Optical Picking Stations

Image showing Optical Picking Station

An ideal solution for the automated sorting of mixed plastics, beverage cartons, paper, cardboard and metal. Our Optical Picking Stations are available with 2, 4 or 6 way sorting / picking and in two belt width options, either 1600mm or 2000mm.

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Air Classifier Separators manufactured in UK

Summit Air Classifier Separators are now manufactured by Summit Systems, here in the UK. The space saving system for the separation of contaminating paper, foil,light film and fine dust is typically utilised after Granulation or Dry Washing operations.

The Air Classifier Separator uses upward vacuum extraction of light contaminating materials by a channel, into which the mixed material falls. Material enters the Air Classifier Separator via a rotary valve and is distributed evenly between the towers before tumbling down each zig zag chamber. The heavy fraction is removed from a central collection hopper and the light fraction is lifted from the cascading material stream by a counter air flow and transferred to a separating cyclone.

The throughput required determines if the design of the system is single or multiple tower and the height of the Air Classifier Separator. These machines are a good space saving choice and are used by Summit Systems’s own recycling operation Boomerang Plastics.

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Plastics Recycling at RWM

Plastics recycling machinery kept Summit very busy at the recent RWM Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham.

The team report a steady stream of visitors who viewed our plastics recycling technology including Air Classifiers, Colour Sorters, Zerma Shredders, Zerma Granulators and de-packaging machinery.

Particularly of interest was our Air Classifier technology which is used in plastics recycling for the separation of light films or contaminating paper/foil and the separation of fine dust from reclaimed plastic flake and other granular materials. Constructed here in the UK by us, the example on display drew a large number of enquiries.

Boomerang Plastics Recycling

Also with a presence on our stand was our own plastics recycling line Boomerang Plastics. Boomerang Plastics are recycling contaminated rigid plastics here in Tamworth and making the reclaimed material available to plastics processors in the UK.

For our plastics recycling machinery Boomerang are a valuable development ground. What better testimonial for our machinery than to see it doing its job in a proper recycling environment?

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