Plastic Washer - RJ-Turbo Centrifugal Washer

The RJ-Turbo is a high-speed, centrifugal washer that utilises a combination of friction, centrifugal force and, when required, thermal and chemical energy to remove contaminants and fibre from the surface of the infeed material.

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How does the RJ-Turbo work?

As the contaminated plastic enters the wash chamber, it is introduced to the 3000 rpm spinning rotor. This rotor is fitted with 32 independent paddles, each coated with chromium carbide to reduce wear time. These paddles can be individually calibrated in order to provide the perfect balance between throughput and washing standards.

The energy imparted on the product stream by this plastic washer is significant, forcing the contaminants to break free of the surface of the plastic. With a dry wash, the contaminants collect through the sump. With a wet wash, the contaminants are carried by the water, through the screen, and out into the effluent for filtration and reuse. If required, additional energy can be provided in the form of heated water and/or chemicals within the wash liquor.

RJ Turbo Optional extras

As an optional extra, it is possible to purchase the RJ-Turbo with the required auxiliary equipment forming a complete package, including:

  • Filtration – We use a vibrating sieve to remove solid particles over 300 micron. 
  • Recirculation Tank – Fitted with course filtration to protect the pumps, should the sieve fail. 
  • Holding Tank – To supply the system with either  heated or ambient temperature water
  • Gantry – To locate the washer so the effluent can naturally drain into the recirculation system

This machine is available as a standalone machine, ready to be retrofitted into any existing plastic washing plant. If required Rotajet can provide the RJ-Turbo as a full process plant, utilizing more of our recycling machinery.

Technical Data

Parameter Data
Material of Construction 304ss
Length (mm) 2910
Width (mm) 1185
Height (mm) 1950
Motor Power (kW) 55
Inverter Opti-Drive
Max Speed (rpm) 3000
Screen Type Hexagonal (Clam Type)
Gauge of Steel (mm) 2
Paddle Material Chromium Carbide
Screen Size 3mm (optional)
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Rotajet offers a range of servicing packages that can ensure your machinery is running to its full potential. With Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages available, you can select the offering that best suits your operational needs.

We recommend regular machine servicing as a way to make sure you are achieving the highest quality of product with minimized running costs and machine downtime. 

By offering full machine reports, Rotajet can help you to identify any potential issues and suggest any key changes that could optimize your operation and potentially save time and money down the road.

In urgent cases, Rotajet’s fast call out time will ensure that your machinery is back up and running in no time. 

Contact Rotajet

We aim to get back to any enquiry within 12 hours, so please contact us if you are interested in a specific machine or would like to discuss an individual cleaning application. Our friendly team are happy to help via email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1924 271446.