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Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd increase their production with an investment in a Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder
Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd (MWSL) has recently invested in a Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder which has been supplied by the exclusive UK & Ireland dealer for Peterson – Neutron Equipment.
Neutron Equipment are based at Beenham, near Reading and are also the dealer for the Eggersmann Range- Forus Twin shaft shredder-Teuton Single shaft shredder and Terra Select Trommels and BACKHAUS Compost Turners for the south of the UK, Wales and Ireland. Additionally, Neutron are the UK Dealer for The TAURUS range of Scrap Hammer Mills and Shears, Ecohog Range of processing equipment (South of UK) and also the Barford Range of Tracked Conveyors and processing equipment.
Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd:
Based on a 10-acre site in Charterhouse near Bristol, MWSL was established in 1980 and is a family business employing 40 people.
Pip Harris - MD, took up the story, “The whole business revolves around wood recycling with waste wood sourced from sawmills and secondary suppliers that supply pallets and other items of clean wood.
“It is essential that all the waste wood is clean for the markets we sell to as we supply saw dust and wood shavings for the animal bedding sector. To achieve the end product waste wood is processed through our system and ground down to the correct size and then softened up for end use making it suitable for animal bedding.”
Currently MWSL process 50,000t/annum which is sold to wholesalers within the county. With an eye on additional markets the company recently made the decision to invest in a new grinder and although previous experience with their current machine was good, we were realising that that with an increase in wood from our suppliers our current machine just could not keep up, subsequently creating stock piling issues.
Therefore, following considerable market research and discussion with contacts within the industry the team were assured that a Peterson machine was the way forward.
On approaching Neutron Equipment, the team were advised that a 5710D Horizontal Grinder was available and MWSL consequently completed the deal and became the proud owners of the first Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder in Europe which has proved to be a ‘game changer’ for the team at MWSL.
Pip, continued, “Although this machine was bigger than what we currently needed we decided as a company that this was the right machine to invest in as it would accommodate our planned growth into alternative markets and allow us to expand into the horticultural sector.
“We also knew some of the guys at Neutron so we felt that it would develop into a solid reliable relationship. Having visited them over in Reading to look at the machine, within a short time we all felt extremely comfortable with the Neutron team. Five weeks later and we can see we have made the right
decision; it works very well, does what we want it to do and is backed up by the fantastic Neutron support”
David Kennea – General Manager, commented, “ We are currently trialling different processes through a range of screens. We have 100mm and 50mm screens with some 25mm screens ordered.
“Yesterday we trialled 17mm screens and the machine coped very well. We decided then that the best way to utilise those screens was to use them in a re-run process to run the material through a 100mm and then change and run back through the 17mm.
“This trial was extremely successful and proved that the machine is very versatile as screen changes are so easy and can be completed in 20-25 minutes in comparison with the old machine screen change of 21⁄2 hours.
“This is a massive plus for production as we can run the material through the 100mm in the morning and change the screen at lunch and then run back through the 17mm.
“It is extremely effective with virtually no loss in production time and to say we are totally ecstatic with the machine at the moment is an understatement!”
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