Recycling in Ukraine
Ever wonder where your PET bottles go? MAGU knows.
The challenge was not only building a comprehensive, totally integrated solution, incorporating automation from Siemens but also entirely assembling, programming and installing on site; in the Ukraine.
Our staff was tasked with a massive technological challenge but also assisting the transition in technology at the plant.
On site, we found that the staff relied on relay-driven solutions and were unaccustomed to touch screens and other modern solutions.
However, working together with the Ukranian staff - and after fitting our software with buttons in Ukranian - we started to learn from each other. It did not take long for our new friends in the Ukraine to adapt to the new HMI system and productivity rose - along with staff contentment.
"It was a major challenge to upgrade such a hopelessly outdated facility into a fully automated, quality-assured plant," said Erik Nilsson. "We were able to do this in a way that was easy for the client to understand and easy for the staff to learn to use."
"Prior to MAGU's involvement, the
client did everything manually - even the labels were removed by
hand. By automating the recycling process, the MAGU solution has
helped them increase the quality of their service.
It also means much better safety for the staff and a faster sequence. Within a 50 meter track the bottles are ground, washed, rinsed and dried; labels and caps are separated and the final product is then made into new bottles, fleece shirts, etc. Productivity has increased to 180 000 bottles recycled every day".