Trim Paper Recycling Systems: Waste Not, Want Not
Vecoplan's line of paper shredders provide dump-and-run operation without the need of guillotines or floor sweeps. Ideal for baler preparation, the shredders are jam-free, eliminating the need for manual labor in the feeding system and are also integrated into existing processing systems such as pneumatic material handling systems.
A failure to evaluate the type of filtration being offered is one of the biggest sticking points with printers, according to John Prouty, president of Paper and Dust Pros. Too often, smaller printers are handcuffed by cost considerations, and filtration gets short-shrifted. That can be a major mistake.
"The first area that is cut is the filtration," he says. "So, they end up with hanging bags and tend to regret it. Dealing with the dust is a problem not only with the plant environment, but the quality of the product they are producing. There are several types of collectors, from hanging bags to compressed air cleaning to wet scrubber-style collectors. Our job as system designers is to educate the customer on all of the various options, as well as the federal regulations that apply."
The ease of operation and the training of key personnel in the operation of the system and what they can expect are hallmarks of a quality paper recycling system, Prouty notes. More often than not, if the system installer spends quality time with the customer during the commissioning of the system, it can help to avoid many headaches, he adds.
Paper and Dust Pros manufactures the Air Product Separator (APS). The APS allows for installations to remain under the roof; no bulky cyclones and support structures. It keeps the positive pressure at the baler to a minimum by only allowing the scrap to drop into the baler, not the high pressure air in the system. Air and dust are sent to the filter. PI