1600 tub grinder

The 1600 tub grinder, which will make its tradeshow debut at Waste Expo this year, is capable of grinding up to 10-foot stumps at very high rates and includes a hammermill nearly 6 feet in length. Units will grind very large diameter material due to a base diameter that measures 11 feet, 2 inches, and a tub capacity of 20 cubic yards. Plus, with a standard 22-hammer pattern the 1600 will quickly grind landfill material, mixed debris and large, chunky wood.

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  • Morbark, Inc.

    8507 S. Winn Rd., PO Box 1000
    Winn , MI
    US , 48896

    Morbark builds equipment that creates opportunities in the forestry, recycling, sawmill, bio-energy, and tree care markets. Morbark equipment helps customers process organic materials into valuable products. 

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Dayle Wetherell Named Mack Regional Vice President, Canada Region

Mack Trucks recently named Dayle Wetherell regional vice president of Canada.
Mack Trucks recently named Dayle Wetherell regional vice president of Canada.

Mack Trucks named Dayle Wetherell its new regional vice president of Canada effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this role, Wetherell will be responsible for driving sales and increasing market share and profitability in Canada.

“Mack is pleased to welcome Dayle to the team,” said Stephen Roy, president, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Dayle’s leadership experience, along with his strong industry and business development background, will prove invaluable to Mack and our Canadian customers.”

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Food Waste to Be Separated From Garbage In 2015 New Rules Effective January 1 to Encourage Organics Recycling

As of January 1, new rules will be in place to encourage residents and businesses in Metro Vancouver to separate food waste from regular garbage.

Initial enforcement will focus on large generators of food waste like supermarkets, and major restaurants and hotels. And, the first six months will be an education period when no penalties will be charged in order to give residents and businesses additional time to implement effective plans for separating food waste from the garbage.

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New Improved Mobile Shredder from Metso Makes It Easier To Tackle Any Waste, Anywhere

Metso’s new EtaPreShred 4000 Mobile makes it easier than ever before to process all kinds of waste in almost any location. The mobile units are available in a semi-trailer version, and have been designed to deliver improved performance and increased efficiency.

Henning Lindbjerg VP Waste Recycling Metso, explains: “The new, improved mobile units are easier to load and transport than their predecessors. They feature all the robustness and strength you’d expect from a Metso PreShredder, with the added benefits of being easier to operate, more efficient to run and easier to service, all of which helps to reduce running costs.”

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Compostable Organics Largely Ignored In “Big Picture” Waste Diversion Strategies

The simplicity of information from a waste composition chart meets the needs of the political will, economics, infrastructure availability and implementation involved in every segment of the garbage-waste-resource stream. Organic residuals are no different.

In fact, based on our nearly 25 years experience, the complexity of all factors involved is even more intense today than it was previously, due in part to the anonymity or non-branded nature of most of the items that make up compostable organics. Finger-pointing and directing others to assume stewardship responsibility for organic residuals rarely occurs. When it does, it doesn’t share the indignant intensity that can be heard in discussions and radio call-in shows when the topic of the day is: “what should be done to reduce our garbage?”

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Vibro-Air Sort

The LUBO Vibro-Air Sort is designed as a versatile and compact solution for the separation of fractions based on variations in specific gravity. The Vibro-Air Sort is particularly suited to the removal of polystyrene contamination from sieve sand during demolition works, during composting, or for applications in glass recycling for the removal of contamination by paper and films.

The system consists of a vibrating conveyor (with adjustable angle) linked to a blast nozzle with a variable setting.Two vibration motors ensure the stable and reliable operation of the vibrating conveyor.

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CP-4002 Series Heavy-Duty Stationary Compactors

SP Industries has introduced the CP-4002 heavy-duty stationary compactor. With a dual cylinder design and dozens of customizable features, these industrial compactors are ideal for handling packaging materials, wooden skids, crates and process scrap in warehouses, transfer stations and in large retail outlets, as well as for heavy industrial and institutional uses.

Standard features include a multi-cycle timer, automatic safety retract, a free-standing power unit and a keyed pinning/boost override system with side-mounted controls.

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New Jest Waste Recycler Built With Two-Deck, Heavy-Duty Feeder-Screen

The new Jest Waste Recycler is built with a two-deck, heavy-duty feederscreen to separate oversize material and dry fines, and is specially designed for the North American market. Using the new two-deck HD feeder screen, these machines allow for the use of a picking station after oversize material separation. Units separate infeed material up to 15 inches, ranging from C&D waste to MSW, using either 7.5-cubic-foot or 12-cubic-foot feeder-screens.

After oversize material and dry fines are removed from the process, the main waste is placed for processing by a newly added windsifter (5 kws or 11 kws depending on the model) which now has three different settings. After separating plastics, paper and lighter material, a floating system uses four separate adjustments to separate and clean wood, rock, glass, compost or metals from unwanted material.

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RecoveryGrates Increase Non-Ferrous Recovery for Metal Shredders

K2 Castings’ RecoveryGrates are engineered to provide a simple yet effective way for scrap metal shredders to improve non-ferrous liberation and throughput,resulting in increased metal recovery.These grates are specially designed to increase metal separation in the shredder box, allowing greater yields from downstream systems. According to K2, mills that have made the switch have increased non-ferrous recovery by five percent over that of standard grates.

“With feedstock harder to find for many operators, the focus now is to maximize recovery,” says Tom Stanek, President of K2 Castings. “This new focus is more than a major shift in thinking for shredder operators. It’s a matter of business survival.”

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Handheld XRF Analyzer for Scrap Metal Analysis

The new X-MET8000 handheld (X-ray fluorescence) XRF analyzer, the latest from Oxford Instruments, is designed to help scrap metal processing and recycling operations boost their throughput and profitability, enabling reliable, fast, uninterrupted alloy identification, all-day long, in all weather.

At the scrap yard, dealers are able to quickly sort mixed scrap, separating materials of low and higher values with alloy grades being qualified through the X-MET’s comprehensive grade library – the largest library on the market, according to Oxford. Using the X-MET8000, recycled material can be accurately quantified through elemental analysis, ensuring the correct quality of scrap metal goes forward to the melt. Even miniscule percentages of tramp elements, which may dangerously degrade the final alloy, can be determined prior to further processing, resulting in consistent analysis, and securing the best price for incoming and outgoing scrap material.

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Star Screen Lowers Mulch Producer’s Costs Significantly

Lowe Products is one of the largest mulch and topsoil producers in West Virginia. The company’s convenient location, 50 miles west of Washington DC, allows them to service Maryland, Northern Virginia, DC and eastern West Virginia markets.

Founded in 1972 by John D. Lowe Jr. and his wife Betty, the company was built on experience in the lumber industry, using by-products such as slab wood, wood chips and bark material. Through the years the transition was made into processing these lumber by-products into a high-grade bark mulch. Today, Lowe Products produces 27 products ranging from shredded hardwood mulches to a variety of soil products. Feedstock is mainly from forestry waste and “white wood” (construction industry wood waste).

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