CDE Global confirmed as finalist for bauma Innovation Award
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A CDE Global Infinity screen and four stockpiles conveyers
CDE Global has been confirmed as a finalist in the bauma Innovation Award in advance of the bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany from 11-17 April 2016.
This will be the third bauma Munich appearance for the Northern Ireland-headquartered materials washing specialists and the company says it will host its biggest ever equipment display at any exhibition, while also showcasing some significant new product developments.
The bauma Innovation Award coincides with the show every three years and rewards companies and universities who have developed cutting edge technologies of high practical use to market readiness for the construction equipment, building materials and mining industries.
“Bauma is recognised as the leading global platform for launching new products to our industry and since 2013 we have been planning for the 2016 show” explains Kevin Vallelly, product development manager with CDE Global. “A number of product development cycles will conclude with new product launches at bauma as we further expand the range of equipment we offer the sand & aggregates, C&D waste recycling, mining and environmental sectors.”
CDE will be located on a 1200m² stand in Open Area North at the Messe Muenchen exhibition ground. “We will be displaying our latest modular wash plant set up in working position which will include a new feed arrangement, the latest incarnation of our M2500 mobile washing plant and an upgraded AggMax portable logwasher,” explains Kevin Vallelly. “Our stand will also include a number of new inclined screens from the Infinity range as well as a standalone EvoWash sand washing plant with a number of patented elements and an exciting new screening system for fine screening applications.”
The patented Infinity screen range was initially launched early in 2014 with the development of a number of inclined screens. CDE has announced a significant expansion to the range which will be launched at Bauma and will see the Infinity screen family include new horizontal sizing screens, grizzly screens, dewatering screen and fine sand screens for specialist applications in addition to the existing range of inclined screens.
“The key advantage of the Infinity screen design is that it offers a stronger, lighter screen which requires significantly less power to run” explains Neil Mullan, senior product development engineer at CDE Global and the project leader for the Infinity screening range. “Our patented trilogy side wall construction also eliminates welds from the construction which serves to maximise the life of the screen.”
As well as being included on the series of modular wash plants that CDE manufacture, the Infinity screens are also available as individual units, and this is a market where CDE believe there is significant potential for them in the years ahead. “The Infinity screens have been an integral part of the M-Series mobile washing plants, R-Series primary screening units, EvoWash sand washing plants and AggMax portable logwasher for some time now,” explains Eoin Heron, CDE regional manager for Europe & Russia. “We will be using our attendance at bauma 2016 to promote the Infinity screens into the screen replacement market. The range has been tried and tested across a wide range of applications – sand & gravel, crushed rock, C&D waste recycling, silica sands, iron ore – and given the global gathering that bauma represents, we’ve had this show on our radar as the ideal place to launch the expanded Infinity range.” The company report that there will be 13 screens from the Infinity range on display at bauma 2016.
Another area of focus for CDE at bauma 2016 will be their range of water treatment and recycling equipment, as well as their sludge management systems. “There are very few projects we sell now that do not have some element of water treatment and sludge management,” explains Paul Stevens, CDE business development manager in Australia. “This isn’t restricted to one region but is a global phenomenon and is driven by a number of factors. Access to or the cost of water is a common theme but there is also a growing realisation of the costs of managing large tailings dams or settling ponds. Space is also at a premium for most operators and these systems offer an efficient way of significantly reducing the footprint of your washing plant.”
According to CDE, getting the water treatment and sludge management element of any washing project is something that needs to be carefully considered, as a result of the complexity involved. “It’s just not possible to accurately specify the correct water treatment and sludge management system for any project without carrying out a detailed analysis of the feed material,” explains Stevens. “While the capacity of your screens, dewatering screens, and logwashers has a level of variation built in depending on the nature of the feed, the capacity of your water treatment and sludge management system is fixed – these systems can only accept a certain volume of solids per hour so it’s just not possible to get the system right without detailed material testing.”
CDE will have an AquaCycle thickener and filter press display on the stand at bauma to allow the firm to demonstrate the operation of this equipment to visitors. “From the feed arrangement at the beginning of your washing plant to the filter press dealing with the sludge the stand at bauma will showcase the closed loop nature of the service we offer our customers,” explains Vallelly. “We’re looking forward to a very busy, very productive week in April and getting the opportunity to listen to the feedback from the visitors to our stand.”
Pic Caption: A CDE Global Infinity screen and four stockpiles conveyers