Trommel Screens and  Trommels for sizing and scalping operations, and heavy duty screening


Trommels or trommel screens are mechanical screening machines used to separate materials. Usually, they are used in the mineral and solid-waste processing industries. In addition, they are often used to remove fines from a given waste stream. A trommel consists of a wedge wire cylindrical drum that is usually elevated at an angle at the feed end.

How does a recycling trommel screen work?

Material is fed into the trommel drum and is lifted up by the rotation and aerated as it falls back down. This action is repeated with each revolution along the length of the screening drum. The smaller segments pass through the screen openings. In the meantime, larger fractions tumbles towards its eventual exit at the rear of the trommel drum.

Put simply, a trommel drum cylinder is used to separate materials by size. As an example, they are sometimes used for separating biodegradable fraction of mixed urban waste or separating different sizes of crushed stone. Contractors may screen their site debris into two segments; a saleable topsoil for farms, nurseries and site-work, as well as rock cleaning for aggregates or landscaping work. In addition, this allows the contractor to resell their waste, instead of incurring the cost of sending it for disposal.

Trommel Screen features

  • Heavy duty robust build
  • Low maintenance
  • Highly efficient
  • Various mesh size apertures available
  • Screen drums made to customer specification
  • Screening of even the heaviest materials, with multiple fractions possible
  • Segregate saleable topsoil & rock, significantly reducing the volume of waste
  • Versatile screening solutions with minimal set up time

Used for many applications such as: –

  • Compost
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Green waste
  • Landfill recovery
  • Hard-core
  • Skip waste
  • Gravel and sand

Brands include:

Bivitec |  Kleemann  |  Anaconda  |  Terex  |  Sandvik  |  Maximus  |  Powerscreen  |  McCloskey  |  Portafill  |  Rubble Master  |  Metso  |  Spaleck  |  Binder

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Why Harpscreen lead the way

There are times in business when cost has to be major consideration when purchasing spares, in addition, sometimes at the cost of quality and service. I am amazed and impressed with the fact that when we choose Harpscreen we see that quality, service and cost are delivered every time without compromise.

Paul Mack, Barry Wood Plant Hire

The service from Harpscreen has been very efficient right throughout the time I have used them. In addition, the screen meshes I request on a regular basis are of good quality. Above all, I have good friendly communication between Lisa the rep at all times. If there’s anything I require at any time, Harpscreen always do their upmost to ensure they meet my requirements. In conclusion, it’s a pleasure to work with this supplier.

Mark Rogers , Aggregate Industries Limited

Harpscreen are a supplier that our business considers an asset. They deal with a number of our Managers and they get the professional and helpful assistance they require. Harpscreen assist us right across our business, in our drive to continuously improve our processes, throughput and quality. Our uptime isn’t compromised. They work together with us to ensure that essential consumable spares are always on our site and are readily available at short notice.

Kevin Needham, URM Group
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