GIPO provide greater flexibility for Glendinning
- 06 September 2005
- Company & Industry News
E & JW Glendinning Ltd is based at Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon and is one of South West England's leading and largest independent quarrying and road surfacing companies. Established in the 1950's, the company has grown from strength to strength, whilst still maintaining the high standards of customer service and quality that are synonymous with a family business.
Over the 40 plus years it has existed the Company has grown from employing 10 people to now employing 230. Originally just a supplier of hardcores and aggregates, its product range has now expanded to include coated roadstone, readymixed and precast concrete products. It also operates a large haulage fleet and a road surfacing contracting business.
E & JW Glendinning Ltd is very much a "family business"; it remains wholly owned by the family, and the founders' families continue to be heavily involved with the operation of the Company.
The Company operate Linhay Hill Quarry and produce a wide range of aggregates, hardcores, asphalts, agricultural ground limestone, sand and recycled products. To enable them to redevelop the quarry Glendinning have just invested in a Gipo R170S RR, which replaces their old static plant and offers greater flexibility in their crushing operations.
Supplied by Aggregate Processing & Recycling Ltd of Tamworth, the machine has been custom designed specifically for this operation. Based on an up-rated Giporec 170 model this high specification machine has an extra heavy duty chassis with D8 tracks, operated by radio remote control.
The chassis carries a Gipo P170S impact crusher, with a massive rotor size of 1.7m x 1.5m diameter, it also has a remote control inlet enlargement and upper impact wall lift system, all complemented with hydraulic adjustment and full variable speed drive.
A hydraulic excavator feeds run-of-quarry material into the extra heavy-duty hardox 12m3 capacity hopper. It then passes over a heavy duty tray feeder (again lined with extra duty hardox wear plates) and then on to an 8 roll live grizzly pre-screen with collection system all with radio remote control for all operations.
Finer material is screened onto either a radial extended scalping conveyor system with radio remote control traverse to stockpile, or bypasses the crusher to re-join the primary product.
Oversize material is then fed through the impactor and a 1.7m x 2.3m discharge feeder situated directly beneath feeds the crushed material onto an extended outflow conveyor 1.8m x 14m which is fitted with an overband magnet.
The P170S is powered by a Caterpillar diesel engine with 580kw (1,000 hp) complete with fully hydraulic variable speed drive. With a total weight of approx 120,000kg the machine provides Glendinning with a performance of 750-1000 tph.
Mike Booth-Operations Manager commented "This investment is the latest stage in the ongoing phased redevelopment of process plant at Linhay Hill Quarry. It will provide the throughput and quality of product needed to satisfy the wide variety of in-company and external sales demands, whilst conforming to the ever-increasing Health & Safety and Environmental demands placed on today’s operator.
From tender stage, through delivery and commissioning, to full operational deployment, we have been impressed by the practical and professional approach shown by Gipo and APR. We have no doubt that this equipment will make a major contribution to the ongoing success of E & JW Glendinning Ltd for many years to come."