp 260.0 kW Less
Tractive Effort (Maximum) 125000.0 lb 56700.0 kg Less
Tram Speed 0 to 13.7 m/min (0 to 45 fpm) 0 to 13.7 m/min (0 to 45 fpm) Less

Frame Plate Specifications

Bottom Deck Plate AR steel AR steel Less
Breakershaft Impact Plate HSLA steel and CCO HSLA steel and CCO Less
Main Frame Side Plate AR steel AR steel Less
Top Deck Plate HR steel and CCO HR steel and CCO Less

Conveyor Chain Specifications – Standard

Flight Attachment Method Mounts to extended pins on the chain Mounts to extended pins on the chain Less
Flight Construction One piece solid barstock One piece solid barstock Less
Flight Dimension 64 mm T × 127 mm W (2.5 in T × 5 in W) 64 mm T × 127 mm W (2.5 in T × 5 in W) Less
Pin Diameter 0.94 in 24.0 mm Less
Pitch 3.5 in 89.0 mm Less
Take Up Method Grease cylinder with steel shims Grease cylinder with steel shims Less
Ultimate Strength 200000.0 lb 90720.0 kg Less

Conveyor Chain Specifications – Optional

Flight Attachment Method Mounts to extended pins on the chain Mounts to extended pins on the chain Less
Flight Construction One piece solid barstock One piece solid barstock Less
Flight Dimension 70 mm T × 127 mm W (2.75 in T × 5 in W) 70 mm T × 127 mm W (2.75 in T × 5 in W) Less
Pin Diameter 1.13 in 29.0 mm Less
Pitch 3.75 in 95.0 mm Less
Take Up Method Grease cylinder with steel shims Grease cylinder with steel shims Less
Ultimate Strength 280000.0 lb 127000.0 kg Less

Headshaft Specifications

Bearing Bore 4.94 in 125.0 mm Less
Drive Attachment Method Splined Splined Less
Shaft Diameter 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less

Tailshaft Specifications

Bearing Bore 3.94 in 100.0 mm Less
Chain Engagement Roller Roller Less
Shaft Diameter 3.94 in 100.0 mm Less

Crawler Specifications

Drive Method Torque hub, 36:1 planetary reduction Torque hub, 36:1 planetary reduction Less
Freewheel Tow Specification 134 m/min (5 mph) unlimited distance 134 m/min (5 mph) unlimited distance Less
Grade (Maximum) 15.0 % 15.0 % Less
Ground Pressure 16 452 kg/m2 to 21 445 kg/m2 (23.4 psi to 30.5 psi) 16 452 kg/m2 to 21 445 kg/m2 (23.4 psi to 30.5 psi) Less
Hydraulic Tram Motor Low speed, high torque Geroler 311 cc or 398 cc Low speed, high torque Geroler 311 cc or 398 cc Less
Overload Protection Method Hydraulic relief set at 155 bar (2,250 psi) Hydraulic relief set at 155 bar (2,250 psi) Less
Pad Width 381 mm or 508 mm (15 in or 20 in) 381 mm or 508 mm (15 in or 20 in) Less
Parking Brake Yes Yes Less
Take Up Method Grease cylinder with steel shims Grease cylinder with steel shims Less
Tractive Effort (Maximum) 100000.0 lb 45360.0 kg Less
Tram Speed 0 to 13.7 m/min (0 to 45 fpm) 0 to 13.7 m/min (0 to 45 fpm) Less

Breakershaft Specifications

Adjustment Method Manually adjustable, 50 mm (2 in) increments Manually adjustable, 50 mm (2 in) increments Less
Bearing Bore 157 mm or 203 mm (6.19 in or 8 in) 157 mm or 203 mm (6.19 in or 8 in) Less
Bit to Flight Clearance 25 mm to 177 mm (1 in to 7 in) 25 mm to 177 mm (1 in to 7 in) Less
Breaker Bit Description Carbide tip hardface protection tapered shank Carbide tip hardface protection tapered shank Less
Breaker Pick Force – Variable (Maximum) 130000.0 lb 60000.0 kg Less
Breaker Tip to Tip Diameter 635, 686 and 813 mm (25, 27 and 32 in) 635, 686 and 813 mm (25, 27 and 32 in) Less
Breakershaft RPM 52 to 67 52 to 67 Less
Overload Protection Method Underspeed Sensor Underspeed Sensor Less
Shaft Diameter 203 mm or 254 mm (8 in or 10 in) 203 mm or 254 mm (8 in or 10 in) Less

