Turmec’s compact Eddy Current takes movable processing to a new level
After over a decade of successful contracts in the UK, Brian Thornton, Turmec CEO, says the company thought the time was right to invest in developing a mobile approach to eddy current separation.
With over 45 years’ experience planning, designing, building and installing engineering and recycling solutions, Turmec’s mission statement, a world without landfill, defines Turmec’s current operations, with the company estimating it has diverted over 43 million tonnes of waste from landfill to date.
This spring, the company is consolidating its position as world leaders in recycling solutions with its latest innovation, the Mobile Eddy Current Separator, an efficient, mobile and low maintenance solution, that is rising mobile waste separation to a new level.
Turmec’s state of the art Mobile Eddy Current Separator with the world’s largest machine of its type, able to achieve high capacities within a compact design, measuring just 3m wide and 3m high, yet capable of processing 300m3 per hour of material.
Developed with Turmec’s long-standing partner IFE, the new machine has already had 4,000 hours of reliable operation in the field, processing both C&D and C&I waste. The team is now developing the Mark II machine.
The design is focused on providing operators with an unmatched combination of flexibility and robust performance from a mobile plant. Operators have the option of jacking legs to give an extra 2m stockpiling height, and still maintain the machine’s compact footprint.
Built to bolt onto the back of mobile shredders for the wood industry, or for post-processing – for example, glass, incinerator bottom ash (IBA) or solid recovered fuel (SRF) – Turmec’s Mobile Eddy Current separates ferrous and non-ferrous materials down to 5mm.
The mobile package comprises a vibrating feeder with unbalanced motor drive, magnetic rotor, and conveyors for collection of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, with another for discharging residual waste.
Built to ensure the highest standards of durability, the mobile separator plant is ideally suited to waste processors serving multiple sites, demolition specialists, and operators of any scale in need of additional capacity from a standalone, robust and reliable plant.
“At Turmec, we design customised recycling plants with a 98 per cent recovery rate, which means minimised landfill costs and maximised commodity revenue,” says Brian Thornton, Turmec’s CEO. “We have years of experience, along with record tonnage processing and percentage of commodity recovery.”
“Turmec's Mobile Eddy Current Separator is the product of many years’ experience of designing, manufacturing and installing waste processing plants,” he continues. “This machine combines high performance with durability, while separating ferrous and non-ferrous particles down to 5mm. Our innovative design ensures the plant delivers both high-quality output and a trouble-free, low maintenance service life, while being easy to be transported between plants.”
In addition to the Mobile Eddy Current Separator, Brian says Turmec offers plants upgrades of any size and full-service turnkey facility solutions.
“Every Turmec plant is custom designed to address specific needs, and is planned with future growth in mind,” he says. “We can adapt to any budget, floor plan or stage of the project, whether that means a completely new plant design or an insert into an existing plant.”
Brian adds that Turmec make sure to account for available labour and manpower, working around any existing operation to minimise disruption and offers a 24/7 emergency breakdown service to any brand of plant in the UK and Ireland.
“We take pride in being able to see the bigger picture and offer innovative yet proven waste stream solutions that work to accommodate all our clients’ particular needs and specific concerns,” he says.