Blue Group demonstrate a range of new equipment at Open Day
Blue Group recently held a highly successful open day at Armac Demolition, near The NEC in Birmingham.
The event was held over two days in July, with a morning and afternoon session on the first day and a morning session on the second. Initially visitors received a glimpse in to what the future held in terms of New Product Development for the key brands within Blue’s portfolio, followed by a number of live demonstrations. To ensure that visitors could fully appreciate the machines while in full processing mode, they were initially invited to view the machines from a specially created elevated viewing level. Following this, the machines were again put through their paces in turn, with customers being able to view from ground level. Finally the safety barriers were removed and visitors were able to inspect the machines and material created in more detail, as well as liaise with an expert located by each piece of equipment.
The event boasted 7 machines on static display with a further 11 machines on live demonstration. These working machines included the brand new Powerscreen Trakpactor 550 impactor, which was crushing recycled concrete to produce an MOT Type 1 material, as well as the recently launched Premiertrak 400X jaw crusher with improved bypass chute to increase material flow and excellent under crusher access for removal of wire with hydraulic raise lower product conveyor. The showcase also had the recently remodelled Metrotrak jaw crusher from Powerscreen and the new EvoQuip Cobra, a compact impact crusher, feeding the Powerscreen Warrior 1200 screen with three way split.
In addition to the crushers and screens, waste wood was being processed via the new Doppstadt 3060 F Type with M Teeth, where the teeth can be changed depending on application. The shredder was being fed by a Fuchs MHL320 material handler and feeding into a Doppstadt HS800 star screen which was in turn serving the material to a BlueMAC All Metal Separator to ultimately create a high quality, metal free biomass chip.
The final display station also included a Doppstadt machine, this time a SM720 trommel which was feeding a Westeria Airtrak Windsifter. The trommel extracted the fines from the waste material being processed while the windsifter separated the heavy and light fraction.
The event proved a very popular occasion with 150 visitors over the two days taking time out of their busy schedules to see what Blue had to offer, and taking advantage of seeing the machinery in a working environment.
Pat McGeary, Blue Group Chairman, commented, “It’s been an immensely successful event. Not only has it given us a great opportunity to show our visitors the machines in action and the support we provide, but also catch up with a large number of existing customers. On behalf of Blue I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come and see us. Also, a big thank you to Adrian McClean and the Armac Team for their support and the use of their excellent facility”.