County Tyrone: Ireland’s Heart of Crushing and Screening


As a result of its varied geology, Northern Ireland has a diverse aggregates base around which industry manufacturers, aggregates producers and the construction industry has developed. This is especially prevalent in County Tyrone.

According to the Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland (QPANI), part of the Mineral Products Association, its members produce more than 90 percent of aggregates extracted – sand and gravel and crushed rock as well as nonaggregate minerals such as agricultural and industrial lime including limestone, clay and shale for cement.

Every year, Northern Ireland produces 20 million tons of aggregates, supplies materials worth over £600 million, directly and indirectly employs more than 4,000 people, and underpins this vitally important sector.

This includes:

  • 95 percent of aggregates production.
  • 95 percent of asphalt and bitmac.
  • 95 percent of ready mixed concrete.
  • 90 percent of concrete products manufactured.

The following are products and services from Irish manufacturers that deliver to a global market, including North America. Many of these products can be seen at this month’s Hillhead 2016 show in Buxton, England.

Anaconda Equipment International

Anaconda Equipment International, the Northern Ireland-based manufacturer of screening and conveyor equipment, will launch the DF514 Tracked Screener at Hillhead. Anaconda will be exhibiting at Hillhead for the fourth time and will show its latest products.

The New DF514 is another move up the scale in terms of machine size for Anaconda. The DF514 has a 14- x 5-ft. (4.27M x 1.52M) double-deck screenbox, a Cat 4.4 water cooled engine (100 hp), belt or apron feeder option, three integral stockpiling conveyors and a crawler track chassis for ease of movement around/off site. The unit has hydraulic folding hopper sides as standard, hydraulic screen angle adjustable from 15-19 degrees, hydraulic screenbox raise/lower for ease of mesh change and wired remote as standard (radio remote optional).

Anaconda will also showcase the FSL100 heavy duty scalping screen, which is particularly popular in the UK. The machine is powered by a Deutz 3b TD2.9L4 Engine developing 50 kw (67 hp). The FSL100 has the longest stockpiling conveyor on the market for this type of scalper and is ideal when working area is limited, noted the company. Extremely robust, the unit can be used for quarry and recycling applications.

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CDE Global

CDEMaterials washing specialists CDE Global announced the launch of the R-Series range of primary screens. Designed to optimize feed to turnkey wash plants, they provide and reduce the requirement for a dedicated operator to feed the processing plant.

The new range includes two new machines. The R1500 has a maximum feed capacity of 200 tph while the larger R2500 machine offers a maximum feed capacity of 500 tph. Both machines are suitable for use in the pre-screening of a range of materials including sand and gravel, crushed rock, C&D waste, topsoil, coal, salt, iron ore and other mineral ores.

The R-Series combines a feed hopper, screen and conveyors in a variety of different configurations. The feed hopper on the R1500 has a maximum capacity of seven tons when fitted with the optional extendable hopper sides while the hopper capacity on the R2500 unit rises to 20 tons. Both machines can be provided with either a belt feed or apron feed. The hopper has been designed to allow for feed to be delivered to the R-Series from three sides to allow maximum flexibility to cope with specific site conditions.

Speaking about the R-Series, Stewart Cusick, product development engineer at CDE Global said, “The R-Series allows for a constant, even flow of material to be delivered to the integrated screen before being sent for additional screening, washing and sizing. The hopper capacity – particularly on the R2500 machine – allows for charge filling of the hopper which frees up an operator and vehicle to complete other jobs on site ultimately reducing the level of operator intervention required with your processing plant.”

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EDGE Innovate

EDGEEDGE Innovate, a mobile material-handling and recycling-equipment manufacturer, is set to premier its new MC1400 track material classifier alongside its popular TRM516 mobile trommel and RS1500 Roll-Sizer at the upcoming Hillhead exhibition.

“EDGE Innovate are delighted to be launching this newest product offering at the Hillhead event, the UKs biggest live demonstration exhibition. The biannual event attracts up to 17,000 visitors with more than 450 exhibiting companies already confirmed for the 2016 event,” the company stated.

EDGE Innovate boasts that the new MC1400 will provide operators with the ability to extract impurities from highly contaminated material in just one pass. The EDGE track material classifier utilizes controlled air flow as a separation medium, and provides the ideal solution for the cleaning of compost and biomass fractions with its ability to separate heavy and mid-weight fractions from lights.

The MC1400 will allow operators to separate up to four different fractions as standard; lights (plastic, paper, film) mid-weight (wood) and heavy fractions (aggregate, glass, etc.). Ferrous metal will be extracted via the overband magnet found on the heavy fraction discharge conveyor with the option of attaching an additional magnet to the mid-weight conveyor. With the capability to accept a larger piece size of up to 400 mm (16 in.), EDGE Innovate states that the MC1400 is not only ideal for organic recycling and biomass fractions but also extracting valuable commodities from construction and demolition waste.

