Sparta and General Kinematics Join Forces on Dane County’s New C&D Recycling System
Dane County expanded and transformed their transfer station into a state of the art Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling facility. To provide the engineering, design, manufacturing, integration, installation, and start-up of their turnkey C&D recycling system, Dane County tapped Sparta Manufacturing, a leading North American supplier of recycling systems for the C&D waste industry.
In an innovative public/private partnership, Dane Country contracted with Landfill Reduction And Recycling, Inc. (LRRI), an experienced WI-based C&D waste management recycling company, to operate the County’s C&D MRF for the next ten years.
As Sparta Manufacturing is first and foremost a system integrator, regularly integrating equipment that they either do not build or which customers like LRRI already utilize elsewhere, Sparta happily integrated into its Dane County system, General Kinematics’ FINGER-SCREEN™ and DE-STONER® Air Classifier / Density Separator. Based and manufactured in Illinois, this GK advanced vibratory technology equipment will reliably screen and separate the commodities for this C&D processing system.Read more...
This dual-line Sparta recycling system was sized and configured to optimize Dane County’s building configuration/traffic flow, and to maximize product recovery from its up to 350 tons per day of C&D waste. It was designed to capture, through a combination of mechanized equipment and labor, the following products: clean wood, mixed aggregates, metals, cardboard, shingles, and fines (alternate daily cover).
By splitting the flows onto 2 main (A & B) processing lines, sorters on the overs ’A Line’ are able to most efficiently pick the desired commodities. Special tipping hoppers are provided behind select sorters on the tip floor side of the Sort Line, for sorters to additionally pick small volume/valuable commodities like copper, wire, aluminum, stainless steel etc
And this allows the ’B’ Line to mechanically process the middles fraction, through a combination of mechanical processes – ie. in-line magnet to remove ferrous metals; GK FINGER-SCREEN™ to remove fines; and GK DE-STONER® Air Classifier to help capture mixed aggregates. Sorters after the Air Classifier pick desired recyclables from the ’lights’, and a quality control/sorter removes the miscellaneous non-aggregate ’heavies’ so that clean aggregates directly convey into the aggregates bunker.
Sparta supplied a PLC-based electrical control panel with an Allen Bradley 15” HMI (touch-screen) display. This centralized computer touch-screen interface is remotely located in an operator tower, allowing the operator to see the whole system while operating it. Sparta technicians are able to remotely connect (via an Ethernet connection) to the system’s control panel to help trouble-shoot the system.
The Dane County C&D Recycling MRF will be fully operational by late January 2016. Sparta Manufacturing is a leading supplier of recycling processing systems for the construction and demolition waste, solid waste, and green waste industries. More information on General Kinematics equipment can be found at www.gkrecycling.com.