APR supply two more S130 McCloskey Vibrating Screeners to increase efficiency at M&G Solid Fuels
- 23 March 2011
- Company & Industry News
With screening efficiency high on the agenda for M&G Solid Fuels, the company has recently taken delivery of two more McCloskey S130 Vibrating Screeners from Aggregate Processing and Recycling (APR) the UK distributor for McCloskey.
Founded in 1983 as M&G Fuels Ltd, the company originally processed imported cargoes of coal which were screened, washed, re-screened and sold to appropriate markets. With increasing tonnages a second site at Redcar was eventually opened with the company screening over 1 million tonnes of coal per annum. The company also imports Petroleum Coke, which is again screened with the fines being used at their own Briquetting Plant to manufacture briquettes under the Burnwell Brand for domestic use.
Further diversification occurred in 2008 due to a new team and a name change to M&G Solid Fuels LLP, into other markets - such as Metallurgical Coke being established with the material again being screened to suit customers' requirements.
With screening being at the forefront of all operations, M&G need to rely on screens that can work in harsh environments with maximum efficiency. With over three year's usage of the McCloskey product, it wasn't a difficult decision to invest in another two S130 Vibrating Screens to further enhance the production process at their Redcar operation. They now operate six S130 Vibrating Screens and are slowly phasing out the other brands.
Today the McCloskey S130 represents the most advanced 14' x 5' portable vibratory screening plant in production and is designed to meet the demands of operators who require significantly more screening capacity than a 10' 0", or an 11' 0" screen box can offer, without the massive throughput of a 20' 0" plant.
Ideal for coal screening, quarrying, recycled products, sand & gravel and crusher circuits the McCloskey S130 flat deck screener comes equipped with 130 square feet of screening area, across a 14' x 5' top deck and a 12' x 5' bottom deck. With this aggregate processing power comes flexibility. The McCloskey S130 screen box can be hydraulically angled between 25 and 38 degrees and the frequency can also be altered in situ thanks to the hydraulic drive system. This gives the McCloskey Screens advantages over the competition by allowing for easy setup to suit a wide range of materials, while the higher angle settings permit high production levels of sand screening that only McCloskey can offer. The 'S' range also boasts 15' hoppers as standard with the largest opening to the screen feed conveyor in its class.
After 3 years of usage of McCloskey S130 screens, the production team have found them to be excellent. "They are very fast and reliable and unlike other brands in the market don't 'get tired' after an hour's work, running slowly or even stopping. McCloskey Screens have really taken us by surprise! They work at a constant high speed and give us consistently clean end products, and by ensuring that we don't have to re-screen material we keep our costs at a minimum."
"Maintenance on the S130 couldn't be easier and our fitter, Tommy, is delighted that he no longer has to work in 'back breaking' positions to change oil filters and perform routine maintenance on the engine, as he can now stand up and comfortably perform his tasks."
"Hats must go off to the McCloskey designers as they have noted flaws in other manufacturers' machines and have worked hard on improving these. Consequently, their Screening Plants can perform consistently and give you the perfect end result."