Issue 04.2014 Come and see us at stand 2 & 4, at ScotPlant Avenue C
ScotPlant 2014 New fleet for Blue Fuchs Blueâ€™s most Northernly customer Blue Spares in focus Leith take delivery from Blue Machinery ReFood install two Tigers Tom White Waste new Marathon Baler Eco Sustainable turn to Backhus Events News in brief
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Blue Machinery Scotland features four new products at ScotPlant 2014 Blue Machinery Scotland is a long-standing exhibitor at ScotPlant and once again, can be found at its familiar location on Avenue C, Stands 2 & 4. Making their show debuts will be the new Powerscreen Warrior 1400X mobile screener and Premiertrak 300 hydraulic jaw crusher. Also making its first UK appearance is the latest development from Doppstadt, the AK 635K mobile shredder, which will be joined by the well-established DW 2060 Bio Power shredder. From sister company Blue Fuchs comes the waste industries leading wheeled materials handler the popular and compact MHL320. Blue Scotland provides nationwide coverage from its Stirling headquarters and is well-established as Scotland’s leading single source for crushing, screening, washing, recycling and materials handling equipment, with the clear benefit of allowing all aspects of any mining, quarrying, recycling or materials handling operation to be supplied and maintained by one experienced and well-established company. Alongside the products on show will also be a display representing Blue Spares, the Blue Group company dedicated to providing efficient, comprehensive and nationwide after sales product support, with readily available genuine original equipment manufacturers’ spare parts. Blue Machinery Scotland’s Managing Director Austin Carey says “ScotPlant is an excellent exhibition and one we have attended since our inception. Once again, we are taking the opportunity to showcase innovative screening, crushing, shredding and materials handling equipment, together with our after sales product support company Blue Spares, thereby emphasising our commitment to the recycling, quarrying and materials handling markets that we serve throughout Scotland and North East England. We are excited about the future and feel that the market is well on the road to recovery. New product developments from our OEM partners ensure our continued growth, enabling us to provide an enhanced offering to our customers. We are also happy to offer a free demonstration or site visit on any of our ranges.”
Two New Machines From TEREX Powerscreen The Premiertrak 300 single toggle jaw crusher has an output of up to 200 tonnes per hour and is designed for medium scale operations in quarrying, demolition, recycling and mining applications. The crusher has the option of a vibrating grizzly feeder or a large, fully independent hydraulically driven pre-screen which improves fines removal and reduces chamber wear costs. Alongside the independent pre-screen feature, an optional hydraulically folding extended side conveyor has been added to improve stockpile capacity. A new bypass chute design includes a ‘flap gate’ to allow the operator to switch between using the side conveyor or
sending the material to the main belt without the need to fit a blanking mat on the bottom screen deck. The Premiertrak 300 is available with either hydraulically adjustable closed-side setting, which can be adjusted in a matter of minutes by a single operator, or as an R300 version with hydraulic release, incorporating a proven mechanism to allow the chamber to ‘dump’ and pass un-crushable material, which is ideal in recycling applications. Another option designed for recycling duties is a hydraulically adjustable deflector plate. The crusher’s new hopper design incorporates a complete hydraulic fold and lock system which can be raised and lowered from ground level and full hopper extensions are available to further increase capacity. The Premiertrak 300 has compact transport dimensions that provide savings on transport costs and times. Weighing in at approximately 36 tonnes and featuring two-speed tracking, the crushing plant is mobile and agile on site and, for the operator, an “intuitive” control panel allows machine settings to be changed easily and provides excellent diagnostics for fault-finding if required. The Warrior 1400X mobile screening plant is equally at home screening, two or three-way splitting and stockpiling a wide variety of materials in the most difficult and demanding applications, including face blasted material and crushed stone, construction and demolition debris, overburden, composted material, processed ores and minerals. Its predecessor, the Warrior 1400, has been the backbone of the Warrior range for the past decade and the new, upgraded Warrior 1400X has been extremely well received since its launch. Boasting a fast set-up time and with rugged low ground pressure tracks, this mobile screening plant provides excellent mobility and site agility in spite of its size and optimum output potential of 300 tonnes per hour, which depends on mesh size and material. The Warrior 1400X has a large, heavy-duty and wear-resistant hopper, a heavy-duty feed conveyor and a highly aggressive 2-bearing screenbox with a 10mm stroke (12mm option available). The underscreen conveyor is accessible via a jackup screen feature and the stockpiling conveyors are oversize, hydraulically folding and angle adjustable.
