integratedAIR System are thrilled to part of the first canning facility in Kazakhstan – providing a scrap system, air filtration for wet can elevation system and decorator ink mist and over-varnish extraction system.
The first air system collects bright aluminium trim scrap from 6 trimmers and 1 cupping press. The system has been designed with extra capacity for a future 4No. Trimmers. The material collected is conveyed to the front-end scrap separator, which feeds into the baler via a weigh hopper system to accurately weigh the scrap and create consistent bale sizes.
The second air system collects whole can scrap from around the plant and only runs when required. There are four whole can scrap sweep up points in the trimmer area, decorator area, necker/ flanger and baler room. This system will convey scrap to the whole can scrap separator feeding into compactor again via a weigh hopper system including a bypass to the floor. Initially, there will be a bypass baler and the scrap will feed to the floor. Provision has been made for a bypass baler to be installed at a later date.
The fans, air separators and weigh hoppers are arranged on top of a mezzanine platform are all designed by integratedAIR Systems.
The exhaust air from both conveying systems is filtered, line scrap air goes through one of our mist eliminator units with clean air exhausting to atmosphere. The whole can system air is filtered through a bag filter system with a summer/winter divert so that air can be exhausted to atmosphere in the summer months and diverted back inside during winter months to help heat the plant.
A new main header duct for the ink mist exhaust is positioned at a high level just to one side of the machine. Into this, eight flexible connectors run from the supplied inker hoods.
The main header duct runs down towards the end of the machine and then turn upwards to connect into a new two-stage ink mist filter unit mounted on the mezzanine in this area.
The exhaust hoods connect by separate pipework systems to a pre-separation drum positioned by the side of the decorator, inside any liquid that is extracted with the fume is collected. A single exhaust connection runs on from the drum to a filter and fan assembly positioned above the mezzanine area,
The filter and fan assembly are mounted on a common chassis shared with the ink mist extraction system and secured to the mezzanine floor. As with the ink mist filter, this filter includes both primary and secondary stages with a differential pressure gauge connected across these to indicate when the elements in this need replacing. The fan generates a very high vacuum in the pre-separation drum to ensure sufficient exhaust from the machine and movement of any entrained liquid through the pipework connections into the drum.
The client is very happy with the outcome. We look forward to working with them in the future expansion!