Heavy Equipment Guide Logo

CDE latest intelligent plant using AI technology

Pictured at bauma 2019 are Ben Strickland, Quarry Manager at Gill Mill Quarry and Recycling, and Tom Houston, Director of CustomCare at CDE.
Pictured at bauma 2019 are Ben Strickland, Quarry Manager at Gill Mill Quarry and Recycling, and Tom Houston, Director of CustomCare at CDE.

At bauma 2019, CDE launched a new intelligent wet processing plant featuring the manufacturer's pioneering next generation technology. The new plant utilises advances in machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and automate previously manual processes, for application in quarries, mines and recycling operations. Enabling the plant to make smart decisions in real time, this latest model can boost productivity by up to 40 percent with a payback period of under six months. (Based on outcome for a beta testing customer in Europe.)

Tom Houston, Director of CustomCare at CDE, said: "We are constantly striving for innovations to help customers maximise output with minimum effort.  Our new intelligent plant technology has created thinking plants that reduce downtime, maintenance and fixed costs while increasing yield and revenues for plant owners by almost half - and in some cases even more."

Material overloading can cause considerable disruption to the running of a plant. Overloading can impact plant optimisation resulting in lower yields and the need for greater maintenance. CDE's intelligent plant technology uses a series of belt-weighers to accurately establish the amount of material which enters the plant and determine the ratio between sand, aggregates and silt output.

If the plant is running at below optimal utilisation where weightings and output are unbalanced against set targets or failing to maximise on production capacity, the plant will respond to address the issue itself in real time by, for example, adjusting feed rates.

At the centre of the plant is OptiMax technology, the latest addition to CDE CORE - an innovative range of technology solutions developed to give customers greater control of their plant. CORE uses automation and sensors to monitor and enhance productivity, minimise downtime, automate processes and lower operating costs while maximising profitability.

The world’s largest wet processing plant for C&D waste, situated alongside the company’s natural sand and aggregates processing plant, at Velde Pukk in Stavanger, Norway utilises CDE Intelligent Plant technology and has seen a significant increase in output.

Company info

Cookstown, Co Tyrone,
IE, BT80 9HJ


Phone number:
+44 28 8676 7900

Read more

Related Articles

Sponsored Brought to you by: Bobcat Company Logo


As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.

Learn more