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Mobile screen launched for anniversary celebration

The company’s founder, John Finlay, laid the foundations for his business interests in 1953. With a background owning and operating aggregate, sand and gravel operations in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Finlay’s real passion was engineering.

In 1958 Finlay called upon his engineering expertise to design and launch the world’s first hydraulic screen. In the same year he successfully registered a patent for the centre-placed single-shaft screen box technology that today is widely used across the industry.

It was from this invention that the brand “Finlay Hydrascreens” was born. The brand was acquired by Terex Corporation in 1999.

Such was the global reputation of the Finlay Hydrascreens brand that Terex retained “Finlay” and introduced today’s brand of Terex Finlay.

{{quote-A:R-W:300-I:2-Q:"Our business has grown on the core values and beliefs of delivering world-class, leading products that our customers can depend upon."-WHO:Paul O’Donnell, global business line director for Terex Finlay}}According to the company, the values of integrity, customer satisfaction and innovation that John Finlay instilled in the company remain key pillars of the business today.

To celebrate its continued success and this landmark anniversary, Terex Finlay will launch celebrations at the 2018 Hillhead exhibition in Buxton, England, from 26 to 28 June.

“Sixty-five years is a major milestone and it brings the Finlay family back to our father John Finlay’s vision and inventiveness in 1953,” said Stephen John Finlay, in a statement on behalf of the family.

“He was the pioneer of screening and an inspiration to us all. He also invented the concrete block-making machine and washing plant systems. We are proud that many of the major engineering companies in Northern Ireland have a direct link back to our dad’s designs and they are still being used worldwide today. We wish Terex Finlay every success in the future and congratulate them on this special anniversary.”

Triple-shaft screen

Terex Finlay will be reinforcing its anniversary theme – “60 Years of Passion & Innovation” – with significant new model introductions and previews at Hillhead 2018.

The full machine line-up for the show has been confirmed as follows:

  • New J-960, J-1160 and J-1170 jaw crushers.

  • New I-120RS impact crushers. The new I-120 impact crusher is also being previewed in the working demonstration area, ahead of its launch in the third quarter of 2018.

  • A C-1540 (direct drive) cone crusher.

  • A 674 inclined screen.

  • An 883+ heavy-duty screen.

  • A new 883+ triple-shaft heavy-duty screen.

  • TC-65 and TC-80 tracked conveyors.

  • A new TC-100 tracked conveyor.

  • A new TF-75HL tracked feeder.

The new 883+ triple-shaft heavy-duty screen will be one of Terex Finlay’s star attractions at Hillhead.

This latest addition to the Finlay 8 series line-up of heavy-duty screens will be in the working demonstration area, and has been developed specifically to work in a variety of dry and difficult, sticky applications, including quarrying, sand and gravel, construction and demolition debris and recycling applications.

{{image3-a:r-w:300}}The heart of this new model is the new triple-shaft screen box, featuring two “true” full-size 5m x 1.5m screening decks. The triple-shaft design of this new screen box employs an oval motion stroke to generate an aggressive screening action, reducing plugging and blinding over the screen decks, to ultimately provide a quality product with high tonnage output.

The aggressive screening action, with the larger throw on the screen box, makes it ideal for fine screening a diverse range of materials.

Even under heavy load during the testing phase, the screen box has consistently produced high tonnages across a range of difficult and challenging applications.

Terex Finlay has retained some of the in-built features of its current 883+ screen, including the ability to hydraulically raise the discharge end 500mm to facilitate easy and efficient media changing.

The plant has three innovative design features:

  • The width of the fines conveyor has been increased to 900mm.

  • The hydraulic power to the fines conveyor has been amplified.

  • The engine has been set to run at a lower speed.

  • Each of these features has been incorporated to maximise overall operational efficiency of the plant.

According to Terex Finlay, these updates will be carried across into the standard 883+ platform and will be a feature on plants configured with either the standard screen box or the Spaleck screen box option.

The key features of the 883+ triple-shaft screen box include:

  • A higher G-force and a larger stroke, which provides the optimal solution for high productivity in dry and sticky applications.

  • Multiple media configurations, including bofor bars, finger screens, woven mesh and punch plates for a wide range of applications, from fine screening to heavy scalping.

  • Compatible media configurations with standard and triple-shaft screen boxes.

  • The bottom deck, which has a banana profile that maximises the screening of fine materials.

Paul O’Donnell, the global business line director for Terex Finlay, said the 883+ triple-shaft screen was “an incredible milestone for our business”.

“We are thrilled to be here at the forefront of our industry,” he said. “Our business has grown on the core values and beliefs of delivering world-class, leading products that our customers can depend upon.

“We are not only celebrating 60 years in business, but 60 years of building and supplying innovative products across the globe.

“We wouldn’t be able to offer an unrivalled product range and service to our customers without the dedication and determination of our staff.

“I also thank our loyal customers – wherever they are in the world – for trusting in Terex Finlay. We are delighted to be here, and we are looking forward to the years ahead when we will continue to deliver dynamic and innovative solutions for our global customers.”

In Australia, Terex Finlay mobile crushers and screens are distributed by Finlay Screening & Crushing Systems (New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia) and OPS Screening & Crushing Equipment (Western Australia, Northern Territory).

Source: Terex Finlay

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