Hewitt Robins supply bespoke replacement screen to Acheson and Glover.

20 Jan 2015

Bulk Handling Equipment Specialist Hewitt Robins International (HRI) – a TATA Enterprise, have recently supplied a replacement double-deck screen to Acheson and Glover (A&G) who are based in County Tyrone, NI. The family owned company has been established over 50 years and currently employs in excess of 400 people, with an annual turnover of £40 million.

Recognised as one of the most trusted concrete products suppliers in the UK and Ireland the company own three quarries in total; two hard rock, and one sand and gravel operation at Pomeroy, County Tyrone.

With the need to replace an existing screen on their wash plant at Pomeroy, A&G was recommended HRI by a third party and after a subsequent site visit by HRI engineers they placed an order for a replacement.

Lyle Cairns – Operations Manager, commented, “We chose HRI based on a recommendation and the simple reason that they were prepared to configure a screen to our precise requirements, which fitted our footprint exactly.”

With a very busy sand and gravel operation at Pomeroy washing over 216,000 tonnes/annum it was essential that the new screen was installed and commissioned within a short time frame.

Lyle, continued, “The installation was done by our engineers and commissioned by HRI. This was completed within expected timescales with no disruption to downstream activities; the only modifications were new mounting pads. We are very pleased with the new screen it’s a quality build, well designed and easy to maintain.”

HRI supplied a bespoke Hewitt Robins Vibrex VC16 – 2.4m x 7.2m long, double-deck screen designed to fit the existing structure. The new screen has a duty of 250tph, with four products of +22mm, 18mm-22mm and -18mm, -12mm, -7mm and -2.5mm. Screen media is side tensioned rubber, which from A&G’s previous experience with the abrasive product has the most durability and cost effectiveness.

A&G has a particular range of products that are needed for their manufacturing operations and the new HRI screen has satisfied these requirements exactly.