Three crushing successes for Gipo in Ireland.

Three crushing successes for Gipo in Ireland.

Distributed throughout the UK and Ireland by Aggregate, Processing and Recycling of Tamworth, GIPO machines are tried and tested throughout the world being highly customisable to suit particular requirements.

Recently the population of these machines has increased with three Irish companies investing in Gipo technology.

The Quinn Group based at Derrylin, County Fermanagh has purchased a Gipo R170FDR to mainly supply stone to their large capacity cement works at Derrylin.

Built to a high specification a tracked heavy-duty chassis with D7E tracks carries a Gipo R170 heavy-duty impact crusher. With a variable speed drive the machine features an inlet size of 1700 x 1125mm, including a remotely controlled hydraulic inlet opening. Hydraulic adjustment for both impact walls is also featured including a lift for blockage release. A hardox crusher by-pass chute for middle size pre-screened stone to be diverted behind the crusher is also included in the specification.

Material feed is catered for by a hopper constructed from 20mm hardox which supports a radio controlled integral hydraulic breaker; fully complying with safety regulations this can free any blockage that may occur in processing material.

The high specification also provides radio control for both the heavy-duty feeder and large pre-screen.

Avoiding downtime is an important issue on all crushing operations and the machine maintains an unrestricted crusher outlet with a 1.7m wide feeder tray situated under the crusher which absorbs all impact.

On-board material conveying is provided by an extended side conveyor and a 1.8m wide extended stockpile conveyor both complete with aluminum covers.

Dust suppression is amply catered for and features a stainless steel water tank complete with pump spray bars and water nozzles at crusher inlet, outlet and all conveyor discharge points.

The R170FDR is powered by a Caterpillar drive C18 with 522kw supplying power through to the hydraulic system.

With a total weight of approx 95 tons the machine provides the Quinn Group with an impressive performance of up to 800tph.

Goode Concrete based in County Galway is another recent recipient of Gipo mobile crushing and screening technology. Operating from Tonroe Quarry the company has purchased a Gipo  R150FDR to replace their Kleeman 152 impactor.

Goode Concrete has recently purchased this machine to supply aggregates for concrete production and the supply of the local aggregate requirement in the Galway area.

The Gipo P150 heavy duty impact crusher includes a variable speed drive with an inlet size of 1500 x 1125mm, complete with hydraulic inlet opening function by remote control. Hydraulic adjustment for both impact walls is also featured including a lift for blockage release.

With a feed hopper made from 20mm hardox, a 1.6m wide discharge conveyor, the heavy-duty feeder and large pre-screen functions are both operated by remote control. A hardox crusher by-pass chute is also specified to allow the middle sized pre-screened stone to be diverted behind the crusher. A 1.5m wide feeder tray positioned under the crusher absorbs all impact and provides an unrestricted crusher outlet.

Completing the specification is a Caterpillar C15 drive with 433 kW supplying power through to the hydraulic system

Weighing in at approximately 83 tons the Gipo P150 offers Goode Concrete a performance around 600 tph.

A third recent success for APR has been the sale of a Gipo R131C to Tom O' Donnagh for aggregate processing and waste recycling. Based in Dublin and Galway, Tom O' Donnagh contracts across the whole of Ireland and processes rock as well as recycled materials.

As an experienced contractor Tom O' Donnagh has worked with smaller crushing machinery for four years. Having made the decision to purchase a new Gipo R131C with the facility to later accept the Gipo GIGA demountable screening and recirculation unit he realised the advantages of using the Gipo machine for these applications and fully understood the flexibility of a machine of this type.

Due to the design of the compact feeder and hopper the machine is very easy to transport; weighing in at approximately 42 tons it requires almost no work to make it transportable as it can be loaded on to his own low loader and on the road within five minutes.

With the crusher inlet size and hydraulic lift system combined with top impact wall lift system the Gipo R131C is ideally suitable for both quarry and recycling needs, with the open discharge and wide feeder under the crusher proving advantageous for these operations.

Having specified this machine to have the facility to receive the Gipo demountable screening unit at a later date, this has also allowed the financial commitment to be completed in stages whilst the machine continually earns revenue.

For a relatively small price over base the machine has all the necessary mountings + adaptations and drives to accept the screening unit as and when he requires it. As some processes may not need a screen on board he can either leave it at his yard, or if required he can simply attach it before he leaves. This is a simple process as the system needs no crane or lifting equipment and does not require any stabilizing legs when in use.

The Gipo P131 heavy duty impact crusher includes a variable speed drive with an inlet size of 1300 x 920mm, complete with hydraulic inlet opening function by remote control. Hydraulic adjustment for both impact walls is also featured including a lift for blockage release.

The Gipo R131C supplied was specified as follows:

  • Caterpillar C13 with 328kw supplies the power through to the hydraulic system.
  • Heavy duty chassis with D6 tracks.
  • Heavy duty feeder with grizzly bar section.
  • Hardox by-pass chute for delivery of pre-screened stone.
  • Side conveyor extended with simple slot-in-system.
  • 1.3m wide feeder tray situated under the crusher to absorb all impact and deal with recycled materials.
  • 1.4m wide discharge conveyor.
  • Large 2 pole overband magnet.
  • Stainless steel water tank complete with pump and spray points for dust suppression.

Mr. O' Donnagh is currently sourcing more contracts for this machine and can be contacted by calling 00353 868 77579.

Recent additions to the Gipo range include the Gipobac B1385FDR jaw crusher.

This recent addition to the Gipo range of mobile crushing plants provides a high quality heavy duty high performance jaw crusher for either the quarry owner or serious contractor alike. The unit benefits from a large capacity hopper with variable speed feeder, conveying onto a large heavy duty 2 deck pre-screen. The bare jaw crusher itself weighs in at around 35 tons and with an inlet size of 1300 x 850mm it exceeds most of the competitor's similar priced machinery, and also includes hydraulic assisted adjustment for rapid gap change. The jaw crusher is engineered to be extremely strong and robust and must not be confused with run-of-the-mill lightweight every day machines that currently flood the market. The outflow conveyor is 1.4m wide to supply ample capacity and reduce contact with sealing rubbers etc; the lower end can be raised and lowered hydraulically. Drive for the machine is from the high quality well proven Gipo power system comprising of a Caterpillar C13 engine coupled to a Rexroth hydraulic system. Minimal electrical systems are installed to assist with reliability and the electrics that are installed are only 24v.

Mounted on a heavy duty tracked chassis and D7 tracks total weight is around 80 tons.

Gipobac B1310FDR Jaw crusher.

This next new model from Gipo is under construction and due to be test run at the end of the year, it has a jaw crusher weighing in at around 45 tons with an opening of around 1300 x 1000. This unit will be ideal for larger quarry applications. More details will be released early 2008.

Author JVMS Ltd