The RX80 has been added to the range of CDE Rotomax logwashers for application in the construction materials and mining sectors. The new model has a capacity of 80 tons per hour and can be applied in the processing of a variety of materials such as sand and gravel, crushed rock, construction and demolition waste material as well as a range of mineral ores.

The RX80 has been introduced following the launch of the RX150 model in September last year and is designed for the processing of material containing high levels of plastic clays which need to be broken down and removed from a feed material.

“The RX80 has been installed on a number of projects and is typically employed following initial screening of the feed material – more often than not this is done by our M2500 mobile washing plant,” explains Kevin Valelly, CDE product manager for the Rotomax logwasher. “These initial projects have involved the processing of construction and demolition waste material but we are actively pursuing several projects in the ore processing field following the addition of the new model to the range.”

The RX80 has 118 high cast chrome paddles mounted in a spiral arrangement on dual shafts. The specification of the paddles offers superior wear resistance with a processing life in excess of 100,000 hours while the spiral arrangement of the paddles has the advantage of reducing intermittent shock loading and reducing the power requirement for the Rotomax.

“The specification of the paddles is key to the success of the Rotomax with the high cast chrome offering more than five times the wear life of other materials” says Kevin Valelly. “The effect of this is to offer operators a much lower cost per ton of processed material.”

The Rotomax range also includes a hydraulic clutch as standard to allow for start up under full load while the fitting of a temperature sensor affords additional protection to the bearings at the rear of the Rotomax. “All of the models in the Rotomax range are designed to ensure ease of maintenance and ensure the operational time of your plant is maximised,” says Kevin Valelly.