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Ballistic Separator Produces Cleaner Paper at MRF

Cleaner Paper Bales at Your MRF

Add a ballistic separator to your MRF

Does your final paper product still contain contaminates such as glass and plastics?

Avoid a costly overhaul and redesign of your existing MRF.

Add a ballistic separator to the end of your paper picking line for a higher quality, contaminate free paper product.

Background:

In a typical Materials Recovery Facility, or MRF, commingled recyclables are first passed over an OCC disc screen.  This removes cardboard from the stream.  Then, the product moves over a paper disc screen.   Paper moves up this screen, containers move to the back, and glass falls through.  Finally, the separated paper stream moves over a polishing screen before it is moved to a picking belt, where manual pickers remove containers that made it down line.  The pickers also remove different grades of paper as needed.  The final paper product discharges off the end of the paper belt to be baled.

Unfortunately, the final paper product still contains a high percentage of contaminates such as glass and plastics.  The higher percentage of contaminates is a result of the sorting inefficiencies found in disc screens.

Solution:

Add a ballistic separator to the end of your paper picking line for final clean up.  The modular construction and lower cost allows for simple retrofit and additions to any MRF.

On the ballistic separator, flat and flexible items such as paper, OCC and plastic film move up.  Rolling and rigid containers move down.  The sieving-fraction, such as glass and trash, fall through.

Ballistic Separator Sorting Process for Cleaner Recycled Paper

Ballistic Separator Sorting Process for Cleaner Recycled Paper

Unlike, disc screens, the ballistic separator has less wrapping and requires less cleaning.  There are also no rubber discs to replace and no chain drives to maintain or replace.  The ballistic separator also has less residue usually found after manual sorting, because the sorting process is much more consistent.

Minimal wrapping on ballastic separator vs disc screen separator

Minimal wrapping on ballistic separator vs disc screen separator

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