Plastic Recycling Machinery

With over 30 years’ experience, Rotajet Systems Ltd. continue to lead the way in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic recycling, drying, washing and plastic separation machinery. We handle size reduction, conveying, material separation, washing, bagging and depacking for the recycling industry. 

The development of efficient plastic recycling technologies has become critical to both the ecological and economic security of businesses around the world. Recent developments in environmental policies to fight plastic pollution are creating huge opportunities across the globe within the plastic recycling industries.

Rotajet create cutting-edge recycling equipment, enabling our customers to achieve high throughput rates with little labour output. Our machines are modular in design and can be scaled to suit any application; from standalone machines to turnkey plastic recycling plants.

Remote Monitoring

Managing a plastic recycling facility can be a complex and demanding task, so we have made sure our equipment provides a streamlined user experience. Remote monitoring is incorporated into each of our lines to provide operational data; allowing you to manage your site from wherever you are.

This means you can monitor your equipment and create early warning systems to alert you by phone when servicing or spares need replacing. We can also offer remote support if you chose to provide access to Rotajet’s engineers; allowing us to help optimise your system. 

System Design

Our engineering department undertake full design studies for each plastic recycling plant we produce. This ensures your system is fully optimised for your individual application and accounts for any specific logistical issues your operation may face.

If you are wishing to integrate Rotajet products to enhance the capacity of your existing system, our team can work directly with your engineers to optimise the design. Once this process is completed, you will receive the package of documentation for your approval prior to fabrication.

Servicing

Rotajet provides complete service and spare parts programs supported by our specially trained engineers. We offer preventative maintenance on existing and new machinery across the recycling industry.

We have three levels of service contracts to account for the varying needs across the industry: Gold, Silver and Bronze, giving quarterly, twice yearly and annual visits respectively.

Full site reports are completed, giving actionable information for caring for and optimising your machinery.

 

A Rotajet engineer will visit your site on a yearly basis and carry out a full inspection to check all serviceable machine settings. The engineer’s visit will be booked by our after sales team 1 month prior to the due date. To ensure minimal downtime, these visits can be scheduled around your businesses needs. At this stage, an initial assessment of the machine will be carried out. We will establish the current condition of the machinery, the cleaning parameters and highlight any additional work required.

A site service report will be completed following the engineers visit. This will include all work carried out on the machine, all machine parameters, all electrical motor parameters, comparisons with initial inspection records, as well as a breakdown of all components used during the site visit. To ensure uninterrupted operation over the next 12 months, guidance will also be provided for any required maintenance work.

A Rotajet engineer will visit your site on a 6 monthly basis or after 1500 running hours. During their visit, they will carry out a full inspection as well as checking all serviceable machine settings. The engineer’s visit will be automatically booked by our after sales team, following a 3 month review. During an initial assessment, the condition of the machine and cleaning parameters will be assessed. A machine report will be kept and updated by Rotajet following each review. This report will be available to the customer at any time.

A site service report will be completed, which is concluded following an engineers visit. This report will include all work carried out on the machine, all machine and motor parameters, as well as comparisons to initial inspection records. Also included in the report will be a complete breakdown of all components used within the site visit. The report will also give advice on any further work required, which is to be discussed during the 3 monthly reviews. 

A Rotajet engineer will visit your site on a 3 monthly basis or after 750 running hours and carry out a full inspection. During this inspection, all serviceable machine settings will be checked. The visits will be automatically booked by our after sales team on a 3 monthly basis or after 1000 running hours. We will remotely assess the total running time of the machine. The remote monitoring can also help the after sales team review the running parameters of the machine. The customer will be advised on any potential problem with the machinery or potential developments. This helps our customer operate the machine more efficiently. A machine report will be kept updated by Rotajet following each review; this report will be available to the customer at any time.

Following the site visit by the Rotajet engineer, a site service report will be completed. This report will include all work carried out on the machine, all machine and motor parameters, as well as a comparison to initial inspection records. Also detailed will be a breakdown of all components used within the site visit. The report will also give advice on any further work required.

The Plastics Market

With the increased focus on sustainable living in recent years, the recycling industry has been opening its door to bigger opportunities in order to stay on a parallel trajectory. For the plastic market, this has meant that recycled plastic packaging has seen an increase in demand, while the increase in household recycled plastic has been exponential. 

Whilst our understanding of the effects of plastic waste mismanagement is growing, as a population we are beginning to understand the detrimental effects that our treatment of plastic throughout time has been having on the natural environment. 

As a major cause of public concern, the way that we manage our plastic production is fast becoming a topic of interest among industries across the board, thus accelerating the need to produce recycled plastics as an alternative to virgin plastics.

Statistics on Recycled Plastic

In 2017, the UK saw the highest figures ever recorded for plastics collected by the local authorities: amounting to an approximate 550 thousand tonnes in total. 

This amount represents a 10% increase in figures from 2013/14 and serves to demonstrate how the plastics industry is growing quickly and continuously.

The Future of Plastic Recycling

The UK Government has set several targets and trajectories across the board when it comes to creating a sustainable economy. Some such examples of this include moving to fully electric vehicles by 2030, implementing the 25-year environment plan, and donating £5.8billion to combating climate change between 2016 and 2020. For the plastics industry, this has involved implementing ‘the plastics tax’ at £200 per tonne for any plastic packaging produced or imported to the UK that isn’t made up of at least 30% recycled plastic from April 2022, and announcing aims to achieve zero avoidable waste by 2050.

 

The introduction of the ‘Plastics Tax’ is predicted to be a catalyst for major change across the plastics industry. Incentivising the use of at least 30% recycled plastic, this tax that will take effect in April 2022 has given the plastics industry time to make the shift towards using recycled plastic. While this move towards using recycled plastic is great news for the environment, it also presents fantastic new opportunities for the plastics industry to look towards reducing the costs of one-use plastics and take advantage of the rising demand for recycled plastic.