The plastic FilmVac/material take off system offers the ultimate flexible solution for collecting and conveying handpicked material during the manual sorting process. The system consists of a series of specially designed material collection hoods which are typically mounted in the ceiling of the sorting cabin above the waste belts.
The unique internal ‘Jetcone’ hood design uses a closed loop system to minimise operational noise levels and the amount of air withdrawn from the sorting cabin. Conveying air used to transport the material is recycled back through a return air system to significantly reduce the cabin make up air requirements. A series of collection hoods can be connected together via a range of ductwork, meaning all material is transported to a single point within the MRF, eliminating the need to duplicate material storage bunkers to match each hand picking location.
Conveyed material is typically fed directly into a bale press to reduce material volumes, minimising labour and transport costs. The material is separated from the air stream via a specially adapted Impact rotary material separator and reverse jet filter system. The Impact material take off system has proven to be a highly valued addition to the domestic waste recycling process, offering MRF designers maximum design flexibility and improved segregation of recyclables.
Plastic bag/film extraction at a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Fort Worth, Texas
A valuable addition to any film vacuum system, this simple design allows collected material to be compressed into an expanding plastic bag to produce a ‘sausage’ like bale. A single screw auger, discharge tube and retaining ring provide a simple yet highly reliable, cost effective solution to reduce bulky material into manageable volumes.
Plastic bag/film extraction hoods compliment a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Newry, N.Ireland.
FilmVac System in a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Watch a variety of our FilmVac systems along with the Screw Compactor baler to complete the process.