Simply put, a Ballistic separator is a systematic machine designed by professionals to sort out waste materials. As the name suggests, it is the high-quality segregation device used to collect, sort, and separate materials of all shapes and sizes.
What is a Ballistic Separator and how does it work?
A ballistic separator is a mechanical sorting device with oscillating paddles that run the length of the sorting deck. Alternating sets of paddles are 60 to 120 degrees out of phase from the adjacent paddle to provide agitation of the material stream on top of the deck. The agitation has a different effect on the commingled waste stream causing a separation of rigid items off one end and flexible items off the other. The paddles usually have a mesh opening in the deck to allow the fines, such as glass, to drop through the deck to provide another separation.
When used in sorting waste, the rigid items are containers like plastic bottles, glass, aluminum cans, steel cans. The flexible fraction is plastic wrap and different paper grades like cardboard, mixed office paper, and newsprint.
Composites of Ballistic Separator
The ballistic separator machine mainly consists of a wide range of flexible parts like:
Replaceable screening plates
A flexible set of paddles
Hydraulic lifting system
Centralized lubricating system
Being a performance-driven application, this impeccable device is capable of sorting different kinds of materials such as stones, glass, metal, wood, plastic, paper, and container, cans including construction & demolition waste and other heavy items.
In addition, this waste segregation machine can easily handle municipal solid weather, commercial as well as industrial waste with perfection.
Types of Ballistic Separator Machine
Keeping in mind the performance, productiveness, and efficiency, the ballistic separator is mainly divided into four main categories:
It is considered one of the smallest types of ballistic separator used particularly in small plants.
It is a more advanced variant of 4 paddles. The 8 paddles is an intermediate application that can easily perform various functions while retaining the same number of paddles and maximizing the total dimension marginally.
Unlike 4 and 8 paddles, this model is specifically designed to sort out a large number of waste with high flow rates.
It is the world’s largest MRF Ballistic Separator with an internal diameter (6 meters) and screening area (32 m2) to siting out heavy materials and in the largest quantity easily.