Our operational understanding of how recycling plants function allows Converge Engineering to develop right sized municipal waste solutions to enable high recovery and uptime and fit the budget. Today, markets for plastics, paper, and some metals are challenged by new import restrictions by certain countries. New techniques and sorting machines allow higher level quality to be achieved to meet new specifications. Our solutions also consider the adjacent plant areas such as compressed air systems, dust control, fire suppression, and combustible dust compliance.
Add on Separation
Many plants have a good solid material recovery plant already in operation and cannot take the hit in downtime for a construction project. We have experience in this exact scenario and have developed add on platforms and buildings that can be installed without major interruptions. Existing plant motor controls and PLC’s can often times be added onto rather than replaced. Or, new PLC’s and panels can be connected via Ethernet to existing equipment making the system operates as one and by fully integrated. We have multiple longstanding relationships with the leading sensor sorter, magnetic, and screening equipment companies and will recommend the best system performing value for the exact application. Certain streams such as glass and mixed metals can be further refined using new available windsifters and shredding equipment.
Starting from scratch? We can help our clients develop their vision and design turn-key plants that maximize recovery, meet safety performance, and will last. Based on the supplied TPH target, single stream or other, we can determine ideal equipment order, layout the equipment to minimize linear feet of conveyors, select the best separators, and route outputs to minimize long term vehicle travel in the facility. Whether a small or large plant is needed, Converge Engineering provides complete solutions designed from the operator’s point of view.
- Size Reduction
- Magnetic, Eddy Current, Sensor separation
- Conveyors matched to duty and throughput
- Chutes, slides and pans to minimize spillage
- Maintenance access designed in
- Bulk storage handling
- Ventilation, fire, and dust explosion mitigation
- Integrated easy to use operator controls
- Separation equipment selection and layout to meet quality goals
- A system not overbuilt and well matched for cost vs. performance
- Good working relationships with plant personnel