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World’s first all-in-one wet processing system to be revealed at bauma

February 8, 2019  By CDE

Industry-leading wet processing equipment designer and manufacturer CDE has announced plans to introduce its new Combo all-in-one wet processing plant to the global market.

The patented Combo wet processing solution will be revealed on Monday, April 8 at  bauma 2019, in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for the construction machinery and materials industries.

More than plant machinery, the Combo wet processing system is a technological response to the challenges faced by materials producers and is tipped to reshape the wet processing industry’s landscape. A turnkey solution that delivers in-spec washed products from a wide range of feed materials, the Combo can be used in the construction, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and environmental sectors. It has been designed with a focus on transferring greater reliability and efficiency benefits to customers. With all essential processes being housed onto one chassis, the Combo system operates as one interconnected and pre-assembled unit, which incorporates an integrated control panel with one single point of operation. Designed as an ultra-compact washing solution that requires minimal civils and pipework, operators can now easily relocate their plant across sites or to remote locations.

“Our new Combo is the world’s first wet processing system with integrated water treatment. For the customer, its bespoke, pre-determined design reduces the overall footprint on site compared traditional processes. Pre-wired and pre-tested before dispatch, the plant is built for rapid assembly and set up, and can start processing material within days of arriving at the site,” said Kevin Vallelly, director of engineering at CDE. “Throughout the design process, our engineers focused on access for maintenance and on optimizing the lifespan of the plant. The Combo provides safe and superior access to all areas, and in line with our ‘Do it safe’ ethos, complies with all relevant ISO standards. The robust design is complete with premium wear liners, which will remain operational and efficient for over 20 years. This represents a significant return on investment for our customers.”


Described as a “pre-determined” solution to boost plant utilization, one of the many benefits of the Combo wet processing system is its customer-focused design and unmatched accessibility features for maintenance.

Lower power consumption compared to existing technology available on the market passes economic benefits to the customer who can process higher volume of materials through an efficient plant with reduced operating costs.

Patented swivel access to the pump, designed for single-operator use and ease-of-access for routine maintenance, is one of the defining features of the new Combo.

Materials processing is a harsh working environment, which is why the new Combo washing system features components in areas of high-wear to minimize the mechanical fatigue cycle of the plant. One common area of fatigue, a result of weld stress over time, is on primary screens which traditionally use welded connections. These screens have been succeeded by the patented Infinity Screen™, resulting in greater durability and prolonging the operational life of the plant.

To maximize output for the customer and the commercial value of their aggregate, CDE’s ‘transfer point technology’ – the material transfer points between different stations – has been utilized to eliminate high operational wear zones.

CDE Global will be exhibiting in the outdoor exhibition area North/East – Stand FN 1022/1 at bauma 2019, from April 8 to 14.

A press preview revealing the Combo will take place at the CDE exhibition stand on April 8 at 4pm.

Visitors to Bauma can also learn more about the Combo during a focussed Masterclass taking place on the stand on April 9.

For more information and to find out how our solutions can be tailored to meet your requirements, visit

About CDE
CDE is a leading provider of wet processing equipment for quarries, mines and recycling operations on the global market. The CDE equipment range has applications across a wide range of materials and is delivering significant efficiencies in the construction and recycling, mining, industrial sands and environmental sectors. Working across five sectors and eight regions, CDE has been co-creating with customers for over 25 years to deliver collaborative, imaginative and unique processing systems. The CDE Global Design Headquarters are located in Northern Ireland and the company also has bases in Kolkata, India to serve the Asian market, Belo Horizonte, Brazil to serve the Latin American market, Ormeau, Australia, to serve the Australasian market, Dubai, UAE, to serve the MENA market, and North Carolina and Texas, USA, to serve the North American market. CDE also has a team based in sub-Saharan Africa.

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