First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Bruce Engineering's WashPod washing plant
Bruce Engineering has developed a washing plant which it says offers aggregate scrubbing, rubbish removal, aggregate rinsing/sizing and sand production on one 40ft (12m) container-sized chassis.
The Northern Ireland-based company says its WashPod is compatible with any mobile screen or crusher, and has been developed because many producers in the aggregates recycling industry are turning to washing secondary, recycled materials to manufacture sized gravel and sand products, but also have space limits.
Bruce claims that decision-makers in the industry have been discouraged from introducing a washing process because of four main factors: capital outlay, static nature of plant, size of plant, and complexity of operation.
“Using the WashPod production of two aggregates and one or two sand products has been made simple with a clear and accessible operator interface,” says Bruce.
“With plug-and-play operation, easy transport options, and compatibility with Bruce's range of silt management solutions a company could be self-sufficient in concrete aggregates in the very near future.”
A WashPod has already been purchased by Scotland’s Barr Quarries, which provides a wide range of heavy side construction materials including asphalt, concrete, stone, sand and gravel, recycled construction materials, and soils.
“We believe its mobility is a real plus, enabling us to set up quickly, wash, and move on to the next site without the normal high transport costs and we will use this equipment to continue to deliver benefit to our customers in the markets we serve,” says Colin Morrow, director Barr Quarries.