A Ballistic Separator to the end of a paper picking line makes for a higher quality, contaminate free paper product.
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. This higher percentage of contaminates is a result of the sorting inefficiencies found in disc screens.
Adding a Ballistic Separator to the end of your paper picking line for is great for final clean up. The modular construction and lower cost allows for simple retrofit and additions to any MRF. Adding a Ballistic Separator helps to avoid costly overhaul and redesign of your existing MRF. A Ballistic Separator to the end of a paper picking line makes for a higher quality, contaminate free paper product.
On the Ballistic Separator, flat and flexible items such as Paper, OCC and Film move up. Rolling and Rigid containers move down. The Sieving-Fraction, such as Glass and Trash, fall through.
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.
For more information, please contact
Metaltech Systems, Inc
PO Box 3217
Phone: (843) 237-5163
Fax: (843) 237-5164