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Metals Recycling

Shred1 Ballistic Separator generates improved profits through better recovery

According to Eriez, by incorporating the company’s Shred1 Ballistic Separator into their operations, scrap processors can increase their profits with the ability to supply a very high-grade ferrous product to steel mills. This state-of-the-art unit is engineered to efficiently separate iron-rich ferrous from much of the mixed metals and waste material in a post-drum magnet flow, and automatically produces a premium low-copper shred.

Shred1 uses the power of ballistics to deliver two distinct fractions: a premium #1 shred with less than 0.20 percent copper content, and a traditional #2 grade shred. Ultimately, Eriez says, the Shred1 gives scrap processors an advantage to demand a higher price per ton for their top-quality ferrous shred.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

Extreme tires for extreme environments

Choosing Trelleborg has helped New England’s leading off-the-road (OTR) tire dealer meet the tough customer challenges of operating in scrap yards and recycling centres. Sullivan Tire is a dealer of Trelleborg’s Brawler tires, which are specifically designed for use in extreme environments where machines, operators and tires are pushed to their limits.

Sullivan Tire is a key tire supplier in the New England area. Currently the company operates 67 full-service auto repair locations and 15 commercial truck tire centres throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, servicing everything from wheel barrows to wheel loaders. Present in the OTR market for many years, Sullivan Tire says they have built up an impressive customer base in some very tough industries.

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Organics Recycling

Composting facility runs on efficiency and total community commitment

Back in 1801, Horry County, tucked in the northeast corner of South Carolina near Myrtle Beach, somehow managed to lay claim to more land than any other county east of the Mississippi River. One of the manifestations of all that real estate is that this large, mostly rural county generates nearly 30,000 tons of organic waste per year. Abiding by a philosophy of ‘recycle first’, the county’s solid waste authority had the vision to build a composting facility more than twenty years ago.

For the last seven of those years, Bill Hilling has served as director of the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, and is in charge of managing the Horry County composting facility.

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Organics Recycling

Custom grinders match demanding applications

One size does not fit all. That’s why Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) says they have been designing, engineering and custom-building biomass recovery systems to meet the specific needs of customers for over 25 years. The company manufactures both upswing- and downswing-style grinders. “Upswings” are generally higher speed for cleaner material with premium throughput, while “downswings” are generally lower speed with the ability to process a more contaminated waste stream and have the flexibility to accept multiple rotor options.

Introduced in 1991, CBI says their Grizzly Mill (bottom left) is the backbone of their Biomass Recovery Systems, and the first unit manufactured is still in service with over 70,000 hours.

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MSW Recycling

Two-ram high efficiency balers from IPS Balers

IPS’ line of TRHE (two-ram high efficiency) multi-material balers features proven piston-pump hydraulics technology, and aircraft-style hydraulics which operate at 5,000 PSI, as opposed to the 3,000 PSI typically found in conventional two-ram balers. The increased hydraulic pressure allows these balers to achieve higher throughput in a smaller footprint than standard two-rams. According to Recycling Equipment Canada, the Ontario-based, Canadian distributor of IPS equipment, these machines have a lower initial cost and lower operating costs, require less horsepower, fewer pressure filters, and use smaller-diameter hydraulic cylinders to achieve the same performance as conventional two-ram balers, resulting in energy savings up to 25 to 30 percent.

There are six IPS two-ram high efficiency baler models available, offering production rates up to 14 tons per hour and bale weights of up to 1,550 pounds for OCC. The TRHE-750-50 model is the only high-pressure two-ram baler with IPS’ patented articulating sidewall. This gives it the largest feed opening (60 inches long by 50 inches wide) of any baler in its class, according to IPS. The hinged sidewall virtually eliminates shearing and reduces running costs by 40 percent. Other key features include quick and easy installation, Wye-delta soft start, an on-board PLC for recipes and diagnostics, and a range of options.

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​ECO MRF designed for smaller operations

Machinex has created the ECO MRF for smaller recycling needs of 10 tons per hour and less of commingled material from single-stream collection.

The Machinex ECO MRF combines the most advanced sorting technologies available, such as disc screens, ballistic separation and magnets. It also obtains optimal purity of the commodities coming out of the system. This equipment is engineered to fit into a custom building designed specifically for the system or into an existing building.

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Waste-to-energy

DVO Inc. Announces First Anaerobic Digester Installation in California

Installation and construction is nearly complete on a DVO Inc. anaerobic digester scheduled to open at Calgren Renewable Fuels on September 30, 2014 in Pixley, California. This is DVO’s first installation in California, and the state’s only next-generation anaerobic digester.

Anaerobic digestion (AD), is a collection of processes by which naturally occurring microorganisms transform waste into valuable byproducts in a controlled, oxygen-free environment. DVO’s patented Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow™ anaerobic digester is unlike any other technology. Traditional AD technologies featuring above-ground tanks are inefficient and costly to operate.

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Lindner America's Urraco 95 DK

Lindner America LLC, recently demonstrated the capabilities of their new mobile shredder Urraco 95 DK at a landfill in Long Island, NY. Two days in a row, clients from the surrounding area where able to see various material processed at very high rates. 

The Urraco 95 DK is a CAT diesel powered shredder with 770 HP and a capacity of well over 100 tons per hour when processing C+D or similar waste. The shafts can easily be exchanged to accommodate other materials as well. Cars, engines and other scrap metal are another area where this shredder excels.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

Stertil-Koni ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts with Adjustable Forks

Stertil-Koni has announced that adjustable forks now come standard on the recently introduced ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts, in both standard and wide fork models. Previously, fixed forks were standard and adjustable was an option.

With this customer-focused enhancement, Stertil-Koni becomes the first lift manufacturer to make adjustable forks standard on wide-fork mobile column lifts, adding one more innovation to the company's industry-leading line of high-performance, low-maintenance and safety-engineered mobile column vehicle lifts.

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Carpet America Recovery Effort Releases 2013 Annual Report

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has reported a more than 52 percent increase in U.S. gross post-consumer carpet collections from 2012 to 2013. As revealed in the organization's 2013 Annual Report, CARE partners have diverted 534 million pounds of carpet, or 14 percent of the 3.7 billion pounds of total discarded carpet, from landfills last year.

The environmental impact of the 2013 carpet diversion effort is calculated to be the equivalent of taking 40,822 cars off the road, or saving enough energy to power 17,692 homes for the year. Since its founding in 2002, CARE members have diverted more than 3.25 billion gross pounds of post-consumer carpet from landfills in the U.S.

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