Heavy Duty Recycling Equipment is the equipment used to recycle machinery from large plants, such as those in the various power and transportation (including recycling and/or disposal of trucks, truck parts, snowplows, etc), logging, building (including both destruction and new construction) industries. Recycling and disposal of the equipment these industries use is not only expensive, but is often dangerous, both to the workers handling the materials, and to the environment. This is because much of the material to be re4cycled or destroyed had toxic components. Most heavy duty recycling equipment facilities take special care to provide environmental safeguards, such as fully-contained site-perimeter drainage, contiguous heavy-duty steel interlinked containment bays, over-sized oil interceptors, virtually impervious high-grade micro-silica concrete slab construction. If possible, heavy duty recycling equipment facilities are built with an underlying heavy duty geo-membrane, to create a seal against damaging the surrounding soil.
Heavy Duty Recycling Equipment includes machines and systems such as:
- Twin chamber incinerators
- PCB decontamination equipment
- An in-house laboratory, with a gas chromatography unit
- Solvent wash processing (for removing solid wastes) serviced by installed electric overhead cranes
- SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) storage, recovery and test facilities
- Bulk oil storage capability for contaminated or non-contaminated oils
- Lift facilities for weights of up to 60 tons
- Equipment and processing methods for handling non-contaminated plant fixtures and equipment
- A dedicated abnormal load entrance, with a weighing station leading to a heavy off-load area for things like transformers and other over-sized plant fixtures.
Heavy Duty Recycling Equipment includes things like crushing machines (such as jaw crushers, impact crushers, and cone crushers), balers and baling presses, compactors, storage containers, airlifts, and materials handling and disposal equipment such as screeners, pan feeders, vibrating shakeouts, conveyors, electrostatic separators, densifiers for recovered plastics, granulators, sewage shredders, hydraulic scrap lifters, chip removal and coolant filtration units.
One of the prime concerns of organizations manufacturing heavy duty recycling equipment is the safety of the workers using this equipment. Therefore, care is taken via the use of screens, covers, and safety equipment to minimize contact between the workers ans the materials recovered or recycled. Additionally, training in safely running such equipment is often needed of employees tasked with those jobs.
As concern for the impact on both planet and people grows, the development and use of heavy duty recycling equipment will become more and more mandated by governments and regulatory agencies, in an effort to reduce damage to the air and soil, and to facilitate recycling of reusable components of heavy duty items to reduce the depletion of Earth’s natural resources.