Terex Aggwash plant showcase in medieval France
Open day at Santrac sand and gravel site attracts over 80 guests including dealers and customers
TEREX Washing Systems (TWS) recently hosted their second open day in the medieval region of Chambellay, France. The event was organized in conjunction with one of TWS’s French distributors, Catecom, and their customer, Santrac, who are currently celebrating 40 years in business.
The event attracted more than 80 guests including TWS dealers and their customers, and Santrac’s customers, who had the opportunity to see the Terex Aggwash 60-1 wash plant in operation.
Installed at the Santrac site in early 2014, the plant is processing a natural sand and gravel that is particularly clay bound, with a high level of silt.
The Aggwash wash plant was selected for this application based on its ability to process this type of material. The plant itself offers fast installation, thanks to its pre-wired and pre-plumbed design.
The log-washer component of the plant breaks up the clay-bound material, liberating the clay and sand from the stone producing three aggregates, 4–8mm, 8–20mm and 20–40mm, as well as +40mm oversize and one concrete sand.
The Aggwash plant also has the ability to remove any organics from the feed material as well as any floating material from the rear of the trash screen.
All water used in the process is collected in a centrally located slurry tank before being pumped to the hydrocyclone for sand capture. Santrac recycle the process water via a standard tailing pond system, making the whole process very efficient.
TWS sales manager Fergal McPhillips commented: ‘We were delighted to welcome so many customers and dealers to the recent open day, which proved to be a great success with a number of sales after the event.
‘Catecom growth over the last two years clearly demonstrates an acute understanding of the washing demands in France. They have greatly increased their market share and have expanded their business line for future growth within all washing segments, such as concrete and building sands, and in wash recycling.’
Patrick Palais, Santrac quarry owner, commented: ‘The Aggwash wash plant has been operating very effectively for us since its installation earlier this year. We are now much better placed to serve our customer’s needs, providing three aggregates, one oversize and one sand. It’s an award-winning solution and one that is certainly winning business for us.’
The Terex Aggwash is a mobile wash plant that brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a transportable single chassis. Primarily designed for the processing of construction and demolition waste, though equally suited to virgin material applications, the Aggwash is capable of producing up to four grades of aggregate and one or two grades of sand, with a capacity in excess of 70 tonnes/h.