After a long absence from the Australian market, German screen manufacturer Doppstadt is set to resume its local distribution, entering into an exclusive agreement with mobile crushing and screening specialists Screenmasters Australia.
The German company, which distributes over 600 of its machines in the US, UK and European markets every year, performed an exhaustive search for a local agency. Senior staff canvassed 80 Australian companies across the country before finally settling on Screenmasters.
Doppstadt’s area sales manager for the Asia-Pacific, Florian Hummer, believed Screenmasters was head and shoulders above the competition.
?Screenmasters was our first choice; there was no second,? said Mr Hummer. ?When we looked at the resources, the passion and the drive this company has to succeed, we needed to look no further than Screenmasters and we are delighted that they have chosen to join the Doppstadt family.?
In turn, Screenmasters, which also handles the local distribution for Metso, Keestrack and Rockster, is ?delighted? with the new distribution agreement, and is preparing to roll out Doppstadt?s range in the Australian market in the coming months.
Mick Lagan, sales manager at Screenmasters, said he was excited about the flexibility of the Doppstadt machines, which include trommel screens on both tracks and wheels, with star screen beds capable of replacing a trommel drum.
?The Australian market has never seen machinery like this before,? enthused Mr Lagan.
There are seven models in the Doppstadt SM series trommel screen product line. The SM 514, with a 5? x 14? drum and 37kW engine, is suitable for lighter screening applications and is easily transportable between job sites. For higher volume production, the SM 720 provides a full 7? x 20? of screening area, and a 75kW engine, suitable for the dedicated production of soil, compost and aggregate, or continuous recycling of robust material such as C&D materials.
Doppstadt?s SM series models are equipped with a patented load sensing device that enables the screen area to be computer-controlled for precise location, based on the amount of material in the drum. For product-sizing changes, the direct pinion-driven, roller-mounted screening drum simply lifts from the trommel chasis, and a new drum is dropped in place. This process can be performed in 10 minutes by a single person. Doppstadt also offers several high performance options on its trommels that match screening performance with specific applications. A star screen option can easily replace the removable screening drum on all SM trommels, effectively separating fine fractions from wet or sticky source material. A disc separator option also enables operators to remove large oversize products from source material prior to entering the screening drum.
Along with the new range of Doppstadt products, Screenmasters intends to offer financing options for potential customers, which Mr Lagan described as ?flexible for these difficult times. This will result in a win-win situation for all concerned?.
Source: Screenmasters Australia