08 April 2019
CDE has launched the Combo™ in a move set to revolutionise the wet processing industry.
The patented Combo™ - the world’s first all-in-one wet processing and water treatment plant - was unveiled at bauma in Munich, the leading trade fair for the construction machinery and materials industries.
CDE, which has a long history of ground-breaking innovation and holds more patents than anyone else in the sector brought the pioneering M2500 to the market almost a decade ago at bauma, so today's launch is another significant milestone in the company's wet processing journey.
Sean Kerr, Chief Operating Officer, CDE said: “The Combo™ is no ordinary machine but rather a technological response to the challenges faced by materials producers. It has been designed with a focus on transferring greater reliability and efficiency benefits to customers.”
He added: “Offering a turnkey solution that delivers unrivalled control of in-spec washed products from a wide range of feed materials, the Combo can be used in the construction, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and environmental sectors.”
In brief, the Combo™ creates enhanced reliability and efficiency offering rapid onsite set-up, reduced start-up costs, the ability to process a wide range of feed materials (both natural sand and crushed rock), lower power consumption, a smaller footprint and unrivalled accessibility for maintenance leading to prolonged life. It encompasses five processes - feeding, sizing, sand washing, stockpiling and water recycling having both the EvoWash™ sand washing plant and AquaCycle™ thickener built in.
Pre-tested and pre-wired before dispatch, the Combo™ arrives on-site in a single unit ready to plug and play either as a standalone plant or as part of a larger turnkey solution. The plant is built for rapid assembly and set up and can start processing material within days of arrival on site.
Also, as it sits on its own chassis, the Combo™ requires minimal civils and pipework so operators can now easily relocate their plant across sites or to remote locations. Its smaller footprint also makes it ideal for tight quarries in urban settings.
With all essential processes being housed onto one chassis, the Combo™ system operates as one interconnected and pre-assembled unit which incorporates an integrated control panel with one single point of operation.
Significantly, the Combo™ all-in-one wet processing system can produce up to two in-spec products from natural sand or crushed rock turning what is often considered as a waste by-product into a product that adds value to the business.
In addition, the new technology allows customers almost total independence of water supply with up to 90% of process water recycled for immediate re-use in the system - ideal for jurisdictions with limited resources, or those with existing environmental or impending environmental legislation.
A customer-focused solution, the Combo™ has been designed for single-operator use and unrivalled ease-of-access for routine maintenance with its patented swivel access to the pump.
Lower power consumption compared to existing technology available on the market means customers can process higher volume of materials with reduced operating costs with an exceptional return on investment.
Kevin Vallelly, Director of Engineering at CDE, said: “At CDE we are unlocking a New World of Resource and driving alternatives for sand production. Global demand for construction sand is more than 15 billion tons per year. Sand accounts for 35% of concrete, which is used in the building construction industry. Large parts of the world face increasing demand for infrastructure and civil projects in the face of diminishing natural resources.
“Our sustainable technology producing washed and graded manufactured sand is helping to supplement natural sand which is finite and increasing in cost. By utilising normally low-value crusher fines for sand production, we can extend the life of natural resources and add huge commercial value to our customers’ enterprises. The Combo™ requires a small supply of fresh water as opposed to traditional systems which typically consume 10-15 times more water, this allows its deployment in quarries and urban areas not traditionally known for sand production. It also allows for the production of sand closer to where the concrete is required, thus saving huge costs in the transport of aggregates, it is leading technology to unlock our New World of Resource, that is required to build the world of the future.”
To learn more about the CDE Combo™ all-in-one wet processing and water treatment system, which has been launched at bauma 2019, watch the short video below.