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Separation of wood for fuel

2000 ecs 2000 ecohog eddy current

For the past 22 years Jack Moody Group (JMG) has worked with local authorities in the processing and recycling of organic waste to create high-quality compost products. The company has six recycling sites around the West Midlands and a large logistics operation to transport all the material.

It decided to purchase three THM ECS-2000 Ecohog eddy current separators (ECSs) through UK dealer Warwick Ward, primarily at its wood-fuelled power stations, to process A, B and C grade wood to remove all the metals. The processed wood is then sent to one of the first UK fully accredited gasified power stations based in central Birmingham, which is operated by MWH.

Rob Moody, managing director of JMG, said “The ECS processes 35 tonnes an hour. Its self-contained tracked design makes it extremely portable and versatile for what we need to achieve on this site. It has a 2m-wide eddy current rather than the usual 1.5m, allowing us to process much more material.”

The unit incorporates an Eriez Rev X-E ST22-80 ECS which enhances production by 30% in comparison to standard 1,500m models, and suits processors with high volumes of waste material needing to separate ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Built-in compressors and airlines facilitate regular cleaning down, reducing fire hazards and ensuring ease of maintenance.

It can operate easily in conjunction with existing equipment in the process, in this case shredders and screens.

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