First MWS open day in UK a big success
McCloskey Washing Systems demonstrate new modular wash plant range at Hartshill Quarry
MWS (McCloskey Washing Systems) held their first UK Open Day at Crown Aggregates Ltd’s Hartshill Quarry, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, from 25–26 October 2017. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications.
Crown Aggregates, one of the leading recycling companies in the West Midlands, have recently taken delivery of the first new McCloskey wash plant in the UK, supplied by MWS dealers Max Innovate.
At the two-day event, MWS hosted live working demonstrations of the AggStorm 150 and SandStorm 516 units working in tandem. Together, they are used by Crown Aggregates to process quarry scalpings with a high clay content to produce three aggregates and two sand products.
The open day also marked the launch of the new modular AggStorm 80 and AggStorm modular log-washer range, designed to operate as stand-alone units or to integrate with the SandStorm range of wash plants.
The 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 particular application, Crown Aggregates are using the AggStorm to make 10mm, 20mm and 40mm products, while the SandStorm 516 modular wash produces 0–2mm and 0–5mm grades of sand as well as +40mm rinsed stone. The sand plant also has the capability to blend all or some of the fine sand into the coarse sand to maximize the required grading.
Fintan McKeever, managing director of MWS’s UK dealers, Max Innovate, said: ‘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 two-day event at Hartshill Quarry proved highly successful, with more than 150 end-user customers attending from across the UK. After the demonstrations, attendees had the opportunity to inspect the machines and learn more about their features and benefits.
‘The SandStorm and AggStorm received a lot of positive feedback with many visitors impressed with their innovative compact size, with maximum access to serviceable areas and the quality of the product produced,’ said Mr McKeever.
‘The team at MWS invests a significant amount of time on product development and has 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.’
Ben Frettsome, sales and applications manager with MWS, commented: ‘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.’
MWS director Sean Loughran added: ‘It is great to see so many people taking time out of their busy schedules to see what MWS can offer. 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.’