Material Handling Equipment
Vulcan Sorting Systems
Our personnel have designed, built and installed numerous systems and components of material recovery equipment, specializing in sorting stations, trommel screens, crossbelt magnets and conveyors. Our products can be custom made to order and come with a one-year warranty.
We have designed and built systems currently in use both nationally and internationally for a variety of applications. This equipment is used at various sites across the country for municipal solid waste (MSW) recovery, curbside recycling, construction and demolition (C&D) debris recovery and a wide variety of sorting applications. Additionally, the equipment is used worldwide, in locations such as Afghanistan for post-war cleanup, Japan for tsunami cleanup, and Malta, Nigeria and Canada for waste and curbside recycling.
Primarily, our sorting stations are used as part of a material recovery facility (MRF) or recycling facility to separate different recyclable materials. Workers stand at each of the picking stations, collecting a different specified type of material and dropping it into their chute for collection in a bunker or bin below, thus sorting the materials. The larger models are designed for sorting construction and demolition debris and municipal solid waste material. The mini models are ideal for sorting plastics, papers and other light recyclables.
Trommel screens are used in any type or sifting or separation work. As material passes through the screened cylinder, the smaller particles pass through the openings, while the larger pieces are kept inside, thus separating the material by size. They are used for a variety of applications, including the separation of sand/gravel, lumber mill by-products and MSW and in compost production. At an MRF, the screens are used to separate the biodegradable fraction of mixed MSW and separate smaller debris such as broken glass from larger recyclables, making them a practical addition to any sorting station. Trommel screens are also useful in excavation sifting. They can separate the debris into topsoil to be sold to farms, nurseries and site-work, and rock that can be cleaned and used for aggregates and landscaping, allowing a contractor to reuse or resell waste rather than paying transportation and disposal fees.
These screens are also useful in drying applications as a presort to define a homogenous feed stock or to break up chunks of wet material to prevent balling inside the dryer. This has proven very beneficial in ASR (automotive shredder residue) dryers. As a post drying item, a screen can break up clumps or, for example, remove incinerator bottom ash from valuable metals recovered in the drying process.
Crossbelt Magnets & Overhead Magnets
Our crossbelt magnets are ideal for recycling operations and are widely used for sorting co-mingled metals and separating ferrous and nonferrous metals. When suspended over the conveyor belt of a sorting station, they pick up the ferrous metal, removing it from the sorting line. Because it is often difficult to tell ferrous from non-ferrous metal by quick visual inspection, the use of a crossbelt magnet ensures that only non-ferrous metal is picked. Ferrous scrap metal includes iron and steel recovered from autos, farm equipment, household appliances, structural steel, etc, and non-ferrous scrap is all metals other than iron and steel, such as aluminum, copper, zinc, lead and nickel. Non-ferrous scrap metal represents a smaller percentage of scrap metal, but has a higher market value.
Our incline conveyors are perfect as an add-on to any sorting station for feeding material into the trommel screen or from the trommel screen to the sorting station. We can custom build conveyors to fit your material and facility from slider bed type to roller bed and heavy duty and extreme duty applications.