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Case Study: A Better Unit…

Challenge

A northern Midwest recycling company needed to improve their initial screening at their transfer station. The unit they had in service was proving very costly in spare parts and down time, and the efficiency of the screening was low. The end user at the landfill also had complaints that too much large material was going through.

Approach

The General Kinematics FINGER-SCREEN™ Vibratory Conveyor provides the necessary action to screen the fines out of the scrap and allows for greater efficiency in screening. Sales proposal drawings were provided early in the project and the customer also visited several existing operations near General Kinematics headquarters in Crystal Lake, IL to see them in action.

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Solution

The customer purchased a General Kinematics FINGER-SCREEN™ to replace their existing screen and put it into service right away. Within days, General Kinematics received praise from the customer for how well the unit was running, how little maintenance was required, and how quiet the unit ran. The end-user at the landfill was also impressed with the quality of the fines that were being sent to them from the transfer station.

Results

The screen has been in service for six months now with good reliability and low maintenance. The facility staff, from the VP of Operations to the operators of the equipment have repeatedly commended General Kinematics for providing them with equipment that works – without the downtime and maintenance problems associated with their previous unit. The customer is now looking into the purchase of a ‘Portable” sorting station for their landfill operation due to the success of the FINGER-SCREEN™ that was installed at their transfer station.

For more information about General Kinematics C&D recycling equipment, visit our Construction & Demolition Recycling page.

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Amy Donahue-Kelley joined General Kinematics in 2013 and manages the Marketing Department. Amy received a Communications degree and is near completion of her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Since Amy started at GK, she has managed the global marketing efforts and written several technical articles. She enjoys visiting customers and understanding how GK equipment can improve their processes.
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