UK Show Debut for Doppstadt
Fuchs Waste Handler
Two shredders from the Doppstadt range are on show – one of which is the new AK 635K mobile high-speed shredder which is being exhibited for the first time in the UK.
The MHL320D is in the 17-19 tonnes class and ideal for waste transfer and processing plants. The 85kW engine output provides power to spare and the machine’s hydrostatic drive and 7m turning circle ensures agility around the site.
The AK 635K is at the high end of the Doppstadt AK range and is a fully mobile track-mounted high-speed shredder designed for the most demanding shredding and size reduction tasks. A new flail system ensures a more aggressive infeed, less overlengths and an even more effective and efficient large volume throughput with a higher flywheel mass, which contributes to a 20% increase in capacity when compared with the previous system; flail tips do not bend and there is a more intensive shredding of logs and stumps. Additionally a new wedgeless system reduces flail tips exchange time by up to 30%. The new AK 635K also features less impacts from the shredding compartment, leading to less wear in the whole drive. Smoother control of the low emission Mercedes-Benz OM 502 LA diesel engine significantly reduces fuel consumption. The generously sized discharge conveyor (6.15m X 1.5m, belt speed 2.25m/s) produces a discharge height of 4.569 metres for optimum stockpiling. The AK 635K comes with grinding basket, 30-220 mesh sizes for precise end-product sizing, plus remote control as standard. Optional extras include a magnetic pulley, damping facility and overband magnet for safe removal of tramp metals. The highly successful DW-2060 Bio Power is capable of handling timber and woodwaste, mixed construction waste and industrial refuse. Numerous features include optimum tooth arrangement on the roller, reversible fan wheel, modified hopper shape for easy loading, electrically controlled roller reversing and a large return conveyor. Additionally, an overband magnet at the front end safely removes tramp metals from the incoming raw waste. The DW-2060 Bio Power produces recyclables to exacting specifications in a single pass and enables significant volume reductions – all with reliability, productivity and fuel economy.
The MHL 320D features four hydraulic outriggers to provide optimum stability for static loading work. The infinitely variable hydraulically height adjustable cab give operators a raised line-of-sight, which is a distinct advantage for processor feeding or cargo hold loading and unloading and contributes to operational safety with enhanced visibility during the entire working process.
After Sales Product Support Ever mindful of the need to provide the best quality after sales customer care, product support has always been of vital importance to the company. Blue Machinery Scotland’s sister company Blue Spares provides a genuine 24/7 service, with an impressive parts-holding backed by state-of-the-art IT systems for stock control, ordering and expediting. Blue Spares has an enviable reputation for proactive product support and is the essential provider of genuine spare parts for all the products marketed by Blue Group, to ensure minimum downtime and optimum, trouble-free productivity.
