Plastic Recycling Machines: Transport

Plastic Recycling Machines: Transport

Often we get questions from people about what machines they need to handle their materials. Often, it’s not that clear what the purpose of every machine is and what recycling machine you need to reach your goal. Therefore, we are starting a new series of posts where we will try to explain different recycling machines and their purposes. Today we will start with explaining more about transport and how material is moved from one machine to another to automate the whole recycling process. The type of the material decides mainly what mean of transport should be used. There are different solutions available for solid objects, dry bulk materials and wet bulk materials.

Belt Conveyor


The belt conveyor is mainly used for solid objects. It can be for the input into the line or intermediate transport between machines within the line. The belt conveyor can be suitable as well for dry bulk material such as plastic or rubber flakes. The advantage of the belt conveyor is the open access to the passing material, which is especially useful during the sorting process. Machines and workers can screen the material as it passes by and remove contaminating materials.

Blower Fan


For the transport of bulk materials such as plastic and rubber flakes or powder to higher levels the blower fan with transport tubes is the most compact and efficient solution. A strong blower fan accelerates the air, which blows the bulk material with ease straight into the height without occupying much space on the ground. With this process material can be elevated to many meters above the ground.

Screw Conveyor


The main function of the screw conveyor is to transport wet bulk materials like washed plastic flakes or wet rubber particles. The position of the screw blades and the complete enclosure provides the ideal circumstances to achieve efficient transport of the material. During the process, the heavy water is removed and no energy is wasted to move the water with the plastic or rubber. The water is collected at the bottom of the conveyor in a reservoir and easy to discharge.