01/27/2017

SM 518 Plus: Quality that Pays off

In spite of price competition, the Berlin composting enterprise EBK buys the twentieth screen from Doppstadt

Managing Director Siegfried Edel had no choice. His employees told him explicitly „not to try experiments”: Those who have to work day by day with the machines rely on a trouble-free operation. Therefore, they could not afford susceptibility to failures, insufficient service or long spare part delivery periods, they told their boss. That is why EBK Managing Director 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 the 20th machine that EBK buys from Doppstadt. The first one was bought more than 25 years ago: in the year 1989.

Exemplary Technical Customer Service
The confidence in the continuously high quality of the Doppstadt machines and in the outstanding service provided by Doppstadt engineers was decisive for the company’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.

Mobile, modern, powerful
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. EBK will 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.

 

The new Doppstadt screen in operation: