Bag Capture System

Industry: Recycling and Solid Waste
Company: Rumpke Recycling
Year Installed: 2014

Rumpke Waste and Recycling provides curbside waste collection services and operates landfills and recycling centers across Ohio. AES was selected to provide a Plastic Bag Capture System for their new 32-million-dollar MRF in Cincinnati. Plastic bags in the waste stream reduce the value of recyclables, clogs process machinery and poses a danger to workers tasked with removing tangled bags from the equipment.

AES provided a turnkey equipment and installation package with professional project management. Our custom-designed Bag Capture System allows the operators to remove plastic bags at multiple points along the pre-sort conveyors and send them up through the hoods, where they are whisked away via the air conveyance system to the AirSharkTM, our own ultra-heavy-duty rotary material separator.  The AirSharkTM system helps Rumpke produce cleaner, higher value recyclables in a safer, more efficient work environment.

AES provided a turnkey equipment and installation package with professional project management Our scope of work included project design and engineering, equipment selection and integration, rigging and installation, structural steel fabrication and erection, and system start-up, commissioning and training.

Scope of Work

  • Project Design and Engineering
  • Pneumatic Air Conveyance Ducting and Fans
  • AirSharkTM Rotary Material Separator
  • Fabrication of capture hoods Mezzanine and supports
  • Rigging and Millwrighting
  • Mechanical Installation
  • Electrical Installation
  • Project Management
  • Start-up, Commissioning and Training


Bag Capture System
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