Platform of Waste Selection and Treatment of Ca.Re. is it operational again
Was completed last August, a year away from the fire that compromised the activity, the restoration of the partially damaged structure
but especially the final testing of the new automated system of waste selection and treatment.
Thanks to a new investment of about € 3 million, Ca.Re. Srl -company owned by Aimag, Garc and Unieco- is now equipped with a technologically advanced plant,
with an authorized capacity of 60,000 tons per year.
The activity of the new platform has already begun, the plant was officially inaugurated last October 10,
but will be fully operational in early 2015.
Optical Readers, Technology to serve the Environment
The new plant equipped with an innovative system optical reader is able to ensure best results with a high sorting accuracy of separation and recovery of recyclable materials, minimizes the final presence of waste materials, reaching peaks of 97% of compliant material and consequently minimizing the amount of waste going to landfill.
Using this and other technology also enables a significant improvement in the quality of work of employees, which, by a process of selection mainly manual activities now take place more targeted to instrument maintenance and quality control.
The use upstream of the system of an innovative and specific machine ‘bag openers’ allows the opening and emptying of the bags containing the material without compromising the content.
The first selection is carried out for size, using a rotating drum screen of 12 meters in length which discards the material too small to be valorized.
The latter having been ‘deferrized’, confers directly to landfill.
The material passed through the rotating drum screen is now divided by size: the middle part (5 to 50 cm in diameter) passes through another sieve, said ballistic, which provides for further selection, in this case by weight specific.
The part of the coarser material is instead conveyed into the cabin of selection and treated by hand by the operators and in turn divided by type of recoverable fraction (paper, plastic, wood, iron and other materials that can flow back into the production cycle).
The intermediate fraction, which was divided by specific weight, is initiated to the automatic selection area of the system where thanks to the use of sophisticated optical readers is divided by recoverable fraction; in turn, the conveyor belts convey it in the underlying containers and flows into the material resulting from manual selection.
At the end of the cycle of selection, materials such as recovered paper, corrugated cardboard, nylon, generic plastic, liquid containers, PET bottles are pressed and compacted and then for the industrial recovery.