Supplying Complete Solutions - MB Wilkes

Early last year MB Wilkes decided to upgrade one of their plants in the Southeast of England. Initially a plan was put in place to utilise two second-hand screens, but after a closer review of these machines it was decided that new screens were a better route to go down.

The decision was made to upgrade the two existing screens with two made to measure Hewitt Robins 16’ x 6’ double deck screens. However, the site had already started to purchase media for the original second-hand screens, therefore careful co-operation between SCS and Hewitt Robins was needed to ensure that the screens were designed to use the screen media already purchased.

It was agreed with site management that it would be easier for SCS to take charge of all elements of this project regarding the screen media.  This involved co-ordinating design requirements with Hewitt Robins, calculation of shortfalls in the media already supplied, and lastly installation of the modular systems. Thus, ensuring the screens were ready to install once delivered to site.

As the two new screens were ready and waiting to be installed at site, misfortune hit; the sites tertiary screen had a serious failure. A quick decision by MB Wilkes was made, to replace the screen and media utilising the same two suppliers that had already successfully delivered the first two replacement screens.

By some sensible forward planning the tertiary screen was able to utilise all the same common parts and same size of modules as the first two replacement screens.  This means that the number of spares required for the plant has been kept to a minimum. Attention to detail such as this leads to an uncomplicated and efficient screen media installation.

SCS’s expertise in the design and manufacture of synthetic screen media, places them as one of the leading suppliers within the quarrying industry. The fact that SCS’s polyurethane products are also designed and manufactured within the UK gives them a distinct advantage in the supply chain process.

When specifying a polyurethane modular system, several factors are taken into consideration, including application, screen design, aperture shape and size.  SCS have the capability to design modular systems to suit multiple types of screens with different grading applications.

Modules are one of the many products that SCS specialises in along with rubber screen media, wear resistant liners, scrapers and various other screen accessories. SCS also supply key ancillary products to the quarrying and recycling industries with exceptional delivery times.

SCS’s full range of products will be exhibited at our Hillhead stand Q9 in June. If you are looking for technical advice, a tailor-made solution for your screening or lining requirements, or further information, come and visit the SCS stand where our team will be happy to show you how SCS goes above and beyond for our customers. Or contact us today on 01788 553300.




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