Powering through: hat-trick of new machines deployed at Malcolm sites

THE Malcolm Group has snapped up three Powerscreen machines from Blue Machinery Scotland, including two new Premiertrak 400X jaw crushers.

The jaw crushers will be deployed to crush C&D waste at Malcolm’s recycling facility on South Street in Glasgow, and at Shewalton Quarry in Irvine. Meanwhile, a Chieftain 2200 mobile screen, for use at Loanhead Quarry, was also purchased.

Willie Gregory, operations manager at the South Street site said the Premiertrak 400X “has not missed a beat” since its arrival. “We take in a lot of waste which contains rebar, so the adjustable deflector plate and skirts beneath the jaw chamber help ensure it doesn’t get snagged and effect the machine’s processing,” he explained. “Plus of course it protects the belt. On the rare occasions this happens however, there is excellent access underneath the machine, enabling us to get the machine back up and running quickly.”

The Premiertrak 400X at Shewalton Quarry is crushing material for the wash plant. Material is deposited from sites all over Ayrshire and crushed by the mobile jaw crusher before being fed to a Chieftain screen.

The new Chieftain 2200 at Loanhead is processing whinstone. The machine is said to be resulting in a “considerable increase” in production, from around 125 tonnes per hour to around 250 tonnes. Site operator Willie Nisbet said, ““We can work the Chieftain 2200 with the big Premiertrak 600 jaw crusher and the 1300 Maxtrak cone crusher. It’s the first time I have seen a screen be able to cope with that amount of material and provide such a quality product.”

These latest acquisitions takes the total number of Powerscreen machines in the Malcolm fleet to nine.