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COMES STANDARD ON ALL CDW DEWATERING BUCKETWHEELS

At the heart of our Dewatering Bucket Wheels is WHEELOS, a state-of-the-art Operating System designed for ease of use and intuitive operation.

Smart, Automated Speed Adjustment for Optimal Performance:

WHEELOS is ingeniously programmed to automatically adjust the rotation speed of the bucket wheel. With up to 10 distinct speed settings, it can smoothly transition from a slow crawl to full rated speed. This dynamic adjustment is key to handling variable material flow rates, ensuring the wheel operates at the optimum speed to maximize production.

Automatic Stall Detection and Resolution:

One of the standout features of WHEELOS is its ability to detect a stalled wheel condition. In such events, it responds by automatically stopping the wheel, then gently reversing it just enough to dislodge the obstructing rock or material. Once cleared, the wheel resumes its forward motion, readjusting its speed to continue efficient operation. Our system stands alone in the market with its ability to self-correct wheel-jams and provide precise speed control attenuation.

Efficient Water Removal for Optimal Slurry Processing:

Our Dewatering Bucket Wheels stand at the forefront of moisture management technology. Expertly engineered to efficiently extract the majority of water from dredged slurry material, CDW Wheels are growing in popularity and rapidly becoming essential for effective slurry processing with many of our Clients.

Achieving the Ideal Moisture Content:

Designed for precision, our Bucket Wheels skillfully reduce the moisture content to approximately 20% – transforming the slurry from wet or soupy to a manageable, damp state. This level of moisture control is critical for subsequent processing and handling.

Direct Feed Capability with Scalping Solutions:

Our Wheels are adept at receiving direct feed from the Dredge in most scenarios. In cases where the deposit contains a substantial amount of medium to large rocks, we recommend using scalping screens. These screens are strategically positioned ahead of the Bucket Wheel to efficiently remove larger rocks, ensuring smooth operation. However, our Wheels are capable of processing rock up to 6 inches in size, as long as the proportion of medium-sized rock in the material does not exceed 20%.

Built with Premium Materials for Longevity:

Crafted from the highest quality AR 400 steel, our Wheels are a testament to durability and precision. Utilizing the latest in metal fabrication technology, we deliver a product that promises years of low-maintenance service. Historically, our Wheels have demonstrated remarkable longevity, often spanning decades with minimal maintenance or repairs required.

Invest in Reliability:

When you choose Custom Dredge Works’ Dewatering Bucket Wheels, you’re investing in a solution that brings reliability, efficiency, and longevity to your Mining and Processing operations.

CDW WHEEL OPERATING SYSTEM CONTROLLER:

OUR WHEEL SIZES:

Our Dewatering Bucket Wheels are available in the following sizes:

  • 500 TONS PER HOUR
  • 750 TONS PER HOUR
  • 1100 TONS PER HOUR

NOTE: When we refer to ‘Tons Per Hour’, we’re talking about the estimated or measured quantity of raw feed material that is being pumped directly from the Dredge to the Wheel. This measurement is crucial in helping you select the right wheel size for your operation. Gallons Per Minute (GPM) is also an important measurement or estimate to provide in allowing us to accurately size the correct Wheel for your requirements.

DELIVERY and ASSEMBLY:

Quality Assurance and Careful Preparation:

We prioritize precision and reliability. Each of our CDW Dewatering Bucket Wheels undergoes a comprehensive assembly and rigorous testing process at our facility. Only after passing our meticulous 100-point inspection are they carefully disassembled and prepared for shipping.

Expert On-Site Support for Assembly and Installation:

We understand the importance of a smooth installation process. That’s why CDW provides a couple specialized technicians to oversee and aid your team with the assembly and installation of the Bucket Wheel to ensure a flawless setup.

The CDW Crew will also install and integrate POWERSCALE and DREDGELINK® and all necessary Telemetry equipment related to connecting these systems to the Dredge Cab and the Internet.

Comprehensive Training for Optimal Operation:

Our commitment to your success goes beyond Manufacturing and Installation. Our technicians deliver extensive training to your crew, covering all aspects of the Wheel’s operating systems. This training includes best practices for operation, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance, empowering your team to maximize efficiency and longevity of the equipment.

