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Case Study: Rod Deck to the Rescue


red dockA Florida recycling facility was researching the most cost effective way to process various material streams – commercial, industrial, and single stream. One area they identified to reduce cost was with the traditional approach disc screens.


Using a rotary shaft with multiple discs on plastic bags, wire, and strapping is costly in terms of maintenance, downtime, and material contamination. The GKC Rod Deck features no rotating shafts and has complete access to the screening deck.


An extension of the GK FINGER-SCREEN™ , the simple, cost effective screening capabilities of the Rod Deck are able to handle single stream, commercial and industrial waste. The wider openings allow non–presorted larger materials to effectively screen over while smaller materials separate out.


red dock 2The Rod Deck is utilized as a primary screen and is rugged enough to handle non-traditional recyclables including chunks of steel, car batteries, propane tanks and even Christmas lights, chains, cables without fail. With minimal wear and no wrapping issues, the GK unit is easy to maintain, and can even be accomplished while the machine is running to maximize uptime and minimize downtime costs.

About General Kinematics

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, holding more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application. Today, over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries. For more information about General Kinematics products and services, visit the company’s website at


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General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory equipment for the foundry, recycling, mining, and processing industries. Today the company continues as one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment and has evolved into an industry-leading EPC firm. Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, General Kinematics has seven global locations providing engineering and support to a world-wide customer base. GK is a third generation, family-owned company and is ISO 9001 certified.

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