The WolfPak WP30 has been successfully installed at the Yorwaste household waste site in Selby, North Yorkshire. It’s the first installation of its kind in the UK.
The WP30 is a fully automatic mobile compactor with a particularly low feeding opening (1.100 mm) and a large filling chamber (5 m³). It’s capable of handling a variety of materials including three-piece sofas, mattresses, pallets, and substantial garden waste.
The machinery safety has been upgraded for the UK market with the introduction of a heavy-duty, electrically interlocked, mobile safety cage. This prevents the machine from being operated in the absence of the safety cage, as well as when the loading doors are open, creating a fixed barrier between operators and the moving components.
Phil Jones, Technical Consultant at Greenbank Compactors Ltd, said: The WolfPak is already providing significant financial and environmental savings to Yorwaste, the number of uplifts has decreased from five to one per week. The WolfPak will revolutionise household waste sites, or any company that works with large, bulky waste.
Chris Tomlinson, Group Asset Manager at Yorwaste Selby –
“We are very happy with the machine – we have named it the “Hulk” because it just handles everything! Our cycle time has been significantly reduced from 3 minutes with the current equipment to 39 seconds, the WolfPak just eats the waste. We have to operate the other units on numerous cycles to clear bulk waste when this “hulk” unit takes it in one cycle”