Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1
Following the Breedon Aggregates recent success in
winning concrete sand supplies to the AWPR contract
in the region, the company need to increase production
and overall operating efficiency.
An approach to The Blue Machinery led to Terex
Aggresand 165 Wash Plant being installed at their Capo
Quarry, Edzell, by Laurencekirk, Angus.
The new wash plant supplied and installed by au-
thorised distributor Blue Machinery Scotland , is a fully
modular system capable of processing in excess of 200
tonnes per hour of quarried sand and gravel feed
The new installation is producing a range of aggre-
gates and concrete sand for Breedon at their multi-dis-
ciplined operations at Capo Quarry.
The modular design and construction of the wash
plant means that installation is simplistic enough to
ensure that the plant can be readily set up for material
An additional benefit is that it can be containerised
for ease of transport and comes fully pre-wired and pre-
plumbed, making the installation process as straightfor-
ward as possible for operators.
The washing process at Breedon’s Capo Quarry sees
the quarried aggregates fed into the plant’s 9 m³ feed
hopper, which features a remote control tipping grid.
The material is then fed onto an inclined conveyor
which delivers it to the first processing stage of the wash
plant – a 4.8 m x 1.5 m triple deck rinsing screen box.
Equipped with individually controlled spray bars on
each deck, the two-bearing screens are fitted with pol-
yurethane modular screen media on all three decks
which wash and separate the material, leaving three
sizes of high quality aggregates – 100-24 mm, 24-12 mm
and 12-6 mm. The remaining 6 mm-0 is pumped to a
cyclone system which retains all material above 75 mi-
crons and produces two grades of sand.
Residual material moves on to a lagoon to be filtered,
with the resulting clean water recirculated into the sys-
tem, improving water recycling and reducing waste in
When asked about the best features of the Aggresand
165 for them, Bob Hare, Company Production Manager
for Breedon Aggregates commented:
“We are very pleased with the large tonnage
produced by this versatile wash plant and the
modular nature of the Aggresand is a real
benefit, giving us the capability of relocating the
plant throughout our various sites to
accommodate the production demands of
“Another excellent feature is the accessi-
bility to all parts of the plant, meaning that
maintenance is straightforward. This plant’s ex-
cellent performance is proving to be a major
contribution to our requirement for increased
volumes of high-quality end-products”.
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