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The over beam filter press:
One element of the plant that was specified by MI was a Fraccaroli & Balzam overhead beam filter press.
Fintan McKeever - MD at Max Innovate gave us the facts. “The key thing about this press is that the overhead beams sit to the side which allows full access to everything on the top. Unlike traditional overhead beams where everything sits in the middle these include a chain drive mechanism and hooks on the chains to open the plates. Eventually all those hooks and the chain wear out and if you get a press ‘blow out’ sludge will cover all the mechanism making it very hard to access and maintain everything. On our press maintenance is super easy as everything sits to the side and the MPH press also features a robot that runs down the plates.
Fintan, continued, “Operationally the robot does three things – it opens the plates, five at a time and shakes them, which other overhead beams don’t do and also operates the automatic washing system which washes from the top down. This is completely different as alternate systems wash from the bottom up.
“It’s a very fast system and the only press in the country that has a completely flush floor so when the ‘bomb doors’ close up it’s completely flush so you can actually walk through the plates making it very easy to change the filter cloths; whereas
on other presses it’s very difficult to access everything. The whole design philosophy of this plant is making everything as easy as possible, easy to access, easy to maintain, easy to service which has been a total success.”
Fintan, added, “The wash plant provides Monk Plant Hire with clean in-specification material that they could not achieve by dry screening alone; this will increase their sales and grow their customer base.
“The complete processing system received lots of positive feedback with many visitors impressed with the maximum access to serviceable areas and the quality of the product produced.”
Fintan concluded, “The tours impressed upon the visitors the attention to detail and pride that everyone at McCloskey and Max Innovate takes in what we do, and it made me proud to be part of such a market-leading company. As I have come to expect from
the team at MWS, the open day speaks volumes for the company’s ethos, as well as to serve as an indicator for future growth plans.
“It’s a system that is also very competitive on price in the UK market. It reflects the philosophy of MWS when they entered the market it was driven by ‘lets make the plant easy to live with’, making it easier for the operator.”
Sean Loughran - McCloskey Washing Systems Director, concluded, “We are deeply appreciative for the opportunity MPH gave us to demonstrate our equipment at their site in March. The perfect weather, combined with this perfect venue, made the event a resounding success on every level. We extend our sincere thanks to them, as well as to all those who joined us, we were delighted with the turnout.” May/June 2019 - Issue 56
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