Recycling Product News 2021 Top Introductions
This year saw the release of many exciting new machines and technologies. From screens, grinders and crushers, to material handlers and wheel loaders built for recycling, to the latest software, handheld metal analyzers and optical sorters, 2021 was a year full of innovation from our industry's leading manufacturers. Read on for our picks for top equipment and technology introductions of the year.
Liebherr L 550 XPower and L 556 XPower wheel loaders have been updated and are now equipped with a standard, power-split travel drive which increases engine power with consistently low fuel consumption. This is especially useful in scrap and other industrial applications where a loader may be equipped with heavy protective devices or solid rubber tires. These models also include an increase in performance in the working hydraulics which has enabled dynamic lift and tip functions, irrespective of the size or weight of the working tool. Structural modifications to the lift arms allow for higher breakout, holding and retrieval forces than previously, particularly in the upper lifting range.
CP Group released its new OCC auger screen, which is engineered to separate old corrugated cardboard (OCC) in material recovery facilities. The OCC Auger Screen separates mid- to large-sized OCC using a series of steel cantilevered tri-lobe augers that create agitation to liberate material and create a clean OCC fraction. It is ideal for both commercial and single-stream applications. The OCC auger screen does not need to be preceded by a pre-sorter, can go directly after the infeed conveyor and, according to CP, provides the same benefits as a disc screen in separating material without wrapping.
Bandit Industries' new Model 1425 Track is a highly productive and compact horizontal grinder, now available on tracks. According to Bandit, this model is equipped with many of the same features as the original tow-behind version and, by adding tracks, it has substantially increased capability in wood waste and other organics recycling and composting applications. The Model 1425 track is equipped with a 7-foot-long x 24-inch-wide steel or rubber belt infeed conveyor and a stationary discharge with a stacking height of 7 feet. To further enhance the machines capabilities, a grinder head or chipper drum can be ordered, giving it the ability to produce mulch or a dimensional chip.
Harris Waste Management Group announced the newest product in its line of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processing equipment: the GPS Series Predator ferrous baler. Developed in partnership with G.P.S. (Great Scrap Processing Solutions) the GPS Predator is designed for speed and power, utilizing an innovative three-arm compression system which maximizes box folding speeds and bale/log weights. The frame provides very high-strength compression force and durability
Seven models of the new Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders are now available, with standard bucket capacities between 3.7 and 7.6 cubic yards. These loaders have a new exterior design and a redesigned, more comfortable cab. In addition, smart machine control technology includes DoosanCONNECT telematics and Situation Awareness Technology, which automatically monitors machine activity and adjusts the wheel loader engine output to match real-time requirements of the hydraulic system and drivetrain. Other technology features include a Smart Guidance System, which analyzes operator driving habits and provides tips during operation; an improved Load Isolation System; and Smart Load on-board weighing.
SciAps introduced its new generation SciAps Z-901 handheld LIBS analyzer for scrap metal and a range of applications. The Z-901 features an all-new ergonomic design, a weight of only 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg), improved heat dissipation and completely updated software and processing electronics. The Z-901 also features the first-ever "dual burn" technology, with capacity for either "air burn" method or argon purge testing.
Vermeer introduced the TR6450 trommel screen; it is capable of sorting up to three product sizes at once. The new TR6450 features adjustable front-fines, rear-fines and overs conveyor for efficient multi-product production. With a 20-foot (6.1-m) long, 6.5-foot (2-m) diameter quick-change tension screen drum, the TR6450 can sort up to 180 cubic yards (137.6 m3) per hour with 0.5-inch (1.3-cm) screens installed and material with moisture less than 40 percent. It is powered by a 120-hp (90-kW) Cat 3.6L Tier 4 Final diesel engine.
Caterpillar's new MH3250 and MH3260 3200 series tracked material handlers are built to offer high efficiency in demanding applications such as scrap and C&D recycling. These next-generation models are built to provide safe, easy, comfortable operation, longer maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and up to 20 percent lower owning and operating costs.
Also introduced in 2021, Cat's new generation of primary and secondary pulverizer attachments deliver up to 52 percent faster cycle times, producing more tons-per-litre of fuel burned. The new line is designed to fit 18- to 50-tonne machines, and includes three new rotatable primary models, which feature 360-degree rotation, and three new fixed secondary models.
