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​ISRI advocacy delivers for recyclers in latest tariff measures

​ISRI advocacy delivers for recyclers in latest tariff measures

As China and the United States continue to spar back and forth with new tariffs being imposed on key imports on goods from each country, the recycling industry has largely been spared. On Friday, the Trump Administration announced a final list of products from China that would be assessed a 25% import duty. Several equipment parts imported from China for use in recycling operations were included on a list of targets earlier this year, but removed after pressure from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

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SMR is maintaining continuous growth through investment in LiuGong equipment

SMR operates a steadily growing equipment fleet of high-precision machinery, including this new LiuGong 922E excavator with LaBounty hydraulic shear attachment.

In spite of the burgeoning overall demand for recycled metals, a recycling market can reward scrap yards one year and punish them severely the next. Yet Société des Métaux Recyclés (SMR) has been able to thrive in times so lean that profitability was difficult, even for their yards with annual business totalling billions of dollars. 

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Sierra International Machinery welcomes new director of sales for Macpresse

Sierra International Machinery welcomes new director of sales for Macpresse

Sierra International Machinery is proud to announce and welcome Randy Gibson as the company's Director of Sales Macpresse for the United States and Canada. Gibson will be responsible for evolving Sierra's relationship with current Sierra-Macpresse customers and building relationships with new and upcoming industries, such as RDF (refuse-derived fuel). Gibson will be assisting Sierra Regional Sales Managers in communicating the advantages of Macpresse single-ram balers and reaching out to new markets and industries that can benefit from the use of the machinery.

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​SENNEBOGEN introduces 850 E Series material handlers

​SENNEBOGEN introduces 850 E Series material handlers

Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, introduced the new 850 E Series purpose-built material handler at this year's 2018 ISRI convention in April. The new 850 E model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine, and continues SENNEBOGEN's focus on simplicity and dependability, achieving exceptional performance through intelligent hydraulic design without complex electronics.   

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Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders

Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders

The hammers used in shredder lines represent a key factor in plant efficiency. Metso has developed a new hammer series, Metso Alloy Hammer, with the goal of extending the lifetime of these tools. Featuring a special alloy, the high-quality cast-steel hammers from the Group's own foundry ensure substantially enhanced economic efficiency and can be used in all Metso's Lindemann shredder series.

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LEFORT commissions stationary shear at Tervita's Red Deer scrap facility

LEFORT America has announced the commissioning of a LEFORT SH1100A stationary shear at Tervita's Red Deer, Alberta facility. Tervita operates four scrap metal centres in Western Canada; two in British Columbia and two in Alberta. At the Red Deer facility, Tervita has selected LEFORT's SH1100A as the latest addition to their arsenal of scrap processing equipment. 

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Reducing the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities

Reducing the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities

At a metal recycling facility recently, a compressed gas cylinder exploded when it was cut with a metal shear. At a different facility, an explosion occurred when a vehicle ran over a plastic garbage bag. Workers didn't know the bag contained a discarded propane tank. At another recycling facility, a propane tank exploded when it was inadvertently loaded into a shredder with a pile of scrap metal. This bulletin can help employers identify hazards and reduce the risk of fires and explosions at recycling facilities.

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​KINSHOFER Multi-Quick Processors offer versatility and quick jaw change-out times

KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its Multi-Quick Processors, featuring best-in-class cycle times, jaw change-out times and power-to-weight ratio. The attachments allow demolition and recycling industry contractors to use one attachment with several jaw sets instead of buying several tools for different applications. Contractors can choose from six to eight jaw sets, depending on which of the four MQP models they choose, including dedicated concrete, steel or tank jaws, as well as combination and specialty jaws. 

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​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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