His employees are said to have told him explicitly "not to try experiments” because those who work every day with the company's machines rely on a trouble-free operation. Therefore, they told their boss they could not afford susceptibility to failures, insufficient service or long spare part delivery periods, which is why Edel once again placed an order for the production of a screen with the environmental technology enterprise Doppstadt for an SM 518 Plus. It is reported to be the 20th machine that EBK has bought from Doppstadt. The first one was bought more than 25 years ago in 1989.
According to Doppstadt, the confidence in the continuously high quality of the Doppstadt machines and in the outstanding service provided by Doppstadt engineers was decisive for EBK's decision and it puts into perspective any differences in prices: The SM 518 Plus works without any trouble – and in the event of shutdown the Doppstadt engineers will solve the problem immediately.
"Furthermore, the range of application of the new machine solution is enormous: It screens waste and raw materials such as compost, excavated earth, light debris, garbage, industrial waste, wood, biomass, sand, gravel, scrap or slag," added a Doppstadt spokesperson.
EBK aims to use the SM 518 Plus to screen composted materials, biomass and various soils.
The feeding hopper capacity is 5 m³, the longer discharge conveyors increase the maximum usable pile volume by 30 %. A Deutz 55 kW diesel engine achieves a 15% higher performance and at the same time it saves fuel by using only 4-6 l per hour. The chassis was redesigned so that even heavy screen inserts can „go on a journey“ with the machine: The change from working position to transport position does not take more than 30 minutes.