The R2500 is an electric-powered, static, primary screening unit capable of processing over 500 tonnes per hour in quarrying, recycling and mining operations. It represents an expansion to the CDE product range.
Since last year the CDE Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland has been focusing on the development of high-capacity machines. This has included the M4500 wash plant, which is capable of processing 450 tonnes per hour and was launched to the international market at Conexpo-Con/Agg earlier this year.
CDE sales director Enda Ivanoff said: “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 & 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 no welds to give a stronger, lighter screen that requires less power, CDE says. The lattice design screen has a reduced mass and allows more energy to be transferred to the material being processed.
The new R2500 has been proven by Creagh Concrete, the largest land-based sand and gravel producer in Northern Ireland. 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 three modular components from the CDE core product range - an AquaCycle A1500, an AggMax portable logwasher and an EvoWash sand washing plant. Earlier this year Creagh Concrete introduced the new R2500 to its production as a primary screening unit directly feeding the CDE AggMax. The R2500 screens off large stones and boulders and stockpiles them for crushing, thus protecting the other CDE machinery.
“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 Creagh Concrete 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.”