Power Unit Specifications

Drive Chain ASA 180-2 roller chain ASA 180-2 roller chain Less
Drive Chain Tensioning Method Grease cylinder with steel shims Grease cylinder with steel shims Less
Driven/Drive Sprocket Ratio 32/14 32/14 Less
Electric Motor 200HP/AC/3PH/TEFC/MINE DUTY 200HP/AC/3PH/TEFC/MINE DUTY Less
Electric Motor/Pump Coupling Flexible element coupling Flexible element coupling Less
Electric Motor/Reducer Coupling Flexible element coupling Flexible element coupling Less
Gear Reducer 15:1 right angle triple reduction 262 Mech. HP 15:1 right angle triple reduction 262 Mech. HP Less
Main Hydraulic Pump Axial piston open loop load sense 165 cc Axial piston open loop load sense 165 cc Less
Overload Protection Method Friction disc clutch and amp overload relay Friction disc clutch and amp overload relay Less
Piggyback Hydraulic Pump Priority flow fixed disp. gear 16 cc or 25 cc Priority flow fixed disp. gear 16 cc or 25 cc Less

Conveyor Drive Specifications

Conveyor Chain Speed 0 to 31 m/min (0 to 102 fpm) 0 to 31 m/min (0 to 102 fpm) Less
Conveyor Hydraulic Motor Radial piston motor 250 cc Radial piston motor 250 cc Less
Gear Reducer 29:1 parallel triple reduction 220 Mech. HP 29:1 parallel triple reduction 220 Mech. HP Less
Overload Protection Method Hydraulic relief and high pressure switch Hydraulic relief and high pressure switch Less

Hydraulic Specifications

Control Valve Stack Proportional spool valve load sense 8 section Proportional spool valve load sense 8 section Less
Conveyor Circuit Relief Pressure 4800.0 psi 345.0 bar Less
Conveyor Hydraulic Motor Radial piston motor 250 cc Radial piston motor 250 cc Less
Heat Exchanger Style Air over oil and/or water over oil Air over oil and/or water over oil Less
High Oil Pressure Switch Setting 5000.0 psi 345.0 bar Less
High Oil Temperature Switch Setting 165.0 ° F 74.0 ° C Less
High Pressure Filter 5 micron rating 5 micron rating Less
Hydraulic Cylinder, Frame Lift and Tilt Double acting, 305 mm (12 in) stroke Double acting, 305 mm (12 in) stroke Less
Hydraulic Fluid Cleanliness Level ISO 4406 16/14/12 ISO 4406 16/14/12 Less
Hydraulic Hose Fitting Type JIC and face seal JIC and face seal Less
Hydraulic Hose Rating 5000.0 psi 345.0 bar Less
Hydraulic Tram Motor Low speed, high torque Geroler 311 cc or 398 cc Low speed, high torque Geroler 311 cc or 398 cc Less
Main Hydraulic Pump Axial piston open loop load sense 165 cc Axial piston open loop load sense 165 cc Less
Oil Reservoir 150.0 gal 567.0 L Less
Oil Reservoir Breather Element 5 micron rating 5 micron rating Less
Oil Reservoir Power Fill Yes Yes Less
Piggyback Hydraulic Pump Priority flow fixed disp. gear 16 cc or 25 cc Priority flow fixed disp. gear 16 cc or 25 cc Less
Reservoir Low Oil Level Switch Yes Yes Less
Reservoir Oil Thermometer and Sight Glass Yes Yes Less
Return Pressure Filter 5 micron rating 5 micron rating Less
Tram Circuit Relief Pressure 2250.0 psi 155.0 bar Less

