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Product news round-up - 18 January 2014

South East London-based Bermondsey Metals Recycling (BMR) is one of the latest operations to use Boughton’s new Power-Reach skip-loader with Intacova sheeting system.

BMR, which recovers and processes specialist metals including copper cable, aluminium and stainless across central London claims the Power-Reach represents a step change in operability, functionality and design features.

Dominic Doorey, BMR director, said: “Metals recovery and scrap are amongst the harshest operating conditions for a skip-loader and the new Power-Reach is clearly very strong and well built.  The operating arc of the new Intacova places the sheet well clear of the load, so if there are projections, we can still get the cover over with less likelihood of damaging the sheet.  The system is also very quick to operate – which is important if we are trying to load and get away quickly in a congested or narrow central London street.”

Rob Brandon, Boughton Engineering’s sales manager, has notched up nearly 50 demonstrations of the new Power-Reach and Intacova unit across London and the South East. 

He said: “Reaction to the new skip-loader and Intacova has been consistently positive, with several orders placed literally on the spot – that’s how good it is. The design really does represent the first ground-up review of the skip-loader design for a generation – and operators very quickly understand the build quality, durability and operating benefits that it delivers.”

Boughton Engineering, acquired by Skan Group Holdings in May 2011, is co-located alongside Skan Group’s Oldbury UK operation in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.  It also operates a fabrication facility in Devon.

William Thompson & Son (Dumbarton) has purchased the company’s first Doosan wheel loader and crawler excavator for work on a new soil and aggregate recycling operation. 

Supplied by Coatbridge-based Scotia Plan, the new Stage IIIB compliant Doosan DL450-3 large wheel loader and DX255LC-3 excavator are working together to feed and stockpile material for a new scalping screen. 

Andrew Thompson, a director at William Thompson & Son, said: “As part of our research into new equipment for the recycling operation at our site at Riggangower, we trialled a new Doosan DL420-3 wheel loader and our operators liked the design of these new generation Doosan machines.  They provide extra power for the lift and carry applications we are typically carrying out and they can cover the ground quickly and have the traction to easily negotiate haul roads.  We eventually purchased the larger DL450-3 model which has a high capacity bucket to further increase productivity.

“The new Doosan DX255LC-3 excavator is the right size for feeding the screen and loads it with construction and demolition recycling (CDR) material produced by construction sites throughout the area and carried to Riggangower by our fleet of tipper lorries. Riggangower is home to our operational landfill site, which is a former quarry from which we are able to recycle aggregates and soil from the overburden.  We are also using the new Doosan excavator equipped with a breaker for work in our nearby quarry at Sheephill.”

The DL420-3 and DL450-3 models are part of the new generation of Doosan Stage IIIB compliant large wheel loaders.  They are both powered by the fuel efficient 13-litre Scania DC13 SCR 6-cylinder diesel engine, which delivers ‘best in class’ power and engine torque, with a maximum power output of 264 kW at 1800 rpm.

Spray nozzles manufacturer BETE is expanding and diversifying its product range to capitalise on the need for safety showers by those handling hazardous materials.

The company will now represent FSP Tech, a German manufacturer of industrial safety showers and eye wash units, as its exclusive UK distributor. 

According to BETE marketing director Ivan Zytynksi, the new range of products fits well with its existing customer base: “We are already well known as a quality supplier of nozzles and spray technology for a wide range of industrial, food processing and chemical production applications.  Many of the customers that trust our expertise in specifying spray nozzles will also require safety showers so it’s a logical extension of our offering.”

BETE will market its safety products through a new trading name, The Safety Shower People.    

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