Kendall Plant tackle Cornish stent
Featured in14 June 2012 - 14:13
Company expands processing fleet with three new machines from Finlay Plant SW
HIGH-performance plant supplied by Finlay Plant SW to Kendall Plant Ltd is allowing large volumes of waste material to be processed in the heart of Cornwall’s china clay industry.
The Terex Finlay J-1175 jaw crusher (pictured), C-1540 RS cone crusher and Supertrak 694+ machines supplied are allowing Kendall Plant to process stent – the material left over from the extraction of china clay.
Keith Kendall, owner and director of Kendall Plant, was contracted by Brookland Sand and Aggregates at Gunheath Quarry, near to St Austell, to process the millions of tonnes of stent which are available on site, along with further regular deliveries from china clay quarries in the locality.
A high-output plant was needed to cope with the volumes involved, so Mr Kendall worked closely with Gareth Johnson, managing director of Finlay Plant SW Ltd, to introduce machinery capable of delivering maximum value from the stent by producing a clean and valuable end product.
Working together as a ‘train’, the three machines produce three single-size products (40mm, 20mm and 10mm clean chippings), which are used as decorative material and for ready-mixed concrete and drainage and pipe fill applications, plus a 6mm to dust end product which is delivered to a nearby manufacturer for concrete block production.
The three machines currently output 2,000 tonnes a day and no waste is generated by the processing activity – all the end product material is used, making it a highly-effective recycling process.
‘We’ve worked with Finlay Plant SW because they offer exceptional service and great back-up for us on site,’ said Mr Kendall.
‘All the machinery is working really well, and the pre-screen on the J-1175 delivers major economic benefits as it means we don’t need a reclaimer to scalp off fines.
‘We are benefitting from exceptional performance, reliability and volume of product, with the ability to increase capacity as required.’