Electrical Specifications

Belt Sequence Sensor Detects operation of the conveyor belt and will stop the conveyor chain when the conveyor belt is not moving. Detects operation of the conveyor belt and will stop the conveyor chain when the conveyor belt is not moving. Less
Belt Sequence Sensor Restarts the conveyor chain when the conveyor belt restarts. Restarts the conveyor chain when the conveyor belt restarts. Less
Breakershaft Overload Protection Underspeed sensor Underspeed sensor Less
Electric Motor 200HP/AC/3PH/TEFC/MINE DUTY 200HP/AC/3PH/TEFC/MINE DUTY Less
Electrical Safety Features – Emergency Stop Button Quantity one, located on main electrical enclosure cover Quantity one, located on main electrical enclosure cover Less
Electrical Safety Features – Neutral Start Switch Machine will not start unless tram levers are in neutral Machine will not start unless tram levers are in neutral Less
Electrical Safety Features – Panic Strip, Intrinsically Safe Quantity two, one centrally located on each side of feeder Quantity two, one centrally located on each side of feeder Less
Electrical Safety Features – Radio Remote Deadman Switch Remote operation of the machine cannot occur without deadman switch being engaged Remote operation of the machine cannot occur without deadman switch being engaged Less
Electrical Safety Features – Siren/Flashing Light The light will flash the entire time there is power on the machine. The light will flash the entire time there is power on the machine. Less
Electrical Safety Features – Siren/Flashing Light Siren will sound upon initial machine start up and prior to each restart of the conveyor chain. Siren will sound upon initial machine start up and prior to each restart of the conveyor chain. Less
Electrical Safety Features – Tram/Conveyor Mode Switch Provide lockout of hydraulic functions: • Tram Mode–conveyor function disabled • Conveyor Mode–tram/cylinder function disabled Provide lockout of hydraulic functions: • Tram Mode–conveyor function disabled • Conveyor Mode–tram/cylinder function disabled Less
High Oil Pressure Switch Yes Yes Less
High Oil Temperature Switch Yes Yes Less
Main Electrical Enclosure – Circuit Overload Protection Circuit breaker Circuit breaker Less
Main Electrical Enclosure – Contactor Type Vacuum Vacuum Less
Main Electrical Enclosure – Conveyor Speed Control Potentiometer Potentiometer Less
Main Electrical Enclosure – Electric Motor Protection Electronic amp overload relay Electronic amp overload relay Less
Main Electrical Enclosure – IP 65 rating Dust tight and low pressure wash down Dust tight and low pressure wash down Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Basic Operating Principal of PLC (if equipped) Monitor the operating status of the feeder and warn/shut down when machine damage will occur Monitor the operating status of the feeder and warn/shut down when machine damage will occur Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Basic Operating Principal of PLC (if equipped) Facilitate above ground communication and control through ethernet connections. Facilitate above ground communication and control through ethernet connections. Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Basic Operating Principal of PLC (if equipped) Control conveyor speed based on breakershaft electric motor current draw to protect components during high loads & conveyor jams Control conveyor speed based on breakershaft electric motor current draw to protect components during high loads & conveyor jams Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Conveyor chain speed Conveyor chain speed Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Hour meter for preventative maintenance scheduling Hour meter for preventative maintenance scheduling Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Hydraulic oil level Hydraulic oil level Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Hydraulic pump suction vacuum Hydraulic pump suction vacuum Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Power consumption Power consumption Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Hydraulic system pressure Hydraulic system pressure Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Counter for number of times the hauler vehicles dump and time between dumps for statistical data gathering Counter for number of times the hauler vehicles dump and time between dumps for statistical data gathering Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Hydraulic oil temperature Hydraulic oil temperature Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Component temperatures such as electric motor, gear reducer, bearings Component temperatures such as electric motor, gear reducer, bearings Less
Programmable Logic Control (PLC) (optional) – Typical Functions to be Monitored by PLC (if equipped) Breakershaft electric motor current draw, 3 phase current and 3 phase voltage Breakershaft electric motor current draw, 3 phase current and 3 phase voltage Less
Radio Remote (Optional) Wireless control of tram, tilt cylinder and lift cylinder sections of the hydraulic valve stack Wireless control of tram, tilt cylinder and lift cylinder sections of the hydraulic valve stack Less
Remote Conveyor Start Method Standard – tilt switch; Optional – photo eye, push button station and radio transmitter Standard – tilt switch; Optional – photo eye, push button station and radio transmitter Less
Reservoir Low Oil Level Switch Yes Yes Less

Fire Suppression Specifications

Activation Points 2 2 Less
Chemical Cylinders 2 @ 7.5 kg (20 lb) each 2 @ 7.5 kg (20 lb) each Less
Discharge Points 8 required 8 required Less
Manufacturer/Type Approved Ansul dry chemical inspected by certified Ansul technician Approved Ansul dry chemical inspected by certified Ansul technician Less
Pressure Cylinders 2 pressure actuators 2 pressure actuators Less

Dust Suppression Specifications

Activation Method Standard – pendulum switch; Optional – electro-hydraulic solenoid activated by forward hydraulic pressure on conveyor motor Standard – pendulum switch; Optional – electro-hydraulic solenoid activated by forward hydraulic pressure on conveyor motor Less
Filtration “Y” strainer at inlet “Y” strainer at inlet Less
Machine Washdown Hose Connected to “Y” strainer clean out connection Connected to “Y” strainer clean out connection Less
Number of Sprays and Location Six total located at upper hose crossover, three spraying inby and three spraying outby Six total located at upper hose crossover, three spraying inby and three spraying outby Less
Pressure Regulator Adjustable 0 to 8.6 bar (0 to 125 psi) Adjustable 0 to 8.6 bar (0 to 125 psi) Less
Type of Sprays Conical Conical Less

