Wentvalley Aggregates feel the benefit of a GIPO/McCloskey production line.

30th October 2015

Wentvalley Aggregates & Recycling Ltd are suppliers of quarried limestone products which include single size and primary blended products. Products are supplied to merchants and manufacturers within a 50 mile radius of their operation which is based near Wentbridge in West Yorkshire.

Recently the company have invested heavily in new crushing technology including a very large jaw high quality impact crusher, a high quality high output cone crusher along with other equipment alongside a modern fleet of large screening plant which is capable of handling in excess of 600 tonnes an hour to ensure all our products are always available to satisfy all customers.

In the last twelve months the exclusive area distributor for GIPO and McCloskey crushing and screening equipment - Aggregate Processing & Recycling Ltd (AGG-PRO) has supplied the company with an array of McCloskey machines which have included two McCloskey J45 Jaw Crushers, a C44 Cone Crusher, two S190 – 3 deck screener,  one R230 primary screener and a TS4065 stacker.
To add to this machine supply Went Valley Aggregates have also taken delivery of a GIPO 170FDR-PS Primary Impact Crusher which is now the HUB of the present aggregate processing operation.
The GIPO R170FDR heavy duty tracked impact crusher.

GIPO impact crushers are very heavy duty and have two fully hydraulic adjustable extended impact walls. They also have infinitely variable adjustment of the rotor speed which allows simple optimisation of all parameters to achieve the optimum gradation. The proven fully hydraulic operation concept also enables this type of machine to handle reinforced concrete, asphalt, building rubble, natural stone, coal and blast furnace slag.

The extremely powerful GIPO impactor supplied to Went valley Aggregates is driven by a Caterpillar C18 diesel engine and is equipped with a very heavy duty chassis along with a powerful track system. A high specification includes a large diesel hydraulic power pack, 20mm hardox steel, large capacity feeding hopper, heavy duty feeder, 3.6m long two deck pre-screen, 1.2m wide side conveyor, underpan feeder channel and 1.8m wide crusher conveyor belt. Additionally, the GIPO R170FDR impactor has a variety of additional equipment available as options, permanent magnet, extended radio control, belt weigher and water spray and much more.


Single size and aggregate production
The line-up of McCloskey machines with the production line is impressive and features the C44 cone, the R230 primary screener and the TS4065 stacker for the single size and aggregate production.

Euan Marriott – Quarry Foreman explained, “Operating as the primary crusher the GIPO 170FDR crushes and feeds to the R230 scalper which removes a 3” product with oversize going forward to the C44 cone crusher to produce a type 1, the - 40 crusher run that comes off the R230 then goes through the process with the flat deck screeners to produce 40/20/10mm and dust.
This new processing line has increased the production up to around 700tph.”

The McCloskey R230 primary screen which receives material directly from the GIPO 170FDR is designed to provide uncompromising production levels for heavy duty scalping operations.

Driven by a 225 HP CAT C6.6 Tier III engine, the R230 is capable of operating as a stand-alone plant producing finished product, or as a primary scalping component to the very largest of portable crushing spreads. The duty of the McCloskey C44 cone crusher at the Wentvalley operation is to produce type 1 from the R230 feed. Incorporating a Telsmith 44” cone the C44 is driven by a CAT C13 430hp power unit. The C44 offers high material capacity and throughput, large stockpile capacity and pushes the boundaries of industry performance within the processing operation.

Receiving feed from various configuarations the McCloskey TS4065 Stacker stockpiles or transfers all required products either to stockpile or to another process. A 40" x 65’-0” mobile stacking conveyor the TS4065 allows quick and easy movement with minimal effort and incorporates an ingenious twin fold design giving it the smallest transport footprint of any machine in its class and boasts a five minute on-site setup time.

Featuring an adjustable feed boot which allows the hopper side to be raised, impact is reduced when fed from screening plant side conveyors. Powered by a 49hp (36.5kw)CAT diesel engine the TS4065 is capable of a stockpile height of 25’-10” (7.88m) at a peak rate of up to 600tph.

Additional products
Additional products on the Wentvalley processing line are produced through the McCloskey J45 jaw crusher and S190-3 high energy vibrating screener. The J45 high capacity jaw crusher utilised for additional product production features a true 45” x 27” jaw, with both level and load sensors to ensure the most efficient material handling across applications. Measuring 14.85’ x 7.75’ the J45 hopper boasts close to 9 cubic yards (6.8m3) capacity.

The feeder is available with an independent pre-screen option. The J45 jaw crusher features a large gap between the crusher discharge and the main conveyor feed boot to eliminate bottle necks and bridging. Easy to move from site to site, the J45 crusher can be on-site and operational in a matter of minutes with folding hoppers and conveyers.

Working with the J45 on the production of additional products the McCloskey S190-3 offers a range of customer focused features as standard, whilst pushing the industry production performance standards by providing the most advanced 20' x 5' portable vibratory screening plant in production today. The S190's unique High Energy Screenbox design provides optimum screenbox dynamics to give output levels that place the S190 in a league of its own.

Features such as the adjustable screenbox angles allow adaptability to a wide range of materials including quarrying, crusher circuits, sand and gravel, coal screening, topsoil, and woodchip. Having the highest grade specifications and component parts, the S190 is easily the aggregate leaders' number one choice for quality.

Russell Meakin – Director, commented, “Basically the previous machines we had were not up to the job! After a GIPO demonstration the decision to invest in the 170FDR was an easy one. The combination of the GIPO 170FDR and the McCloskey machines all works magnificently and we are very pleased. We have a first class relationship with AGG-PRO who provide us with a first class service, it’s a great experience. With a very busy business it’s essential that the equipment is reliable and cost effective, which is exactly what we now have.”