Camden continue with ground breaking crushers


September 14, 2009

qj340c122As construction companies demand more and more, and as local and central government more clearly specifies the parameters of recycled material use, the manufacturers of mobile crushing equipment are continually being incentivised to produce the equipment that is able to cater for these ever increasing customer demands.  Due to the almost unending increase in the need to recycle, and the requirement for more innovative ideas in the production of specific materials, these factors must be addressed by the modern manufacturer crushing equipment if they wish to thrive in an increasingly competitive market place.


Customer demands have driven the development of machinery with the features of mobility and productivity.  Contractors, and machinery end users, know their business requirements far better than any manufacturer.  The most successful ranges of crushing equipment are designed, continually developed, and improved based on interaction with the people who actually use the machinery – the contractors and end users themselves. 


As one of the leading contractors and recyclers of construction and demolition materials in the Greater London area, Camden Plant today are perhaps the leading authority on the use of tracked crushers in this field .  Mick Marrinam, the Managing Director of Camden Plant, was one of the first customers when Extec launched the first mass produced tracked jaw crusher, the Megabite, in 1996.  He has now come full circle and purchased the very latest tracked crusher aimed at the recycling, construction and demotion contractors – namely the QJ340 from Sandvik.


The QJ340 utilises Sandvik’s unrivalled design and manufacturing expertise to build upon the success of the world’s best selling track-mounted mobile jaw crushers:  the Extec  Megabite, C12 and the C-12+.  Compact and mobile, the QJ340 is powered by a C-9 engine that meets all known emissions standards, and boasts a large feed opening and unique high crushing speed that delivers high outputs and excellent product size reduction for maximum productivity and profitability. Durability and reliability are ensured by a reverse crushing action capability to relieve blockages – an essential feature for any crusher involved in the processing of CDR materials.  The  QJ340 also comes complete with other essential features that have made it such an essential part of Camden plants arsenal.  These include:


ü       High crushing speed, together with large feed opening, provides impressive rates of production, yet able to provide superb reduction ratios

ü       Hydraulically adjustable CSS for a variety of applications

ü       Reverse crushing action to relieve blockages and Vogel automatic central lubrication system to increase machine up-time

ü       Hydraulic legs for increased stability and servicing capabilities

ü       Global aftermarket support, with standard stock parts to ensure minimum loss of production

ü       Machine designed for optimum fuel economy and low operating costs.

The QJ340 is now seen as an essential tool for Camden plant.  And as the machinery is supplied by Sandvik, and backed by the world class manufacturing and aftermarket services, Mick Marrinam knows he is going to get not only the best crusher for his business, but also the best in customer support.  This has so reassured Mick he has in fact bought two.


Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, machinery and tools for rock excavation, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. The Group had at the end of 2008 about 50,000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of more than SEK 93,000 M.


Sandvik Mining and Construction is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of machinery, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. Annual sales 2008 amounted to about SEK 38,700 M, with approximately 16,800 employees.

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