Specialist SRF showcase gets the debate flowing
Dedicated to giving customers a first-hand insight into the world of UNTHA at every possible opportunity, the door is always open at the shredding technology experts’ Austrian HQ. But the team took this one step further last month when they invited existing and prospective clients to Brown Recycling’s plant in Stoke-on-Trent, so that they could see an advanced SRF processing method in action.
This event allowed clients to get ‘up close and personal’ with UNTHA technology. The shredders’ functionality wasn’t being demonstrated in the comfortable and controlled surroundings of a testing centre; instead the machines were put through their paces in a very real waste management environment. Brown Recycling’s knowledge and first-hand experience of operating, maintaining and managing the plant gave visitors an unparalleled insight into how the flexible technology could be configured to meet their own particular requirements. The presence of the UNTHA UK team also meant that very specific technical queries could be raised and answered.
Browns pre-sort MSW and C&I waste in order to generate an income stream from recovered recyclables, before a XR2000S pre-shredder and TR3200 swing into action along with sophisticated conveyors, magnets and windshifters. Heavy metals and aggregates are extracted as the waste progresses through this robust and systematic plant, and in only three minutes Brown Recycling have created a product that they could consider selling for incineration in power stations to be burnt for energy.
This reduces the amount of waste being sent to landfill, and has the potential to create an additional source of revenue for Brown Recycling. Plus the cost, time and energy savings they’ve recouped as a result of using the TR instead of similar machinery means that the financial benefits are multi-faceted.
If you were unable to attend the event, a summary video of the day can be viewed here: