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Toter Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Toter, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of two-wheel curbside waste and recycling collection carts, has announced the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The announcement is part of Toter’s commitment to its strategic growth strategy and the expansion of manufacturing in the U.S.

Toter’s investment in the new 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will create approximately 60-70 new jobs in Salt Lake City over the next three years. The facility will service retail customers throughout North America, as well as municipalities and haulers in the western U.S. and Canada.

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Electric-powered stationary scrap handler trouble-free after one year

In April 2013, an E-crane, 700 Series Model 4290 was installed for American Shredder at the company’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The new E-Crane is 100-percent electric powered, using a 110-kW (150-hp) electric motor, and is used for unloading trucks and feeding a 3,000-hp shredder, among other tasks. The unit has a maximum outreach of 29 metres (95 feet), a lifting range of 35.5 metres (116.5 feet), and a duty cycle capacity of 5.5 metric tons (6.1 US tons).

Looking back approximately one year since their purchase, American Shredder says they appreciate the fact that the high main pivot height of the E-Crane gives their operators great visibility into the shredder and over the entire scrap yard operation. Plus, the ergonomic, multi-function joysticks inside the operator cab allow for precise and proportional control of all functions, including the grab.

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HG4000 Tier 4i grinder available with biofuel chip drum

Originally available on HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinder models, Vermeer’s new chip drum is designed specifically for biofuel production, and is now available for the Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) HG4000 horizontal grinder. Suitable for everything from large land-clearing jobs to green-waste recycling, Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) HG4000, HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinders include a number of features that make them ideal for a wide array of operators.

The all-new chip drum allows the grinder to produce a consistent-sized chip, necessary for many applications, including biofuel chip production. Plus, operators have the ability to modify chip size. With the ability to add or remove spacers, these chip drums can produce chip sizes ranging from 0.125 to 1.50 inches (0.3 to 3.8 cm) with 0.125-inch (0.3 cm) increment adjustments. Units are also designed for serviceability, with a number of the high wear areas of the drum protected by replaceable, hardened steel parts. For minimized operator cost, screws have replaced the need for Babbitt on the knives. A user can now simply adjust the knife via thread fasteners, quickly and safely rather than melting Babbitt.

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Updated fleet shines for City of Cuyahoga Falls

Chuck Novak, who since 2005 has overseen the street and sanitation management for Cuyahoga Falls, a city of 50,000 in eastern Ohio, is a consummate team player when it comes to waste-disposal equipment selection.

“I always solicit input from my drivers and mechanics regarding any trash collectors we consider for our fleet,” says Novak. “As much as possible, I want all key players to buy in before we make our proposals to the Mayor and City Council for our purchases.”

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Picker Mag Grapples for auto recycling

Bateman Picker Mag Grapples are severe-duty grapples designed for vehicle dismanling and engine removal, with an integrated magnet for area clean up. The grapple comes equipped with Bateman’s Severe-Duty Rotator, providing powerful 360-degree continuous rotation and internal hydraulic relief. According to Bateman, utilizing the magnet will increase efficiency while sorting ferrous material, and also eliminates the need to carry a separate magnet, resulting in less downtime. The unit’s jaw bypass permits the grapple to tear out engines and pick up undersized objects such as radiators and catalytic converters, and jaws will open large enough to carry full vehicles to load crushers or shredders.

Picker Mag Grapples feature fully protected cylinder hoses, fully guarded, high-pressure cylinders, 5,000 psi working pressure, heavy-duty high-abrasion tines and replaceable weld-on tips, an internal slip ring assembly, and a heavy-duty 30-inch lift magnet. Additionally, magnet cables, internal hoses and flange connections are fully protected, and units are available with a pin-on yoke, for direct lugging or for use with a quick coupler.

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IRIS-Mec expands into North American automotive recycling market

New to the North American market in 2014, Italy-based Iris Mec Srl, is a specialist in the production of equipment designed to recycle materials derived from end-of-life-vehicles. Iris Mec products are designed to be user friendly, efficient, technologically advanced and safe.

Iris Mec builds a wide range of products designed to assist auto recyclers, as well as automobile manufacturers (including BMW, Mercedes and FIAT) with quick and efficient removal of hazardous materials from retired automobiles. Tailor-made solutions are designed to meet the needs of all small-, medium- and large-scale businesses, including simple and easy-to-use fuel tank drills for gasoline extraction, and fluid drainage systems for coolant, brake fluid, gear oil, and windshield washer fluid. Other equipment includes catalytic converter shears, tilting lifts, storage tanks, pumps, storage tank monitoring stations, as well as Freon removal systems (R12, R134 and even the latest R1234YF) and automated wheel presses that can easily accommodate wheels up to 21 inches in diameter and process up to 140 wheels/hour.

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LH 40 M mobile industrial handler

Liebherr’s new LH 40 M, introduced earlier this year at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, like the LH 60 C tracked industrial handler also introduced this year, combines comfort, performance and reliability to provide customers greater efficiency and low operating costs. These latest handlers are designed to deliver a new level of economy as the result of their high load capacities and superior reach, and comply with the requirements of Tier 4i/stage IIIB emissions regulations.

The LH 40 M (shown here) is equipped with the Liebherr Energy Recovery System (ERC) as standard. An additional hydraulic cylinder helps to increase the handling capacity while reducing fuel consumption, and the machine also features the Liebherr Power Efficiency system (LPE), which optimizes interaction between the drive components and therefore increases efficiency and optimizes the engine’s power output.

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Recycling today's resources for tomorrow's future

There may not be an industry or application that is tougher on equipment than scrap metal processing and recycling. Between hard-to-handle materials, heavy objects and long hours, equipment is expected to perform day in and day out, without a breakdown. 

Located in Western Michigan, in the heart of Kalamazoo, is Schupan & Sons Inc. The company was started by Nelson Schupan in 1968. Today, the company employees about 400 people, with 10 locations total in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and in August 2012, the company expanded to enhance its position in the marketplace.  

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Molok North America celebrates 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and PROFIT 500 ranking

Mount Forest, Ontario-based Molok North America Ltd. has many reasons to celebrate this year. May marked the company’s 15th year anniversary, and in June Marja Hillis, the company founder, was awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Plus, Molok North America was ranked on the PROFIT 500 for the second year in a row.

In the spring of 1999, Marja Hillis, started Molok North America Ltd. She was committed to sharing the user-friendly waste solution of Molok® Deep Collection™ with Canada. Now, 15 years later, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system proves to be an effective solution for tens of thousands of users across Canada.  

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Launch of Small Scale Waste-to-Energy Converter receives a boost from the Government of Canada

Eco Waste Solutions (EWS), a manufacturer of thermal waste conversion and energy recovery technologies, is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).  NRC-IRAP is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In addition to advisory services and technological expertise, the research funding received from NRC-IRAP will be applied to advance the development of the Eco Waste Solutions Technology: the Eco Waste Oxidizer. 

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