Wheeldon Bros score a hatrick
- 04 November 2008
- Company & Industry News
Incorporated in 1965, family owned business, Wheeldon Bros is fully licensed to provide a waste and recycling collection service for commercial, industrial and construction waste throughout the Greater Manchester area.As such over the past 12 months Wheeldon Bros have installed two EMS McCloskey recycling systems supplied by CDP Plant Ltd of Chesterfield.
Improved recycling rates, greater waste throughput and an improved working environment for personnel are just some of the benefits that Wheeldon Bros are now seeing at their waste transfer station since the installation of the new systems. The latest newly commissioned system marks a hatrick of McCloskey trommels and EMS picking station combo's on the 9 acre Bury site and is part of an ongoing expansion plan for the company with two further waste plants already on order for their Oldham site.
James Wheldon MD has been instrumental in the design and layout of all the systems incorporating a number of unique designs to improve the efficiency and flow of materials.
‘We have 43 years of experience handling a wide range of waste types, with 1800 tonnes of waste going through our sites each week. We prefer the McCloskey screeners and think they are the best in the business. The design is better than many others with a wide feed aperture, robust construction and ease of use. Because the feed aperture is large for the size of the trommel we do not have problems with bridging that can lead to belt cutting and repair downtime. They are just less hassle than many other screeners on the market, requiring minimum maintenance. ' explains James Wheeldon.
The majority of Wheeldons waste is processed through a twin line system under the main shed. This incorporates twin 8ft diameter by 23ft length McCloskey trommels, complete with variable speed hoppers operating in conjunction with twin four bay EMS picking stations with magnets. This system seperates MRF material into eight key streams:
(1)Cardboard (2) Paper (3)Plastic (4) Aluminium (5) Steel (6) Wood (7)Electric products and (8) 25mm down fines.
The plant handles approximately 300 tons per day achieving an 80% recovery on saleable products.
At the end of the system the 20% waste (landfill) is conveyed into a compactor to give maximum weight thus reducing associated transport costs.
The remainder of the heavier wasteflow is processed through the newly installed system. This incorporates a 6ft diameter by 12ft length McCloskey trommel and four bay EMS picking station complete with Enviro Cabin, overband magnet and air knife. This plant processes C&D waste into six streams:
(1)25mm down fines (2) Wood (3) Paper (4) Plastic (5) Metal and (6) Hardcore
The plant currently processes in the region of 100 tons per day with the capacity to handle 300tons per day. The majority of this heavy waste is tipped at the site by Wheeldon's own vehicles but with plenty of room for growth the company have witnessed an increasing number of other firms now tipping on site. Before installation of the third waste plant, segregation was done using one of the company's previous trommel screening systems.
Explains James Wheeldon, ‘ Because we were running the heavy waste through a screener that was not ideally designed for such a task we were not getting good results and we also had to do some handpicking which was slow. The new system gives us cleaner waste and is quicker which means we can handle more capacity and produce an improved end product.'
‘From the initial discussions, right through the installation and commisioning of the plants James has been extremely helpful. He has worked closely with Harry McCourt (EMS) and myself and has managed to improve what was already an extremely well run and successful business" explains Sean Lynn of CDP Plant Ltd. T/A McCloskey Central.
With three McCloskey trommels and EMS picking stations on site, Wheeldon Bros. are well aware of the positive advantages of the equipment and were confident of the equipment's rapid payback on investment.
Says James, ‘CDP Plant are extremely helpful in their equipment recommendations, they know our business and what will work. We are very happy to place our business with them and have just ordered two more systems for our Oldham site.'
CDP Plant Ltd is the appointed distributer for McCloskey International and EMS Recycling systems throughout Central England, offering a range of trommels, flat deck screens, picking stations and conveyor systems which can be customised to virtually any size to suit customers' applications. Pickers can be positioned on either or both sides of the variable speed conveyor and, for enhanced working conditions for operatives, fully enclosed enviro-cabins such as those installed for Wheeldons - have heating and lighting. Discharge chutes can be positioned as required and in any number for convenient "binning" of unwanted or recyclable materials in their respective stockpiles.
For further information please contact:
CDP Plant Ltd
Derbyshire S41 9RL
Tel: 01246 269450.