Available as track, semi-trailer or static chassis formats, operators have the option of selecting a unit with a diesel/hydraulic powerunit, a diesel genset or a direct electric drive. EDGE Innovate says that the MC1400 has been design to be shipped via a 40-ft. container with minimal break down needed. Simply track in and track out with limited set-up time required.

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PowerscreenPowerscreen, a provider of mobile crushing and screening equipment, is celebrating 50 years in business this year. Established in 1966, Powerscreen has earned and maintained its reputation as one of the biggest and the best in the crushing and screening industry, according to the company.

To celebrate their success and this landmark anniversary, Powerscreen will launch celebrations at Hillhead. Colin Clements, global product line director, said, “Powerscreen have been providing the crushing and screening industry with high quality, innovative products for 50 years and we are excited to celebrate that success with those who matter – our distributors and customers. By kicking off the celebration at Hillhead, we will be able to showcase new and revamped equipment with live working demonstrations. We will then continue back in Northern Ireland where it all began. Celebrations will be exceptional and will show Powerscreen for what it is, a global leader with passion and power.”

Visitors to the demonstration area will see three machines in action. The new generation Powerscreen Premiertrak 400 jaw crusher will work independently, while the Powerscreen Trakpactor 550 impact crusher will feed the Powerscreen Chieftain 2200 triple-deck screen.

The Premiertrak 400 has been redesigned to run at a low engine RPM, resulting in excellent fuel efficiency and low noise emissions, resulting in a lower cost per ton, making it ideal for urban sites. It joins the new styling pioneered on the Premiertrak 600, with GRP panels designed for ease of access delivering a modern look while maintaining the robustness associated with Powerscreen products.

The machine being exhibited at Hillhead will be fitted with the optional post screen system allowing users to generate a type-one product at high volume from one machine. It has been designed so that it has a quick release system, to ensure maximum uptime and easy service and maintenance.

The new generation Premiertrak 400 will be available with a constant speed engine option for Europe which eliminates a requirement for expensive and complex exhaust after-treatment systems.

The introduction of the new Trakpactor 550 horizontal impact crusher will provide customers with supreme levels of reliability, efficiency and performance. Coupled with the sleek and modern appearance of the machine, the Trakpactor 550 is set to dominate in the mid-to-large range class of its rivals. The striking aesthetics of the machine don’t detract from the robust and heavily engineered chassis and sub-structures within the plant.

The Powerscreen Chieftain 2200 triple deck is designed for operators who require large volumes of high specification products with maximum versatility. It has a revolutionary patent pending drive system which allows switching between two- and four-bearing with bolt-on parts. With a four-bearing box, the efficiency of the screen can drop as the box length increases. The box also can become susceptible to torsion, which twists the metal and can cause fatigue. By splitting up into two individual boxes, the Chieftain 2200 is able to run aggressively without the constraints of a larger box.



TesabWith more than 20 years experience in the manufacture of equipment for the mining, quarrying and recycling Industries, Tesab Engineering are “renowned aggregate crushing specialists,” according to the company. Based in Omagh, County Tyrone, Tesab manufactures its crushers around the ability to provide the lowest cost-per-ton on the market – with cost per ton being the key performance indicator for any crushing operation as it encompasses the complete operation.

The New 800i Jaw Crusher was launched in late 2015 and has been designed specifically for the quarry market. It features a large flywheel to generate high inertia, optimized extra-long “nip angle” jaws ideally suited for hard rock applications and a 1,200-mm wide discharge belt which streamlines material flow, reduces wear and prevents blockages.

It is available with a double deck independent pre-screen – with the ability to consistently remove fine or sticky material before the crusher – therefore improving performance and end product quality. One of the new models is at work with McCabe Earthworks throughout Ireland and the UK and they have been very impressed.

John McCabe said, “As well as improving overall capacity, the new 800i produces a low cost per ton and creates a high quality product. In our current application, the 800i is crushing primary rock which is then fed into the Tesab 1412T Impact Crusher – the result is an extremely high quality aggregate.”

An alternative to the Heavy Duty 800i, Tesab will be launching its 700i jaw crusher at Hillhead. Based on the fundamentals of the proven 10570, the 700i is a more streamlined and powerful machine with the ability to produce up to 400 tph.

With its user-friendly design, the 700i is now easier to maneuver onsite and can be easily transported around various markets due to its new weight and dimensions, while still keeping the original jaw crushing unit at the heart of the machine – ensuring it maintains the robustness needed for a jaw crusher designed with contractor use in mind.

With its innovative design, the 700i is quicker and easier to set up than ever before which dramatically reduces downtime between jobs as it can be ready to go in minutes. It also features hydraulic locking extension cribs, eliminating the need for lifting gear and improving overall health and safety by eliminating risks during setup.


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