MSA was tasked with providing a solution in one of the harshest environments you can imagine – a glass recycling plant.
Glass recycling plants are a highly abrasive and humid environment which requires a high level of maintenance to keep running smoothly.
Along with the wear and oxidization challenges, the tonnage per hour is high meaning the speed of the machinery is quite fast. MSA modified the design of our rare earth magnetic head pulleys to resist oxidisation and include replaceable stainless-steel lagging.
The intense surface strength and unique circuitry allows our magnetic head pulleys to keep up with the speed of the plant and still outperform any other metal separation option on the market.
“Waglass has the contract to process all of the glass from the WA Container Deposit Scheme. The Waglass Plant at Bassendean in WA is a highly specialised plant containing over 60 items of equipment. The plant processes and sorts all of the glass collected from WA CDS into three colours of glass which is containerised and shipped to Orora’s bottle making facility in SA for direct feed to their furnaces.
There are strict quality standards required by Orora for the product we produce. Amongst them is that ferrous metal levels must be below 0.1g/100kg. To achieve this standard a magnetic head roller was purchased from MSA Magnetics in September 2020. The roller has been operating in our plant for the last 12 months. During that period we have extracted several tonnes of ferrous metal using this roller, and at no point have we found any ferrous metal in our finished product.
We have since purchased a second unit from MSA in case of breakdown, but to date have had no reason to use it.
We have no hesitation in recommending MSA regarding the quality of their products and service.” – Peter Harkins, Managing Director at Waglass
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