CDE, a leader in the design and engineering of sand and aggregate wet processing solutions for the waste recycling and natural minerals processing sectors, has unveiled its new ProPress filter press at the ongoing Hillhead expo in UK, thus adding to its water management and recycling systems.
A major quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition, Hillhead concludes tomorrow (June 27) at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton.
Developed to meet the evolving needs of the construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling, quarrying, and mining sectors, the ProPress integrates the latest technological advancements to deliver exceptional operational efficiency and maximum water recovery.
CDE’s ProPress, which features patent-pending technology, benefits from a flexible design and variable throughput that can be scaled to fit the processing volume of any operation.
Unlike traditional filter presses, the system is dual feed, meaning sludge is fed from both sides of the ProPress for improved efficiency and faster cycle times. 
Optimised sludge feed pressure also allows for faster dewatering to increase overall throughput. 
This is further supported by an overhead beam design that ensures reliability by reducing stress on the unit and improving its durability.
CDE’s business development director, Darren Eastwood, said: "Tackling the most challenging of materials is our expertise. We’ve poured over 30 years of engineering excellence into the development of the ProPress."
"We’ve listened to and worked alongside our customers around the globe to design a solution that is adaptable to their needs, be they in the waste recycling or natural minerals processing sectors," he stated.
According to Eastwood, those needs were clear: sustainable water management was key to minimise fresh water dependency and maximise water recycling, all while improving processing capacity, reducing operating costs, and minimising maintenance downtime. 
"The ProPress is our response to all of this and more and it is already delivering for our customers. By the end of the year, the ProPress will be found on eight plants across three regions, processing around 1000tph of material," he stated.
"The ProPress features plates that are 25% larger (2.5m x 2m). Greater chamber volume and overall fewer plates serve to provide maximum capacity on a smaller footprint and improve mechanical cycle times," he added.
The CDE ProPress is available globally in a range of different sizes to suit all markets and applications. It is also largely pre-assembled to expedite commissioning, allowing operators to get up and running quickly to help achieve fast return on investment. 
"Our most significant product launch in recent years, the ProPress really encapsulates CDE’s purpose: to create our best world, a ton at a time. It represents a constant push for improvement to make our equipment, our customers’ operations, and the sectors we operate in more efficient and less wasteful," stated Eastwood. 
"We’re very pleased to finally bring this latest innovation to the wider market to help maximise the availability of our natural resources and reduce the industry’s waste burden, he added.-TradeArabia News Service