The latest development for Ken Mills Engineering Ltd in the textile sector is the above pictured Textile bale breaker with dual metal detection units. The breaker separates bales of recycled textiles using a spiked belt to collect the textiles from a walking floor. The spikes are leveled off with a ‘doffer unit’ keeping the feed consistent, accurate and even.
Once the bale has been broken apart the textiles are then dropped onto a split transfer conveyor and passed through the metal detection units, there are two metal detection units allowing greater throughput rates (2 tonnes per hour). Items with metal detected are rejected by air separation into a isolation bin and the clean metal free items are collected are passed onto a bagging press, in this instance it was a KME ltd K5 and K12 producing 5kg & 12kg packs.
The new system was tried and tested here in the UK and installed in Texas, USA. We are currently in the process of building our 2nd system including : bale breaker, double metal detection units, transfer conveyor to baling Press. The new system will transfer the clean textiles directly to the press rather than a collection bin for manual transfer.
To view the Recycled Textile Bale breaker with dual metal detection please visit our YouTube channel by clicking the image below :