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Kit: EMS Metering Drum Hopper

What is your product?

The new EMS Metering Drum Hopper, which has been specifically designed and engineered so that it can be easily incorporated and immediately deployed in any MRF.

How does it work?

The MDH3500 utilises its heavy-duty rotating drum to provide a consistent material feed rate, effectively layering light and heavy materials. This layering process creates the most efficient presentation to automated or manual sorting, making the whole process much more efficient and less costly.

Where would it be ideally be used?

It is designed for use in MRFs which handle all waste types, but is most suitable for municipal and commingled waste.

How is it different?

The MDH3500 has been designed and engineered for fast and easy integration into existing lines. There is a range of sizes available to meet the level of autonomy or reduction on refill periods required. Its steady layering of light and heavy materials provides the most efficient presentation to automated or manual sorting. It is also easy to adjust to the speed of the plant line.

What benefits does it offer?

Whatever the size of the MRF, operators instantly receive increased system capacity, decreased downtime and an immediate return on investment. By using the MDH3500, operators can prevent power surges, thus allowing for more efficient handling.

Where has it been used?

It is being deployed in MRF operations in Scotland and in Northern Ireland and several pipeline orders are confirmed for England and Wales for delivery in 2014 and 2015.


The MDH3500 has been designed so that it can be adapted and applied to any MRF size and to customer requirements and, as such, costs vary. However, pricing is extremely competitive and the return on investment is significant.

Any savings?

MRF managers will instantly see cost savings on fuel from reduced loading times. Operators who were used to regular filling can be deployed more efficiently elsewhere.

What about maintenance?

It can be easily and economically maintained in-house. It is a simple system which would benefit from grease point checks and regular hydraulic oil. 

What is its life span?

It has been designed to last for up to 20 years.

How it is future proofed?

The product has durability and flexibility built in, with the practical advantages and economic benefits designed with longevity in mind.

How does the equipment fit in with the company’s future plans?

The MDH3500 is just one part of a suite of products designed to fit into existing operations. EMS Recycle designs and builds full MRFs locally and globally and can incorporate all of these into the process. Flexibility is vital for our customers – and for us.

Where do you see it being sold?

We see this being deployed for use across all public and private sector MRF operations.


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