Iona Waste Systems demonstrated their new Airtrac 3200S in operation at an open day event, organised in partnership with Waste Processing Solutions (WPS) and held at Peak Waste, on the outskirts of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
Manufactured in Northern Ireland, the plant, which is tracked for mobility, incorporates a Hein Lehmann flip flow screen with a Westeria air separator and a magnetic head drum, to produce inert waste in the form of stone, lights, metals and fines, which can then be used for high-grade recycling and refuse derived fuel.
Particular benefits of the machine includes a pre-screening capability for 10mm, high moisture content fines, as well as precision setting options for all applications, airspeed, nozzle angle and conveyor positioning.
WPS – part of the Finlay Group of companies – is an appointed dealer for Iona Waste Systems in England and Wales.
Nigel Fisher, Group Operations Manager for BKP, was among those viewing the machinery. He said: "It has got a lot of potential and I can really see the value of it. It’s going to divert a lot of waste from landfill."
Ean Noble of Moss Construction Aggregates, was also present. He said: "The machinery is very impressive with excellent screens. It’s a great piece of technology."
The Airtrac 3200S can handle a range of applications, including construction and demolition, residual, commercial, glass, wood, compost and scrap metal.
It will enable customers to recycle up to 95 per cent of construction and demolition and/or construction and industrial waste material.
Hubert Watson of Iona Waste Systems, said: "We’ve had a lot of interest and already sold the first machine at Hillhead in June.
"This machinery is the future for waste recycling, enabling revenue to be drawn from the process of waste materials."
Dave Statham of WPS, said: "Interest in the machinery is high. We’ve had some serious enquiries after visitors saw the plant in action."