ballistic separator

ballistic separator

[bə′lis·tik ′sep·ə‚rād·ər]
(civil engineering)
A device that takes out noncompostable material like stones, glass, metal, and rubber, from solid waste by passing the waste over a rotor that has impellers to fling the material in the air; the lighter organic (compostable) material travels a shorter distance than the heavier (noncompostable) material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With the help of Plexus Recycling Technologies, Recon Services Inc is taking an additional step towards the future growth of their business by introducing the Plexus AIR MAGNET, a Komptech Terminator Shredder and the Komptech Ballistic Separator. These new additions will increase the efficiency of the waste system by allowing 20+ hours of daily operation and increasing annual throughput, while also allowing Recon Services to open their doors to a select few third-party waste haulers increasing annual throughput.
India, July 13 -- Shred1 Ballistic Separator, launched by Eriez Magnetics, uses ballistics to separate iron-rich ferrous from much of the mixed metals and waste material in the post drum magnet flow.
The new MACH Ballistic separator from the Machinex Group is designed for sorting 2D material (plastic film, paper, cardboard and fibers) from 3D material (containers, plastic bottles, cans, stone wood, etc.), the company says.
During the summer of 2012, the first MACH Ballistic separators were installed at Recuperation Frontenac, located in Quebec.
To meet the objectives of the plant, Machinex will use the latest technologies, including four shredders, one Machinex trommel, one waste screen, three air separators, two Machinex ballistic separators, three Machinex MACH HyspecTM optical sorting units, one fluidized bed dryer and two Machinex single-ram balers.
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