A new Terex Finlay 684 inclined screen is helping put production on the fast track at Earthline’s Hatford quarry, in Oxfordshire.
The new 684 represents the third element in a high speed processing system, working alongside an existing Terex Finlay J1175 Jaw Crusher and C1540 Cone Crusher on site.
These machines all work together to create clean, high value products from limestone quarried at Hatford quarry.
All the Terex Finlay machines have been supplied by Finlay Plant SW, part of the Finlay Group of companies.
The J1175 – fitted with an independent pre-screen to remove clay – takes limestone into the C1540, which then produces a Type 1 material off a side conveyer in one pass.
Remaining aggregate is then fed into the 684, which produces valuable, single size products of 40mm, 20mm, 10mm and dust.
The processed material is used for applications including drainage, road building, block making and pipefill.
Material is being processed at between 150 and 200 tonnes per hour.
Earthline, which has its headquarters near Marlborough in Wiltshire and specialises in contract earthmoving, landfill facilities and aggregate supplies, has worked closely with Gareth Johnson, managing director of Finlay Plant SW, to introduce the plant on site.
Gareth said: "In one pass, the C1540 is providing valuable Type 1 product, and the machines, including the new 684, are all working together to produce single size material that meets specification requirements."
Dale May, site manager at Earthline’s Hatford site, said: "The Terex Finlay machines run very well.
"Productivity has increased and the machines are engineered to run together in unison.
"We are also supported on site by Finlay Plant SW, who provide us with a fast, responsive service."