The Granulator machine
This was our initial purchase the granulator machine. This machine accepts plastic coated copper wire. Shredders inside the machine turn the copper wire into granules although this is still mixed in with the plastic insulation. The unit is ideal for processing low grade cable which is becoming more common with the advent of computers and data cable etc.
Blackfriars copper granulator
A close up shot of the granulator unit
Cyclone and dust separator
Next stage after the granulator is the separator unit which removes dust and fluff but allows the copper and plastic waste to continue onto the air table.
Auger unit and Air table
In the foreground to the right is the Air table and to the back is the auger for removing fluff. Air is forced up through the table and a vibrating bed has an effect of turning the copper granules into a virtual fluid. The tub at the back is for the plastic waste the copper granules are made to go uphill to another tub and emerge as a river of copper. This unit will turn out £5,000 per hour at current market prices.
Close up shot
A shot of the various fan control buttons that have to be turned on in a very specific sequence.
One fork truck services the whole plant and we now have the entire operation down to a one man show
Funny what comes in
Some unusual things come in some times.
Another view of it
If you are thinking of going into this business and you live in the UK two things you will need. A waste carriers licence and a Duty of care note with every truckload that you deliver. I will try to leave some links to the relevant departments of UK gov.
Free screen capture software
- Wisdom-soft Downloads
Good bit of kit and free to use.
- Recycle Genius
Copper granulation and some second hand sales
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