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05 May 2010

Quality recycling boost

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
AR Aggregates has said it is aiming for quality rather than quality with it latest equipment purchase for its newest UK operation. The newly formed aggregates arm of AR demolition has recently acquired new Sandvik QA450 and QE340 screens and a QJ340 crusher.

“We could have just bought a second-hand crusher and screen and been content with producing a 6F2 product, but there are plenty of other companies doing that. We wanted to be unique in this area,” explained AR co-director Andrew Thompson.   “We have, therefore, invested in the best possible equipment to ensure that we can provide our customers with the best possible materials.

“The decision to work with Sandvik was based partly on the expertise and help given to us by the company and also on the fact that their factory and European parts stock at Swadlincote is just 40 minutes up the road, extremely useful if we ever need spares in a hurry.

“Our decision to purchase the Sandvik QA450 was driven by our determination to compete with local quarries with a range of recycled products that are of as consistently high quality as virgin aggregates.”

The Sandvik QE340 incorporates a large 4.7 x 1.5m screen box for optimum productivity in a wide variety of materials.   The QA450, meanwhile, has a pair of 3.05 x 1.52m screen boxes that are individually driven and actuated to allow greater control over the output material.

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