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Canning supply new conveyor system for Bromfield Sand & Gravel.

27th April 2017

Based near Ludlow, Shropshire, Bromfield Sand & Gravel Co Ltd have been a family owned company for 50 years specialising in producing and supplying quality aggregates to help build the foundations of local communities.

The company operate a wash plant and supply all grades of sand and gravel to both trade and domestic customers, including a constant supply of aggregates to an on-site CEMEX concrete plant.

Over the years’ the wash plant has been upgraded and recently a desire to replace the existing blending conveyor with a more efficient unit led to the company contacting Canning Conveyor for a solution.

Wayne Clent – Quarry Manager, takes up the story, “In 2009 Canning Conveyor manufactured a new dump hopper feeder for us and we were very impressed with their approach and manufacturing capabilities so we turned to them to supply a new blending conveyor.”

The conveyor system:

After a successful tender Canning supplied a 16 metre Double Drive Reversible Blending Conveyor and 6 x 1 metre Extractor Conveyors which included all guarding and installation. The removal of the old system was also carried out by Canning engineers.

The new blending conveyor is situated at the side, on the bottom of the storage bins. Material is fed from the wash plant via inclined conveyor onto a 3-deck screen at the top of the storage bins. Material is then split and fed into designated hoppers which feed the material onto the short 900mm wide extractor conveyors which in turn feed onto the 700mm wide blending conveyor. This conveyor is driven by twin motors enabling the conveyor to be reversed enabling material to be either sent to stockpile or directly to lorry loading beneath.

Wayne commented further, “The new design incorporates a wider belt and skirting, and is much more efficient than the old system. The double drive has increased the efficiency and stability of the whole operation and reduced lorry loading time.

Installation was complete within the allotted time frame and commissioned in early February ’17 when it became clear that a few modifications needed to be made.

Wayne, added, “We realised we needed a few things rectifying after commissioning and the Canning team reacted very swiftly and their team was on-site, with the system up and running after a short downtime. To date everything has worked to our satisfaction and the faultless operation is a testimony to Canning and their team.”

Many years of experience:

Canning Conveyor have many years of experience in supplying to a diverse range of industries including mining, quarrying, mechanical & civil engineering, waste management & recycling, fishing, agricultural and film & TV, has made Canning Conveyor a leading and well respected name throughout the world.

The company offer a vast range of products and services second to none, holding huge stocks of conveyor belt, idlers, rollers and many ancillary components and design, manufacture and install many types of conveyors, hoppers, conveyor drums and associated plant and equipment.