Open day showcases new modular wash plant range

Crown Aggregates Ltd is a recycling company, based in Warwickshire, UK, that has taken delivery of the first new McCloskey wash plant in the UK supplied by Max Innovate, the McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) dealer for the country. Max Innovate specialises in material processing and handling equipment for the waste and aggregates industries, and has proven expertise in delivering best-in-class products and solutions.

MWS, which is a division of McCloskey International, designs and manufactures a full range of modular, mobile and static washing equipment for the aggregates, waste and recycling, and construction and demolition sectors.

The company prides itself on a customer-driven approach to product development, which has led to investment in a new centre of excellence, in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The new centre of excellence, which opened earlier this year, complements McCloskey International’s other facilities in the UK, Canada and the USA.

{{quote-A:R-W:300-Q:"The two-day event was a huge success, with a strong turnout of more than 150 aggregates producers attending from across the UK."}}MWS hosted a live working demonstration of its SandStorm 516 and AggStorm 150 washing plants, working in tandem as a shared solution, at Crown Aggregates in Birmingham on 25 and 26 October, 2017.

Together, the two plants processed quarry scalpings with a high clay content to produce three aggregates and two sand products.

The open day marked the launch of the new modular AggStorm 80 and 150 models. The AggStorm modular log washer range is designed to operate as either standalone units or to integrate with the SandStorm range of wash plants.

The innovative AggStorm modular wash plant brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a single transportable chassis. Primarily designed for the processing of construction and demolition waste, the AggStorm can produce up to three grades of aggregate. In this application, Crown Aggregates was making 10mm, 20mm and 40mm aggregate.

The SandStorm 516 modular wash plant can produce 0-2mm and 0-5mm grades of sand while generating +40mm rinsed stone. The sand plant can also blend all or some of the fine sand into the coarse sand to maximise the required grading.

Positive reception

“The initial interest in the open day was phenomenal, and we quickly realised that we were going to have to spread the event over two days to accommodate all those who wanted to attend,” Max Innovate’s managing director Fintan McKeever said.

{{image2-a:r-w:300}}“The wash plants provide Crown Aggregates with clean in-specification material that they could not achieve by dry screening; this will increase their sales and grow their customer base. The SandStorm and AggStorm received lots of positive feedback with many visitors impressed with their innovative, compact size, with maximum access to serviceable areas and the quality of the product.

“The SandStorm and AggStorm modular range is revolutionising the wash plant market by introducing innovative solutions and continuing to serve our customers’ needs and demands around the world.

“The team at MWS invest a significant amount of time on product development and have teamed up with key suppliers to bring new technologies to the washing industry. The decision to hold the open day was simple – to show customers, new and exciting products in the industry and how they could use them to grow their businesses.”

The two-day event was a huge success, with a strong turnout of more than 150 aggregates producers attending from across the UK.

Throughout the open day, a team of McCloskey engineers and sales and applications managers were on hand to provide informative guided machine tours and application discussions. Attendees had the opportunity to inspect the machines after the demonstrations and learn more about the features and benefits.

“We are delighted with the turnout and to have the chance to showcase our impressive product range in the UK,” MWS sales and applications manager Ben Frettsome said.

“The open day proved to be another successful breakthrough for MWS. Reaction to the plant was exceptional and we received immediate orders as a result. Customers walked around the machines, watched them in action in a demonstration show and discussed the features and benefits.”

Solid numbers

{{image3-a:r-w:300}}Participants travelled from all parts of the UK and from overseas for the event. McCloskey Washing Systems director Sean Loughran was delighted at the numbers that attended.

“It is great to see so many people taking time out of their busy schedules to see what MWS can offer,” Loughran said. “We have invested heavily in our new washing equipment over the past year and it is exciting to show this equipment working efficiently in its true working environment.

“We are thrilled that the open day was such a success. Open days give customers real insight into the McCloskey brand, its heritage and the expertise behind our machines.”

Christian Schlicht, of Teufelsmoor Baumaschinen, a McCloskey dealer for Northern Germany, said: “McCloskey continue to be innovative and responsive to the growing demand for high-spec products.

“We are excited by the innovative designs they are bringing to the market and their can-do attitude.

“Seeing the machines in action has given us confidence in the level of quality and attention to detail McCloskey provides. They have demonstrated that it is easy to install, maintain and operate. I am optimistic that the equipment will drive lower cost of production, lower cost of ownership and a solid return on investment”.

MWS will host further open days in 2018. In Australia, the MSC Group is the eastern states distributor of all portable crushing, screening, conveying and washing plant and equipment for McCloskey International.

Source: McCloskey Washing Systems

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