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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB4 Two-Ram Baler

​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB4 Two-Ram Baler

Introduced at ISRI 2018 this week in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking REB4 two-ram baler is the only two-ram that features Sierra's patent pending dual-compression doors. The REB4 uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll-back, and pre-densifying the material before the cycle even begins. Which leads to a 20 to 40 percent increase in production.

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LIBS vs XRF: comparing two technologies

Hitachi High-Technologies’ Vulcan LIBS analyzer employs advanced data management for logging of both results and images.

For recyclers who sort metals and alloys, in applications where precise understanding of content and composition is paramount, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) based handheld analyzers have been the main tool employed for over a decade. In recent years, however, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology has been used increasingly in metal recycling applications, especially with aluminum and other nonferrous metals, and for light elements. XRF is still considered by most to be the best option for applications in stainless steel and heavy metals, or for recyclers focused on plastics and e-waste sorting.

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“HANDS-ON” EXPERIENCE LEADS RMG TO 825 M SCRAP HANDLERS

An elevated cab allows the operator to see right into the box when moving bales and for other loading and unloading tasks.

Luke Wyatt likes to learn by doing. A co-owner of Rockwood, Tennessee-based Roane Metals Group LLC (RMG), Luke learned the recycling trade on the job working alongside his father-in-law, Albert Baisley, at Rockwoods Southern Alloys and Metals. When RMG began, they used a hands-on approach to learn their way around scrap handling machines.

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The way forward

The way forward

Exporters in Canada have already begun seeing disruption in trade flows stemming from China's Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials. Despite the concerns raised by governing bodies and industry representatives from around the world, the Chinese government moved forward with its decision to implement these severe and restrictive standards. Chinese import fees have increased, quotas and licenses have been drastically reduced, and exporters are finding it increasingly difficult to move material to the country that has long been the world's largest importer of scrap. 

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​D&S replacement granulator knife bolts help reduce risk of expensive knife failures in recycling

​D&S replacement granulator knife bolts help reduce risk of expensive knife failures in recycling

When granulating knives for the recycling industry don't perform, or worse, have a catastrophic event, it can result in hours or even days of costly downtime of production lines. Failure of fastening bolts on the knives can result in damage to the more expensive knives and/or recycling processing machines.

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​Eriez announces new RevX-E Eddy Current Separator with quick change belt system

The latest generation of the Eriez RevX-E product line combines the same high performance separation of previous models with a variety of maintenance-friendly enhancements, including an innovative cantilever frame design which enables 10 minute belt changes. The company will present the RevX-E Eddy Current Separator (ECS) with Quick Change belt system in April at both ISRI 2018 and Waste Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Richmond Steel Recycling: Auto Focus

John Rai and Brett Matheson, at Richmond Steel Recycling’s Mitchell Island yard with their Liebherr wheel loader.

Richmond Steel Recycling has been in business for over 45 years, with operations starting in the early 1970s. Today Richmond Steel Recycling has four locations in B.C., with feeder yards in Prince George, Fort St. John and Kamloops. At their main yard, located on Mitchell Island, on the Fraser River between Richmond and Vancouver, B.C., they operate the province's only large-scale auto shredder. 

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Fuchs to show latest MHL model handlers at ISRI 2018

Fuchs will exhibit at ISRI April 14-19, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in booth A6. Two machines will be on display: the MHL340 F2 and MHL350 F2 material handlers. Commenting on the lineup Todd Goss, General Manger for Fuchs in North America, said the features and solutions on these machines enable customers in the four core segments of scrap, waste, forestry and port industry to operate efficiently and boost return on investment.

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​ISRI's 2018 advocacy agenda highlights industry's top policy challenges and opportunities

​ISRI's 2018 advocacy agenda highlights industry's top policy challenges and opportunities

Fresh off major victories included in the tax reform law and through the resumption of U.S. Mint's Mutilated Coin Program and in advance of its 2018 Convention and Exposition, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released its 2018 Advocacy Agenda. The Agenda highlights the recycling industry's priorities at the local, state, federal, and international levels related to Taxes & the Economy, International Trade, Energy and the Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Workplace Safety Initiatives, and Regulatory Policy.

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New Eriez White Paper describes how Shred1 Ballistic Separators produce low-copper steel and cut hand picking in half

Eriez' Shred1 ballistic separator has minimal ongoing operating costs with no need for air and only very little electricity.

Eriez has released a new white paper which makes a compelling case for producing low-copper steel with ballistic separators. The paper compares the Eriez Shred1 Ballistic Separator to several other widely used ferrous scrap upgrading systems, revealing that the Shred1 is a low investment option which cuts hand picking labour in half.

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Machinex' latest MRF installation at City of High Point in North Carolina now in operation

Machinex' latest MRF installation, High Point, North Carolina.

Machinex has provided a new single-stream material recovery system for the City of High Point, North Carolina, which went operational in January, 2018. The City acquired this new system to improve their recovery rates as well as accommodate growing tonnage. The co-mingled recyclables are sourced from a portion of Guilford County and Jamestown, NC.

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​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability. 

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​Bunting Magnetics Co. awarded patent for innovative magnetic circuit design used in its SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor

Bunting Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, and the inventor of stainless steel separation, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its ground-breaking magnetic circuit design incorporated in the Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor (SSSC). The SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor, launched at ISRI 2017, has delivered game-changing solutions to the recycling industry ever since. Field tests have proven it removes up to 94% of large fraction stainless steel.

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