October 11th, 2017 – Machinex has supplied equipment for a major upgrade of the container line at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Boulder County, Colorado. The upgraded system has been processing material since the end of August 2017 and has its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
The facility, which processes 25 tons of material per hour, receives over 45,000 tons of recyclables from single-stream collection per year. The County decided to modernize is container line to maximize recovery on plastics and decrease manual sorting. In order to meet the customer’s needs, Machinex has provided two MACH Hyspec® Optical Sorters. The first one ejects PET and PP, while the second one ejects HDPE and mixed plastics. A Machinex Eddy Current was also installed upstream of the optical sorters to sort aluminum cans.
According to Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex Technologies : “There are multiple equipment manufacturers in this plant so this is another example that Machinex is not afraid, and is always ready, to perform major retrofits or upgrade existing systems that don’t have Machinex equipment in the first place.”
Rick Kattar, Recycling Operations Analyst at Boulder County, comments: “We are pleased with the superb performance of Machinex and its sub-contractors with regard to the recent MRF processing system upgrades. It is with great pride that we accomplished the retrofit upgrades with little operational disruption and a keen awareness of the importance of working in partnership to achieve our goals. Machinex worked diligently to maintain a transparent action plan that always engaged the County and its operator, EcoCycle, throughout the duration of the project. The County has been especially pleased with the customer centric approach Machinex has employed to assure our clear understanding of the challenges, as well as ready solutions if required. »
In the early 1980s, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities. The company immediately established itself as a leader in designing profitable and high-quality recycling sorting systems. Today, Machinex is still a world leader in the industry, developing cutting edge sorting, waste management, and recycling technology. Over the years, their experts have designed and installed over 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe and Oceania.
Karine Moreau, Machinex Marketing Manager