MDS trommels from ELB Equipment

Crushing and screening giant, ELB Equipment, has completed the minerals processing equipment cycle with the addition of a complete range of high efficiency trommels. The company’s Powerscreen scalpers and screens already dominate the local market and the addition of the world’s leading trommel manufacturer, MDS, is bound to close the circuit for miners who are already familiar with ELB Equipment. 

MDS track, static and recycling trommels, as well as apron feeders, are quick and can handle a wide range of media including blasted rock and riprap, as well as varying substrates such as clay, limestone and even recycled concrete rubble. But, most importantly, it is the new trommels’ ability to speed up processing and ability to handle oversize materials that is most exciting for the local market.

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ELB Equipment divisional director, Wakefield Harding, says the range of static and tracked trommels is unmatched in the local market and are simply not available as standard production machines elsewhere. MDS trommels have the ability to separate up to four streams of aggregates quickly and efficiently starting with soil and fines at the feed-end moving through to larger rocks and oversize rock up to 1,5m at the discharge end. 

It is this rugged ability of the MDS designed and manufactured trommels that makes them unique as they have the ability to shorten the processing equipment chain onsite – either direct from blasting and loading or from a primary crusher or even recycled materials and composting. 

MDS trommels from ELB Equipment

Trommel types

MDS design and manufacture heavy duty static trommels in the M615 and M820 models. These can process from 500 to 750 tons per hour with 3-4 outputs each. The trommels are built with portability in mind for applications processing overburden, recycling/skip waste, general scalping, all quarried aggregates, demolition waste, riprap/armour rock and blasted rock.

MDS manufacture a variety of tracked trommels to make mobility easier for customers and improve mobility on site making this an ideal solution for mining contractors. These versatile trommels can handle material up to 1m in size and have outputs from 300 to 750tph. 

Trommel screens play a crucial role in mineral processing plants by separating valuable minerals from waste material. They are often used in conjunction with other equipment like crushers and conveyors to efficiently process bulk materials.  

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