Shredders offer iltimate solutions in tackling wide variety of waste
Bin Systems Ltd, manufacturer of bin washing, lifting and tippling devices used in industry and by NHS trusts, expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a range of industrial shredders in April this year. The company now runs the UK shredder agency for the waste industry, on behalf of the Italian shredder manufacturer Satrind, which serves markets world-wide.
Bin Systems Ltd supplies a wide range of two-, three- and four-shaft shredder models with installed power ranging from 10HP to 400HP. The shredder product line can deal with a wide variety of materials including municipal solid waste, car and truck tyres, cardboard and plastic recycling waste, paper and confidential documents, pallets, metal and plastic drums, rubber, wood and furniture offcuts.
One interesting example of the use of shredding is the application of Satrind F1015 shredder to shred plastic chemical drums. The machine was supplied by Bin Systems to the Waste Treatment Division of the Waste Recycling Group, for its plant at Blackburn Meadows, Sheffield. The F1015 shredder has replaced an older machine that was already on site.
Waste Recycling Group plc (WRG) is an independently owned British waste management company, which handles nearly 10 million tonnes of waste per year. The company processes a wide range of waste types and its major customers include both local authorities and commercial customers. WRG operates on a national basis, with its Blackburn Meadows plant one of three in the North of England dealing specifically with the treatment of liquid waste.
The F1015 shredder supplied by Bin Systems is a twin-shaft model. With its large hopper capacity and shredding inlet it is suitable for the destruction of plastic chemical drums, such as those handled by WRG. These drums are reduced in volume by up to 90% by the shredding process, allowing waste disposal costs to be minimised. A far smaller quantity of waste now needs to be sent to landfill, having significant environmental benefits. Loose waste can also be easily containerised, minimising problems such as waste wind scatter around the site.
The F1015 shredder can also effectively destroy a wide range of other materials,
states Bin Systems, including plastic, rubber, lightweight metal products, catering
waste and confidential documents. The throughput achieved with these products
varies according to the nature of the material, the method of hopper feed, the
length of the cutting chamber and the blade configuration, although waste volumes
can still be reduced by up to 90%, the company adds.