Inventory and Production Management Tool

for the CDW Dewatering Bucket Wheel

Innovative Feature, Now Standard:

Starting January 1, 2024, every CDW Dewatering Bucket Wheel will come equipped with THEPOWERSCALE™, an indispensable tool for maximizing your operation’s efficiency. This advanced feature, previously an upgrade, will now be included as a standard component at no additional cost, adding significant value to your investment.

Inventory Management and Production Accountability:

THEPOWERSCALE™ elevates your ability to manage and account for production like never before. It offers unparalleled assistance in estimating daily, monthly, and annual production numbers with precision and ease. This tool transforms how you track and manage your inventory, ensuring accurate and reliable data for informed decision-making.

Precise Measurement and Real-Time Data Access:

Embedded within the discharge conveyor, THEPOWERSCALE™ is an electronic scale meticulously designed to measure the TONS PER HOUR produced by your Dewatering Bucket Wheel. This production data is not only displayed on the Wheel Controller Display for immediate viewing but is also accessible to the Dredge Operator through advanced telemetry systems.

POWERSCALE DISPLAY

Integration with DREDGELINK® for Remote Monitoring:

In conjunction with CDW’s cutting-edge DREDGELINK® system, THEPOWERSCALE™ brings the power of real-time data to your fingertips. Now, you can monitor the Wheel’s production data from any location using a smartphone or computer.

Inventory Management and Production Accountability:

THEPOWERSCALE™ elevates your ability to manage and account for production like never before. It offers unparalleled assistance in estimating daily, monthly, and annual production numbers with precision and ease. This tool transforms how you track and manage your inventory, ensuring accurate and reliable data for informed decision-making.

Precise Measurement and Real-Time Data Access:

Embedded within the discharge conveyor, THEPOWERSCALE™ is an electronic scale meticulously designed to measure the TONS PER HOUR produced by your Dewatering Bucket Wheel. This production data is not only displayed on the Wheel Controller Display for immediate viewing but is also accessible to the Dredge Operator through advanced telemetry systems.

Data Archiving for Long-Term Analysis:

All data captured by THEPOWERSCALE™, along with DREDGELINK® information, is securely archived for a period of 5 years. This long-term data retention enables you to analyze trends, make informed decisions, and strategize for the future.

(Telemetry and Internet required)

POWERSCALE display on phone or computer

A FRIENDLY WORD OF CAUTION: Making an Informed Decision

Exercise Due Diligence for Optimal Results:

At Custom Dredge Works, we value the success of your operations as much as you do. Therefore, we urge all our customers to exercise informed caution before investing in a Dewatering Bucket Wheel, whether from us or any competitor. It’s crucial to assess the composition of your material thoroughly.

Consider the Nature of Your Material:

If your deposit contains a significant proportion of super fine material — specifically, if 25% of the deposit consists of sand with a Mesh size of 100 or smaller — we recommend a deeper analysis of your dredging and dewatering options. The performance of a Dewatering Wheel may vary based on these factors.

Understanding the Impact of ‘Fines’:

While a Dewatering Wheel may still emerge as the best or most cost-effective solution for your needs, it’s important to be aware of the challenges posed by ‘fines’. A high percentage of super fine material in your deposit may result in a more soupy discharge than expected when it comes off the Wheel onto your Conveyor Belt.

The Universal Physics of Gravity Separation:

It’s essential to understand that the physics of gravity separation is a constant, applying equally to our Dewatering Wheels and those of our competitors. If other providers suggest they can overcome the challenges of separating water from super fine materials using only gravity separation, we advise you to approach such claims with a high degree of skepticism.

Your Partner in Making the Right Choice:

Our commitment to honesty and transparency is unwavering. We’re here to help you make the most informed and beneficial decision for your dredging needs. If you have any concerns or need further guidance, our team at Custom Dredge Works is always ready to assist.

Please fill out the ‘Get in Touch!’ form below to request a Quote or more information about our Dewatering Bucket Wheels. If possible, please provide us with your Gallons Per Minute (GPM) and your Tons Per Hour (TPH).

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