A Terex Finlay 595 has been converted to dual power to support high performance operations and sustainability at Cemex East Leake Quarry.
The mobile scalping unit, supplied by Finlay Central, has been converted to run off electricity as well as diesel to work in harmony with the site’s static plant.
Engineers from Finlay Central, which is part of the Finlay Group of companies, adapted the 595 to run off electric power under a conversion process carried out at the quarry site.
The machine was originally taken out on hire, where it proved its worth tackling high volumes of materials. It has now been purchased and has replaced a static conveyor and grid with hopper.
William Newton, assistant quarry manager at East Leake said: “We had the 595 on a three month trial and it was a big success for us. It improved processing rates and avoided the spillages and blockages we’d encountered in the past.
“The machine has increased throughput dramatically and we now see, depending on the material, volumes of between 130 and 170 tonnes an hour being processed.
“When we decided to purchase the 595 we wanted to convert it to electric, as this would allow it to be sequenced to operate in line with the entire plant.
“Material from the 595 goes through to a static wash plant and then is washed, screened and crushed to produce two sands and single size aggregates. Having the machine operating electrically means that it joins up with the rest of the plant and this helps the site run smoothly and highly effectively.
“Finlay Central’s engineers carried out the conversion and the electric power option also fits in with our sustainability objectives. We load the machine with a Hybrid Komatsu HB215 and the two work well together to save energy.
“The 595 is also tracked for ease of movement. This means we can disconnect the electric and power it up on diesel when we need to move somewhere on the site to clear up a particular area. We did not have that option with the static plant.
“I am very pleased with the machine and the fantastic service we receive from Finlay Central. It is all working well.”
The 595 is designed and constructed to the highest specification. Its robust build and quality engineering enable it to withstand the toughest of applications which include waste reclamation projects and demolition environments as well as quarry faces.
Special features include a heavy duty twin deck vibrating grid and radio remote control movement.
Neil Bailey, of Finlay Central, helped Cemex introduce the new Terex Finlay 595 on to the site. He said: “The material deposit at East Leake can be very difficult to process and we had to tailor the machine to suit the site’s exact requirements.
“The plant has had a considerable impact and is powering through to create high quality products, while its exceptional capacity also balances environmental performance too.
“The electric conversion has worked out very well and this combination of economy, power and sustainability have made it an important addition to the site.”