Terex Finlay holds largest-ever open event in Scotland
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Bird's eye view: the Terex Finlay plant in the Ardlethen facility
Terex Finlay has held its largest ever Customer Open Event at Jim Jamieson’s Quarry, Ellon near Aberdeen in Scotland.
The company highlighted all of its new models for both quarrying and recycling applications.
More than 300 end users and dealers present from China, Australasia, Russia and CIS states, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, saw a total of 13 different models being demonstrated and previewed in both quarry and recycling applications at Jim Jamieson’s, Ardlethen facility.
The highlight of the demonstration was a single plant configuration consisting of eight different models, featuring new Terex Finlay products introduced to date in 2013 and a number of new models that will be launched later in the year.
Guests had the opportunity to view all the machines working and then inspect them close up, with Terex Finlay staff on hand to explain the new product developments features and benefits.
In the main quarry demonstration the new models presented included the new J-1480 jaw crusher with direct drive jaw crusher; new 893 heavy duty screener; new 684 two-deck inclined screener and new 694+ Optidrive inclined screener, a diesel/electric dual power alternative to the popular three-way split screen.
Other models that featured as part of the train included the C-1550 cone crusher; J-1175 jaw crusher and the I-130RS impact crusher.
The line-up was completed with the incorporation of the Terex Finlay C-1540 cone crusher. The model on display featured the new on-board side conveyor configuration that affords operators the opportunity to remove pre-screened fine material from the plant.
In the recycling demonstration area there were three models: the J-1170 jaw crusher, new I-100RS impact crusher and the new Terex Finlay 883 with Spaleck screen.
The J-1170 jaw crusher featured at the event was fitted with the hydraulic release chamber.
The prototype of the I-100RS featured at the event is one of the prototypes that are currently testing in a range of applications in Europe before its launch in Q4, 2013.
Both machines were demonstrated working in recycling demolition and concrete waste.
Jim Jamieson (centre) is seen with Paul Lilley and Nigel Irvine of Terex Finlay
Accompanying the crushers in the recycling area was the 883 heavy-duty screener with Spaleck screenbox, which was launched at Bauma 2013.
The 883 Spaleck screener was demonstrated working in a demanding top soil application with a high moisture content.
Jim Jamieson has been a leading figure in the quarrying, construction, civil engineering, waste handling and recycling industries across the Grampian and Aberdeenshire regions for 40 years.
The family-orientated and operated business headquartered at Ellon, Aberdeenshire, has grown and diversified under the guidance of Jim Jamieson.
From his beginnings as an apprentice bricklayer Jamieson’s entrepreneurial spirit, vision and direct workmanlike approach naturally progressed to developing his own business, and today he leads a group of companies that continue to grow steadily employing over 60 people.
In 2000 Jim bought a landfill site outside Aberdeen and under his control it became the first double-lined landfill site in the Aberdeenshire area.
He sold this business in 2004 to focus on his construction and civil engineering businesses. This led to the acquisition of Ardlethen quarry in 2005 to service the Grampian and Aberdeenshire regions and support his construction focused-businesses.
He decided to sell the quarry in 2008 to concentrate his efforts in further developing his commercial construction business.
The Ardlethen Quarry was then repurchased during 2010 and he immediately set about the process of developing the quarry and taking it to the next level.
This was followed with the acquisition and development of additional local quarry locations in Whitecairns and more recently in Newmacher, Aberdeenshire, to produce crusher run, quarry dust, sand, gravel and various sized aggregates ranging from 0-150mm, Type 1, and railway ballast as well as tight specification aggregate products to meet client requests.
Today the company’s client base boasts some of the most prominent regional players and includes local councils.
To produce such a range of products the Jim Jamieson company exclusively operates tracked mobile crushing and screening equipment across the company’s three quarries.
Jamieson’s first experience of mobile quarrying equipment was over 25 years ago when he rented a Finlay mobile screen from Tom McNeill at Finlay Scotland.
This led to a long-lasting partnership between the two companies. Today Jamieson operates a range of Terex Finlay jaw and cone crushers as well as heavy-duty and inclined screens. To work alongside the crushing and screening equipment is a range of excavators and shovels from Liebherr, Caterpillar and Volvo.
