Terex Ecotec releases its smallest trommel to date
Terex Ecotec has expanded its trommel offerings with the launch of the new TTS 518. Their smallest trommel to date, the TTS 518 has been intuitively designed offering operators application flexibility, production rates and serviceability.
Fully equipped with a Stage V/Tier 4 engine (dual certified) and the latest intelligent screening technology, the TTS 518 delivers a superior and cost-efficient end-product. Ideal for small to medium sized operations where space may be limited, the highly versatile TTS 518 is available in both tracked and wheeled variants and can screen a variety of material including compost, biomass, soil, gravel and waste.
The TTS 518 shares the same intuitive control system and ‘push to start' buttons used on the TTS 620, allowing the operator to effortlessly configure the machine to suit the required application. The intelligent feed control system continually monitors the machine adjusting the feeder speed to optimize screening performance and throughput.
Being driven at the head, the feeder provides a continuous feed rate, reducing slippage in difficult applications. The feeder has also been designed as a slide out cassette which allows for easy maintenance and quick and simple belt changing. The clear tunnel area underneath the feeder prevents material build up and allows any material in this area to drop directly onto the ground.
Providing a total screening area of 23m² the TTS 518 is fitted with a 1.8m x 4.7m horizontal drum with spiral design. With double-sided drum access via 180 degrees opening side doors, maintenance and drum changes can be carried out with ease. The TTS 518 has been designed to accept a number of other trommel manufacturers' drums, enabling it to integrate seamlessly into an operators existing fleet.
The TTS 518 is fully equipped with the latest Stage V engine requirements and has been designed to provide enhanced fuel efficiency and low operating costs. The swing out engine cradle provides unprecedented service access enabling daily checks and maintenance to be carried out safely from ground level. All the conveyors are fully modular allowing each to be removed independently, with the fines and oversize also lowering to ground level for maintenance.
An adaptable trommel suitable for all market conditions, the TTS 518 is available as a full EU Whole Vehicle Type Approved wheeled unit or as a tracked unit where increased site mobility is required.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.