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Machinex builds innovative MRF in London

United Kingdom – US manufacturer Machinex Industries Inc. has stood proudly alongside representatives of Cory Environmental and the Western Riverside Waste Authority at the opening of the Western Riverside Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in London by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.The £25 million MRF will process over 84 000 tonnes of dry recyclables per year from the Western Riverside Waste Authority area, which incorporates the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. ‘The opening of the MRF is an important step for Cory’s operations in London,’ says CEO Peter Gerstrom. ‘The MRF will have a very significant impact on our abilities to recycle great volumes of waste going forward.’
For more than 30 years, Machinex has been building MRFs in Canada, the USA and northern Europe. Cory Environmental turned to Machinex to handle the design and construction of what is described as one of the most automated MRFs in the world. According to Pierre Paré, President of Machinex, the plant was very significant for the company. ‘We have a number of sorting projects in America and are very pleased to have developed this facility,’ he comments. ‘It was a challenge because of the size of the building and we partly use gravity on the four levels for the process. There are 14 Pellenc optical sorting machines.’
The facility contains over 100 fast-moving conveyor belts and an array of hi-tech devices – including optical sorters and magnets – that allow the recyclables to be separated into a range of commodities. Material is fed into the sorting system via a crane and grapple unit which is claimed to be unique for a MRF.

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