The latest additions to the fleet include a J-1480 jaw crusher; a C-1550 cone crusher and a 694+ inclined screen and these are said to be key the efficient and profitable production of the company’s three quarries and also the contract crushing and screening services that the company operates throughout Scotland.
The versatility of his fleet means that Jim can also employ his crushing and screening equipment on site to support his and son James's civil engineering activities when required.
The recycling demonstration. The new Terex Finlay 883 with Spaleck screen is seen in the foreground
The Terex Finlay J-1480 jaw crusher incorporates the proven Terex Jaques single toggle jaw crusher which boasts a throughput capacity up to 750tonnes/hour, depending on application and material. It is available with hydrostatic drive which offers reversible operation for clearing blockages and demolition applications, or direct drive to “offer improved fuel efficiency and greater power utilisation.”
The new Terex Finlay 893 heavy-duty screen is a high capacity machine engineered and built for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal and aggregate applications.
The forward-facing inclined modular configuration screenbox has a 6.1m x 1.8m top deck and a 5.5m x 1.8m bottom deck, and it will be launched in Q1, 2014.
The Terex Finlay J-1175 tracked mobile jaw crusher incorporates the proven Terex JW42 jaw crusher, and the chamber is hydrostatically driven, offering operators reversible operation for clearing blockages or bridged material.
The hydrostatic chamber system also provides variable chamber speed and capability to operate in reverse to suit given applications.
The I-130RS tracked impact crusher provides the versatility of a crushing and screening plant on one machine, says Terex Finlay. Base on the Terex Finlay I-130 the machine features a 4,270mm x 1,520mm single deck screen for sizing and recirculating oversize material back to the crushing chamber. The sizing screen can be quickly detached for applications that do not require resizing or recirculation of materials for further processing.
The Terex Finlay 694+ Optidrive is the latest variant in this inclined screen, and is said to offer operators the flexibility to use the on-board diesel/hydraulic power plant or electrical motors connected to mains electricity or an on-site generator to power the 6.1m x 1.52m triple deck inclined screen. The 694+ Optidrive is a new product offering based on the 694+ inclined screener, and was launched at the open event.
The Terex Finlay C-1550 incorporates the Terex 1300 cone crusher driven by direct drive, and features an innovative and patented pre-screen module with a single deck 2.45m x 1.52m screen for removal of fines from the feed material.
The hopper/feeder has an automatic metal detection and purge system to protect the cone and reduce downtime by removing metal contaminants from feed belt at the touch of a button.
The Terex Finlay C-1540 cone crusher features the Terex 1000 cone crusher with direct variable hydrostatic drive, automatic tramp relief and hydraulic closed side setting (CSS) adjustment. The model demonstrated featured the new on-board side conveyor configuration that offers the opportunity to remove pre-screened fine material from the plant.
The C-1540 base model is available and features the patented pre-screen module, while the side conveyor configuration model will be released in Q4, 2013.
The 684 two-deck inclined screen is said to offer a compact transport envelope, and the screenbox features two full size 4.3m x 1.7m inclined decks, while the 684 three-deck inclined screen features three full size 4.3m x 1.7m inclined decks. The screenbox features quick wedge tensioning and access holes on the top and middle decks and the bottom deck features hydraulic tensioning system to reduce time required for mesh changes. All three discharge conveyors hydraulically fold for transport
Seen in the recycling area, the Terex Finlay J-1170 jaw crusher features the Terex 1,100mm x 700mm jaw crusher. The jaw chamber is also available with optional hydraulic release.
Both the hydraulic release and hydraulic assist versions of the jaw chamber are hydrostatically driven.
The I-100RS direct drive ø860mm x 860mm (horizontal impact crusher with variable speed is based on the Terex Finlay I-100.
The machine features a 2.44m x 1.2m (single deck screen for sizing and recirculating oversize material back to the crushing chamber, and is to be launched in Q4, 2013.
The mobile Terex Finlay 883 with Spaleck screen, launched at bauma 2013, has at its heart the two-deck German designed and constructed high performance screenbox. The stepped top deck design is combined with state-of-the-art flip flow technology on the bottom deck.