Challenge Copper content reduces the value of scrap material in the ferrous foundry industry. Metal recycling facilities, therefore, look to provide certification on the scrap they provide to increase the saleable price per ton. A Midwestern metal recovery facility installed their first copper detection system with General Kinematics components with success. As this customer looked […]Read More
Problem or Potential Need: The transfer and spreading of non-ferrous auto shred residue (ASR) for better presentation to an Eddy Current Separator (ECS). Poor presentation results in ineffective separation of aluminum and auto fluff. History: Eddy Current’s are designed to separate aluminum from non-ferrous auto shred. This product consists of shredded metal, rubber and auto […]Read More
Challenge A C&D recycler started in the recycling business a number of years ago. The customer went out and purchased a used portable screen and pick belt to make a small recovery system. Once they started sorting the customer discovered that he was going to need a much larger system than the used one he […]Read More
Challenge A customer recently contacted General Kinematics to explore alternatives to their water bath, wet tank arrangement that they were currently using to separate heavies from lights in an existing C&D Sorting facility. With the existing wet tank, the facility was averaging over 500,000 gallons of water consumption per month and spending approximately $50,000 per […]Read More
General Kinematics recently completed the commissioning of a new CD-XL recycling system at Tulsa Recycling and Transfer, of Tulsa, Okla. The new MRF facility was designed to recover OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard), but also added the capabilities, through a fully integrated recycling system approach, to recover plastics, metals, paper print, wood, and non-ferrous metals. The […]Read More
A Midwest recycling center had placed an air-knife unit to remove paper from their mixed broken glass, but found that many items contained in the end product still contained contaminations such as plastic caps, aluminum cans, and plastics. This company came to General Kinematics to look for an air-knife solution to provide a cleaner glass stream.
A regional U.S. recycler required a more efficient processing solution for separation of construction and demolition waste. Their existing system could not meet the throughput or reliability demands of the incoming C&D waste stream.
Customer required a process to separate the low grade lumber “fines” and smaller pieces of wood chips from the more desirable large OSB (Oriented Strand Board) strands to increase the quality and strength of their finished product.
A waste recycling facility was looking to recover mainly OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) from his waste stream. They saw the value in recovering this product, but were presently manually sorting the material off of the floor on a daily basis. Even with floor sorting, the customer was able to recover in the neighborhood of 10-12 bales per day.