Heidelberg Materials UK commission 60m conveyor from Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies
QUARRY Manufacturing & Supplies (QMS) have recently supplied a bespoke 60m radial stacker conveyor to Heidelberg Materials UK (as then, Hanson Aggregates). Designed and built to exacting requirements, the UK-manufactured stockpiler is now hard at work at the company’s Frindsbury Wharf site, on the river Medway, in Kent.
To load aggregates effectively and efficiently on to a variety of haulage solutions, the company required a flexible and efficient aggregates loading system capable of moving the aggregates at high speeds, whilst not losing any material from the conveyor. Following discussions with Coalville-headquartered QMS, a bespoke 60m long radial stacker conveyor was supplied and constructed at Frindsbury Wharf.
Drawing on many years industry experience, the conveyor was designed by the Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies’ experienced in-house technical design department and manufactured entirely at the company’s UK headquarters. It was then installed, commissioned and is now serviced by QMS service engineers who are totally dedicated to quarry and aggregate sites, helping to maximize the investment made in essential equipment.
‘The QMS range of robust conveyors are engineered to create a trouble-free connection between crushing and screening equipment,’ explained Jonathan Beck, managing director of QMS. ‘They are designed to increase stockpile capacity and reduce on-site material handling. Our full range of conveyors can be used for the transfer of materials in the quarrying, mining, recycling, construction, and mineral processing industry.
‘We believe that our radial stacker conveyor is one of the most cost-efficient and effective ways of stockpiling material, as the reduction in segregation, degradation, contamination, and compaction when stockpiling ensures ‘in-specification’ material for any application. Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies’ radial stackers cater for a complete range of applications and industries and deliver 30% more stockpile capacity on the same footprint when stockpiling in a trapezoidal shape, compared with using standard stackers,’ added Mr Beck.
‘Given the wide variety of aggregate products Heidelberg Materials UK produce, and the wide range of customers the company services, an efficient, cost-effective radial stacker conveyor is an essential piece of equipment for the company. The QMS 60m radial stacker conveyor can produce stockpiles that are easily accessed by even the largest loading shovels. It uses mains electricity at the site so is environmentally friendly as well as cost-efficient. It has proved itself on site and is now considered to be essential for the Frindsbury Wharf operation,’ concluded Mr Beck.