Stars aren’t just in the sky

British forest products specialist screens with Multistar

For precise screening of wet, fibrous materials, A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products, the UK’s leading specialist for forestry products, looks to Komptech. “We use every bit of a tree” is the motto of A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products. Together with its associated partners, the recycling company process over 3.5 million t of log wood, chips, sawdust, bark and green waste.

Thus, waste and residual wood from forestry, sawmills, woodworking and demolition finds its way to users. With its fleet of over 700 vehicles, the company transports raw materials from all over Great Britain to one of the recycling sites located throughout the country.


The star screen makes the difference

In order to improve the screening of wet, sticky material, the company decided to purchase a Komptech Multistar L3 screener. Production and Operations Director Richard Errington explains: “The Multistar closes the last phase in biomass processing. It separates the material into three size fractions."

At an annual workload of 44 000 t, high availability and constant throughput, even with hard-to-screen biomass, are of enormous importance, adds Jenkinson. It was not least the world­wide high reputation of Komptech’s star screens that prompted the company to invest in the new ­machine. Errington says: “With the Multistar L3 we made a decisive improvement in the work process."


Patented cleaning system

Komptech star screens are among the highest-performance separators for organic waste, because they reliably maintain the set grain size regardless of how damp the material is. One of the reasons is the patented cleaning system, which uses cleaning fingers to keep the screen gaps unobstructed during operation. The Multistar L3 has a number of innovative features that predecessor models did not. This includes a design that makes mainte­nance­ considerably simpler.

The screen decks are built as cassettes, and allow fast, flexible grain size changes. Thanks to the modular design, under­body, feed dosing container and wind sifter can be individually adapted to customer needs.


A service partner nearby

It wasn’t just Komptech’s machine quality, but also the service quality provided by its distributor John Hanlon & Co. Ltd. that sealed the deal for the Multistar L3. Richard Errington completes, “Hanlon’s sales rep Simon Burrow knows the Clifton Moor site very well, and recommended a machine version for us that was idea for our needs. Plus, if repairs are needed the nearest Hanlon depot is just 40 minutes away.”  They’re convinced it’s the ideal situation at Jenkinson, which for years has relied on Komptech compost turners, shredders, and drum and star screens.


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