New fleet of vehicles for Blue Fuchs After another successful year as an accredited Terex Fuchs Three Crown distributor, Blue Machinery (Fuchs) Limited has continued to invest in their crucial after markets offering by replacing its entire fleet of service vehicles. Reflecting the company’s own commitment to its ever expanding customer base, the decision to upgrade the vehicles was taken to ensure the team’s service department was best placed to offer reliable and swift back up to Terex Fuchs operators and owners nationwide. Commenting on the recent delivery of the new fleet of Volkswagen Crafter Vehicles, Blue Fuchs Managing Director Terry Hughes said, “We are very mindful as a business that our opportunity for growth is strongly linked to our ability to look after our loyal customer base and that when they buy from us they are buying not just a top quality Material Handler but also investing in an infrastructure of service underpinning their purchase with us. We have a duty of care to continually reinvest in that same infrastructure so their level of trust in us is not misplaced.” He added, “We also spoke with our own team of field service engineers to get their feedback with regards to the choice of service vehicle manufacturer as their opinion and comfort
was, and is, of great importance to us. The Volkswagen Crafter was a unanimous choice and the lads are looking forward to getting out on the road with their new “offices”. We wish them safe driving!” The new Crafters will be taking to the road from the middle of March and will be fully equipped with all the latest specialist equipment and tools necessary to ensure maximum uptime for the many Terex Fuchs Material Handlers working throughout the UK - it’s definitely a case of Vorsprung Durch Blue Technik!
Blue Group’s most Northerly customer Based in Caithness, in the far North of Scotland, family run GMR Henderson provide all types of crushed rock, aggregates, sand and decorative gravel. From their facilities in Caithness, GMR Henderson service the Highlands with high quality products. To increase productivity in their Caitness Quarry, owner Gerry Henderson recently added a new Powerscreen Premiertrak 400 jaw crusher to his fleet. The versatile and robust jaw crusher is capable of up to 400 tph production. Fitted with the new Tier4 Scania engine, the new PT400 has incredible cost savings with vastly improved fuel efficiency.
Additionally Gerry said, “With our rural location, after sales support was a key consideration for me. Blue Scotland’s extensive service coverage was another factor in our decision and I have been hugely impressed by their commitment to after sales to date.” www.gmrhenderson.co.uk
Commenting on his new crusher, Gerry Henderson enthused “Having visited the Powerscreen Open Day at the tail end of 2013, I was impressed with the specification and performance of the new model. Since purchasing the Powerscreen PT 400 at the start of 2014, it has proven to be an excellent addition, with exceptional throughput, greatly increasing our productivity. Coupled with the impressive fuel efficiency of the Scania engine this has made it the right choice for us.”
In focus Blue Spares
Strategy In 2014 the Blue Group made the decision to form a new Spares Division with the intention of trading not only in the UK market but the Global market. The forming of this new Division is the first stage of the 5 year business plan and will see the business develop both its home market and the Global market offering customers Genuine and non Genuine OEM parts. Blue Spares the Genuine arm of the Spares Division will focus on increasing turnover to its UK customer base whilst Wear and Spare parts will look at expanding on the International front with a number of routes to market being adopted. The objective of the New Spares Division will be to increase Turnover to £15m and develop the Wear and Spare Parts brand on a Global level, with the appointment of new agents and distributors as well as strategically placed Wear and Spare offices. Commenting on the New Spares Division and the New Appointments Managing Director Sean Warburton said “The Blue Group has identified huge potential in the aftermarket side of its business and the investment in Stuart and the other new team members is a clear statement of intent to deliver our domestic and international customers the best level of service, availability and price. These are exciting times for the new Division and we are all looking forward to delivering a world class service to all of our customers.” In addition to our new structure, Blue Spares’ short term strategy is to strive to improve our overall service to our clients with increased availability and more competitive pricing where possible.
Investment In order to achieve the new business objectives there has been significant investment in recent months across all areas of the business. Firstly our new IT system enables superior stock management, with enhanced parts availability due to inventory reporting. Additionally our procurement has improved as a result of our sales tracking, enabling fast moving and key components to be identified more easily. Moreover we have recently fully refurbished our offices with a more open plan modern look and feel to enhance the working environment for employees. Other internal refurbishments include a new network connection throughout and a new state of the art security system. The warehousing facilities have also been radically transformed to give the Spares Division 8500m2 of covered warehousing capacity with plans afoot to expand again later in 2014.
