CDE Global expands its range with the R2500
CDE Global has embarked on a new phase of development with the introduction of a new R2500 dry screening plant.
The R2500 is a static primary screening unit capable of processing over 500tph in quarrying, recycling and mining operations. It represents an expansion to the CDE portfolio of products and broadens the range of services that CDE can provide. It seamlessly integrates into an existing or new washing system and ensures an increase in efficiency immediately. The R2500 is electric resulting in a substantial saving in fuel costs and a quieter, more environmentally-friendly operation.
The R2500 has been designed at the new CDE Innovation Centre at the company’s headquarters in Northern Ireland. Providing solutions to the world’s leading global construction companies ensures that CDE is constantly researching and developing new products, and a particular focus in 2013 and early 2014 was the development of equipment solutions capable of processing over 500tph. This has included the M4500 wash plant which is capable of processing 450tph and was launched to the international market at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2014.
CDE recognized an opportunity to increase the processing capability of its solutions with the R2500 for those customers who require higher outputs. CDE Sales Director, Enda Ivanoff commented, “We recognised 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 R2500 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 which requires less power and is galvanised as standard. The lattice design screen has a reduced mass and ensures more energy is transferred to the material guaranteeing superior screening performance. The ProGrade P2-75/R screen has FEA (Finite Element Analysis) verification, and is an integral part of the CDE range, featured on the R2500, M2500 and M4500. All FEA results are verified with onsite physical testing procedures. Physical tests have also been carried out on the R2500 within the dedicated ProGrade screen testing facility at CDE.
R2500: Sand and gravel
Creagh Concrete is the largest land based sand and gravel producer in Northern Ireland. The sand and aggregates they produce at various locations are used in the production of a range of pre-cast products as well as ready mix concrete. The Creagh Concrete reserve is characterised by heavily claybound material with approximately 30% waste. A modular CDE plant was installed in 2012 and consisted of 3 modular components from the CDE core product range - an AquaCycle A1500, an AggMax portable logwasher and an EvoWash sand washing plant.
In early 2014, Creagh Concrete introduced the new R2500 to their production as a primary screening unit directly feeding the CDE AggMax. The R2500 seamlessly integrates with the other CDE modular plant items and its main function is to protect the CDE plant by screening off large stones and boulders and stockpiling this material ready for crushing. Creagh Concrete has already praised the design and functionality of the R2500. “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” says Conor McGlone, Quarry Manager, Creagh Concrete. “With a 20 ton 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.”
R2500: CD&E waste recycling
The R2500 is also operational in the Stuttgart area in South West Germany since May 2014. A new project, backed by the Eco-Innovation Fund from the European Union 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, and 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.