Company introduces new primary dry screening plant capable of processing more than 500 tonnes/h
CDE Global have embarked on a new phase of development with the introduction of the R2500 dry screening plant – a static primary unit capable of processing more than 500 tonnes/h in quarrying, recycling and mining operations.
Representing an expansion to the CDE portfolio, the electrically powered R2500 (pictured) can seamlessly integrate into an existing or new washing system, resulting in increased efficiency, a substantial saving in fuel costs and quieter, more environmentally friendly operation.
The R2500 has been designed at CDE’s new Innovation Centre at the company’s headquarters in Northern Ireland, where a particular focus in 2013 and early 2014 was the development of equipment solutions capable of processing in excess of 500 tonnes/h.
CDE sales director Enda Ivanoff commented: ‘We recognized an opportunity to better service our high-tonnage markets in the most efficient way and to provide our customers with a complete CDE solution across the four sectors in which we operate: construction and recycling; mining; environmental; and industrial sands.’
The R2500 can be introduced to quarrying, recycling and mining operations where a range of difficult materials are being processed, including crushed rock, topsoil, scalpings, iron ore and construction and demolition waste.
Features of the machine include a patent-pending laminate side-wall design on the ProGrade P2-75/R screen, which has zero welds resulting in a stronger, lighter screen that requires less power. The lattice-design screen, which is galvanized as standard, has a reduced mass and ensures more energy is transferred to the material for superior screening performance.
Sand and gravel
Creagh Concrete are the largest land-based sand and gravel producers in Northern Ireland.
Their reserves are characterized by heavily clay-bound material with approximately 30% waste. In 2012, a modular CDE plant was installed consisting of an AquaCycle A1500, an AggMax portable log-washer and an EvoWash sand washing plant.
Early this year, Creagh Concrete introduced the new R2500 to their production as a primary screening unit directly feeding the AggMax unit. The R2500’s main function is to protect the CDE plant by screening off large stones and boulders and stockpiling them for crushing.
‘The combination of processes on one chassis really sets this machine apart from others on the market as it can handle extremely rough material, like ours, with ease,’ said quarry manager Conor McGlone. ‘With a 20-tonne hopper capacity we are confident that the R2500 can more than meet our processing requirements. Overall, the machine is fit-for-purpose, quiet and visually appealing.
‘Our raw material is among the worst that I’ve seen and at the outset, in 2012, all options were on the table, including ceasing production at our Draperstown Quarry and looking for reserves at a new site. The CDE plant has allowed us to continue working at the existing site and the introduction of the R2500 has highlighted further efficiency improvements that we can make to the washing plant.’
CD&E waste recycling
Since May 2014, an R2500 unit has also been working in the Stuttgart area of south-west Germany. A new project, backed by the EU’s Eco-Innovation Fund, is operating with the aim of enhancing the infrastructure for the recycling of construction, demolition and excavation waste in Europe.
The project is a partnership between CDE Global and the Eco-Innovation Fund, and sees the introduction of a new CD&E waste recycling system, which includes the R2500, that will deliver on a number of key objectives, including reduced plant footprint, enhanced mobility and an increased return on investment from CD&E waste recycling operations.