By Tarren Bolton | All images by Tarren Bolton
Wirtgen South Africa has added the Screencore brand to its stable following its appointment as the exclusive distributor for the Northern Ireland-based manufacturer’s range of products in South Africa.
Screencore machines are designed to work in a wide range of applications including quarrying, mining, recycling, earthmoving, organics and agriculture. In South Africa, the primary focus is on mining and contracting business, according to Ciarán Ryan, sales manager at Screencore.
“Wirtgen SA are our exclusive distributor partner for the Screencore range in South Africa. This means that all sales, support and aftersales activities will be carried out by the Wirtgen team in South Africa,” explains Ryan.
At a recent product launch attended by Plant Equipment & Hire, Wirtgen showcased the Screencore 365R, a 65′ radial, tracked stockpiler with a C2.2 Turbo Cat engine and 300 tonnes per hour (tph) capacity. This will be joined by several other models in the near future.
“Wirtgen has a number of additional units on order. En route to South Africa right now is another 365R and a 480R, which is an 80′ radial, tracked unit with a 1 200mm wide belt and a 600tph capacity,” says Ryan.
Screencore offers a complete range of tracked conveyors from 65’ to 100’ which can be tailored for specific applications. Designed to be transportable and durable, the Screencore range offers features such as twin drives, check valves and hopper feeders. The Screencore wheeled range extends from 30′ to 80′.
The 365R is Screencore’s most popular radial stacker, allowing for massive stockpiling capacity and ultimate flexibility. The quick-change facility from tracking to radial mode ensures minimum set up time after arrival on site.
Meanwhile, the radial function on the 24m Screencore 480R can be controlled by timer, sensors and / or radio remote, giving the customer the ultimate flexibility with material movement and placement.
“More than 90% of the Screencore range of machines are designed to fit into a shipping container. Therefore, they fold to a very compact size, making them simple to move from site to site – critical for contractors in particular. Additionally, the use of quality components such as Cat engines and our state-of-the-art production facility in Ireland, ensures that these units deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability that the customer expects when buying from Wirtgen,” concludes Ryan.