RAW Metal Recovery Udine

RAW Metal Recovery Udine

Centro Recupero Carta SpA

Udine - Italy
  • System description: Shredding and metals separation
  • Waste processed: Wood and plastic waste
  • Plant capacity: 3 - 5 t/hour

The plant is designed to recover wood and plastic waste. Transporting and disposing of wood waste, particularly if it comes from commercial and industrial activities, is often a problem due to its bulky volume. Centro Recupero Carta has a plant to chip wood waste, so as to reduce its size down to the values required by the industry producing wood fiber panels. For such use ferrous metals, nails in particular, must be separated by a magnetic separator. Wood chips are also used by some factories as an alternative fuel for heat and power generation. A machine with a low-rotation-speed, single rotor is used to shred the material; this machine was bought directly by the plant owner, while Ecomaster supplied the feeding system and coordinated the design of the whole treatment system. The shredder is fed through a rubber-conveyor belt driven by chains. This type of conveyor is of the appropriate size and strength required to receive heavy and bulky waste, such as used pallets. The feeder conveyor is set up below the floor level, to enable loading using a wheel loader. The control system of the plant automatically stops the feeder according to the level reached by the material in the shredder hopper. A magnetic drum is used after shredding for the separation of the ferrous materials, which stick to the drum and are unloaded into a collection container. The plant is also used to treat plastic waste deriving from commercial and industrial activities. The shredded plastic is sent to recycling centers which use it as raw material for products made of recycled plastics.

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