Greasing System Specifications

Electric Motor and Reducer Manifold Location Near the electric motor and reducer Near the electric motor and reducer Less
Grease Delivery Method Manual Manual Less
Main Manifold Location Near the operator’s station Near the operator’s station Less
Main Manifold Serviced Components Tailshaft, breakershaft, and headshaft Tailshaft, breakershaft, and headshaft Less
Number of Manifolds Quantity three, main, electric motor and gear reducer Quantity three, main, electric motor and gear reducer Less

Dimensions (Approximate) – FB140

Conveyor Width 56.0 in 1422.0 mm Less
Discharge Angle: Maximum Dump Position 5.0 Degrees 5.0 Degrees Less
Discharge Angle: Minimum Dump Position 2.0 Degrees 2.0 Degrees Less
Distance Ground to Top of Hopper: Maximum Dump Position 23.65 in 601.0 mm Less
Distance Ground to Top of Hopper: Minimum Dump Position 17.26 in 438.0 mm Less
Distance from Discharge to Main Frame 63.63 in 1616.0 mm Less
Distance from Head Shaft to Main Frame 47.5 in 1207.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Fixed 45.25 in 1149.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Maximum Dump Position 73.98 in 1879.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Maximum Tram Height 65.01 in 1651.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Minimum Dump Position 54.0 in 1372.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Discharge End: Maximum Dump Position 40.71 in 1034.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Discharge End: Minimum Dump Position 23.1 in 587.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Receiving End: Maximum Tram Height 19.71 in 501.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Receiving End: Minimum Tram Height 7.12 in 181.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance: Maximum Tram Height 23.35 in 593.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance: Minimum Tram Height 6.75 in 171.0 mm Less
Height of Hopper: Maximum Dump Position 13.84 in 352.0 mm Less
Height of Hopper: Minimum Dump Position 12.83 in 326.0 mm Less
Height with 305 mm (12 in) Sideboards: Maximum Tram Height 75.43 in 1916.0 mm Less
Height with 305 mm (12 in) Sideboards: Minimum Tram Height 58.5 in 1486.0 mm Less
Length – Front of Hopper to Back Plate 127.0 in 3226.0 mm Less
Overall Length (Maximum) 34.54 ft 10528.0 mm Less
Overall Width 11.08 ft 3378.0 mm Less
Receiving End Width 11.0 ft 3353.0 mm Less

Dimensions (Approximate) – FB140 Narrow

Conveyor Width 48.0 in 1219.0 mm Less
Discharge Angle: Maximum Dump Position 5.0 Degrees 5.0 Degrees Less
Discharge Angle: Minimum Dump Position 2.0 Degrees 2.0 Degrees Less
Distance Ground to Top of Hopper: Maximum Dump Position 23.65 in 601.0 mm Less
Distance Ground to Top of Hopper: Minimum Dump Position 17.26 in 438.0 mm Less
Distance from Discharge to Main Frame 63.63 in 1616.0 mm Less
Distance from Head Shaft to Main Frame 47.5 in 1207.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Fixed 45.25 in 1149.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Maximum Dump Position 73.98 in 1879.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Maximum Tram Height 65.01 in 1651.0 mm Less
Frame Height: Minimum Dump Position 54.0 in 1372.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Discharge End: Maximum Dump Position 40.71 in 1034.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Discharge End: Minimum Dump Position 23.1 in 587.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Receiving End: Maximum Tram Height 19.71 in 501.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance – Receiving End: Minimum Tram Height 7.12 in 181.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance: Maximum Tram Height 23.35 in 593.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance: Minimum Tram Height 6.75 in 171.0 mm Less
Height of Hopper: Maximum Dump Position 13.84 in 352.0 mm Less
Height of Hopper: Minimum Dump Position 12.83 in 326.0 mm Less
Height with 305 mm (12 in) Sideboards: Maximum Tram Height 75.43 in 1916.0 mm Less
Height with 305 mm (12 in) Sideboards: Minimum Tram Height 58.5 in 1486.0 mm Less
Length – Front of Hopper to Back Plate 127.0 in 3226.0 mm Less
Overall Length (Maximum) 34.54 ft 10528.0 mm Less
Overall Width 10.42 ft 3175.0 mm Less
Receiving End Width 10.33 ft 3149.6 mm Less

FB140 Optional Equipment

• Shear pin or torque-limiting coupling breaker drivetrain protection

• Hydraulic, hydro-mechanical or electro-mechanical conveyor drives are available depending on application parameters and operation’s preference

• Chromium Carbide Overlay coal line

• Customer hopper capacity design to suit application

• Hopper sideboards

• Shovelnose, 3-way dump, or face hauler hopper end

• Integral mounted belt tail roller with stabilizing hydraulic cylinders

• Ansul™ dry-chemical fire suppression system

• Electric solenoid-controlled dust suppression system

• Direct drive breakershaft and headshaft

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