|Skip system for storage bins
|The skip that runs up an incline track to storage bins at this plant in St Neots caused concern for Lafarge Aggregates. Some asphalt inevitably remained in the bottom of the skip and required manual jack-hammering to remove. Access was difficult and the risk of slipping, or receiving burns was considered too great.
An onsite fitter designed the solution – a new skip with a sub-frame that stays in position on the incline track and an inner skip that can be removed easily, using the crane jib attachment on the loading shovel. Development is already in the pipeline – a second inner skip will allow the one with build-up to be replaced with a clean one in a matter of minutes and thus minimise downtime.