Raw Material Recovery Tortona
S.R.T. SpATortona | Alessandria - Italy
- System description: Material recovery facility
- Waste processed: Commercial and industrial waste
- Plant capacity: 6 T/hour
This sorting and baling plant is designed for the treatment of large size recyclable waste, especially pack-aging materials from commercial and industrial facilities. The plant is also used to bale pre-selected recyclable material.
An apron conveyor is fed by a wheel loader that pushes the material onto the horizontal part of the conveyor set up in a floor pit. The material is lifted and unloaded on the sorting conveyor set up longitudinally in the sorting room. The motors of the feeding and sorting conveyors are provided with variable frequency drives. In the sorting room, close to the conveyor, there are four pairs of channels where manually-picked materials are dropped. These materials are collected in containers below, which are used for transporting them to the baler.
The sorting conveyor unloads the remaining material onto a conveyor feeding the baler. The latter works in line with the sorting conveyor. This high-capacity baler can also be fed directly with pre-selected material that does not go through the sorting room. A separate feeder has been provided on the other side of the sorting room for this purpose. The baler is a continuous channel press, with a pushing trolley operated hydraulically by the main cylinder. A second hydraulic cylinder is used to regulate the pressure in the output channel. The baler is fitted with an automatic device to bind bales with steel wires. Hydraulically operated needles push the wires through the material. An automatic device then knots and cuts the wires.