Company adds drumfeeder, Lubo fines screen and Orse screen.
Canada Fibers Ltd., headquartered in North York, Ontario, Canada, has added three new pieces of Bollegraaf equipment to its existing Bollegraaf system in Hamilton, Ontario, in a July 2013 retrofit. The dual-stream commingled line already includes Bollegraaf conveyors and a film grabber, along with a magnet, eddy current, and a dual-eject TITECH optical sorter for plastics. The plant sorts plastics, metals, aluminum and paper and film.
The equipment, supplied through Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, included a Bollegraaf drumfeeder, Lubo fine screen and an Orse screen.
The drumfeeder assists by providing a constant material flow to the presort line. A consistent burden depth and good material spread enables sorters to effectively separate materials that could potentially be detrimental to downstream performance of the system. The Orse screen is used to remove lightweight material (plastic caps, aluminum, fiber, metals) from the fines stream.
Jake Westerhof, vice president of operations for Canada Fibers, says, “The Orse screen has provided us with an effective way to polish our final glass product, reduce hauling costs and improve our recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.”
The new equipment is the latest upgrade for the privately owned materials recovery facility. In the summer of 2013, Canada Fibers officially opened its new 50-tons-per-hour single-stream facility in Toronto. The company’s Hamilton facility is the first to use an Orse screen in a Van Dyk system.