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Recycling Copper

Updated on October 10, 2015

Copper Granulator

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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.

Granulator unit

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Blackfriars copper granulator

A close up shot of the granulator unit

Cyclone and dust separator

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The 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

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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

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Control panel

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Control panel

A shot of the various fan control buttons that have to be turned on in a very specific sequence.

Copper granules

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Raw materials

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Forklift truck

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Handling equipment

One fork truck services the whole plant and we now have the entire operation down to a one man show

Brass section

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Funny what comes in

Some unusual things come in some times.

Another view of it

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Best advise

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.


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    • SINOBALER2010 profile image


      4 years ago from Ningbo China

      It seem to be mini baler, Fully aumatica baler machine needed. can help you

    • poshcoffeeco profile image

      Steve Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Stugod. Vote up and interesting. From one Yorkshireman to another. Nah then lad how has thee bin keepin.(lol)

      I'm from Leeds believe it or not but have lived in Peterborough now for 13 years. Great to meet you.


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