Wood Recycling News
The Topturn X-series is getting a new member. At IFAT 2018, taking place from May 14-18 in Munich, Germany, Komptech is presenting the Topturn X5000, a new self-propelled windrow turner that is ideal for the medium to high throughput range. Since introduced, the Topturn X4500 has proven itself as a starter machine for smaller compost facilities. The new Topturn X5000 model is the perfect machine for five metre-wide by two metre-tall windrows, as used at many larger facilities. If all of its performance potential is used to the fullest, the X5000 can turn up to 4,000 cubic metres of compost in an hour.
David Donaldson, Head of the Green Growth Unit at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is one of the authors behind a recently released report outlining solutions to North America's organic waste issue. Recent statistics show that Canada, Mexico and the United States generate nearly 265 million tonnes of organic waste every year, with less than 75 million diverted through composting and anaerobic digestion, and approximately 190 million tonnes ending up in landfills.
Nine locations of The Bobcat of St. Louis dealer network across Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee have joined Bandit Industries' growing network of authorized dealers, increasing the reach of Bandit to offer the company's line of Beast Horizontal Grinders and other equipment to hardworking professionals involved in wood and organic waste recycling and processing.
Rotochopper owners and operators gathered at Rotochopper's manufacturing facility in St. Martin, MN for training during the last two weeks of February. The customer service department hosts Rotochopper University annually for companies that have purchased Rotochopper grinders the past year.
"For the forestry and timber industry, the performance, robustness and flexibility of the machines are essential for profitability," says Daniel Kürten, product manager in charge of Doppstadt's shredding division. "We have expanded the range of precision chippers by two solutions that suit the market needs. The tracked DH 811 K for forest and farmland applications, and the DH 910 SA-B chipper with semi-trailer chassis for semi-stationary use, produce a maximum output of high quality products in next to no time."
Doppstadt is now offering its DZ 750 Combi universal shredder with even more powerful components. This combination shredder is designed to handle even the most demanding applications, and now not only has a new, efficient drive unit, but also an even higher metal separation rate and an intelligent hydraulic control system. Its new Volvo Penta engine provides around 700 HP for pre-shredding and supplementary shredding tasks. This machine really comes into its own when shredding heavily contaminated material. The slow-running pre-shredding process efficiently breaks down the material so that the new main magnet can easily separate out any large iron parts. The fast-running supplementary shredding process then produces a marketable end product. Thanks to its 1,000 litre diesel tank, this machine can even cope with long days of continuous operation.
The EDGE TRT516 Trommel Screener is a screening solution ideal for mid-size operations with on-site space restrictions and for those operators who wish to regularly reposition their screen onsite. The TRT516 Track Trommel combines a robust durable machine with a quick and easy transport design. It is ideal for the processing of compost, topsoil, domestic household waste and construction and demolition waste.
McCloskey now has a high capacity, powerful and reliable universal feeder in its line-up. Designed for virtually any application, the UF1200 can significantly enhance production levels. The UF1200 comes with a standard Tipping Grid, and offers a number of options including Vibrating Grid, Aggregate Hopper, Mulch Hopper or Shredder. The stockpile height at 24 degrees reaches 4.0m (13'-3") making the feeder an efficient partner for stackers.
Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) and Terex Ecotec drew big crowds at the US Composting Council's 2018 Conference and Equipment Show, held in Atlanta, January 22 through 25. More than 1,200 guests attended the trade show with hundreds of industry professionals stopping by the demo site to see CBI and Ecotec machines run live. CBI showcased the 5800BT and 6800BT horizontal grinders. Terex Ecotec ran the TDS 820 Slow Speed Shredder, the Phoenix 2100 Trommel Screen, and the TWT 500 Windrow Turner throughout the day.
Alberta-based company Tyalta Industries Inc., has been in the aggregate equipment industry for 22+ years and wanted to complement their aggregate product line with a high-quality manufacture of organic processing equipment. They recently partnered with Komptech Americas to offer screens, shredders, windrow turners and separation technology in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories.
Bandit Industries has added an additional option to The Beast horizontal grinder lineup by introducing the Model 2460XP. Available as a towable or track machine, the Model 2460XP is a machine built from the ground up, and is designed to outperform every other horizontal grinder in its class.
Bandit Industries is expanding with two major building additions to increase production capacity and add a new, state-of-the-art parts and service facility. Bandit will invest $1.4 million in the two expansions. Both are expected to come online in 2018. This is the second round of expansion in as many years.
The Steelweld Strobe ECS 1500 is a mobile eddy current separator using a powerful magnetic field to separate ferrous and non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium and copper from a variety of materials. Incorporating the Master Magnets ECS1500 ensures that optimal separation and a maximum yield is achieved.
In response to the publishing of the final Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imports of Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13) - the quality standards for imported scrap by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released the following statement:
The following are seven steps in a typical system for shredding and briquetting old pallets and other types of demolition stream waste wood.
- Storing Raw Material: Old pallets and waste wood from demolition streams needs to be stored out of the elements to keep it dry. Coloured pallets should be sorted out.
- Shredding: Raw material is fed into a shredder for size reduction.
- Sorting: Shredded raw material is conveyed past one of several magnet separators for sorting of nails. An adjustable gap between the transport belt and the vacuum inlet for the hammer mill ensures that nails that have not been sorted out by the magnet separator will fall down and not be sucked into the hammer mill.
- Hammermill: The raw material passes through a hammermill before going into a large storage silo.
- Storing processed material: A large storage silo is used to contain shredded and milled raw material. In a 400-cubic metre silo, at the bottom of the silo there is room for two briquetting presses.
- Briquetting: From manufacturer, C.F. Nielsen, two model BP5500 briquetters, positioned in the silo, will produce a total of approx. 2.5 tons of briquettes per hour. The presses can run unmanned around the clock in a silo that is 400 cubic metres in size.
- Briquette storage: Briquettes are placed in a pile coming directly from the briquetting presses via the cooling lines. Briquettes allow for maximum bulk density, for storage, handling and transport.
With high operational reliability and flexible application possibilities, conveyor belts are indispensable for the transport of all types of bulk goods, including recyclable materials. Transportation lines and material streams are important aspects of every production plant. They need to be cost-effective, efficient and above all reliable in continuous operation. A true all-rounder in transport systems for bulk materials is the recently introduced VecoBelt pipe conveyor from Vecoplan.
While your discarded Christmas tree may look sad and bare lying on the snowbank, without the lights and ornaments, it is getting ready for its next Tree-cycling act. Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable and there are many ways to give your tree a second life this post-holiday season.
Oren Posner is the owner of Lane Forest Products based out of Eugene, Oregon. The company supplies landscaping products and runs organics recycling and biomass recovery operations out of two locations, where they turn incoming organics into valuable, reusable materials. When asked to consider why his company uses star screens in their mobile operations, but installed a BM&M flat gyratory screen in their stationary bark and green waste recovery operations back in 1995, Oren says: "Star screens or disc screens are fixed. These types of screens have few variables to play with and if the market changes or your customers' requirements change you cannot adapt with star screen technology. This is not the case with a BM&M screen."