Recycling facilities process biomass, food, industrial and commercial waste as well as construction and demolition material. In the recycling business, screens are considered the central part of the equipment. How your screens perform governs the salvage rate of materials Using screens of different types improves the recovery of material. These screens also lower operating costs.
How it Works
Recycling household, construction, and industrial waste can be a complicated process. Segregating waste materials is important, but recycling is more than just separating items from each other and making sure that paper, glass, and plastic go in separate bins. Today’s new recycling machines help keep the costs of recycling and separating down. Simply put, one type of recycling or single-stream recycling, enables the items that can be repurposed, to go into one bin and the rest of the non-usable materials are sent off to the landfill.
Recycling machines now use an automated system of screens of all types, conveyor belts, magnets, and lasers to separate material. Separating waste materials allows them to be sold to plastic and metal recyclers as well as papermills and repurposed into usable items.
Types of Screens
- screener hire makes it more cost effective to use recycling equipment for your one-time projects. Recycling concrete, asphalt, yard debris, construction, and demolition or waste products can stop a project. To use recycling equipment, discuss with a dealer to determine if you need stacking conveyors, trommel screens, star screens, grinders or shredders.
- A Trommel Screen is also known as a drum screen or rotary screen. A Trommel screen is a mechanical screen machine that separates materials primarily from the solid-waste and mineral industries. This screen consists of a cylindrical drum that is perforated. Depending on the size of the screen, material moves down the rotating drum, and the small pieces pass through the screen and larger materials exit the other end of the drum. Other Trommel screens can come in concentric screens, parallel arrangement, and custom arrangements. What types of waste you are recycling determines the configuration of the Trommel screen.
- Deck screens are more robust screens designed to work with heavy waste products. A rod deck screen gives materials the chance to cascade down to a sorting area. Deck screens are especially efficient at working with heavy rock, boulder clay, and large sticky unbreakable clay.
- Star screens are designed to sort out material that is different in size, wet, sticky, or otherwise difficult to separate. The shape of these screens and the high speed used, when materials go through the star screen, they are loosened and pulled apart. Star screens are developed to handle the most difficult waste products.Star screens come in different sizes for each application. When choosing a star screen, consider the material type, moisture content, product specification and capacity of the screens. Star screen are very mobile, reliable, and easy to operate. Proven technology has given star screens the reputation of being the recycling equipment to use on one time or long-term projects.
Mechanical separation of the waste material by the screen is vitally important for the economy. Screening minimizes landfill costs, stops the need for ocean dumping, and creates a healthier environment. Recycling benefits the planet by providing alternate materials and is cleaner and more cost-effective than mining, refining, and processing items from new raw resources.