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Rishton Paper’s new sort line from Ken Mills

Blackburn based Rishton Paper has recently purchased and installed a new container sort line from Ken Mills Engineering Ltd (KME). Rishton waste paper is a family run business established in 1984 by managing director Bill Braysford. Located at Riverside Industrial Estate the site of the former Rishton Paper Mill, their site consists of an 8,000 sq ft warehouse and a yard capable of storing up to 1,000 tonnes of waste paper/recyclables.

They contacted KME Ltd to help design and build a container sort line. The system that was produced is capable of handling 3 tons per hour of clean mixed containers without glass. The sorting conveyor has 5 positions in total with 2 for picking out waste products and also any recyclable products that they want to keep separate from the mixed plastics.

The sort system consisted of an infeed conveyor, 9 metre sort conveyor with bunkers, master magnets overband; magnet and master magnets Eddy current with vibrating feed table. The system was designed and built in house at KME’s purpose built facility based in Littleborough Rochdale.

Going forward if Rishton Paper looks to upgrade the plant facilities to take out glass, the current layout of machinery has been positioned to take a glass screen at the front end. The unique design of the CP glass screen will take the plant up to 10 tons per hr.

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