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DEPACKAGING SYSTEMS FOR FOOD BASED ORGANICS

Helping the world by offering reliable, scalable organics preprocessing and depackaging solutions for food waste recovery for biogas renewable energy, compost, and animal nutrition

Lowest operating costs per ton

No water required to process expired food organics

Same system can process wet and dry food organics

Helps enable your sustainability goals

Made in the USA

The Turbo Separator is manufactured out of the highest quality materials and workmanship for durability and performance

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What can it process

CONTAINERS OF LIQUIDS

  • PLASTIC BOTTLES
  • TETRAPAK
  • ALUMINUM CANS
  • MILK CARTONS
  • JUICE POUCHES
  • 5 GALLON PAILS
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PRECONSUMER

MIXED SSO

  • GROCERY
  • RESTAURANT
  • COMMERCIAL
  • INDUSTRIAL
  • INSTITUTIONAL
  • SOURCE SEPARATED
  • ALL PACKAGING TYPES
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PRECONSUMER

PACKAGED

  • DAIRY PRODUCTS
  • PREPARED FOODS
  • ICE CREAM
  • SNACK FOODS
  • BAKERY
  • PRODUCE
  • MEATS
This is a picture of expired food waste in cans, bottles, bags, and boxes

POST CONSUMER

FOOD WASTE

  • RESIDENTIAL SSO
  • BALLPARK
  • SPORTS STADIUMS
  • CORPORATE KITCHENS
  • BUSINESS PARKS
  • FOOD COURTS
  • AIRPORTS
This is a image of post consumer, mixed commercial food waste organics

Four Models To Choose From

T30 Turbo Separator Layout A1
T30 Turbo Separator Layout A1

Model T30 Turbo Separator for small cased expired food items and single serve organics

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Model T30 Turbo Separator
Model T30 Turbo Separator

Model T30 Turbo Separator for small cased expired food items and single serve organics

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T20 with Twin Screw Infeed
T20 with Twin Screw Infeed

Model T20 Turbo Separator for depackaging and recycling organics and food waste items you can hold in one hand

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Model THOR Turbo Separator
Model THOR Turbo Separator

Model THOR Turbo Separator for mixed commercial industrial and institutional source separated organics SSO

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Model THOR Turbo Separator
Model THOR Turbo Separator

Industrial food waste depackaging machine for mixed commercial expired food waste organics

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Model T30 Turbo Separator
Model T30 Turbo Separator

Model T30 Turbo Separator for processing small cased goods and individually wrapped food waste organics for depackaging and recovery

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Model T20 Turbo Separator with Single Screw Conveyor Infeed
Model T20 Turbo Separator with Single Screw Conveyor Infeed

Model T20 discharging separated food waste organics into supersacks for composting and diversion from landfill

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Model THOR Turbo Separator
Model THOR Turbo Separator

Model THOR processing mixed commercial and residential organics for composting in Canada

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Model THOR depackaging system
Model THOR depackaging system

The Model THOR preprocessing and separation machine for biogas operations

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Testimonials

"It is simple to operate.  One person loads and monitors the equipment.  It does not require water to process and being in California, that's important.  Thousands of tons have been processed without any unplanned downtime.  THOR does it all!" - USCC 2022 Depackager Talk
THOR Testimonial 1

Chris Seney

VP of Organics

Republic Services

"We can theoretically process >30 tons/hour of material, however the normal mix of usual products is typically from 12 tons/hour (bakery/cookies) to 20 tons/hour (canned foods, vegetables, etc.).  So on a 12 to 16 hour processing day, you could achieve rates of 250 tons/day of feedstocks.” - OCT20 Biocycle
THOR testimonial 2

John Hanselman

Founder

Vanguard Renewables

"For operators dealing with wet material, We can fit the Turbo Separator with a pump that removes liquids from the recovered organic throughput,” he says.

The design of the machine is extremely flexible, for instance, if an operator is only dealing with dry material, the pump isn’t required. Or, if they are working in a confined space, the separator can be re-configured into a different arrangement.” - Waste Review OCT19

Turbo Separator Testimonial 3

Jeff Goodwin

Distributor

Wastetech Australia-

Food and Drink

Why choose the Turbo Separator?

USE-Ability

Super simple operation - load the hopper with your wheel loader or fork truck and let the machine recover the expired food organics for their next purpose whether for animal nutrition, composting, or renewable natural gas.

FLEX-Ability

The same machine can process tins of peas; bags of carrots; liters of milk; and doypacks of sauce and rice without changing anything on the machine.  All our machines are available in either mild or stainless steel.

DEPEND-Ability

With over 50 years of machine building experience, our systems are robust and built to last.  When you have trucks coming, you cannot afford down time.

AFFORD-Ability

We manufacture several models that can meet most budgets.  The Turbo Separator product line is the most price friendly, large scale depackaging system in the world.

We are here to help the planet.

Scott Equipment Company provides  innovative earth savers, like you, to repurpose industry by-products for beneficial reuse.  Sustainability and circular economy are here to stay.  Be a part of transforming today’s waste into tomorrow’s resources!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Can the system process glass?  yes it can, however- the glass will smash into small pieces.  Suitable for smaller volumes of beer and wine or other beverage with total solids <8%.

Can the system process both wet and dry items?  yes it can, we can provide a wet/dry machine that includes a pump which allows you to say "yes" to more organic food items for recycling.

Are you the manufacturer of the Turbo Separator?  yes, we are the original equipment manufacturer OEM for all Turbo Separators sold around the world.  Our products are sold through local distributors to provide you the best experience.

Are there items that cannot be processed in your machines? yes, items like frozen turkeys; hams; and melons act like bowling balls in the machine and are not good.  Other items like raw meat do not separate and pass through screens.  Finally, sticky or gooey items are also difficult to separate unless they are mixed with other drier items like cookies or crackers.

Does Scott Equipment provide installation services?  currently we do not.  Typically each local region has rigging crews or millwrights that can easily offload and install our prefabricate, bolt together sub assemblies in a couple days.  Then you contact your local electrician to come do the rest.  We do provide commisioning as part of the full system pricing.

How much space do I need?  it depends on your intended tons per day; types of materials you want to process; site layout design and where you want to discharge the organics and recovered packaging.  Fill out the contact form, we would like to learn more about your situation!

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