Trommel screens can be used for any type of sifting work. As the screened cylinder drum rotates, trommel screens separate material by size, letting the smaller pieces pass through the openings while keeping the larger pieces inside. Trommel screeners are useful in a variety of jobs, including compost production and the separation of sand or gravel, lumber mill by-products, municipal solid waste (MSW) and other materials. The trommel screens separate the biodegradable fraction of mixed MSW, making them a smart and convenient addition to any material recovery facility (MRF).
Trommel screens are also useful in excavation material sifting. They can separate the waste debris from topsoil to be sold to farms, nurseries and site-work, and rock that can be cleaned and used for aggregates and landscaping. Trommel screeners allow the contractor to resell the waste instead of having to pay for the transportation and disposal of the material.
Tuffman® Equipment offers custom-manufactured trommel screens in stationary and portable designs. Our trommel screen equipment has been used around the world, from tsunami cleanup in Japan to postwar cleanup in Afghanistan to waste and curbside recycling in Malta, Nigeria and Canada.