Rotochopper introduced a new 350-yards-per-hour Screener Conveyor as well as the 365R Tracked Radial Stacking Conveyor. The 365R stacking conveyor allows for effortless stacking of product with a radial on timer, automatic oscillation to smoothly blend piles, and easy tracked positioning for efficiency in moving and repositioning. The 365R features a 36-inch-wide belt with a 65-foot radial and a 30-foot discharge height. Also now available is the 480R model stacking conveyor, which is equipped with an 80-foot radial stacker and 48-inch-wide belt.
SBM Mineral Processing
SBM has introduced new tracked machines to its jaw and impact crusher lines, targeting the 40-ton range.
The new REMAX 450 impact crusher (as well as the new JAWMAX models) now features a high-performance pre-screening unit that effectively separates contaminated or valuable material, helping reduce crusher wear while improving results in terms of quality and output. This new double-deck pre-screen is designed as a circular vibratory screen and is directly connected to the vibrating chute in the feed hopper. The two fractions can be discharged in full or in part as fines, or added to end product as crusher bypass.
Machinex' new MACH Vision technology is a data acquisition station powered by AI, which uses a combination of technologies such as infrared hyperspectral technology, visual recognition and metal detectors to analyze material stream composition in real time. The new Intell platform connects high-tech MRF systems such as MACH Vision, SamurAI robotic sorters and MACH Hyspec optical sorters with a user-friendly dashboard which allows for real-time data-driven decision making based on key performance indicators such as flow composition, volume per material type, material trends per given period and total material processed.
UNTHA's new ZR 2400 H two-shaft shredder is designed to provide a low life cycle cost and has been specifically engineered for multi-shift, continuous pre-shredding. The machine's low-speed, high-torque drive means it can handle severe-duty applications with ease, and has been engineered for high throughput, rough shredding of metal, bulky waste, C&I waste, waste wood, MSW, mattresses, carpets, railway sleepers, bales and rolled goods. In metal shredding, the ZR2400W is a very efficient machine and excels in the processing of aluminum, WEEE and large domestic appliances.
McCloskey International's I4C impact crusher is engineered to bring the power and productivity of an 1,125mm (44.3-inch) impactor to a more compact frame, ideal for maximum maneuverability in tighter spaces as a primary or secondary crusher. Built to the same standards as full-size crushers, I4C compact impact crushers have a number of features that enhance their operation, including a deeper chamber, creating greater tramp release space, and three crush zones with an optional fourth strike.
Volvo Construction Equipment's all-new EW200E material handler is aimed at the light waste handling segment. The EW200E model weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Volvo D6J 6-litre Tier 4 Final engine that provides 173 hp (129 kW). These machines feature three boom and arm configurations, providing a maximum reach up to 33-feet, and a maximum lifting capacity up to 25,600 pounds.
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing debuted its new Zero Radius Automated Side Loader along with CartSeeker Curbside Automation and Telematics, which brings artificial intelligence to curbside waste collection, reducing costs by as much as eight percent.
McNeilus partner CartSeeker Curbside Automation uses a patented AI-based cart vision recognition technology that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and fully automates the operation of the truck's robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation.
Diversys Software's new solution for the recycling and waste management industry is designed to change the way programs are managed - regardless of the waste or recovery stream, or program complexity. This cloud-based SaaS solution eliminates paper-based management systems and optimizes every step in a program or process, from in-field activities to back-office management, offering one platform for capturing and accessing relevant data and key program or business analytics. Diversys uses real-time data sharing for full visibility at every stage of the program, and built-in tools like geotagging, zone- or geography-based incentive rates, content verification, weight or distance thresholds, and other powerful capabilities.
LaBounty's full lineup of MSD Legend Series mobile shears is now available, featuring enhanced jaw geometry and offering up to 10 percent more cutting force than previous models. These shears are now available with InSite, an advanced telematics platform that provides actionable information about the shears' condition and activity, such as job tracking, job site mapping and remote diagnostics. MSD Legend Series shear features also include full 360-degree rotation with improved balance, an enhanced and more durable lower jaw, and long-lasting index blades with intuitive patterns for four-way indexable cutting.
Bunting Magnetics Co.
Bunting's new shredder feeder conveyor is designed for recycling plastics - both in-house regrind and from secondary sources. It provides an even and controlled feed into a shredder or granulator, and accommodates a metal detector or magnetic separator to protect the shredder or granulator from metal damage. It can accommodate different designs of magnetic separator including overband magnets, suspension magnets, plate magnets and pulley magnets. The design of the conveyor limits potential magnetization of the supporting frame to ensure clean discharge of captured ferrous metal.
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