The process begins as whole or broken glass material is loaded into the
vibratory feed hopper. The vibratory feeder deposits this glass material from
the hopper onto the in-feed conveyor at a regulated rate of speed.
In the first of a three-stage process, the glass moves up the conveyor,
falling into the Popper Unit where it is initially broken. The remaining
glass material continues to move through the system entering the Shearing
Unit where it is further reduced and the paper labels and plastic rings are
detached from the glass containers. The glass then enters the Sizing Unit,
further reducing the glass using a series of rotating tines. The sized
product then drops onto a conveyor that transports it to the trommel.
In the Trommel Unit, the sized glass material and contaminants
(labels and any remaining plastic and/or metal lids, bottle caps, and
plastic or metal container rings, etc.) are separated from each other.
The Trommel Unit discharges the contaminants via a chute into the purchaser’s
trash receptacle for disposal while the glass particles fall through the
screen/screens in the trommel and the screened material flows directly into
a storage container.
By offering equipment using the best materials available, we are confident
that we represent the most cost-effective glass processing systems on the market