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Metals Recycling

The Magnetic Separator as Sorter

Magnetic separation consists of using the power of magnetic devices to sort ferrous products from non-magnetic debris. Magnetic separators, whether magnetic pulleys, suspended magnets or magnetic drums placed appropriately in a system, will remove or sort ferrous-responsive materials from those that are non-magnetic.

Magnetic technology is one of the oldest and most economical methods for sorting recyclable materials. Take a look at modern scrap yards using magnets that lift, handle and load ferrous products into selective mounds of saleable material. You will see conveyors whiz by with a multitude of various materials like paper, plastic, rubber and ferrous, while a  magnet suspended over it, or a magnetic pulley, sorts the “good from the bad.”

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Material Recovery Station Separates Liquids from Solids

The new MOD Material Recovery Station, from recycling product manufacturer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., automatically separates liquids from solids to allow both to be collected and more quickly and easily processed for recycling or for sale as marketable scrap.

Developed to help companies convert costly waste into revenue and support waste stream diversion programs, the self-contained Material Recovery Station sets a proprietary, plastic screening panel inside a leak-proof, reusable, MOD Ship- Shape bulk plastic container. Solid particles are screened and safely accumulated inside while liquids are safely contained in the bottom until ready to be drained. When full, the entire Material Recovery Station may be lifted by forklift, emptied and returned to service, or covered and hauled away as part of a returnable, closed-loop system. 

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Magnet Systems and Metal Separators on Display at FAKUMA 2014

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology’s Rapid Pro-Sense metal separator features an extremely high scanning sensitivity. The Rapid Pro-Sense 080 type detects ferrous and non-ferrous metal particles starting from a diameter of 0.4 millimetres.

At this year’s FAKUMA 2014 (International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing) running from October 14 to 18 in Germany, S+S says they are presenting their latest metal separators and magnet systems that prevent damage and increase efficiency in the plastics processing, recycling and production industries.

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The Clean Grid by Ex-Cell Kaiser

This short video details the use and features of Ex-Cell Kaiser's Clean Grid collapsible 45-gallon capacity receptacles, designed for temporary waste and recycling collection needs.

Ideal for security conscious facilities such as: airports, train stations, sports facilities, government & office complexes, convention centers and temporary locations or seasonal events where large crowds gather.

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Dense Medium Separation Ideal for Processing SR and Zorba

Designed, engineered and manufactured by Belgium-based Galloo Recycling Solutions (GRS), the GRS Dense Medium Separator uses dense medium drums specifically designed for highly preciseseparation of plastics from non-ferrous metals. This technology is also ideal for processing shredder residue (SR), and Zorba (mixed materials obtained from SR).

According to Galloo, the high-precision capability of the GRS dense medium drum is achieved by using a very stable medium. A typical dense medium bath is relatively deep, which makes it difficult for suspended particles to remain in suspension. An unstable medium means that water can be found at the top of the bath, while a dense sludge remains at the bottom. For this reason, GRS says they developed a shallow bath that provides just enough agitation to keep the suspension medium stable.

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Italian-built auto de-pollution equipment now available in Canada

With increasing regulation of end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling, it’s important for auto recyclers to make sure they have de-pollution equipment that meets all current and upcoming standards. Italy-based Iris-Mec manufactures a comprehensive range of high-quality equipment for removing hazardous materials from end-of-life vehicles, including vehicle lifts, racks, fluid drainage systems, airbag deactivators, glass cutters, wheel splitters, containment tanks, and gasoline extractors. Iris-Mec equipment is designed to be user friendly, efficient, safe and meets all applicable Canadian safety standards. Recently, Iris-Mec entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Ontario-based Recycling Equipment Canada (REC) for the sales and servicing of Iris-Mec products nationwide.

According to REC, Iris-Mec’s PFT series of fuel extractors offer the safest and most efficient systems on the market. Designed to be positioned at the rear of the ELV away from the lift, PFT fuel extractors stay out of the way, allowing additional depollution work to be performed while fuel is safely extracted. With their automatic start/stop feature and self-supporting tank drill head, PFT units can run independently once the fuel tank has been punctured. Visible fuel flow enables operators to be sure the tank is entirely drained. Plus, fully pneumatic operation eliminates the danger of spark and explosion, and a sealed extraction connection to the fuel tank eliminates the potential for spilled fuel.

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Proven plastics separator handles packaging waste, WEEE and RDF

Steinert US' UniSort system precisely detects plastics with grain sizes up to 4 mm and recovers material for recycling. This technology efficiently separates individual plastics found in packaging waste, mixed plastics from electronic scrap (WEEE), and low-PVC refuse-derived fuels from residual waste fraction, using high-precision particle detection followed by a burst of compressed air to separate the detected particle. According to Steinert, over 300 UniSort machines have been commissioned over the past 20 years.

The UniSort system utilizes a material’s property of absorbing characteristic wavelengths, which is determined by molecular structure. Hyperspectral imaging technology enables a high-resolution spectrometer to carry out extremely fast material recognition. The unit analyzes the radiation reflected from material to be sorted according to its task, identifying various plastics, wood, paper and textiles, which makes these sorting systems extremely flexible in application.

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New Vermeer trommel allows for production of three products

Vermeer has introduced the TR620 trommel screen that allows for an optional third product conveyor, and which will handle the majority of screening needs for compost, mulch, aggregate and topsoil producers, in a compact design for sites with limited space.

“This new trommel screen can fit into a smaller space than our other models, which is a requirement for customers who have a limited amount of space on their site,” said Jeff Bradley, product manager for recycling and forestry at Vermeer. “We listened to contractors who told us they wanted a trommel that could produce three separate products without running the material through the machine twice. That is why we developed the optional third conveyor.”

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Go To Parts Introduces New Business Development Manager

With momentum building for Go To Parts– Wastequip’s newest aftermarket parts division that offers genuine OEM aftermarket parts for waste, recycling, and construction equipment – the company recently added a new position at its corporate headquarters. Dean Rank has joined the Go To Parts team as its first New Business Development Manager.

Rank brings over nine years of experience in the waste and recycling industry, most recently serving as Hauler Account Manager at PTR Baler and Compactor. Prior to PTR, Dean served as Vice President of National Accounts for New Market Waste Solutions, a national company also based in Charlotte. Dean holds an undergraduate degree in business from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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​Carton Council of Canada celebrate anniversary milestone during Waste Reduction Week

During this year's Waste Reduction Week ( October 20-26 - www.wrwcanada.com ) the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) is proudly celebrating the fact that over the past five years some 157,000 tons of cartons have been diverted from Canadian landfills and carton recycling rates have climbed from 41 percent to 51 percent nationally.

"This accomplishment is particularly significant as we commemorate our five year anniversary as an organization," stated Elisabeth Comere, the Council's Vice President, Governmental Affairs. "As we celebrate Waste Reduction Week, it is important we recognize how the CCC contributed to this impressive achievement through awareness building, advocacy and consumer education activities."

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