Demonstration Days a Great Success!
Blue Scotland recently held a recycling demonstration days event in partnership with Fife Council, which was held at the Council’s superb facilities at Lower Melville Wood Landfill Site, Ladybank, Fife. Aimed at promoting the range of plant and equipment Blue Scotland offers to the waste management and biomass markets and clearly demonstrating the environmental and economic benefits, the event was an undoubted success with over 150 guests attending over the two days in what, at best, could only be described as inclement weather! Eight recycling and materials handling machines were brought to the site, all of them demonstrating on a wide variety of materials handling and processing tasks. Alongside the demonstration area, Blue Scotland’s customer Scot Heating Co, leaders in turnkey biomass solutions, showcased one of their biomass burners, with recycled and virgin woodchip being produced on site and blown directly into the working boiler, which produced some much-needed warmth at the event!
This impressive demonstration was yet another in Blue Scotland’s open days programme, reinforcing the company’s position as one of the leading equipment distributors and solutions providers in the Scottish recycling sector. Information on further planned open days and some exciting new Powerscreen products being launched at the Hillhead show can be found on the Group’s website www.bluegroup.co.uk.
Machines on Demonstration
From Doppstadt The DW-2060K Bio Power revolutionary slow-speed shredder processed a range of recyclables, including MSW, green waste, woodwaste and rootballs, showing its mobility and versatility by being regularly tracked to different locations on the site. The SM-620 Star Screen was fully occupied tromelling compost, while the AK-530 high-speed mobile shredder concentrated on processing woodwaste. The DH-810 Chipper was put through its paces chipping virgin wood down to G30 specified biomass chips, which created a great deal of interest due to the growing number of biomass outlets.
Blue Scotland offers a comprehensive range of Kiverco static and mobile MRFs and picking stations which can be customised to virtually any size and configuration to suit customers’ applications. On demonstration was a static MRF which treated skip and C&D waste, removing all pickable and blowable materials from the incoming waste streams to maximise recyclables and minimise landfill volumes at the site.
The Powerscreen XH 320 Mobile Crushing Plant is designed and built for primary crushing and is ideal for both recycling and quarrying applications, featuring a highly aggressive impactor crushing action with hydraulic setting adjustment. On demonstration, this powerful machine produced an excellent and consistent quality of Type 1 recycled aggregate from the incoming rubble waste stream.
The Marathon Gemini-Xtreme is a mid-capacity, closed-end, multi-material baler with a vertical tie system and conveyor. Ideal for baling light alloys, paper, plastics, PET and similar waste stream materials, the baler produced a standard sized bale of cardboard, cans and paper in an average cycle time of only 34 seconds. The Gemini-Xtreme was also programmed to demonstrate production of an SRF bale for export - again, creating considerable interest during the open days.
Blue Group was recently appointed UK distributor for the TEREX Fuchs range of materials handlers. The MHL331 fed the processing machines and carried out stockpiling duties during the open days, clearly demonstrating its speed, mobility and versatility in a variety of materials handling tasks. Four hydraulic outriggers provide stability for static loading work and the infinitely variable hydraulically height adjustable cab gives the operator a raised line-of-sight, which is a distinct advantage for processor feeding and contributes to operational safety with enhanced visibility during the working process.
Chris Ewing from Fife Council Waste Management operations said “We were happy to support this event, which provided an excellent networking opportunity and showcased our first-class operations at the Ladybank site. We were impressed with the machinery on demonstration and the professionalism of the Blue Scotland team”.
Commenting on the Open Days event, Blue Scotland’s Managing Director Austin Carey said “We are grateful to Fife Council for their much appreciated co-operation in staging these demonstration days at their Lower Melville Wood Landfill Site, which was ideal for the event with plenty of material available for processing through our varied machines on display. The excellent visitor turnout, despite the weather, once again confirmed our belief that the kind of equipment technology Blue is able to provide to professional recyclers is creating considerable interest and shaping the future of this important industry”.