Staff In order to achieve the new spares division objectives Stuart Truckel has been appointed as the Spares Division Sales Director due to his vast experience in the aftermarket sectors. Stuart has a proven track record in increasing turnover and developing both domestic and overseas business through different routes to market. The new Division has also appointed an Export Manager in Wayne Hart and Export Sales Executive Patricia Fernandez who both bring a wealth of experience in Exporting and the Global market place. The Blue Group believes that it’s staff are it’s greatest asset and 2014 will see an even greater commitment to continual training, in conjunction with our OEM suppliers, to ensure all our staff provide the best level of both technical and customer service. The business prides itself on delivering world class service and with the combination of our experienced long serving staff coupled with fresh innovative new team members, the new division has the resource, expertise and impetus to flourish.
Future All our recent investment, refurbishment and recruitment are aimed at one simple objective – to improve our offering to you, the customer. By adding to our overall resources, we firmly believe we will be better positioned to continually improve our offerings. Whether that be increased availability of off the shelf parts, or more competitive pricing on some parts, you can be reassured that we are actively working behind the scenes to continually strive to improve our offering for you.
In terms of technology and facilities, we have invested heavily in two Kardex selective systems for improved stockholding and pick times, a shredder for all cardboard to enable the reuse of all packaging as padding and an electrically powered forklift.
Leiths take delivery of seven Powerscreen Mobile Crushing and Screening Plants from Blue Machinery Scotland Leiths (Scotland) Ltd, a multi-discipline organisation and one of Scotland’s largest, privately owned quarrying and civil engineering businesses, has taken delivery of one Powerscreen Maxtrak 1300 and two 1000 Maxtrak cone crushers and two each of the Powerscreen Warrior and Chieftain 2-deck inline screening plants. Leiths has been a customer of Blue Machinery Scotland for over 15 years and this latest major investment continues the successful partnership that has developed over the years. Leiths Managing Director for Quarries Grant Milne commented “The Powerscreen cone crusher and screening ranges have always been market leaders in terms of productivity for us and it was a relatively easy decision to source our equipment from the Powerscreen distributor Blue Machinery Scotland. We’ve always enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the Blue team and are confident that our new screening and crushing plants will fulfil their various roles efficiently and productively.” Leiths is a long-established family business with its head office in
Aberdeen. The company owns and operates twelve hard rock quarries and four sand and gravel operations throughout Scotland, offering a wide range of products to a continually expanding customer base. As well as traditional quarry materials such as sand, gravel, aggregates, concrete and asphalts, Leiths also manufactures more specialised materials such as limestone filler, agricultural lime, road surface dressing and decorative aggregates. The company runs a substantial fleet of plant and vehicles, including tippers, mixers, hook lifts, bulk artics, powder tankers and lowloaders, as well as recycling, materials processing, excavating and materials handling equipment. This latest major investment in the Powerscreen crushing and screening plants continues and confirms the company’s tenet of operating a modern, reliable and productive fleet in all aspects of their diverse business. The 1000 and 1300 Maxtrak crushers feature the well-proven and renowned 1000 and 1300 Automax cone crusher technology at the core. With potential outputs of up to 230 and 350 tonnes per hour respectively, both models maintain excellent and consistent product shape and have a high reduction ratio; hydraulic crusher setting, cone overload protection and metal detection all contribute to the plants’ operating efficiency. Rugged in construction with heavy-duty chassis and track frames and designed for
ease of operation and maintenance, both the 1000 Maxtrak and the 1300 Maxtrak models have been supplied with umbilical remote controls and dust suppression systems. Both crushing plants are equipped with the latest generation and improved fuel-efficient, low emission Scania diesel engines which are fully compliant with EU Stage IIIB and feature Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emission control technology. The Powerscreen Warrior 1800 and Chieftain 2100X mobile screening plants are both high capacity machines, with output potentials of up to 600 and 400 tonnes per hour respectively which, of course, depends on feed size, mesh size and material type. Agile and mobile on site, with heavy-duty crawler tracks and a removable pendant remote control system, both models have quick set-up times, easily accessible engines and screen media for maintenance convenience and screen changes, hydraulically folding conveyors and high-performance hydraulics for optimum output. Both the Warrior and Chieftain models are equally at home screening and stockpiling aggregates, blasted rock, recyclables and mined materials such as processed ores and minerals. Both plants are powered by Stage 3B Caterpillar C4.4 ATAAC 4-cylinder diesel engines which provide power to spare and are both highly fuel efficient and with reduced emissions.
