Plastic Technology Services, a recycler based in Dumfries, Scotland, selected K-Tech Plastics to install a new 20,000 litre mixer from Italian mixer specialist Beccaria.
The TV 20,000 unit featured a floor-mounted hopper with a forced auger feed capable of loading a 1,000kg container of material into the mixer in three minutes.
Steve Rice, operations manager of Plastic Technology Services, said: “Installing the blender has drastically reduced the length of time it takes to produce a batch of material. Formally it used to take 15 to 20 minutes to fill a bag, which then had to be taken to a second station for weighing.
“The new system will fill a bag in three minutes. This, combined with the increased batch size and the elimination of the secondary weighing operation, has saved us in the region of 20 minutes of production time per tonne.”