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Depackaging source separated organic waste

Depackaging source separated organic waste

Rowan engineering and their Spanish agents recently completed the supply, installation and commissioning of a complete depackaging line in northern Spain to seperate organic waste.

The machine will be processing food waste collected from local villages and towns and adding the recovered organic material to its compost. Due to the nature of the material, stainless steel was for all contact parts. The depackaging line can process up to 30 tonnes per hour and can operate without adding any additional water will be a key part of the customers business going forward.

Deboxing and Deblistering Waste Pharmaceutical Products

Deblistering Waste Pharmaceutical ProductsDominator depackaging machines x 2 were recently installed at a factory which specialises in the recovery of materials from waste pharmaceutical products.

The first machine was set up to de box aluminium blister packs from their cardboard boxes, these blister packs were then separated using an eddy current separator before falling into a second machine. This second machine then removed the tablets from the blister packs so the aluminium could be sent for recycling. Due to the versatility of the Dominator, the same model was used in both stages, but different paddle settings and shaft speeds were used to optimise performance. Instead of sending these blister packs to landfill the customer is now able to recover the aluminium and has another revenue stream.

Depackaging Grow Bags

fruit farm depackaging

“We were recently approached by a large fruit farm to design and supply a system to separate the soil from used grow bags. The bags were previously separated by hand on field but with labour shortages and increasing costs this was no longer possible.

They had tried shredders and trommels but with little success so we’re amazed with the results when we put a pallet load of bags through our trial machine.

The large hopper can be loaded with 9m3 of product which will feed directly into the Dominator Depackaging Machine.

Recovered soil is sent directly to local nurseries and farms without the need for further screening.

Customer is delighted with the results and is already looking roll out the system to other areas”

Rowan Engineering LR Range Depackaging Machines

depackaging machines

Rowan Engineering are proud to introduce the LR models as the latest range of our depackaging machines.

This new machine comes with integrated loading hopper, feed screw, control panel and access platform as well as our existing Dominator Depackaging machine, making it the complete all-in-one solution for customers where space and time is at a premium.

The LR model is plug and play - simply bolt into position, plug in and away you go!

All existing Dominator models are now available in the LR range, and in either carbon or stainless steel.

Contact Rowan Engineering today for further information.

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One of the best depackaging machines on the market

Waste De-packagingThe Dominator depackaging machine was recently featured in leading waste management magazine following its installation at Peat soil in Australia.

The machine is used to unpack a number of different waste food stocks before being used in the production of compost. 

ELB Equipment are the exclusive dealers for the Dominator depackaging machine in the Australasian area. For any enquires please head to their website for further details -

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Depackaging Machines Shipped to Australia & United States

Depackaging Machines shipped to Australia

The Dominator heads for World Domination, with our first waste depackaging machines recently sold in Australia and the United States.

Our client, a large composting site in Australia recently commissioned Rowan Food & Biomass Engineering to install a depackaging machine to enable them to start accepting packaged food waste. Through using our equipment, they will now be able to process and add organic material to green waste, forming a quality compost. For more information or enquiries for similar projects, contact our exclusive dealers

In America, the Dominator Depackaging Machine will be used to depackage both expired and out-of-spec supermarket and food factory rejects. Our equipment will depackage this food waste to produce an organic soup which will be used In the generation of energy – from waste to anaerobic digestion.

Another LR Dominator leaves the factory

LR Dominator Depackaging Machine

Our compact model features an integrated feed hopper, complete with optional bolt-on greedy boards for extra capacity, and a pre-wired control panel which makes it a truly plug and play de-packaging solution.  This unit was fitted with the 1800 Dominator which can process up to 4m3 per hour of material, and the hopper can be fitted with a bridge breaking device to assist with difficult to handle materials.  As and when required, a larger Dominator can be fitted to the same frame with minimal work, meaning the Dominator can grow with your business.  For ease of transportation, the LR Dominator is designed to fit a shipping container for our international customers, or closer to home can be moved using a HIAB equipped lorry as shown.

Dominator Depackaging at RWM18 NEC Birmingham

Dominator Depackaging at RWM18

Rowan Engineering recently exhibited their depackaging machine at the recycling and waste management show at the NEC Birmingham.

The show was a massive success with businesses from all around the world enquiring about the machine and how it could help them.

With the Dominator being so versatile it attracted a vast range of industries. From gypsum plasterboard manufactures wanting to recycle their production offcuts to municipal waste recyclers wanting to extract as much organic content as they could to reduce how much material they send to landfill.

On top of all the enquires and interest the Dominator was also nominated in the exhibition’s innovation awards for most innovative business or local authority succeeding within the circular economy process

Shredder replacement

Shredder ReplacementRowan Engineering recently supplied a brand new depackaging machine to a multi-national waste processor 

The customer was previously using a shredder to de-box and separate material before it was sent for further processing. However, the particle size after shredding was too small which meant the product was unable to be sorted efficiently. The small particle size was also causing downstream processing problems. The Dominator was set up to be far more gentle on the product which has helped solve these issues

Now using the Dominator the customer has dramatically increased the percentage of material that is recovered from the process.

For more information about how the Dominator depackaging machine can help your business contact us today.

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