Paper Bale Analyser

Portable measuring device for fast on-site inspection of recycled paper bales. This testing machine gives results in % of moisture, plastic, ash content, fibre and mechanical wood content. Allows optimisation of the loading of the pulper in a recycled paper mill.

Paper Bale Analyser

  • A portable measuring device for the fast on-site inspection of recycled paper bales.   Analyses % of moisture, plastic, ash content, fibre and mechanical wood content. Aids the optimisation of the loading of the pulper in a recycled paper mill.

For the quick and reliable inspection and evaluation of baled recovered paper.

Field of Applications
The PBS system was developed to test bales of recovered paper upon arrival at the mill.   Based upon optical NIR measuring principles, it is designed to supersede conventional visual inspection and external moisture measurement by providing an automated objective method that will also supply much more data concerning the paper bales.   After a small hole has been drilled in the bale, a measuring lance is inserted and within seconds indicates the percentage of water, plastics, ash, fibre and wood depth within the interior of the bale.   This completely eliminates the necessity of drying, ashing or counting paper samples.

Measurement can be carried out on the truck or lorry, thus ensuring quality control even before the bales have been unloaded, or measurement can be carried out before the bales enter the production process, thus ensuring process control.

Features

  • measures % of water, plastic, ash, fibre and wood
  • measurement and display of results within seconds
  • accurate results of measurement
  • high reproducibility of results
  • robust measuring system for inspection of incoming shipments
  • easy to use
  • simple evaluation and storage of results
  • low maintenance

Technical Performance Data

Accuracy of results

< 10% moisture 10-20% moisture > 20% Moisture
Moisture [%] ± 0.5 ± 1 ± 5
Plastics [%] ± 0.5 ± 1
Ash [%] ± 5 ± 5
Fibres [%] ± 10 ± 10
Wood [%] ± 10 ± 10

 

 

 

 

 

Physical specifications

Measuring instrument Measuring instrument
(portable standard unit)
Measuring lance Drilling technique

• Spectral range – 900 – 1680 nm

• Weight   -12 kg

• Dimensions (WxDxH)
545 x 400 x 165 mm

• Spectral range – 900 – 1680 nm

• Weight – 5 kg

• Dimensions (WxDxH)
175 x 250 x 260 mm

• Length – 1.2 m

• Diameter – 20 mm

• Conventional electric drill
or automatic core drilling system

For further information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081, or via sales@tendringpacific.com