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Norfolk's largest paper bank operator invests in Macpresse equipment
MW White is well known in the Norwich area. Not only is the company said to be the largest paper bank operator in Norfolk, but the family has been involved in recycling and waste management for more than a century.
A long and impressive history is great to have, but Managing Director Paul White has his plans firmly set in the future. The company has invested in a new Macpresse Mac 111/1, a high quality, continuous baling press capable of baling 30 tonnes of loose feed material per hour.
The press will primarily be used for baling paper and cardboard collected from more than 500 paper banks and 1100 skips operated by the company, but thanks to innovative bale tying mechanism and complete control over speed, bale size and bale density, the new press has the potential to bale a range of materials including refuse derived fuel.
As with all modern Macpresse machines, a simple exchange of baler binding hooks will convert the machine from tying bales with steel wire, to tying bales with burnable plastic wire - ideal for RDF applications. This conversion adds yet another advantage over its competitors offering further utility to the press and production requirements.
MW White employs 40 staff at its 4.5 acre site, where it operates an MRF, sorting mixed recyclables from councils throughout the country. The company offers paper recycling services to councils, supermarkets, charitable organisations and offices, supplying paper mills in the UK, Continental Europe, the Far East and China. In addition, it recycles a range of plastic bottles, pallets, crates, bags and films.
The Mac 111/1 baling press, supplied by RCP SA, will assist MW White in baling all of these materials more efficiently and at a reduced cost. The press is designed for continuous operation with the powerful 170 tonne ram cylinder producing dense, mill-sized bales which are easily stackable - thanks to the shearing action of the compression chamber.
The bale chamber is lined with easily replaceable Hardox 500 alloy liners to withstand the abrasive action of waste materials.
The entire machine is designed for easy maintenance. The horizontal, electro/mechanical bale tying system does not require a pit to be constructed under the machine, as is required with vertically tied bales, keeping the work area cleaner and safer for staff. Large inspection doors along the press provide speedy access to all areas and the advanced hydraulic system is designed to operate with minimal maintenance.
The optional Macpresse PLC TD Pro is a computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports, together with other statistical data that can be downloaded in Excel format to any main computer via modem link.
All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density with all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers and lorries.
12th December 2013