As a key component of our aggregate washing plants, the T-Scrub range of log washer units is designed for ease of maintenance.
Used to wash and scrub coarse aggregate materials, such as gravel and crushed stone, log washers enable the mining, recycling and quarrying industries to prepare raw materials for further processing, such as in asphalt production or as a base layer for construction projects.
How log washers work
The basic principle behind a log washer is simple: raw materials are fed into the machine, and as they move through the washer, are cleaned and moved on for further processing.
Following pre-screening to remove large contaminants or to separate out the different sizes of material, bulk raw materials are fed into the log washer using a belt feed. Once the materials are inside the log washer, they are mixed with water and a cleaning solution and then subjected to a series of physical and chemical processes, including scrubbing, screening, and classification, to remove impurities and to separate the different sizes of material.
The washing process itself begins with scrubbing, which involves the use of ‘logs’, a kind of paddle, to remove dirt and other contaminants from the surface of the raw materials. This is followed by screening, which involves the use of screens to separate the different sizes of material allowing the screened material to be classified according to size. Once the materials have been washed and dried, they are discharged from the log washer and may be further processed or transported for use.
Log washers are used in conjunction with other plant equipment, such as crushers, screens, and conveyors, to form a complete aggregate processing system and are an important tool, as they help to prepare raw materials for further processing and can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of aggregate production.
The T-Scrub Log Washer difference
Our T-Scrub range of modular plant designed to scrub products from sticky clay bound material, construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling and sand and aggregate applications, is ideal for difficult to scrub materials such as C&D waste with light contaminants such as wood, plastics and organics. The T-Scrub provides high speed scrubbing of heavily contaminated material to produce high spec material to suit all requirements.
A key factor in this is how we design and engineer our plant equipment for ease of operations, meaning processing can easily be monitored. For instance, T-Scrub log washers feature a range of design decisions tested and proven in real world conditions.
Remote, sensor-based monitoring is a standard feature, but we have also designed the T-Scrub to allow for rapid on-site inspection. Therefore, even while a plant is in operation, operators can simply open a door and look inside, through a grille-guarded window, and perform a safe visual check.
Going one step further, if maintenance is required, lockable doors mean that it can be performed rapidly without the need to unbolt sections of the plant. The result is a more rapid resumption of work, meaning more uptime and greater tonnes per hour (TPH) throughput.
This intelligent design philosophy was one of several reasons why leading aggregates recycler MJ Teale recently upgraded its operations with the purchase of a complete wash plant from Tyrone International.
Tyrone International has invested heavily in R&D with the goal of driving a game-changing approach to aggregates operations. From lower total cost of ownership (TCO) to higher tonnes per hour (TPH), our focus is on ensuring that your plant equipment meets your needs, both today and tomorrow. To find out more about how our high throughput, digitally-enabled wash plant can deliver for you, get in touch.