Sustainable Aggregates, one of the companies pioneering the use of Structural Material for Reinstatement (SMR), is using a pair of newly acquired Extec machines to meet growing produc tion demands at its new 1.2 hectare recycling facility at Copthorne in Sussex, close to Gatwick Airport. Having proved the viability of the product at its original site in Avonmouth, the new site and the acquisition of the two new Extec units signals a major expansion of Sustainable Aggregates’ operations.
At the heart of the Copthorne operation is the Extec C-10+ mobile crusher and E-7 screen. Fed by a Komatsu 210LC hydraulic excavator, the C10+ easily copes with the 10-14 daily loads of utility waste, reducing it to the required 50-60 mm grade. The unit’s grizzly bars remove the majority of the fineswhile oversized material is removed through a side conveyor for recrushing.