The new MACH Ballistic separator from the Machinex Group is designed for sorting 2D material (plastic film, paper, cardboard and fibers) from 3D material (containers, plastic bottles, cans, stone wood, etc.), the company says.
The 2D material travels up the slope in a forward direction with the paddles, while the 3D material bounces or rolls downward. Quebec-based Machinex says fine particles can be collected separately with the optional variable screen openings, effectively handling single-stream municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial waste.
“We know the challenges that our customers have to face,” said Machinex Group President Pierre Paré in a November 14, 2012 statement to media.
“The quality of the sorted material has become an issue on the market and the downtimes for the maintenance of equipment are costly to the sorting centers. With the MACH Ballistic, we are offering a sorting solution adapted to the actual market.”
Machinex says the new MACH Ballistic requires little in the way of maintenance and has received tremendous feedback from early adopters like Broome Recycling.
“Our research and development department has designed a machine that perfectly responds to all requirements of the sorting facilities as well as meeting all reliability and durability standards of the Machinex trademark,” Paré added.
During the summer of 2012, the first MACH Ballistic separators were installed at Récupération Frontenac, located in Quebec. Since then, Machinex installed these ballistic separators at Randy’s Sanitation (MN) as well as at Broome Recycling in New York.
Bert Adams, Broome Recycling president, says “Ever since the beginning of the project, we were very concerned about the screening quality, especially for the paper material. I can testify that since the installation of the Machinex Ballistic separator, we noticed an upgrade in the paper quality. We believe that this machine is built to last. It has fewer mobile parts, which will require less maintenance and provide further long-term durability.”
About Machinex Group
In the early 1980s, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities. The company immediately established itself as a leader in designing profitable quality recycling sorting systems. Today, Machinex is still a world leader in the industry, developing cutting edge sorting, waste management and recycling technology. Over the years, our experts have designed and installed over 250 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States and Europe.
For more information, visit the Machinex Web site at www.machinextechnologies.com