Sorting and Balling Plant Campi Salentini

Sorting and Balling Plant Campi Salentini

Municipalities of Lecce one Area

Campi Salentina | Lecce - Italy
  • System description: Sorting and baling
  • Waste processed: Commingled recyclables (paper, plastic and metals)
  • Plant capacity: 50 - 60 t/day

The sorting and baling facility was designed to treat commingled recyclables deriving from source-separated municipal waste consisting of paper, cardboard, plastic containers, and steel and aluminum cans. This material recovery facility is designed for the treatment of source-separated municipal waste, containing commingled recyclables such as paper, cardboard, plastic containers and metal cans made of steel and aluminum. Ecomaster developed the design for this plant, selected the suppliers for the main equipment and supplied the baler. The sorting of various materials takes place through a combination of manual and automatic operations. The system is fed by a chain-driven rubber conveyor belt, which is set up under floor level and loaded by wheel loader. The conveyor feeds a bag opener at a throughput capacity controlled electronically by a variable frequency drive. After the bags have been opened and emptied, the materials are unloaded onto a lifting conveyor that brings them to the sorting conveyor moving through the sorting room. Along the sorting conveyor there are four pairs of channels leading to the material storage bunkers. The first three bunkers are equipped with conveyors for the automatic removal of the dropped materials, while in the last area the material is collected in a roll-off container. Moreover, the sorting conveyor is provided with a variable frequency drive with a wide-ranging belt-speed control. At the end of the sorting conveyor, outside the room, a magnetic separator with a self-cleaning belt automatically recovers magnetic ferrous metals. After this magnet there is an induction separator, that rejects aluminum cans from the belt. A rotor equipped with magnets rotating at a high speed induces the magnetic field. A hydraulic baler processes, in-line, ferrous metals as the magnet automatically separates them. This baler can also be used at the end of waste sorting operations to press aluminum cans. All the materials separated inside the plant can be baled by means of a continuous hydraulic baler equipped with an automatic bale-tying system. The baler can also be fed directly with material that does not need to be sorted.

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