Into new screening territory

Vermeer Equipment Suppliers is introducing the Anaconda SR520 screen to the southern African market. Ideal for fine screening, the machine marks the company’s first foray into the finishing screening market. By Munesu Shoko.
The Anaconda SR520 is now available in southern Africa through Vermeer Equipment Suppliers.

Having signed the exclusive distributorship deal for the full Anaconda Equipment range of crushing, screening, feeding, washing and conveying equipment in southern Africa in 2021, Vermeer Equipment Suppliers has initially brought two scalping screening models (DF518 with HD Belt Feeder and DF518 with Apron Feeder) and a jaw crusher (J12). The latest product to join the growing Anaconda offering in the local market is the Anaconda SR520 finishing incline screen.

“We are delighted to add the SR520 screen to our growing Anaconda range locally,” says Shaun O’Toole, sales manager – Mining, Crushing & Screening at Vermeer Equipment Suppliers. “The SR520 not only gives us the much-needed footprint into the finishing screen market, but also allows us to offer a full range of crushing and screening solutions to our local customers.”

Vermeer Equipment Suppliers has launched the two-deck version of the machine.

Machine in detail

The Anaconda SR520 is a high-production screen that can stockpile up to four different products at an output of up to 500 tonnes per hour (tph) depending on screen size and product moisture content.

Complete with a 6 m x 1,52 m screen box, the machine has an option of either two or three decks. However, confirms O’Toole, Vermeer Equipment Suppliers has brought the first unit in a two-deck configuration, which weighs in at 33 000 kg.

With a maximum hopper capacity of 6 m³, the machine comes with a main conveyor and either three or four hydraulically folding stockpiling conveyors. The screen is said to be extremely easy to commission and can be up and running within 20 minutes of arrival on site. Commissioning is aided by the hydraulic controls to position and guide all the conveyors, screen box and landing legs into place.

Since its global launch, the SR520 is said to have established itself as a leading player in the global market. This recognition particularly stems from the machine’s ability to suit fine screening operations such as sand and other fine material. This screener can also be fitted with a rinsing screen to allow users to introduce primary washing to their operation.

“One of the key talking points is that the SR520 takes into account all aspects of screening with a tipping grid to scalp away the bulky overs, the screen box for separation of up to four different sizes of end product and also built-in conveyors that allow for constant stockpiling of product as the screen is fed,” says O’Toole.

The arrival of the SR520 marks Vermeer Equipment Suppliers’ first foray into the finishing screen market.

Support matters

The SR520 comes in at a competitive price point, confirms O’Toole, yet it is a premium solution that ticks all the right boxes for the crushing and screening fraternity – from versatility to productivity and efficiency.

In addition, the Anaconda product benefits from Vermeer Equipment Suppliers’ proven aftermarket support regime in southern Africa. The company stocks a full range of spare parts as a statement of its commitment to provide a dedicated and responsive service to its customers in the region. This, says O’Toole, is particularly important for the contracting fraternity where machine downtime is out of the question.

“Our reputation in the market when it comes to the provision of parts and services speaks for itself. Vermeer Equipment Suppliers has established a track record of dependability over the past 22 years, which has been key to building long-lasting relationships with our customers,” concludes O’Toole.

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