WSS windshifter

The Nihot WSS windshifter is the ideal solution for any operation, but especially in tight spaces and in retrofits. Material is pneumatically conveyed, creating a great deal of flexibility for conveyor placement and duct routing.

The typical characteristic of a diagonal windshifter (WSS) is the use of a blow nozzle. About 60% of the aspirated air is returned back into the system. This allows for a smaller dust filter. But more over it helps to control the separation efficiency since we can fully adjust the blown air separately from the aspirated air. The WSS windshifter offers high separation efficiency with flexible footprint and can process fraction sizes of 20-400 mm and is mainly used in light packaging waste (DSD/PMD), PET, MSW and compost.

Principle separating process

The windshifter is a combination of a recirculation fan, a separation unit (the actual windshifter), and either a Rotary Air Separator (RAS) or Combi Separator. This configuration is individually designed and ideal for any operation, especially in tight spaces and in retrofits. A RAS can be installed for light weight fractions up to 3 t/h. When more capacities of light weight materials are applicable the Combi Separator can be used instead.

The picture below shows the operating principle of the WSS. The separation unit of the WSS windshifter has a diagonal design. In the diagonal shifter unit, the heavy materials are separated from the light materials.

Videos


Request for more information

More from Nihot

Solutions in film recovery

For those of you processing packaging waste, Nihot offers several solutions to recover plastic film from a variety of fractions, including those following ballistic, optical and manual sorting processes. Our WSS windshifter and Rotary Air Separator (RAS) combination is the ideal solution for capturing plastic film in tight spaces.

Read more

Nihot's 75th anniversary!

It all started on 01 March 1945 with the production of wood stoves but Nihot quickly changed to the design and production of extraction and incineration plants for the wood industry. In the 1960s we produced spray booths for cars and trucks.

Read more

A word from the Managing Director

Let me start with sending the best wishes to all of you for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020.

Read more

SDX windshifter achieved customer's demands

SDX WINDSHIFTER ACHIEVED CUSTOMER'S DEMANDS We have installed the first new SDX windshifter at a Belgium-based Nihot customer, GST Recycling bvba. After a period of 4 months the customer is still very satisfied!

Read more