Bruce brings out container-sized aggregate washer

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Bruce has developed a washing plant which offers aggregate scrubbing, trash removal, aggregate rinsing/sizing and sand production on one chassis the size of a 40-foot container. Designed for ease of use and manoeuvrability, it’s compatible with any mobile screen or crusher.

Bruce brings out container-sized aggregate washer
The Bruce WashPod aggregate washer.

The Northern Irish company says the WashPod has been developed because many producers in the aggregates recycling industry are turning to washing secondary, recycled materials to manufacture sized gravel and sand products, but also have space limits.

Bruce says industry decision makers in the industry have been discouraged from introducing a washing process due to four main factors, which it has addressed with the WashPod:

1. Capital outlay: Traditional aggregate washing plants have purchase budget costs measured in millions. This is "not so substantial" with the WashPod, Bruce says.

2. Static nature of plant. Existing ‘mobile’ or ‘modular’ systems can take weeks to set up or relocate, and "require considerable site input in terms of civil engineering and planning compliance". The WashPod, Bruce says, only requires two standard twist lock trailers to be mobile.

3. Size of plant. While many companies haven't had the room to consider washing, this unit only has the footprint of a shipping container, excluding ancillary equipment.

4. Complexity of operation. "Using The WashPod production of two aggregates and one or two sand products has been made simple with a clear and accessible operator interface," Bruce says. "With plug and play operation, easy transport options, and compatibility with Bruce's range of silt management solutions your company could be self-sufficient in concrete aggregates in the very near future."

 A WashPod has already been purchased by Scotland’s Barr Quarries, which provides a wide range of heavy side construction materials including asphalt, concrete, stone, sand and gravel, recycled construction materials, and soils.

Bruce washing systems are distributed in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory by WA-based 888 Crushing and Screening Equipment.

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