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Development of bottom discharge containers for textile recyclers
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Dec '10
Skip Units and its sister company, Truck Specialists, have developed an innovative bottom discharge solution for textile recyclers, where tipping is not possible.

The Skip Units solution consists of a vehicle with a specialist body working in conjunction with bottom discharge containers designed to reduce the cost of emptying, collecting and weighing the contents of the textile banks.

Textile banks have traditionally been emptied by a 'man and a van' using a 3.5 tonne van or a 7.5 tonne truck. As they have become more widely used, the banks have grown in size and it can take 30 - 45 minutes to strip out a large bank. Various methods have been tried to replace this labour intensive procedure, reduce collection costs and improve efficiency.

The method recommended by Skip Units is to adapt the modular banks that are used in paper and plastics collection. These banks are not unloaded through the traditional door at the front but are lifted up by a remote crane into the discharge vehicle. A release mechanism operated from the crane then opens flaps in the bottom of the bank to discharge the load. Using this method, a single man can unload a textile bank in about ten minutes.

The vehicles, supplied by Truck Specialists, Skip Units sister company, are based on a MAN TGS 26-400 6 x 2 chassis with a steering rear axle and fitted with a HMF1220K3 hydraulic crane behind the cab. The crane has a textile bank release mechanism and features full remote control and a Class IV loadcell installation, which allows the issue of a Weights and Measures-approved weight ticket that confirms the weight of the textiles received at the point of collection. The same concept can be tailored to the needs and applications of smaller operators using vehicles of 12 tonnes or 15 tonnes GVW, with smaller cranes and bodies.

The crane discharges the contents of the textile banks into a 27'0" x 8'0" body fitted with a Keith Walking Floor and 'Slide'n'Cover' sheeting system to keep the textiles dry. On return to the depot, the textiles can be discharged into stillages so that the load can be sorted progressively rather than blocking the sorting and the discharge area.

Skip Units Ltd


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