Since the arrival of the new Terex Finlay 693+ and 694+, FCC Environment has seen a 50 per cent increase in the saleable amount of undersize product, giving the company confidence to tap into new markets.
Both machines are working in tandem at Barnsdale Bar Quarry, Pontefract – which is one of six limestone quarries in Yorkshire belonging to Darrington Quarries, part of the FCC Environment Group.
FCC Environment, which employs nearly 2,200 people across the UK, works to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by transforming it into valuable resources.
Andy Archer, Quarry Manager at Barnsdale Bar, has been impressed with the capabilities of the new machines and the value they are bringing to the business.
He said: “The Terex Finlay 694+’s versatility is a major advantage to the company.
“The biggest selling point of the machine for me was its screen box, which features three, full sized 20ft screens.
“With a larger and more efficient screening area, we are processing a higher volume of material to a much better quality.
“We’ve never had so much 10mm product in stock.”
The robust Terex Finlay 693+ features two full sized 20’ x 5’ screen decks and with a combination of quick wedge tensioning on the top deck and hydraulic tensioning on the bottom, it ensures that mesh setup and change out times are kept to a minimum.
Its three conveyors allow FCC Environment to produce a 75mm oversize, a 75mm-40mm clean stone and a 40mm aggregate.
The 40mm product feeds directly into the Terex Finlay 694+, the industry’s leading tracked mobile inclined screen, which boasts best in class production levels, setup time and ease of operation.
It features an innovative hydraulically folded fourth conveyor, which allows simple adjustment with variable tilt and slew discharge for recirculation or stockpiling of finished material.
Together, the machines are powering through 1,400 tonnes of material a day, with the Terex Finlay 694+ producing four products, which include a 40mm, 20mm, 10mm and a -10mm dust – which then go on to be used for road construction, house building, concrete production and civil engineering.
Andy added: “The Terex Finlay 694+’s four-way spilt has enabled us to produce an additional material, something we weren’t able to do prior.
“This means we can now approach different markets as we are confident we can supply them with what they want.
“Molson Finlay Northern hasn’t disappointed us either, we have a great working relationship with them and their after-market servicing is really important to us.”
Molson Finlay Northern, part of the Molson Finlay of companies, has worked alongside FCC Environment for around 20 years and supplied them with seven machines, including impact and jaw crushers as well as screening plant.
Martin Nairn, of Molson Finlay Northern, helped specify the machines. He said: “It’s great to see the plant proving so much worth to the company.
“I’m looking forward to working with Andy and the team in the future.”