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Tönsmeier Group


High-speed plastic sorting


BOGE Air sorts plastics for the Tönsmeier Group

The Challenge
Around 100,000 tons of lightweight plastic packaging are recycled each year in the Tönsmeier plant. With conveying speeds of three metres per second, the only way of classifying materials is using compressed air bursts. What is needed is high availability, under changing demands and under extreme ambient conditions.

The BOGE solution
A 40" twin container plant: two 55 kW machines of the S series and one 75 kW machine with a fixed speed provide the basic air supply. A speed-controlled 90 kW compressor from the SLF series covers peak demands. A master controller switches the compressors on and off as required.

The result
A plant which can cope with every demand situation economically and with an exceedingly low idle time of less than 2 percent.

Project report Tönsmeier

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