What is it?
The Washing System allows us to clean plastic flakes from the shredder. The goal of the system is to remove any organic material, or impurities, from the plastic. This is important for safety during operation and a better final product. It's basically a washing machine connected to a sand filter.
This machine has 6 primary components: the washing machine, the wash bag, the control Arduino, the water reservoir, the filter, and the pumps. The design is based off of Precious Plastic's V4 community machine.
The washing machine was purchased used from Jett Wash Laundromat. The sand filter was purchased from Intex Corp. The water reservoir is a repurposed 80 gallon trash can. The wash bag was purchased from Amazon.