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Conveying and Feeding

Conveyors and feeders are of great importance for recycling and sorting operations. Conveying and feeding systems transport materials between two locations and help move and spread heavy materials. Conveying and feeding systems for recycling purposes are designed in various types with different applications.

This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in Conveyors and feeders for recycling and sorting industries.

Conveyors and feeders for recycling operations

Conveyors are commonly used in recycling operations to transport materials such as plastic, paper, and metal. They are often used to move materials from one part of the recycling process to another, such as from a sorting station to a baler or compactor. Conveyors can be designed to handle a variety of materials and can be configured to fit the specific needs of a recycling operation. They can increase efficiency, reduce manual labor, and improve safety by reducing the need for workers to manually move materials.

Examples of conveyors in the recycling industry include:

  • Materials Recovery Facilities (MFC’s). Belt conveyors form a critical part of any MRF. The belt conveyors transfer waste from the loading dock to the sorting line and crushers and balers.
  • Recycling installations for metal parts. In the recycling process of metal parts, conveyor belts must have a solid top cover and fabric to withstand sharp edges.

Conveyors for recycling operations

Feeders are equipment commonly used in recycling operations to control the flow of materials into the recycling process. They are designed to handle a variety of materials such as paper, plastics, glass, and metals. Feeders can be used to regulate the amount of material being fed into the process, prevent jamming or clogging, and ensure a consistent feed rate. They can be automated or manually controlled, and can be integrated with other recycling equipment such as shredders, crushers, or balers.

Examples of feeders in the recycling industry include:

  • Apron feeders: Apron feeders are mechanically robust and operationally flexible feeders used throughout the recycling industry.
  • Grizzly feeders: Grizzly feeders are widely used in waste recycling applications and are suitable for combining large particle scalping and downstream feeding into a single operation.
  • Pan feeders: Pan feeders are commonly used in recycling operations ahead of secondary and tertiary crushers. The pan feeders are driven by unbalanced electrical motors and compact structures and are easy to install.

Feeders for recycling operations - Grizzly feeder

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Experts for Conveying and Feeding

Charles Daridon is the Director Global Sales of the Bollegraaf Group. Charles was born in Bretagne but has been living in the Netherlands for several years now (since 2018). After a BSC in Chemistry, Charles attended a business school INSEEC in Paris. For more than 25 years, Charles has worked in the waste industry (soil remediation engineering, landfills, wastewater treatment, biogas plant) and, in the last 15 years, he became an expert in waste sorting solutions. His environmental commitment is not only professional but also personal.
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Ankit Kalola, the General Manager of Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd, who has been an integral part of our team since May 2013, is an expert of shredding equipment and complete recycling solutions. Ankit’s academic excellence shines through his first-class B.Tech degree from Rajasthan Technical University. He possesses a wide range of skills including exceptional communication, Technical Knowledge in Shredding Field, Sales Strategies, Sales planning, Analytical process, CRM, Goal identification, Performance Management and Teamwork. His valuable assistance has propelled our business to new heights of achievement, particularly through the successful introduction of Fornnax’s recycling and shredding solutions in domestic and foreign markets. You can contact Mr. Ankit by phone +91-9033077711 or via email: for further questions.
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Tom Higginbottom specialises in providing recycling companies with support and advice on metal separation and recovery. Tom’s onsite experience means that he understands the challenges faced within a recycling operation and is able to provide practical solutions. When managing a recycling project, Tom is involved at every stage from the initial site meeting and review, through material testing at Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre, equipment recommendation, and installation and commissioning. Recent projects include an ElectroStatic Separator for an electronics waste recycler, Overband Magnets and an Eddy Current Separator for a pre-sorted household refuse recycling operation, and a Stainless-Steel Magnetic Separator for a metal recycler.
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Xu Xifeng, the founder of Keson and vice president of Jiangsu Low Carbon Environment Design Institute of China. He has been engaged in solid waste recycling industry for more than 10 years, and has unique insights on solid waste overall solutions and resource recovery and sorting systems. He has visited well-known solid waste treatment companies in the Middle East, Europe, America and other regions, introducing standardized, refined and systematic management concepts of global top enterprises to his enterprises, and transforming advanced technologies and processes into productive forces. Within five years of solid waste sorting technology and waste resources in the field of rapid layout, his products are sold in 17 countries and more than 40 regions.
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