The new TFC 400 and TFC 600 continuous cutting double drum cutter heads are now part of the large family of Simex cutter heads currently including 11 models of the TF, TFC and TFV series.
Continuing cutting cutter heads offer the advantage of evenly milling material that needs to be profiled or excavated without leaving breaks at center in between the two drums, or requiring the lateral movement of the excavator boom in order to mill residual surfaces, all to the benefit of time savings and working method.
TFC 400 and TFC 600 continuous cutting double drum cutter heads by Simex
The TFC 400 and TFC 600 cutter heads are designed respectively for 6-10 ton and 9-12 ton excavators.
The TFC 400, with its 18.5 kN of cutting force, is an attachment that can excavate small trenches for utilities installation, profile concrete surfaces and ably remove tree trunks in agricultural-forestry applications. Their relatively small size, combined with the use of ultra-radius excavators, provide the user with a highly productive attachment even when working in tight spaces, for example when demolishing small foundations.
The TFC 600 is the more powerful of the two attachments and is designed to take on heavier applications than the TFC 400. With a cutting force of 24.5 kN, this cutter head can be used to mill deteriorated layers of concrete structures, such as side walls and roofs of tunnels, and containment walls in road and highway settings. The TFC 600 is also ideal for profiling cut-off walls, and thanks to its size and that of the prime mover it is coupled with, it can be used in urban settings to perform trenching for utilities installation, e.g., branches of sewer systems or aqueducts.
No surprise, then, that the quality and performance of the TFC 400 and TFC 600 have been given deserved recognition with the TFC 400 winning the SaMoTer 2020 International Technical Innovation Competition in the attachments category.