518 delivers ‘Basic’ screening solutionPublished 22/2, 2018 at 12:53
The Basic 518 Trommel screen has seen manufacturer Doppstadt produce a solution ideal for the ‘basic’ material sorting requirements of small and medium municipal environmental services and recycling plants.
This will enable them to deal with medium quantities of light materials, effectively screening and sorting, turning waste into valuable products for reuse.
The Basic 518 has been deigned to separate mixtures of organic substances, garbage and soil into a fine and an oversize fraction. This will enable operations to produce their own compost through separating green waste and waste wood, and recycle waste materials such as sand, gravel and soils resulting from construction projects.
The Basic 518 itself is equipped with high quality Doppstadt components, and is driven by a powerful CAT diesel engine, which complies with E3A or Tier 4i. The feed hopper is able to accommodate 4m3 of material, which is separated into two fractions and discharged via a rear and front conveyor.
Fines are discharged directly to the front by a long lower conveyor, with oversize being discharged by the rear conveyor, which, depending on operational requirements, may be placed on the left or right side of the machine. The compact design of the Basic 518 has been designed to facilitate ease of operation and reduce maintenance.
Although aimed at providing a ‘basic’ or initial solution to material sorting, the machine is able to develop with the requirements of the user. This has been accomplished through the ability of the Trommel to be retrofitted as circumstances change.
One of other innovative development is that of ease of transportability. The Basic 518 has been designed to fit inside a standard 12m (40 ft.) seaborne container, which also enables safe and easy road transport by low loader.