ReFood install two Tigers in Widnes Blue Machinery (Central) are fortunate to be part of the most exciting Biogas Plant the UK Waste Industry has seen to date. ReFood have installed two Tiger HS640 machines to de-package food waste at the prestigious new Plant in Widnes, Cheshire. The new plant has the capacity to handle 90,000 tonnes of commercial and domestic food waste and will generate up to 2,000m3 per hour of raw biogas. The new Widnes ReFood plant is part of PDM’s plan to spend more than £90m on its UK operations before the end of 2014. ReFood part of the PDM Group, now rebranded as SARIA UK are the UK’s largest food waste recycler. Once completed, the £20m Widnes plant will be the largest food waste gasto-grid AD project in the UK. Once the gas has been drawn off, a nutrient-rich fertiliser is left which can then be used by farmers in the local area to grow new crops.
The diversification into a gas-to-grid system represents ReFood’s ongoing commitment to offering a wide portfolio of renewable energy solutions. Further AD plants being developed by ReFood in the UK will use a combination of systems to provide sales of electricity, heat, gas and other forms of renewable energy applications. The 2nd site compliments ReFood’s first UK AD plant which opened in September 2011 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The Doncaster plant processes approximately 45,000 tonnes of food waste per annum, collected from local shops, restaurants and cafes as well as residues from PDM Group’s pet food production plant. Doncaster has been successfully operating a Tiger HS640 machine since it opened in 2011. The success of the machine in the Doncaster plant has led to Blue Machinery (Central) securing the order for the Widnes Project. www.refood.co.uk
Fast cycle times for Tom White Waste with new Marathon baler Long standing Blue Southern customer Tom White Waste of Coventry recently installed a Marathon Galaxy Twin RAM baler to their operation. Tom White Waste is a family business, which is proud of their roots in Coventry and is committed to serving the local area with a friendly, personal approach, ensuring integrity and a professional service to all clients. The company was originally setup as a skip hire company in 1981 but since then have grown considerably to include commercial waste collections, domestic waste management and recycling services. From these small beginnings the client list has grown to include Coventry City Council, Jaguar Land Rover and Tesco amongst many other blue chips. Tom White Waste are now well established as one of the leading names in the West Midlands, Warwickshire and SouthWest Leicestershire areas for waste management and recycling. With processing volumes increasing steadily, the new Marathon Galaxy 2R 250 has been installed to help deal with the growing volumes of recoverable material such as plastics, films, cardboard and papers to name a few.
With onsite recovery improvements coupled with increasing commercial waste streams, Tom White Waste required an additional high volume baler to bale recovered commodities to help with storage and transportation across the globe. The Marathon Galaxy 2R 250 is a high volume twin ram baler which offers unrivalled bale density and versatility in materials processed. Robust and heavy in design, the Galaxy 250 comes with 254,000 PSI compression force in the primary ram for compressing recyclable material against a fixed wall. The second ram is used for ejecting the finished bale. The primary RAM offers full penetration which ensures over 10% improved density over competitor balers. Operations manager, Tom Arrol, commented “As our throughput of material has increased dramatically in recent years, we purchased the new Marathon baler from Blue Southern
to help increase our productivity. With the diverse range of materials we process from cardboard and paper to rigid plastics and builder’s sacks, it was important for us to buy a baler that offered versatility. The new Galaxy 2R250 enables us to change between materials as and when our input material comes to us in the baling area, meaning minimal downtime and optimal productivity.” Tom added, “In terms of the productivity, our soft plastic bales are weighing around 850kg, and we are getting 800kg cardboard bales out every 3 minutes, which is beyond our expectations.” www.tomwhitewaste.co.uk
