Ballistic Separators

Ballistic separators are used for sorting commingled waste in single stream, industrial, commercial and office waste recycling systems.

how ballistic sorting works in recycling

Ballistic sorting process

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How does the ballistic sorting process work?

  • angled cleats kick rolling rigid items down the paddle
  • flat and flexible items will be carried up the paddle on angled cleats
  • small items fall through the sieve mesh
ballistic separator components

Ballistic sorting process

Patented Crankshaft Design

The Crankshaft is mounted in a base frame with covers to protect the shaft from material wrapping around.  The bearings are a special patented design and have top and side covers that protect the bearing seals from grit and glass.  The Crankshaft is driven by a gearbox motor through coupling and rotates the straight shaft and exxcentric bearings.

  • 4.5 inch elliptical motion
  • bearings have estimated lifetime of > 12,000 hours
  • bearings can be replaced easily, crankshaft removal not required and each bearing takes about 1 hour to change out and seal

crankshaft

Crankshaft

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Why are Ballistic Separators better than Disc Screen Separators?

  • less wrapping and cleaning
  • higher throughput in cold weather or with wet material
  • reduced maintenance and safer access
  • less residue due to consistent sorting
Minimal wrapping on ballastic separator vs disc screen separator

Minimal wrapping on ballistic separator vs disc screen separator

Reduced Maintenance Costs

  • no rubber discs to replace
  • no chain drives to maintain or replace
  • less spare parts inventory to maintain
  • increased safety with lower screen angle and no rotating shafts to slip on
  • higher screen uptime
Less maintenance

Less maintenance

Reduced Residue

  • residue occurs on the container sorting line after mechanical and manual sorting
  • residue occurs primarily on single stream material and makes material very hard to sort using a traditional disc separator because of increased screen wear
  • increased residue results in lost recyclables and lost revenue
  • ballistic separator provides consistent sorting over the life of the screen due to lower wear
  • reduced loss of high value containers and paper
  • less sorting staff due to more consistent fiber quality
Good sorting with less residue vs bad sorting with high amounts of residue

Good sorting with less residue vs bad sorting with high amounts of residue

 

Featured Model:  BALL-SORT WT

The BALL-SORT WT is a heavy duty ballistic separator for recyclable waste such as industrial, commercial and household. The paddles are equipped with Hardox to handle high glass content over 5%.

BALL-SORT WT

BALL-SORT WT

BALL-SORT WT

BALL-SORT WT

Features:

  • patented eccentric crankshaft
  • rugged changeable bearings
  • paddle length:  17.4 / 20.7 feet
  • 6+8+10 sieve paddles per machine
  • there are 2 sieve paddle widths available, 10 and 13.3 inches
  • throughput up to 90 cubic cards per hour
  • easy to maintain
  • rugged machine for long service life
  • customizable to your requirements

 

Changeable Sieve Mesh

Changeable Sieve Mesh

Angled Cleat Design

Angled Cleat Design

Final Sorted Product

Final Sorted Product

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Ballistic Separators was last modified: June 6th, 2014 by Grant Rice