Indeco Boom Systems
Initially manufactured and marketed by Indeco North
America and Indeco Australia, the Indeco IBS Boom System
soon had a strong impact on many other markets, having
already proven to save time and money in many a quarry
and mine, where it is used to reduce bridged and oversized
material which could slow down crushing operations.
Mounted over the mouth of a primary crusher, the boom
system enables the hammer to reach into the mouth of the
crusher, reducing oversized boulders as well as clearing any
blockages in the hopper. Various remote-control systems
enable the operator to maneuver the boom from the cabin.
By doing so, plant down times can be safely eliminated.
Our experience in the Australian and pan-American markets
has enabled Indeco to develop a range of boom systems
with outstanding reliability, ruggedness, productivity and
Indeco IBS boom systems, made from extra-strength steel
alloys, are tailor-made, and are designed according to the
individual requirements and specifications set out by the
Indeco boom systems
The electro-hydraulic proportional control valve |1|
ensures greater efficiency and precision of movement.
The hydraulic connections to the cylinders |2| are
positioned laterally to provide greater protection
The hydraulic cylinders, |3| designed and manufactured
by the Indeco technical division to exclusive
specifications, are oversized to provide maximum power
and hydraulic efficiency and ensure greater reliability
even in demanding applications.
The rotating distributor |4| for the hydraulic fittings,
exclusive to the IBS series, is located inside the base
of the arm, ensuring true 360° rotation as there are no
hoses to get in the way of movement.
Unlike many competing products, the Indeco IBS boom
systems are designed and manufactured to be very
similar to excavators, not only in terms of their design,
but also in their use of special extra-strength steel alloys
|5| that provide the best weight/power ratio in the
market, thus ensuring versatility and reliability.
Special reinforced box sections |6| inside the boom
make it more rugged, and more resistant to torsion and
The entire hydraulic line mounted on the arm, including
the outlet and inlet hoses to the hammer, is made up of
high-pressure hoses |7|.
The sintered bronze and aluminium bushings |8|, along
with the special-steel pins, are heat treated, which
increases their strength and also have special greasing
The mounting base |9| for the IBS boom is particularly
robust and oversized for maximum durability.
Anti-drop and load control valves |10|, mounted on
the cylinders, prevent the boom from accidentally
collapsing and at the same time improve safety.
Access panels |11| to the rotation motor and to the
hydraulic distribution system facilitate maintenance.
Here at Indeco we use computational tools such as
FEA - Finite Element Analysis - to perform structural and
stress tests, making it possible to test and improve the
product before the start of the manufacturing process.
Anti-drop and load control valves
Access panels for maintenance
distributor for maximum
Heat treated and greased pins
Oversized mounting base
and greased pins
Heat treated and
greased pins and
Indeco IBS boom systems are available with three different types of rotation, for maximum flexibility, depending on the type
of job they are used for.
side hydraulic pistons
150° rotation uses two oversize hydraulic pistons working
in sequence, to ensure better performance and greater
true 180° rotation using a special hydraulic actuator
designed and manufactured exclusively by Indeco, provides
greater versatility and application in a wider work area.
slewing ring and hydraulic motor
360° rotation with a fifth wheel and pinion and planetary
gear units for maximum operating flexibility makes the
Indeco IBS similar to an excavator boom.
How to choose
the boom system
Choice of Hydraulic Power Pack / ECU
choice based on
based on the required power to be installed
• Type of work
• Type of material
• Boulder size
• Production targets
• Working area (type and size
of crusher and system)
• Working surface and excavation
• 150°/180°/360° rotation
• Number of joints (2 or 3)
choice based on
three-phase electric motor
electrical panel with soft starter inverter
*Lengths can be customized according to the customer’s requirements
Maximum Horizontal Reach (ft)*
New remote monitoring system, based on the principles
of the Internet of Things, to prevent equipment
obsolescence and keep high performance.
The ‘Indeconnect’ |1| system consists of a device
equipped with 4G technology for a wireless connection
to the network, to be mounted on the equipment,
and a cloud-based web platform you can access from
mobile devices (with an app) or from PC, that lets you
view the data transmitted in real time by each installed
device: working hours, working position in space,
hydraulic oil temperature, ambient temperature,
GPS position, and more.
Through Indeconnect you can:
• Monitor productivity, making sure each Indeco tool
is working as intended
• Check operations, verifying in real time the various
internal and external parameters of the equipment to
make sure that it is used in optimal conditions and
• Increase security, by remotely checking the position
of the equipment through GPS
• Plan maintenance, monitoring the health of each
Indeco tool in real time, also through the automatic
alert and messaging system that lets you order spare
parts and reduce machine downtime to a minimum
• Optimise rental, by supervising and monitoring the
management of rented equipment.
The Indeco hydraulic boom can be made with three
articulations |2| so as to increase the working area when
the hammer is in a vertical position, to reach inaccessible
positions under the mounting base, and to increase
versatility of use.
Automatic greasing kit for boom and hammer
Optimises grease consumption, cutting out the machine
down times once needed to lubricate moving parts.
The kit includes a programmable pumping unit pack |3|,
hoses and hammer and boom fittings.
The system increases the service life of all the ball
bushings on the boom and in the moving parts of the
The Indeco IBS has a highly efficient control system with
an electro-hydraulic proportional valve.
Indeco has designed two different types:
• remote control |4|, with a special cable up to 300 ft in
• wireless remote control |5| for distances of up to 100 ft.
High-efficiency radiator |6| and auxiliary cooling fan
to keep the oil temperature constant even in extreme
At very low working temperatures and in cold climates,
the oil warmer |7| keeps the oil temperature constant.
Oil level indicator
Indicator |8| which warns the operator when the oil level
is too low.
Indicator |9| which warns the operator when the
temperature is too high.
Hydraulic feed pumps
There are three types of hydraulic feed pumps |10|:
• gear pumps, for operating pressures of up to 2900 psi
• axial piston pumps for operating pressures of over
• variable displacement pumps with load sensing.
IBS| Boom system
Mining and Quarry
Primary rock breaking
• Overburden removal
• Bench, road & ramp leveling
• Roof, face & rib scaling
• Boulder reduction in rock pile
• Removing blockages
at crushing systems
• Selective rock breaking
• Blast free mining
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