Crushing and Screening Ltd offer a tailor-made service to the quarrying, recycling & bulk materials handling industries.

HUB-4 were recently invited to Thirsk to Crushing & Screening’s production facility to learn more about what they do. Crushing and Screening Ltd (CSL) began 30 years ago serving the mining and quarrying industry and have expanded the business to now cover the recycling, and bulk materials handling industries. From this 10,000 sq ft facility they manufacture a whole range of bespoke equipment including conveyors, feed hoppers, blending hoppers, bagging hoppers, picking lines, screens & trommel’s under the Crushing & Screening and Buccaneer registered brands, and have customers throughout the UK and Europe.

These include Tarmac, Hanson, Aggregate Industries and Cemex along with other privately owned companies.

We caught up with Neil Ashton, Managing Director of CSL, who gave us an insight into the business “Our key strength as a business is to look after clients who need a bespoke element adding to their existing process. Here we can use one of our large range of machines with bespoke elements if required, or design a totally tailor-made solution to suit the client’s exact requirements. Our business across the recycling and bulk material handling industries has increased considerably over the past few years and we have designed a range that suits those industries extremely well, and we are continuing to expand in these areas with new products.”

“We use the latest technology in our range of machines but we like to keep things as simple as possible for our clients from a user point of view, and also for ease of maintenance. We design all our machines in-house using the latest CAD software, and with the use of laser profiling we have total control over the quality of our products. We can also use hardened steels where required in any manufacturing process. Our fabrication capabilities include a 150tonne press brake, guillotine, punching station, plasmas, band saws, millers, lathes, welding facilities and paint shop. This fabrication expertise is also very important in the fast-turnaround repair service that we offer to many of our quarry customers.”

Neil talked about some of the more recent projects “On the screens and screen boxes we are currently supplying a tailor-made 6m x 2.1m twin deck screen to Tarmac, and have recently supplied a new bespoke grizzly screen to Hanson working within an existing confined space above a crusher, where the existing plant structure could not be altered. For Northern Gas Networks we have just delivered four bespoke hoppers, and for the Isle of Mann we have supplied two heavy-duty feed hoppers with 1.2m wide belts and full electric drive for a waste transfer station.

We have also recently installed a 25m long picking station for a local company which integrated fully with their existing building and process. We have the capability to work at the client’s site, and a good example is another recent job in the North East where we took the customers original feed hopper conveyor’s and trommel, modified the equipment to include new access staircases, extending the feed conveyors and support structure, raising the trommel height and manufacturing a new discharge hopper and installed the modified equipment onto a new site to suit an existing picking line.

New Buccaneer Compact Screen
As we took a full production facility tour, CSL’s new Buccaneer Compact Screen was on show in its completed form and in the fabrication process, where we could get a much closer look. This screen is ideal for skip waste, builders’ yards, small sites and is also an ideal soil screener. It features a 2000mm x 1200mm single deck screen powered by an electric start petrol engine, with the option of a diesel 3HP electric start, or single-phase electric drive . The screen can also be supplied with a screen mesh to suit the customers product, and shipped worldwide from stock.

Unique GPS Tilt Bracket
CSL have also recently designed and built a brand-new GPS Tilt Frame bracket for the construction industry to fit machines that have GPS positioning equipment installed on them.
A small but unique compact unit, designed and manufactured in conjunction with the Potter Plant Hire Company, this GPS tilt bracket fits all models of GPS systems and is attached to the underside of the GPS mast on earth moving plant typically bull dozers and excavators.
The GPS system is used to accurately plot coordinates when levelling ground works, and this bracket was developed to solve a Health and Safety access problem arising from operators climbing onto the machine to install and remove the expensive GPS unit at the beginning and end of their shift work.

This problem was highlighted under the Health and Safety at Work Act due to operators working at heights. This unique design by CSL allows the mast to be tilted forwards and allows the operator to install or remove the GPS unit safely from ground floor level. The unit won an Improvement to Operator Safety award as part of the A1 Great North Road upgrade.

To request more information from Crushing and Screening Ltd or to arrange a visit to their facility, please visit or call Neil Ashton on +44 (0)1845 525288 or +44 (0)7831 666169

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