At ConExpo, CDE launched the new modular washing plant, the M4500 to the global market and the CDE technical specialists concluded that this new modular plant would be the main piece for the project to be commissioned and installed at Metroplex Sand & Gravel in Fort Worth, along with a selection of equipment from CDE portfolio to meet the finished product requirements.
The new product launched, M4500, consists of a modular wash plant which has a maximum feed capacity of 450 tons per hour via direct feed and integrates a feed system, aggregate screening, sand washing and stockpiling on a single chassis allowing for rapid deployment on site, while also minimizing the space required to accommodate the plant. And when required, the plant also accepts crushed material directly to the feed boot from a transfer conveyor.
In 2015, CDE concluded the project and installed the 5 machines at the pit operated by Metroplex Sand & Gravel, the M4500 modular wash plant, the AggMax portable logwasher, the Counter Flow Classification Unit (CFCU), EvoWash fines recovery unit and the AquaCycle thickener.
“The modularity and relatively small foot print of the M4500 is an obvious plus and the time it has all taken to come together has been shorter than we would have thought possible” says Keith Newell of Metroplex.
“The quality of equipment design and the strength of its manufacturing are truly remarkable as well, as is the precision with which the plant fits together. Perhaps most important, the AquaCycle thickener greatly diminishes our freshwater requirements. Our current plant requires 6,000 GPM; the M4500 – although it uses approximately 2,600 GPM – requires only 300 GPM of new water.”, says Keith Newell