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Tower of power for sorting

What is your product?

The Fercell IMRO Recycle Tower, designed for landfill mining, offering a scalable, modular, flexible and mobile solution.

How does it work?

All processes are housed in a multi-storey building with the smallest footprint possible.

It is designed to manage the sorting and separation of waste, ideally suited for the task of landfill mining with a throughout of up to 30 tonnes per hour dependent on input materials.

The system includes a pre-shredder, where incoming waste is shredded on to a discharge conveyor. This transports material to the top floor of the Recycle-Tower, where the first screening takes place. The material is then subject to drum screening, and separated into light and heavy through a vertical air separator.

On the same level, ferrous and non-ferrous material separation takes place by eddy current and overbelt magnet separation. Sensor- based sorting then frees extraneous material.

Each fraction is passed on to ground level and the final fraction material is achieved by secondary shredding.

Where would it ideally be used?

While it is promoted to the landfill mining sector, the Recycle Tower has other applications within recycling where space is at a premium.

How is it different?

The DiscoveryLine near-infrared/X-ray sensor system is leading-edge technology first developed by IMRO and now extensively adopted by plants in Europe. It has one of the highest recovery rates because it captures the profitable fraction.

What about maintenance?

With training, many maintenance tasks can be carried out in-house. But Fercell IMRO also provides a technical support phone hotline, and has more than 18 service engineers in the field.The company recommends that customers invest in an annual inspection during plant shut down to ensure optimum performance and avoiding expensive breakdowns and downtime.


Costs will vary because of the purpose-built design.

How is it future-proofed?

Landfill mining in the UK is still at concept stage, but this solution is ‘deliverable today’.

How many have you sold?

We have had interest in what has yet to become a reality in the UK. It is hoped that a pilot plant will soon receive planning permission to prove the design and function of landfill mining.

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