Blue Scotland Provides New £1.5M Recycling Plant for William Tracey Group
- 10 November 2009
- Company & Industry News
Established in 1948, William Tracey Group has evolved into one of the UK's leading recycling and resource management groups. Tracey employs the latest technology to deliver bespoke recycling and reclamation services to a wide customer base and nurtures long-term partnerships, thereby adding value to their customers' businesses. The similarities between William Tracey and Blue Group are obvious, in that both strive to provide the best possible solutions for their customers, building reciprocal loyalty as the business relationship grows.
William Tracey Group is headquartered at Linwood, with waste management centres throughout Scotland's central belt. The group provides a range of recycling services, including dry waste and recycling, timber processing, land remediation and composting, de-commissioning and site clearance, haul road construction, secondary aggregates, bulk materials transport, mobile crushing and screening rental and licensed hazardous waste treatment.
The new recycling plant is comprised of a number of compatible processing and materials handling modules from Blue Scotland's range of distributorships, including Kiverco, General Kinematics and Nihot. A series of free-standing feed, transfer and discharge conveyors provide the essential linked materials flows for the processing equipment, the covered picking station and for stockpiling varied recycled waste sizes and volumes, including fines and topsoil. Features such as full skirting, impact bars, feedboots with full impact sections, overband magnets for tramp metal extraction and strategically located blowers for "lights" removal are included where necessary throughout the system.
A General Kinematics grizzly feeder is the first point of treatment for the incoming raw commingled waste. This rugged and versatile screening plant is equipped with 180mm fingers to provide multiple sized separation of the mixed waste from 250mm down, with the fines going on to the Kiverco 835 trommel, which removes the 25mm material. The remaining waste (250mm-25mm) is then conveyed to the Nihot installation for final reclamation of "heavies", midsized woodwaste and the RDF light fraction. The 250mm+ material is conveyed past a blower and into the picking station for sorting into designated bays; a magnet and secondary blower are located past the picking station to provide a final clean-up of the remaining hardcore which is stockpiled for crushing.
The GK Grizzly Feeder
Designed specifically for multiple sized separation of mixed waste or single stream recyclable materials, the GK (General Kinematics) Grizzly Feeder employs a patented, non-binding, finger screen design that reduces blinding and blockages that can occur in difficult applications, where conventional perforated or wire mesh screens are unsuitable. Full-flow cascading decks and rugged tapered fingers produce an ideal action for the efficient and trouble-free sorting and classification of materials as diverse as mixed C&D waste and even commingled MSW containing glass, paper and plastics.
The Kiverco 835 Trommel
The secondary screener in William Tracey's recycling system is a Kiverco 835 Trommel. A heavy-duty model, the fully enclosed rotating screening drum is 13 metres in length and 3.30 metres in diameter, fitted with equal areas of 40mm and 180mm punch plate. The drum speed is infinitely variable with a heavy-duty four-wheel electric drive.
The Nihot System
The Nihot SD single drum separator and Windshifter WS provide an additional facility for highly selective separation. The Nihot SD uses controlled air to divide 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 SD 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 also uses a controlled air principle for greater separation of the light fractions and this is also equipped with dust filtration.
The Kiverco Picking Station
Fully enclosed with heating and lighting for operatives' comfort and security, this tailor-made picking station features 6 bays and 12 drop chutes which are positioned either side of the 1.5m wide and 29m long infinitely variable speed conveyor. A primary blower removes light fractions prior to picking, with an overband magnet and a secondary blower located at the end of the station for further safe removal of ferrous metals and lights after picking.
Talking about the new recycling plant, William Tracey Group's Managing Director Michael Tracey said "We've worked with Blue Scotland for many years and we know that we can rely on them to provide the best solutions for us. Our new plant combines technologically advanced equipment to maximise recoverables and its performance certainly meets all our expectations". Blue Scotland's managing director Austin Carey commented "The Blue Scotland team is delighted to have provided this state-of-the-art plant for William Tracey Group and is confident that the new plant will give long and productive service for the foreseeable future. We've enjoyed an excellent relationship with this valued customer for many years and are pleased to have been selected for this prestigious project".
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