Blue Stone is a sedimentary rock of gray-blue color with main deposits in Belgium, France and Ireland.
It is a hard limestone, solid, heavy and compact as marble. It has the characteristics of resistance to weathering, dirt and pollution, it is non-porous, naturally waterproof, resists moisture and dries quickly.
It changes color to black / light gray / blue-gray according to processing and finishing.
The blue stone is mostly a building material but also can be used as ornamental stone.
Today it is well-known for its applications in the field of architecture and interior-design, for decorations, flooring, wall covering, thresholds, window sills, and work surfaces. It is suitable for areas that require a non-slip flooring as coping on swimming pools and edging in bathrooms.
It is extracted from the quarry in blocks and is usually only occasionally processed with splitting, almost always along the direction of the vein. Usually you obtain thin veneers from the sawn blocks. Some blocks can be split with automatic H-frame machines, such as Px series, or if the stone is particularly tall, even on P4 machines equipped with side blades.
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MEC offers cutting machines for any type of irregularly shaped stone and for concrete. Equipped with diamond discs to facilitate the laying of products, the wide range of MEC cutting machines is available in different models, all customizable to your company’s needs.
From the simple reduction of waste volume, to the recovery for road construction or yard scrapes, the crushers and crushing lines and the Mec mills are a great opportunity for those working with stone or concrete. Crushers give value to the otherwise unrecoverable waste, thereby reducing the cost of transport, storage and landfill, completing at the same time the processing production cycle of stone and concrete.
MEC splitters can be used to split any type of natural stone. The wide assortment of MEC splitters includes open and closed structure solutions that are high-performance, customizable and can be integrated with each other. Our splitters also guarantee a top-of-the-range splitting profile, as they can be configured in terms of handling systems, dimensions and splitting forces.
MEC finishing machines allow for a scalloped effect, edge finishing and many other processes on any type of stone. Available in different models, both automatic and manual, MEC finishing machines guarantee maximum precision, power and efficiency for every process.
Are you looking for faceting machines for cutting and processing any type of stone? Customizable and versatile, MEC faceting machines are synonymous with high performance, robustness and durability. There are different models, together we will choose the most suitable one for your company.
Machines designed to give the slabs and wall stones particular finishes. From the pitched effect to the edge finishing, they are designed in different versions: manual or automatic according to customer needs.
Line of products to move the stone quickly, without any risk and fatigue for the operator, making the plant more productive. Conveyor belts, pushers and manipulators can be operated manually or also automated within the splitting line. They can have different lengths, widths or runs depending on the needs. According to customer requirements, special handling systems can also be designed and supplied.