In the UK alone an estimated 4.5 million tonnes of wood waste is generated annually. The construction and demolition (C&D) sectors accounts for more than half of this. An increase in landfill charges and the expense of haulage has encouraged wood waste processors to consider alternative options to landfill disposal such as recycling wood. Recycling wood can encourage the reuse of wood creating re-usable products such as panel boards or valuable biomass fuel for large power stations.
In the UK there is a continual growing demand for recovered wood within Biomass facilities due to fuel prices and access to finance and legislation. However, non-combustible contaminants such as nails and grit can cause additional wear to biomass facilities therefore treatment of the wood waste to remove contaminants is required prior to this.
The Tracked HogMag Eddy Current Separator is a mobile unit, that has been designed for the recovery of inert materials such as wood, creating quality re-usable wood for items such as panel boards or valuable biomass fuel. The HogMag has the proven ability to create high separation levels of ferrous and non-ferrous metals ensuring there is no loss of valuable materials when removing contaminants.The HogMag unit is also available for static installation.
The HogMag ECS unit has been designed with heavy duty components such as the Eriez Eddy Current Separator to ensure downtime is kept to a minimum. The HogMag unit is fitted with energy saving motors so not only can the HogMag save overhead costs in wood waste processors, but is also helping the UK to achieve its goal of becoming a more sustainable society.