Compared to many industries, construction and mining work poses many potential risks to the health and safety of its workers. Construction materials, tools, machinery and handling techniques all come with their own dangers.

While legislation is in place to ensure that workplaces adhere to the fundamental principles of safe practices, genuine commitment, partnership and organisational buy-in is required to ensure that stringent health and safety protocols are part of the culture of an organisation. The latest HSA statistics for the quarry sector show two fatalities in 2015, a chilling reminder that best practice in health and safety is essential in saving lives and avoiding dangerous accidents.

According to the Health and Safety authority of Ireland, conveying, crushing and sizing poses some of the most dangerous items of plant in a quarry. “Most of the accidents associated with these activities occur during maintenance operations or when something abnormal has occurred with the process such as a blocked crusher or a spillage of material”

A key recommendation by the authority is that “Blocked crusher procedures are in place and more importantly are used”  But what if technology and engineering innovation could go one step further and negate risk in this area? That is exactly what Terex Finlay have designed with their latest feature on the C1540 Cone Crusher.

Terex Finlay have developed a unique solution in their metal purge system which is now a standard feature of the new C1540 Cone Crusher.  The latest in innovation from Terex Finlay means that the crusher has a metal detection system with ‘auto-stop’ feature which is suitable for detecting steel and manganese steel contained in the feed material.  The controllable discharge system to purge metal contaminants. This feature allows the operator to clear metal from the feed conveyor when it is detected. The contaminated material is dumped to the side of the machine. This can be done on the main control panel or remotely via the optional radio remote. This technology is unique to Terex Finlay crushers.

The fuel efficient direct drive Terex Finlay C-1540 cone crusher is the optimum machine for medium sized producers and contract crushing operators. This efficient and productive machine features the proven Terex 1000 cone crusher that is choke fed with integrated level sensor, automatic tramp relief and hydraulic closed side setting (CSS) adjustment. Additional benefits include, rapid set up time, ease of maintenance, high reduction ratio, high output capacity and advanced electronic control system.


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