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Greenbank supplies feeder system to Padeswood

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UK-based engineering company, Greenbank Group, has supplied a feeder system to Hanson Cement’s Padeswood cement plant in Wales, UK. The site installed a Greenbank GWF feeder system during a recent expansion project.

The GWF feeder system is designed to feed raw materials into the processing plant at a predetermined rate.

“The constant and reliable feed rate of the GWF feeder is achieved by having a shear gate to set a constant material bed depth for the given particle size combined with an inverter drive to control the feeder belt speed,” explained Product Sales Engineer at Greenbank, Rod Molyneux.

The feeder is also designed to last the life of the plant and require little downtime for maintenance, Molyneux continued, as the idler rollers are sealed for life and do not require lubrication. Meanwhile, its cantilever construction allows ease of access and straightforward belt replacement.

The installation of the feeder system was part of a wider investment in the facility by Hanson UK, which has seen production lines restart after being mothballed for a number of years. Greenbank was also involved in the recommissioning process.

“We are delighted at this latest contract which demonstrates our ability to produce market-leading, cost-effective feeder weigher systems for a wide range of applications across many different industries,” said Greenbank Managing Director, Charles Conroy.

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