Expanding aggregates firm opts for CDE’s patented Infinity Screens in new wet processing plants
SRC Aggregates have opted for Infinity Screens in a pair of newly commissioned plants from CDE and are also set to upgrade their existing plants with the addition of the patented product.
SRC, who have been a CDE customer for around 10 years, have recently ordered two new CDE plants to add to their existing five. The largest of these – a 135 tonnes/h turnkey operation to be installed in Colchester, Essex – will incorporate five Infinity Screens.
CDE launched their Infinity Screens range to the market after securing a global patent for the construction of the screen side walls. The range has been a significant success for the company, with customers said to value the durability and prolonged operational life of the products. According to CDE, this results from their special construction with no welds in the side walls, which makes them fundamentally different from other screens available.
Oliver Rees, managing director of SRC Aggregates, said: ‘One of our existing plants incorporates two CDE H2-60 horizonal sizing screens from the Infinity Screens range which we have been extremely impressed with, in part because of the Trilogy side-wall design which is lighter and allows for more efficient transfer of energy to the material.
‘The energy and motion of the screen also produces a cleaner and better-graded material, so when we were ordering two new plants, it was an easy decision to make to opt for Infinity Screens. We are currently also working with CDE with a view to upgrading the screens in our existing plants that have traditional welded side walls.’
Mark Ballantine, senior product development engineer with CDE, said: ‘A key intention of the design process was to remove all welds from the construction of screen side walls in order to prolong the operational life of the screen. Successfully overcoming that challenge resulted in CDE obtaining a global patent for the design, which firmly established our credentials in this area, and customers have responded strongly.
‘As a result, we are seeing strong growth in sales of screens. This includes products integrated into modular equipment, but we are also seeing a growing number of customers buying them as stand-alone products, and we expect this to be a trend in the year ahead.’