In 2018 I was fortunate to have an invitation from Holman-Wilfley Ltd to come and have a look at the factory in Pool. The factory is situated across the road from South Crofty Mine.
So where better to have a leading manufacture of mining equipment based.
Tracy and I had a very interesting look around. My thanks go to David Goldburn and Adam Bailey for giving up their valuable time to show us the factory and workshops. The following is taken from their website: Holman Wilfley
Holman Wilfley Ltd is one of the worlds most established and recognised suppliers of shaking tables. They have been manufacturing gravity concentration equipment for the past 20 years. The company originally set up on the Wheal Jane mine site in Cornwall. During 1998 it relocated to larger premises in 2011 at Pool in Redruth next to South Crofty Mine.
The company inherited the licensed OEM Holman and Wilfley technology from the original manufacturers. This makes them the only global company that still produces the well established, genuine premium brand gravity tables.
Both the Holman and Wilfley shaking tables have been in use for the best part of a century. The company have been continuously developing the design, construction methods and materials to improve the product lines. They remain the preferred supplier of high quality gravity separation equipment to the mining, minerals and recycling industries.
There are two areas of construction. The images above were all taken in the first workshop where the decks are constructed from quality softwood timber and marine grade plywood.
The remaining images on the page were taken in the main construction area. Here the tables are covered with a heavy duty 5mm rubber sheeting, motors are mounted along with all the other ancillary components. On completion all the tables are well packed ready for distribution to the customer.
What a great operation. I have seen these tables in use many times, it was a privilege to see them being constructed. It’s good to know the manufacturing of these table has an assured future.