F. D. Todd Continues Allegiance to Blue Group With New Recycling Plant
- 30 October 2008
- Company & Industry News
Family run independent waste recovery specialists, F. D. Todd & Sons Limited, has replaced their elderly but faithful recycling and sorting plant with a new state-of-the-art system sourced from Blue Group. The new plant has been specified and built using a combination of compatible processing and conveying machinery from Blue, which can not only handle the increased and varied volumes currently being processed but also ensures that projected additional recycling requirements can be easily accommodated in the future. The new installation also has the considerable extra benefit of being designed so that it provides the capacity to batch-run waste using separate individual components of the plant as required.
A long and successful partnership with Blue Group ensured that F. D. Todd had no second thoughts as to whom they should turn for the provision and installation of a modern and efficient recycling plant. F. D. Todd has been a long-standing customer of Blue for many years and, indeed, added two Powerscreen Powershredder 1800 mobile shredders from this leading distributor late last year, one of which forms an integral shredding and volume reduction part of the new plant.
F. D. Todd & Sons Limited operates three waste recovery plants in North Yorkshire - York, Thirsk and Knapton near Malton, where the company also operates a non-hazardous landfill. Richard Todd and his younger brother Peter are Managing Director and Project Director respectively and are the fourth generation of the family to run the business. Since its inception 107 years ago, when F. D. Todd (Richard and Peter's Great-Grandfather) started a quarrying and road building company, the organisation has developed and evolved, building successfully on its long and illustrious history. Now Todd is one of the largest independent waste treatment specialists in Yorkshire, running a large fleet of skip and trade waste trucks, roll-on-off vehicles, compactors, crushing, screening, shredding, washing and recycling plants. Collecting from a broad customer base throughout the area, F. D. Todd processes and recycles some 100,000 tonnes of industrial, municipal, commercial and demolition waste every year, including the recovery of paper, card, plastic glass, timber, compostable waste and dirty plastics through an in house washing system. F. D. Todd & Sons still has a quarrying operation at Knapton which produces a range of aggregates and stone for road construction, building, concrete production and civil engineering.
"Processing and recycling waste is our core business" says Richard Todd. "We specialise in front-end recycling through to final disposal, extracting and reclaiming the maximum weight and value from co-mingled wastes. From the two main separate waste streams that we handle, construction and commercial, we draw off the recyclable fractions and thereafter shred the residual wastes for weigh and volume reduction. Our new recycling plant has been chosen after detailed consultation with the engineers at Blue and, we feel, represents good value from tried and tested systems. We visited a number of reference sites", continued Mr Todd, "were impressed with what we saw and, significantly, found that our colleagues from Blue fully understood our processing requirements, showing a real expertise in providing a solution to fulfil our needs from inception to commissioning"
The new recycling plant is comprised of a number of compatible processing and materials handling modules. A series of free-standing feed, transfer and discharge conveyors provide the essential linked materials flows for processing equipment, the picking station and stockpiling of varied waste sizes and volumes, including fines. Features such as full skirting, impact bars, feedboots with full impact sections and overband magnets for tramp metal removal are included where necessary throughout the conveyors array.
The primary screener in the recycling system is a Kiverco 1040 Trommel. A heavy-duty model, the fully enclosed rotating screening drum is 13 metres in length and 3.30 metres in diameter, fitted with 50% 40mm punch plate and 50% 180mm punch plate. The drum speed is infinitely variable with a heavy-duty four-wheel electric drive.
The Kiverco Picking Station is fully enclosed with heating and lighting for operatives' comfort and security. Six bays and twelve drop chutes are positioned either side of the 1.5m wide and 3.3m long infinitely variable speed conveyor. An overband magnet is included for further safe removal of ferrous metals.
The Nihot SDS single drum separator and Windshifter WS-S provide an additional facility for secondary and tertiary separation. The Nihot SDS uses controlled air to separate waste input into two fractions - heavy and light, passing on the lighter materials to the Windshifter for further separation. Comprised of a combination of recirculation fan, a separation section with a rotating drum and a connecting expansion chamber, the SDS single drum separator can process varied waste streams, including those with high moisture content and large fraction sizes such as plastics or foils. The Windshifter WS-S also uses a controlled air principle for greater separation of the light fractions and this is also equipped with dust filtration.
Blue Group and F. D. Todd & Sons are co-operating with an "open days" event to demonstrate the new plant and this is scheduled for 12th and 13th November. To arrange a visit, please contact Blue Group Marketing Manager Allan Kane on email@example.com