1st March 2012
Albion Stone has recently purchased a new 'JCB Fantini', tractor mounted stone saw which will be used to increase efficiency in the Quarry and Mine. This is the first machine of it's type to be imported into any UK stone extraction operation.
The machine replaces the wire saws for block squaring and is a highly versatile self contained unit that can move to the blocks, as opposed to having to move blocks to a wire saw. The saw also uses no water and does not require a large ancillary electric generator so has a smaller impact on the environment.
The machine uses well proven diamond cutting media, in common with several other of Albion Stone's quarry and mine saws. Kevin Symes is the appointed Operator.