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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Pendean Quarry, West Sussex
BEST PRACTICE No: BP112 COMPANY TEL: 01730 813950
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Self-cleaning hopper grid
ARTICLE
Following a risk assessment of gaining access to the hopper grid to remove clay and deleterious material, a self-cleaning hopper grid has been designed and manufactured by the workforce, which avoids manual handling and can be adaptable to any type of hopper.

The loading shovel approaches the hopper and puts the bucket blade under the lifting bar. The operator then flicks the bar with the bucket blade causing the grid to pass the point of balance, which causes the finger bars to move forwards, removing clay and deleterious material before the spring mounted stops cause the grid to return to its seating.
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Self-cleaning hopper grid


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