At ConExpo 2014, RMT unveiled the Orlaco All Time Vision Camera (ATVC). This system is ideal for vehicle operators who constantly work in dusty, dirty, snowy or rainy conditions, providing clean and clear, non-stop vision feedback. The ATVC allows operators to receive uninterrupted real-time camera images from around the vehicle, regardless of the weather or working conditions, using a lens built in a glass tube. When the cleaning cycle is activated, the tube rotates. Fluid, through a nozzle integrated into the system, is sprayed onto the surface of the lens, and the glass surface is wiped clean with a built-in wiper. The ATV Camera can be used either in a back-up or side view mode.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.