Combined Metal Industries, Inc. (CMI) is not just a market leader. The company employs nearly 300 people and is one of Canada’s fastest growing scrap metal recyclers. But it didn’t begin like that. It started 20 years ago with the vision of a young man who understood that one person’s garbage was another’s treasure. This is a lesson Gary Kaplan learned at a young age while sweeping scrap shavings off the floors of a South African scrap yard. Curiosity bloomed as the then 21 year-old became enthralled by the potential held by each metal. Kaplan wanted to learn everything. How was each metal comprised, how did it generate value and how could it be traded?
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At the Recycling Aktiv, Goudsmit Magnetics will present a complete demo recovery line for the recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from ASR (AutomobileShredder Residue), metals, wood, construction and demolition waste, etc. During the trade fair the material to be separated will circulate over a mobile non-ferrous separator before passing under a permanent scrap drum magnet that picks out the pieces of iron and then casts them over the top, back into the product stream.
Eriez offers complete materials recovery facilities (MRF) and municipal solid waste (MSW) packages designed to monitor metal losses and effectively separate ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, cardboard and plastics. Eriez MRF/MSW packages include advanced magnetic separators, eddy current separators and metal loss monitoring equipment.
For the equipment needs of family-owned Utah Metal Works (UMW), purpose-built SENNEBOGEN material handlers compare favorably to what’s available on the market. But it’s not just about machine price and features.
The US Shredder and Castings Group announced today that they have officially entered into an agreement with Southfield, Michigan-based Fire Rover to market the company's proactive fire suppression system to the North American scrap industry.
Johnson Controls and Aqua Metals have finalized an agreement covering North America, China and Europe. Under the agreement Johnson Controls will become the first licensee for Aqua Metals' AquaRefining technology, as well as supply Aqua Metals with batteries to recycle as a service, as part of the Johnson Controls closed-loop network. The agreement also involves Johnson Controls' purchase of AquaRefined metals produced from Aqua Metals’ facilities, and the company will acquire just under 5 percent of Aqua Metals outstanding shares for Aqua Metals' cutting-edge electrochemical battery recycling technology.
The new generation 825 material handler completes the SENNEBOGEN product range of machines for use in the timber handling, recycling and scrap handling sectors. With a service weight of 28,8 t as a mobile variant and 32 t in the crawler version, the 825 E as a standard material handler covers a wide range of applications. With the new edition of the popular 825 in the current E-series, SENNEBOGEN is launching a machine with equipment lengths from 12 m to 14 m, which has already been well established as a flexible all-rounder with customers all over the world in the predecessor series. This machine is currently available only in Europe. Availability in North America to be announced.
Modular system boasts a variety of equipment variants
Oxford Instruments has launched Vulcan, a handheld analyzer using LIBS (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy) technology. The new Vulcan includes advanced reporting tools and is designed as an ergonomic, balanced handheld LIBS analyser with a simple user interface, for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in scrap metal processing/recycling markets and for manufacturing plant applications within multiple industries world wide.
The new Doosan DX210WMH-5 wheel material handler provides scrap and recycling professionals with improved fuel efficiency, versatility and productivity. Designed to work in a variety of scrap-handling applications, Doosan DX210WMH-5 material handlers excel at working in scrap yards, recycling facilities, solid waste centers and transfer stations.
Designed to be extremely powerful, versatile, user-friendly and applicable anywhere, the new Doppstadt SM 720 SA Plus screen offers a solution for operators who have to process large quantities of various recyclables in different places quickly and reliably. Recycling enterprises, compost and earth-working plants, underground engineering, gravel and sand operators or container services can separate nearly any solid input material into up to six different fractions by means of this screen: construction rubble, industrial waste, biomass or garbage, plastic, glass, paper or wood, sand, gravel, scrap or slag. The SM 720 SA Plus adapts to the screening tasks by component change.