Eco Sustainable turn to Backhus With a constant eye for quality products and innovation at the forefront of the ECO ethos, the recent acquisition of the Backhus 17.60 compost turner enables more efficient processing for their composting operation. Eco began in 1993 when Managing Director Trelawney Dampney identified the potential in composting landscaper’s waste on his land in Parley, Dorset and selling the end product. From small beginnings the company has witnessed rapid growth as both the environmental and social demand for sustainable resource management has increased. The evolution of Eco sees the company now employ over 50 people and operate one of the UK’s leading purpose-built sites for organics recycling and renewable energy generation, processing upwards of 250,000 tons of organic material across their four facilities. The composting arm of the business has also grown to a point where they are currently taking an average of 150 tonnes of green waste per day, with the material coming from a range of local councils, waste disposal companies and local landscape gardeners. The material then goes through a thorough process to ensure the high quality end product which is PAS 100 Standard. A vital part in the composting operation is the turning of the windrows, which ensures the temperature is consistent, helps aerate the compost to keep it from turning anaerobic, and helps break the compost up. In order to improve onsite efficiency Eco Sustainability purchased a Backhus 17.60 compost turner. The 17.60 is the world’s most commonly used turner and comes complete with a comfortable and easily accessible panoramic cabin for operative safety and comfort. Additionally, the Backhus 17.60 offers fantastic cost savings due to the exceptional fuel consumption, making it a far more cost effective method of turning large volume windrow operations than the standard wheel loader. The turner ensures a consistent size of windrow, with height and width adjustable, as well as enhanced agitation which in turn speeds up the composting process. Operations manager Justin Dapney commented “At Eco our organic recycling operation has grown significantly over the years and as a result we felt the time was right to add a turner to our operation. Our new Backhus 17.60 turner has helped speed up our process with improved cycle times and greater consistency of windrows which has ensured we continue to produce the highest quality products.” On the user friendly controls Justin added “Our operators have taken to the new machine with ease and have commented on the excellent visibility from the state of the art cabin.”
“Our operators have taken to the new machine with ease and have commented on the excellent visibility from the state of the art cabin.” Justin Dapney Operations Manager
Take advantage of the new tax breaks There has never been a better time than NOW for Blue customers to buy a new machine. Normally just 18% of a business’s capital expenditure can be offset as Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) against profit each year but only on a reducing balance basis thereafter.
New equipment has never been so affordable!
Following last week’s budget, the AIA has doubled to £500,000 and extended to the end of 2015. Remember, this also applies to equipment bought on Lease Purchase & Hire Purchase too, even if the payment plan continues into 2015 and beyond. Ordering at the right time is very important to ensure that deliveries arrive in time to optimise your maximum tax savings potential.
That means it can take up to 12 years to redeem 90% of the original capital cost in tax savings. Contact us now for more information:
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News in brief Santa Dash for Charity Blue Southern’s Martyn Yarde donned his Santa suit to raise £3,346.50 for a great cause at the end of 2013, raising funds for a charity called CRY which is close to his heart. 4 years ago a 17 year old friend called Jack Boulton, who was a very fit lad and who played cricket & football for Martyn’s local teams in Keynsham, Bristol was at football training on a Wednesday night when he suffered a cardiac arrest and sadly died. His parents have since been raising funds for the Charity called Cardiac Arrest in the Young – CRY. In order to try and raise funds to help supply a defibrillator for the local sports ground which may have saved Jack’s life, Martyn completed the 1st Saltford Santa Dash, a 5 mile run on Sunday 8th December fully dressed in a Santa outfit. Martyn would like to pass on a heartfelt thanks to all of those who kindly sponsored him and would like to give a special mention to Darren Evans (pictured with Martyn) of Wheal Jane Ltd who generously donated a defibrillator for his efforts. Well done Santa!!
Wedding bells at Blue Central Wedding bells have been ringing loud and clear in Blue Central’s Northwich office with 2 members of staff, Johnathan Dennan (left) and Sally Elson (right) both celebrating their respective big days in the past few months. Congratulations to you both and all the very best for the future.
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