Near St. Catherine’s Tunnel, between Guildford and Shalford, engineers recently removed around 800 tonnes of sand and strengthened an embankment and rockface to prevent landslips. A 20mph speed restriction which was imposed late last year following two landslips, was removed and now, trains can travel at normal speeds through the area. Unfortunately though, this area contains a large natural sandRead more
For getting from site to site on good quality urban roads, large, self-propelled truck mounted vacuum units are great for the job that they were designed for. But they are expensive to hire or buy and you probably wouldn’t want to see that level of investment being driven around a quarry. This was the dilemma facing Senior Manager, James IlottRead more
In the past, replacing worn or damaged rollers on a belt conveyor might have involved a two-person team. One to lever the belt off the rollers while the other replaces the damaged roller- not the safest of tasks. Also, of course, there is the matter of lost production while the repair takes place. Now there is a much easier andRead more
Portable Vacuum Solutions now building their own vacuum units With a hire fleet in excess of sixty machines and buoyant sales, the question of what happens after BREXIT and the possibly uncertain availability of new vacuum units for sale and to replace aging machines, is the main reason for this move. James Ilott is the Sales Manager of Portable VacuumRead more
The Brunone belt turner – helping to save time, money and the environment
Owners of a quarry in Cambridgeshire have installed a Brunone belt turner which is not only saving considerable time by almost eliminating the need for under-belt cleaning but is having a positive impact on the environment.
Maintaining and servicing the rollers, slides and other component parts of a relatively short, factory installed belt conveyor is one thing. Maintaining and servicing a belt conveyor which takes a product a distance of a few kilometres and which is open to a range of different weather conditions can present a Service Engineer with whole load of different issues.Read more