Crushing and screening train turns construction waste into profitsPublished 14/11 at 14:54
One of Europe’s leading dealers of mobile crushers and screens is undoubtedly Starloc Auvergne in France. With a proud history dating back to almost the beginning of mobile solutions, the company has embraced modern and advanced mobile crushing and screening supplying Screencore equipment. The advanced ranges have found a particular niche in France, turning construction and demolition waste into valuable products.
One of the first major global markets where Screencore products was positively embraced was France. Playing a major part in the success of Screencore in France has been the company’s relationship with French crushing and screening expert Starloc. This relationship led directly to a number of compact Screencore ‘XL’ tracked jaw crushers and Trident 124 screeners being used to recycle construction and demolition materials.
A typical application sees in the first instance a Screencore ‘XL Dual-Power’ crusher being fed the demolished or excavated material, usually by an excavator or loading shovel. The Screencore XL itself is a dual power 700mm x 500mm jaw crusher designed with a compact footprint. It has proved to be ideally suited to the modern demands of a recycling contractor, rental fleet or inner city demolition/recycling site. It weighs in at just 18,250kg which means that it can be easily relocated without the need for permits. It is designed to be both environmentally and acoustically friendly while delivering impressive throughput even on hard rock applications or concrete with rebar.
Following crushing to -100mm, the material is then fed into a 17,000kg Trident 124 scalper/screener to produce 0/25mm, 25/60mm and +60mm products. In addition, any ferrous metals such as rebar or wire, are easily removed for resale/recycling by the overband magnet on the XL crusher’s discharge conveyor before being fed into the screen. In many applications the 0/25mm material is generally used for pipe bedding; 25-60mm directly as road subbase or as feed material for secondary crushing for concrete production, whilst the +60mm is used as drainage stone. The combined setup time for this crushing and screening combination is less than 30min.
Due to the easily transportable and modern nature of the equipment, French contractors and Starloc have found that the Screencore crusher and screen combination can be readily transported to where the material is. This means that the material can be processed where it originated and generally where it is needed resulting in no unnecessary emissions, material handling or transport costs. In addition, the local environment is not subject to unnecessary traffic disturbances and the overall carbon footprint of the contract is dramatically reduced.