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PrecisionScreen precoat attachment kits made for Australian conditions

With unique features for the Australian market, PrecisionScreen’s precoat attachment kits can be customised to suit a customer’s requirements

Scorpion precoater in use for Boral

Brisbane-based PrecisionScreen prides itself on building quality machines in Australia for the  needs of Australian companies, and its precoat attachment kits are no exception.

Chief operations officer Jonny McMurtry says the company sets out to build “versatile, adaptable machines” within its crushing and screening product lineup.

“The idea for the precoat attachments is that it can be adapted to an existing conveyor or an imported conveyor and always convert whatever it may be,” he says.

“It is a product line that we have developed over time, just to offer that versatility.”

Whether it is the attachment kit for third party conveyors or PrecisionScreen’s own SM450 conveyor with its moulded-on precoat system, McMurtry says the machines offer another option for civil infrastructure contractors needing to precoat material for roads before it is laid onto the surface.

“It saves the quarry operators and anyone who is laying the road on site a massive volume of time and volume of material,” McMurtry says.

“And then you don’t have to have these hazardous materials like the precoat mix or emulsion on the side of the road or travelling around the country.”

A standard kit contains a precoat pump, motor and coupling with a universal mount, as well as a precoat fuel meter, one half precoat inlet camlok, a paddle switch door and a filter.

They are typically designed to work with a 650mm-wide conveyor belt, but McMurtry says PrecisionScreen has developed kits for belts of up to 1,200mm wide.

“All we need to know from the customer is how wide the conveyor belt is and how wide the screen box is, and we can design to suit – the massive benefit from this is that it is 100 per cent designed and manufactured in Brisbane.”

Each of them passes the precoat material through a specially designed tumbler chute attached to the end of the conveyor or on a standard screening plant.

The chute is designed with strategically placed high velocity nozzles that help ensure sufficient coverage of bitumous liquid, complete with a precoat pump driven by a pre-existing aux circuit.

McMurtry explains the chute has plates inside positioned on a 45 degree angle, ensuring the material that enters is turned and tumbled enough for it to be sufficiently coated with the necessary material.

“The precoated material is picked up once it is sufficiently coated,” he says.

“It actually saves masses of time for the road laying applications because it turns out precoated when it’s laid on the road and then is sufficiently spread and topcoated on site.

“We’ve had a couple of requests over time where they want a longer or a taller chute so it gets a bit more of a tumble and an extra turn… the main benefit is we can adapt and modify as the customer wishes or requests,” McMurtry adds.

These adaptations and the manufacturing process takes place at the company’s Brisbane base – with McMurtry adding that PrecisionScreen has contractors scattered around the country.

“The business landscape changed massively over the past couple of years. We’ve been very adaptive to the COVID-19 era and we’ve done a lot of remote deals and meetings through the likes of Zoom or Skype… you have to move with the times, really,” he says.

“That’s probably the biggest change over the past two years – we have seen a lot of enquiries and a lot of positive interest around the Australian-built equipment.”

McMurtry adds the experienced team is excited to embrace the opportunity to develop more products for the local market.

“We have got a lot of employees have been employed by the company for 10 plus years, so lots of industry experience, but also a lot of pride around the machines that we build as well,” he says.

“We are happy to work with anyone within the crushing and screening market to help them gain some efficiency with their equipment.”

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