Left to right: Ashley Ward, Managing Director of Warwick Ward, Rob Moody, Managing Director of Moody Group, and Declan McNally, Technical Engineer Ecohog
Established in 1963, the Jack Moody Group (JMG) are a large West Midlands based landscape construction, recycling and civil engineering business. The recycling side of the business has grown considerably since 1996 and today 750,000 tonnes of waste is processed and diverted from landfill every year by JMG.
For the past 22 years JMG have worked with local authorities processing and recycling organic waste to create high quality compost products. They now have six recycling sites around the West Midlands and a large logistics operation to transport all the material.
Rob Moody, Managing Director of JMG said “We process around 1 million tonnes of inert waste, 200,000 tonnes of biodegradable waste, and 150,000 tonnes of wood across our entire operation. The site here is a total of 55acres with a dedicated 27acre recycling facility and we employ a total of 414 people, with 55 working within the recycling business here.”
“We were looking for eddy current separators to add to our operation here, and on other sites and having had a relationship with Warwick Ward for some time, they had recently taken on the UK distributorship for Ecohog, which was very interesting for us” said Rob.
“After looking at the marketplace, we decided to purchase three THM ECS-2000 Ecohog Eddy Current Separators through Warwick Ward. These machines are primarily for our wood fuelled power stations, processing A, B and C grade wood to remove all the metals. The processed wood is then sent to one of the first UK fully accredited TUROCS gasified power stations based in central Birmingham, which is operated by MWH.”
Rob went on to add “The THM ECS–2000 Ecohog Eddy Current Separator processes 35 tonne per hour for us here, and I must say, it’s been fantastic. We have been extremely happy with its performance, effectiveness and gen set power configuration. Its self-contained tracked design makes it extremely portable and versatile for what we need to achieve on this site. We worked closely with Warwick Ward and Ecohog and they have delivered a solution that has many bespoke elements tailored around our specific operation. The other important thing to point out is that it has a 2m wide eddy current, rather than the usual 1.5m wide on other machines, allowing us to process much more material, which it handles extremely well at that rate.”
THM ECS–2000 Ecohog Eddy Current Separator
Ecohog are delighted with this successful collaboration with Warwick Ward and JMG, providing a tailored solution for the customer which many larger equipment manufacturers are unable to provide.
The unique THM ECS-2000 is the first of its kind to the marketplace and has led to unprecedented interest and demand worldwide. The unit incorporates an Eriez Rev X-E ST22-80 ECS which assists in enhancing production by an addition 30% in comparison to standard 1500m models, therefore it suits processors with high volumes of waste material needing to separate their ferrous & non-ferrous metals. Built in compressors and airlines are also included with the units to facilitate regular cleaning down, reducing fire hazards and ensuring ease of equipment maintenance.
The three integrated stockpiling conveyors and mobility features make the unit attractive to customers as it is versatile on site and can operate easily in conjunction with existing equipment in the process, in this case shredders and screens.
As an additional feature Ecohog are pleased to announce the availability of HogMag models with patent pending technology that offers an integrated suction fan option to remove super light contaminants such as paper / light plastics that may be in their waste stream and often problematic and potentially damaging to furnace longevity (plastics).
The units are highly efficient in waste wood recycling as demonstrated in the JMG application, but are also suitable for other waste processing applications including Glass (MRF) clean up, incinerator ash and automotive fragment.