With more than 180 fiber screens operating throughout four continents, Bulk Handling Systems, Inc. (BHS) is an established leader at the forefront of the Solid Waste & Recycling Industry. BHS clients around the world have
With more than 180 fiber screens operating throughout four continents, Bulk Handling Systems, Inc. (BHS) is an established leader at the forefront of the Solid Waste & Recycling Industry. BHS clients around the world have shared one commonality - The goal to process greater volumes of recyclables in less operating time, with less people, while producing a high value end-product. The BHS equipment has enabled numerous facilities to realize this goal.
The following mechanical separation equipment has resulted in dramatic labor reductions and increased material throughput volumes at both large and small material recovery facilities:
B.H.S. OCC Separator: Industrial, commercial, and institutional fiber material is separated mechanically at high efficiencies with the OCC Separator®. Mixed material enters the screening deck via infeed conveyor. The larger corrugated containers are conveyed across the screen, while the office paper, newsprint, and smaller contaminants fall through the screening surface. With more than 100 OCC Separator® units currently operating, BHS has extensive experience in designing the optimal opening size to recover the highest percentage of material mechanically without utilizing manual labor.
B.H.S. NewSorter: Single-Stream or Single-Pass recyclables can be separated at the material recovery facility with the NewSorter® unit. The NewSorter® separates the mixed residential recyclables into two recovery streams: 1. Fiber, and 2. Mixed containers. This highly effective ‘bulk sorting' device enables the facility to process gross volumes at capacities ranging from 3 to 25 tons of incoming material per hour. Mechanical separation typically exceeds 90-95 percent.
B.H.S. Hi-Grader: The Hi-GraderTM has been designed to remove chipboard, junk mail, and other small contaminants from incoming residential fiber material. The Overs Material generated by the Hi-GraderTM is a highly concentrated newsprint. Significant labor is eliminated by allowing the facility to produce a #6 or #8 ONP negatively off the end of the sorting conveyor rather than positively picking the newsprint. A few quality control pickers are typically needed to inspect the material and remove any miscellaneous contaminants, depending on system capacity and material quality requirements.
B.H.S. Debris Roll Screen: The Debris Roll Screen® (DRS) is designed to remove small miscellaneous contaminants, such as grit, paper clips, coffee grounds, etc. from mixed office fiber. The screen is typically installed at the infeed end of the sorting conveyor. The unit can also be placed at the end of the sortline to remove small contaminants from the negatively sorted paper mix, improving the product quality. The Debris Roll Screen® can also be designed to remove 3" - 4" minus material for removing larger contaminants such as organics, printer cartridges, aluminum cans, etc.
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