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Starclean belt cleaners save cement producer 500 hours a year

A maintenance manager strives for efficiency at a leading UK cement works near London. He knows about cement production after working in the industry for nine years before serving as the plant’s maintenance manager where he looks after its equipment and maintenance team. But there was a nagging problem that made optimum production and smooth maintenance an elusive pipedream.   Carryback and cleaning challenge He needed to reduce the amount of time that was spent cleaning underneath the plant’s conveyors.…

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MHEA Announces Changes

Following a review of the activities of the association the MHEA announces changes to the Secretariat and the Vice-Presidency. The Materials Handling Engineers Association has appointed a new Vice-President, James Bullock, who will hold the post for the next two years. James, who has been a member of the MHEA’s Executive Committee for several years, took up the role following the announcement of changes to the secretariat. He takes over the reins from outgoing Vice-President, Linda White, who has held…

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Dust controlled imports for the new agri-hub at the Port of Rosyth – the first SAMSON ecological hopper in the UK arrives for commissioning

The Port of Rosyth welcomed their new SAMSON ecological hopper into the port for commissioning. The hopper is the first of its kind in the UK and will be a key component of the port’s new agri-bulk hub facility for Cefetra. Forth Ports owns and manages eight commercial ports across the UK including the Port of Rosyth which is strategically located for road and rail and provides an important connection with mainland Europe and the UK. The Port of Rosyth…

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Member news and updates welcome

The MHEA exists for its members and we are ready, willing and able to share your news and updates in our newsletter, on the website and on Twitter.  If you have a marketing team or PR agency, please encourage them to share your news with fellow members and the wider industry.  The MHEA marketing channels are free to use for all members. Email secretary@mhea.co.uk.

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June visit to Tilbury Docks: places still available

There are still a few places left for the site visit to Tilbury Docks, Essex, on Thursday 13 June. The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of eight ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port in the UK. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it…

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ConSpare engineer helps Team GB to bring home the silver from ICFRA World Shooting Championships

An engineer from concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare helped the Great Britain Under-25 Rifle Team to a silver medal at the ICFRA World Long Range Shooting Championships recently. Tom Bullock, a Continuous Improvement Engineer at the Nottinghamshire-based firm, was part of the 12-strong squad which finished second to Australia at the tournament, which took place at Trentham Range, near Wellington, in February. He has been shooting competitively for around ten years and was part of the Great Britain Under-21…

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Helping Mansfield Brick to ‘Make it better’

Founded in 1926 to produce calcium silicate bricks to the building trade, Mansfield Brick now produces a wide range of concrete products. From its state-of-the-art production facility in Nottinghamshire, it produces more than three million units a month, including concrete commons, coursing bricks and infill slips for the block and beam flooring market. Mansfield Brick supplies many of the major builders’ merchants, buying groups and independent suppliers, along with producing bespoke products to meet the needs of the industry. The…

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Saloro Approaches Production

After a year-long construction effort in 2018 the new processing facilities at Saloro’s Barruecopardo Tungsten mine, in Spain, are being brought into production during the early part of 2019. As seen above the multi-stage crushing and screening plant was the first part to be readied for testing with the main concentrator following closely behind. The state-of-the-art production facility, that combines both modern day technology and traditional minerals processing systems, will treat a Scheelite ore mined at site to produce a…

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Fairport Conditioning Biomass Ash

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project since 2016 as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major multi-million pound project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) handling and storage systems with a new regime that will be suitable for biomass (wood pellets). Whilst this conversion from one form of…

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Lynemouth: The Finished Article

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project, since 2016, as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major multi-million pound project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) handling and storage systems with a new regime that will be suitable for biomass (wood pellets) and achieved constructional completion during the second…

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