CP design principles: Fractionate, liberate, separate

July 1, 2022

CP Group speaks from experience. Since 1995, it has owned and operated a material recovery facility (MRF) in San Diego. This hands-on experience drives its approach to equipment development and MRF design.

CP Group says it knows what downtime really means in an MRF; the pile doesn’t stop growing and operators can’t shut their doors. That is why its equipment is designed to be effective, low maintenance and durable. The company focuses on the lowest-cost-per-ton solutions.

Its unique experience as an MRF operator and equipment manufacturer led it to create its design principles: fractionate, liberate and separate.

Fractionate: Fractionating the inbound material stream to create a parallel process is imperative to increase system performance and reduce operating costs. CP Group’s low-maintenance cantilevered steel auger screens are antiwrapping and jamming. It is the first company to offer this new screening technology, which splits the incoming material stream to create homogeneously sized fractions.

Liberate: Preparing the material stream for efficient downstream processing is essential in successful MRF design. Using screening technology, CP Group liberates the fluffy, high-volume 2D material from the rigid 3D material.

Separate: Selective sorting is a cornerstone of CP Group’s MRF design, yielding an increase in overall system intelligence and value. Optical separation of commodities yields high volume and low-cost recovery. MSS optical sorters run at the fastest belt speeds (1,000 feet per minute) on the widest belts (112 inches). This equates to more tonnage processed and more picks per minute on a single unit with less collateral damage.

Extracting the most value from incoming material involves a highly automated system with inherent operational flexibility. Its MRF design principles emphasize blending selective sorting using the MSS Cirrus® optical sorting technology with mechanical equipment to fractionate and liberate material.

This principled approach to design increases system performance while minimizing labor costs and operating expenses, which further enhances the economic viability of an MRF.

Its unique experience as an MRF operator and equipment manufacturer led CP Group to create its design principles: fractionate, liberate and separate.