March 10, 2017
McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) is a fairly new division of McCloskey International. “We started this new washing division in March of 2016,” says Sean Loughran, director of MWS, during a press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017. “It’s been an excellent 12 months for MWS, and we are delighted with the growth we are making. We embarked on our product development and already have six new machines in production.”
McCloskey Washing Systems launched several new products at the show. The SandStorm Modular Wash Plant incorporates feeding, screening, aggregate and sand washing, and stockpiling products. The machine is modular and is shipped in shipping containers. Each module is fully assembled and tested, and is then dismantled and put into shipping containers for shipment to customers. The plants feature an extra-wide walkway for easy maintenance access. The range of plants (516, 620, and 824) can process feeds of up to 550 tons per hour, with up to four aggregate sizes and two sizes of classified sand. The company’s new SandStorm S-Line range is said to offer the same benefits with the addition of McCloskey sand screws.
McCloskey says its new AggStorm range of wash plants is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or to integrate with the SandStorm wash plants. The plants are said to be ideally suited for managing clay-bound material where more aggressive scrubbing and washing is required and offer impressive wear characteristics.
“The next thing we did was to look at another part of washing, which is water treatment and water monitoring,” Loughran says. “When you have aggregate to be washed, one of the most important considerations is how much water is required for the application. We developed a range of water management systems that lets us recover 95 percent of the water we use in the plant.”
The company’s new MWS Modular Water Treatment and Management Plants include high-rate thickeners, deep-cone thickeners, automatic flocculent dosing stations, and a line of recessed plate filter presses. “Our modular approach to the development of this range allows operators to start small and build up to a full ‘closed-loop’ system as budgets dictate,” Loughran says. “Full filter press systems can be incorporated at a later stage to produce easily manageable dry silt cakes, removing the need for any form of pond or lagoon altogether, resulting in a safer and much more cost effective operation.”