Air Separation

We specialize in solutions to support various material recovery facilities. Impact Air’s
technology use air to convey dry materials, such as foil, film, dust and fractions of paper and
plastic that can otherwise be very costly and difficult to remove from the material streams.
This separation system is ideal for shredded or granulated plastics, rubber, waste and
plasterboard. It has a fully adjustable cascade cleaning solution, is suitable for most recycling
facilities, and designed to efficiently remove lightweight material and debris from the material
stream. Differences in particle shape and density cause the “lights” to be lifted up by the air
stream, while the “heavies” discharge from the bottom, providing excellent rates of
Main function is to remove lightweight un-pickable items such as paper, plastic and foil from
the material stream. The input air creates a high velocity air stream through which the falling
material has to travel. The lighter material fractions are blown or separated from the falling
material and are captured by the extraction hood and conveyed away. The heavier material
is unaffected by the incoming air stream and falls through the air stream onto the conveyor
Flexible solutions for collecting and conveying handpicked material, such as plastic film,
during the manual sorting process. Material is typically fed directly into a bale press or the
Impact Film Screw to reduce material volumes. The film system reduces labor costs and
eliminates the need for transfer stations and additional storage bunkers.

This system allows separated dry materials like plastic containers, aluminum, and beverage
cans to be conveyed through a system of silos directly to storage bunkers or balers using the
most direct route, eliminating the need to utilize multiple conveyors, which often take up
valuable space.
Can generate a lot of dust which can create an unpleasant working environment for
employees, housekeeping issues and significant fire risks as airborne dust particles come to
rest on plant equipment. These dust control solutions can be integrated into the MRF using
stand alone fully automatic filter systems or incorporated into other centralized pneumatic
conveying systems.
The technology used for Impact’s High Capacity Drum system takes many of its design
elements from the existing system, utilizing a high velocity channel of air, through which the
in feed material must travel. The addition of the rotating drum in this application has
dramatically increased separation efficiency.