Whitham Mills Installed a Waste Management System for Veolia
Waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills has installed a conveyor system and baling plant for Veolia, a tier 1 waste management company at the company’s materials recycling facility and transfer station at Armoury Road, Birmingham.
The 25 metre conveyor and Godswill baling system is the fourth installation Whitham Mills has carried out for Veolia in recent years, and the company’s tenth installation for Veolia to date.
The baler installed along with a conveyor system at the company’s Armoury Road site in Birmingham.
The new system will be used to separate and bale mixed recyclable municipal waste collected at the kerbside. The system can process 20 tonnes of material per hour.
“WME have provided balers for us on a number of projects including Canada Dock, Basildon, Cambridge and Armoury Road, and we have been very happy with their performance so far.”
Managing director at Whitham Mills, Ben Smart added: “This is a testament to our experience and understanding of the requirements that companies such as this have. Our continued work with them demonstrates the skilled workforce and high quality engineering we have at Whitham Mills. We take great pride in our work and help our customers deliver on the promises they make to their customers.”
In what is described as “a comprehensive end-to-end approach”, Whitham Mills has designed, installed and commissioned the system and will provide rolling service cover along with consumables supply and fitting. The conveyor system is heavy duty with a 1500mm wide chain and a 6 inch pitch. The overall length is approximately 24.5m which includes a 14m horizontal length.
Auto lubrication is provided and power comes via 7.5km motor gearbox. Safety provision includes a safety pull wire system.
The baler is a 20 tonnes per hour GB-1111FS – 120HP ( 2 x 45kw) and produces one tonne bales.