Ohio-based Best Process Solutions, Inc. (BPS) is flexing its innovative muscle with the company's groundbreaking recycling technology. While many companies separate metal pieces that are ½-inch or more, what about the rest? Nine million tons of auto shredder residue (ASR) goes to landfills every year containing over 1% of high value metals. Recyclers can efficiently recover these precious metals with the revolutionary RecoverMax Fines Process. The worldwide patent-pending RecoverMax Fines Process makes it possible.
During Conexpo Con/Agg 2017, from March 7-11, 2017, Liebherr will present more than 25 pieces of equipment from the company's extensive Material Handling, Earthmoving and Construction Equipment product ranges. The Liebherr outdoor booth will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold lot G4637, covering 50,000 ft2, and will provide room for hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, material handlers, along with the company's crawler loaders and dozers, deep foundation equipment, tower cranes, mobile and crawler cranes as well as a concrete pump. Liebherr’s product range of components for the mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive systems will also be on display in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth# S84230.
The use of waste from industrial processes and their re-use in carrying out new projects is nowadays a regular practice for many companies in many countries. Above all, this occurs with a view to the (necessary) creation of a model of sustainable development, founded on the reduction in the consumption of natural resources and the minimization of waste production.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced general session speakers for its 2017 Annual Convention & Exposition (ISRI2017) to be held April 22-27, in New Orleans. As the biggest and most valuable recycling conference in the world, ISRI2017 will bring together more than 4,000 recyclers from across the globe to learn, network, and build their businesses.
The latest from Dust Control Technology (DCT) allows the delivery of atomized mist solutions in customizable shapes and sizes, giving manufacturers, recyclers, composters and bulk handlers virtually unlimited options in dust and odour suppression. Dust Control Technology (DCT) is complementing its existing line of stationary dust suppression rings with the ability to produce geometric shapes, bars or other configurations, customized to the needs of the specific application. Each design is specially-engineered for the application and equipment of the individual customer for superior dust management.
Launched in a new format in spring at IFAT 2016, TOMRA's X-TRACT X-Ray transmission system has been awarded a "Special Mention" by the German Design Awards 2017 in the "industry" category. According to the awards jury, the X-TRACT reflects the high performance and efficiency of the sorting system in its techno-functional design and its striking colouring.
France’s second-largest recycling firm for scrap, GDE Recyclage (a subsidiary of the Amsterdam-based ECORE B.V.), has achieved the targets set by the EU directive on end-of-life vehicles (2000/53/EC), which was passed by the European Parliament and Council on 18 September, 2000. Among other things, the directive stipulates that materials and components amounting to at least 95% of the end of-life vehicles’ average weight must be reused or recycled or energetically recovered. To make this possible, Olivier Pitavy, Development Project Manager at ECORE B.V., leads a project that aims to recycle at least 85% of the ASR (Automobile Shredder Residues) with an additional 10% energy recovery.
Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc., a Quebec company known for its metal recovery and recycling expertise, has revealed the details about the construction of a new metal recycling plant in Laval. The announcement was made at the construction site with Laval Mayor Marc Demers in attendance. Financed by a $70 million investment from a group of private investors, this new metal recycling plant will feature innovative technology and create 70 new jobs. The facilities will be built on a 777,000 square-foot lot in the heart of Laval's Industrial Park 25-440 and will include four main buildings and some of the world’s most efficient recycling equipment. Construction is already well underway and the plant is expected to be operational in early 2017.
Columbus McKinnon Corporation Columbus McKinnon Corporation has redefined ratchet lever hoists with the introduction of the new CM Tornado 360°™ featuring the revolutionary Sidewinder™ lever handle. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.
Magnet Applications, Inc., the only North American manufacturer of compression bonded magnets and a leading manufacturer of injection molded magnets, hybrid magnets and magnetic assemblies, has announced a breakthrough in 3D printed neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets. Engineers from Magnet Applications, working together with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have proven that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing (commonly referred to a “3D Printing”) outperform bonded magnets using traditional methods with less waste.