NIVET Group benefits from Sandvik’s CH550 Cone
A new CH550 cone crusher from Sandvik Construction is helping the NIVET TPPL quarry produce a 0-10mm aggregate for use in road construction and civil engineering projects. Part of the famous NIVET Group of quarrying and construction companies located in the West of France, the TPPL quarry is now able to provide customers with the aggregates they require, and deliver the material when it is needed. Furthermore the quarry has also reported direct operational benefits from the unique attributes of the CH550.
The NIVET TPPL quarry, located in Beaulieu sur Layon in the West of France, has developed a reputation for providing high quality aggregate which is ideally suited for use in road construction, as well as general civil engineering work. However the contractors who use the material require a 0-10 mm product and NIVET TPPL thus required a crusher that would be able to consistently produce material to this specification. The difficulties are due to the hard nature of the rock found at the quarry, spilite, a magmatic rock with the same geological structure as basalt and one of the hardest found in France. Fortunately a solution was at hand in the new CH550 from Sandvik Construction, which is not only able to produce the material at the required size, but has also produced additional benefits for the entire TPPL operation.
Solutions born expertise
The new CH550 cone crusher from Sandvik Construction was developed in response to customer demands, building on the rock solid foundation of the HYDROCONE TM concept. This new crusher was developed to deliver exceptional rates of productivity and efficiency, as the CH550 crusher has the ability to be configured for either secondary or tertiary crusher applications. It also has a wide performance range, and with its unique, patented design, the CH550 provides NIVET TPPL with unparalleled adaptability and flexibility as a tertiary crusher used for the production of high quality aggregates.
Production efficiency is not the only benefit the NIVET TPPL quarry has derived from the CH550, as in order to minimize negative environmental impact, and to produce safer working conditions, the CH550 comes with no plastic backing, and is electrically powered. Whether electrically or diesel powered, the motor on the CH550 provides the highest energy efficiency classification, resulting in less power consumption. This means that non-electrically powered CH550s minimize CO2 emissions, and when compared to earlier models, the features found on the crusher enable it to reduce emissions by approximately 30 tons each year. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of six people, and as well as saving's on operating power, total power consumption is reduced during the crushers working lifetime. Furthermore quieter operation of the CH550 has enabled the NIVET TPPL quarry to benefit from reduced noise emissions thereby providing additional benefits to the workforce and the locality.
Satisfying customer demands
In addition to improving its environmental standards efficiency, and enhancing operational flexibility, most importantly of all, the use of the Sandvik CH550 has enabled the 100 person NIVET TPPL operation to now be able to produce the 0-10mm product its customers require. This is essential to the NIVET Group as a whole as the company has become an increasingly influential player in the West of France, with the group now employing over 700 people in a variety of sites throughout the region. Thus it was vital to the groups' reputation and business position that customer requirements were satisfied, with the products being produced as accurately and efficiently as possible.
The CH550 cone crusher from Sandvik has proved to be the perfect solution to NIVET TPPL's production problems, as it is not only able to produce the aggregate product required at the quarry, but is also producing operational efficiencies that the quarry had not experienced prior to its use. In effect the CH550 is able to be set to produce a -10mm product (which is then screened to produce a variety of sizes depending on the specific customer application) and then effectively be left to crush all day. This means that the production process is uninterrupted, thereby lowering the cost per ton of material produced, and enabling the work force to concentrate on their main tasks without having to worry about the cone crusher, which was the case prior to the installation of the CH550.
Being able to produce the products its customers require is vitally important to the NIVET Group. The company possesses a hard won reputation that was endangered by its previous cone crusher at the TPPL quarry not being able to produce the required product size due to the hard nature of the rock. Since the installation of the CH550 from Sandvik Construction the NIVET Group is now able to produce the aggregate sizes required, whilst simultaneously benefitting from operational efficiencies, a lower carbon foot print, which has led to the quarry being a more productive and profitable operation.
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