Machinery installed in Glasgow
Courtesy of Gradeall International Limited
The Skypark shopping centre in Glasgow has recently taken delivery of several pieces of Gradeall equipment
STATIC WASTE COMPACTOR WITH BESPOKE BIN LIFT HOPPER
A G90 static waste compactor with a bespoke bin lift hopper arrangement. The bin lift is mounted onto the deck of the compactor and as such a ramp was made to allow bins to roll up onto the compactor deck. A deck loading bin lift hopper was made along with a fully enclosed galvanised safety cage with lockable gates. A remote operator panel enclosed in a vandal-proof housing allows the compactor and bin lifter to be operated from the raised deck height.
The challenging thing with this site is that it is in an underground part of the building, available height is limited to lift a hook lift waste container, however, when measured there was still sufficient height for this making it an ideal spot to locate the compactor.
BIN LIFT FOR PICKING STATION
We typically build bin lifts for portable or static compactors but this was a more unusual request. A bin lift that would empty the contents onto a stainless steel table to allow materials to be separated for further recycling. The bin lift operated in much the same way a bin lift connected to a static compactor would, it even included the interlocked safety cage. This setup is allowing the shopping centre to ensure more waste gets recycled rather than sent to landfill.
G-ECO 50-3 3 CHAMBER BALER
A 3 chamber G-eco 50-3 was installed to deal 3 different types of waste in the one machine, in the case of this machine, it is baling drinks cans, cardboard, and plastic packaging. Quite a lot of the waste filling this baler comes from the picking station which goes to show how beneficial it is to sort waste as much of it can be recycled.
GV500 VERTICAL BALER
A GV500 baler was installed to deal with cardboard waste, the GV500 is capable of making large mill sized bales from cardboard or plastic and is a popular choice for larger shops and shopping centres that generate large quantities of cardboard waste.
Case study - DTS Environmental LTD at Barnsley (Carlton), United Kingdom
Waste Separation System including; 1 Vibratory feeder system 12 Conveyor belts 1 Trommel screen 384 ; -50 / +50 3 Permanent overband magnets 1 Picking station - 4 Bay 1 Air separation system 1 Screening station ; 0/ -20 ; +20 /50 Waste separator ; Type 400-2 Air retractiion system 1 Picking station - 1 Bay Overall PLC control system
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Track the trash
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Scrap Metal Recycling 1
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Looking after your assets?
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Aluminum Recycling Equipment
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Make money out of your waste
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The quality of National Implementation of the Waste Landfill Directive
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Infectious Hospital Waste Sterilization by the Rimm Microwave Process : Microbiological Results
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Waste Generation and Management
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Delamination and Separation of Complex, Multi-material, Waste Streams Using Result Technology
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Cleaner Production Pays Dividends: Banksia Food Products Pty Ltd
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Mercury Emissions From The Disposal of Fluorescent Lamps
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Other Treatment Technologies
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