Films such as shopping bags and wrappings make the recyclables sorting process more difficult and more time-consuming. The filmgrabber has been developed to solve this problem.
The Filmgrabber removes films from a recyclables stream at the beginning of the separation process, with the removal of more than 70 percent of the fraction larger than A4 size. The machine consists of a revolving drum with a variable speed motor and inward and outward moving pins. The recyclables are moved up by air, which allows the films and foils to be picked up by the pins inside the revolving drum.