Recycling material replaces valuable raw materials
Steps of a Recycling Process
In recycling plants, manual sorting stations are often included after cullet feeding to allow a first sorting out of bigger foreign materials.
After that, unbroken bottles and large cullet is crushed to make the subsequent sorting as efficient as possible.
At the beginning of the recycling plant, a first suction of light parts (such as paper, light plastic particles) is also often foreseen. Here, a special organic separator is used which separates light parts from the heavier glass with the help of an air blower. In order to minimize the ejection of incorrectly detected cullet (because of existing labels) at a later stage, the installation of a system for removing labels is recommended.
In the last step, cullet is sorted according to the required colours.
Examples of Technology
Example of a Recycling Plant
Synergies of Competences
In order to handle projects in the field of recycling optimally, ZIPPE works together with specialists in sorting technology. Their systems do not only separate various impurities like ceramics, stones, or porcelain (CSP) from cullet, but also detect and eliminate metals by means of a metal detector. Furthermore, it is also possible to detect heat-resistant or leaded glass by means of special sensors which will be integrated depending on customer requirements.
Since each of these sorting machines have several sorting stages, additional sorting according to colours will be executed – apart from contaminants. Several sorting systems can be connected in series depending on customer requirements (information as to incoming material and required sorting quality).
„All-inclusive“ by ZIPPE
ZIPPE and its partners will design, construct, and offer optimum plants according to customer information– and this worldwide!
The customer decides whether “only” basic engineering, equipment, installation supervision, and commissioning should be quoted by ZIPPE, or e.g. also services like steelwork, installation on site, or trainings.
ZIPPE will advise each customer individually with extensive experiences.
The superordinate control system, which is developed and designed by ZIPPE, regulates all processes of the applied machines.
Of course, the ZIPPE quotation also comprises a layout. This already indicates important information such as building dimensions and the positioning of machines.
This way the customer can estimate which buildings and what amount of space will be required far in advance.
ZIPPE will realize modifications in direct communication with the customer to adapt the new recycling plant to any existing structures.
Furthermore, ZIPPE services also include the installation and finally of course the commissioning support of these plants.
Advanced services (error elimination, customer support…) are certainly quality standards as for all ZIPPE supplied plants.
It is also certain for us that we are available 24 hours for our customers via our hotline.
Reference projects - ZIPPE
For our customer in Thailand we already designed and commissioned several batch plants.
The scope of our last order comprised a recycling plant including metal and non-ferrous metal separation, organic separation, ceramics, stone, and porcelain separation (CSP), as well as colour separation.
The capacity of the first expansion stage was 30 t/h.
By an adjustment ordered at a later stage, the capacity was increased to 45 t/h.
Furthermore, a label remover was added during a later modification in order to minimize the discharge of labelled cullet.
ZIPPE designed and delivered the complete plant control system as well as all core components like the screening and magnet technology, and optical sorting machines.