Mayfran Recycling and Solid Waste Systems


Infeed conveyors for balers, shredders, or other recycling process equipment


With over 30 years of experience in providing solutions for handing scrap from shears to hundreds of scrapyards around the world, Mayfran is a proven leader in high reliability systems.  Our robust swiveling conveyor designs, available with belt pitches of up to 250mm (10 inches), help evenly distribute the scrap output from shears of up to 1200 tons.


No matter what types of materials you are recovering – from high-grade paper to commingled recyclables – you can count on Mayfran to provide a proven solution to your sorting system needs.  From manual to automatic, single-stream to separated, Mayfran has experience providing solutions built around our industry-leading conveyors and incorporating technology such as eddy current separators, air classifiers, and other screening technology.

Our modular approach to conveyor and sorting system design makes the solution scalable to your needs.  We can also combine infeed and elevating conveyors with the sorting system to receive incoming material and feed your end-of-line balers and shredders.  A range of conveyor types, including PolyArmor® polymer belts, hinged steel belts, Z-Pan steel belts, and slider beds provides the flexibility to meet any material and throughput requirement.  With a reputation for reliability, we provide for outstanding uptime and throughput in our system designs.



Mayfran steel belt conveyors have been successfully used for years in demanding ash-handling applications, including:

  • Municipal solid waste incineration
  • Biomass waste incineration
  • Hazardous waste incineration

With robust designs suited for the industry, including less maintenance requirements and optional explosion panels on both sides of the conveyor, Mayfran offers a range of steel belts suitable for ash conveyor applications.  These products also offer proven performance in wet slag applications.



Automated optical sorting can be used to separate different grades of glass, paper, plastic and aseptic (Tetrapak) containers from a waste stream or from each other using a variety of sensing methods.  Sensing techniques include: near infrared (NIR), high resolution color cameras, X-ray fluorescence, inductive metal detectors and combinations of these sensors.  The material to be sorted is fed into the optical sorter where it is “examined” by the sensor.  Then an electronic processor determines what the material is and activates a series of air jets that redirects the desired material slightly out of the main material flow and into a separate chute.  This technique is repeated as necessary to remove all of the desired materials.


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