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.