Vecoplan, LLC, the North Carolina-based manufacturer of shredders and , has been awarded a contract to design and build the front-end material processing and preparation system for Brightmark Energy's new plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana. Vecoplan's prep system will incorporate a variety of technologies engineered to deliver feedstock that meets specifications vital to the plant's successful production of transportation fuel.
New Vecoplan VEZ 3200 single-shaft pre-shredder with high throughput capacity specifically designed for RDF
Designed to be compact, robust, powerful and efficient, Vecoplan's new VEZ 3200 (refuse-derived fuel shredder) is a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder with high throughput capacity. It is ideally suited for the manufacture of refuse-derived fuels from production and sorting waste, packaging material and the high-calorific fraction of domestic and commercial waste for use as an energy source in cement works and power stations.
In close collaboration with users, Vecoplan has enhanced the VAZ 1600 XL and is now launching a robust single-shaft shredder for technical plastics. The Vecoplan Heavy Duty (VHD 1600 T) effortlessly processes hard plastics, almost regardless of size and weight. Equipped with the energy-efficient HiTorc drive, the machine accelerates rapidly and develops impressive torque, it is remarkably efficient and achieves a high throughput.
With high operational reliability and flexible application possibilities, conveyor belts are indispensable for the transport of all types of bulk goods, including recyclable materials. Transportation lines and material streams are important aspects of every production plant. They need to be cost-effective, efficient and above all reliable in continuous operation. A true all-rounder in transport systems for bulk materials is the recently introduced VecoBelt pipe conveyor from Vecoplan.
Mr. Kaiser, what is the importance of the recycling economy for Vecoplan?
Stefan Kaiser: The recycling economy is one of the greatest challenges of the future. It will help to improve the overall image of the plastics industry - from the producer and processor to the recycler. We must learn to appreciate that we need to deal with plastics more sustainably. The recycling economy is important for Vecoplan, as a major part of our business lies in recycling and waste handling. We have been trying for a long time to put valuable raw materials back into circulation.
The international recycling company Tönsmeier became a partner of WWF Deutschland (World Wide Fund for Nature in Germany) in September 2015, and since then has been working to rid the Baltic Sea of ‘ghost nets', i.e. abandoned fishing nets made of plastic. The environmentally-friendly recycling of these polypropylene and polyamide ghost nets is being tested - so Vecoplan AG was brought in to create an optimum process for transporting, processing and recycling the salvaged material - and the results of initial tests have been positive.
Vecoplan's newly developed and compact VAZ series are durable and sturdy single-shaft shredders which enable joiners and carpenters in particular to process wood leftovers in a dependable way. The series is equipped with energy-efficient drive technology. Wood processors benefit from its very low operating costs. The single-shaft shredders have now made a successful debut at the international trade fair LIGNA 2017.
In order to recycle plastic, metal and composite packaging or household waste collected in bags and put out for collection, the waste needs to be continuously and reliably fed into sorting processes. With the Vecoplan bag opener VSA 250 T, Vecoplan has developed a durable, low maintenance, high throughput yet extremely energy efficient bag opener fit for the job. The machine uses Vecoplan's pioneering drive technology.
Robert (Bob) Korkos has been named National Sales Manager - Mobile Division at Vecoplan, LLC. Responsible for managing sales of Vecoplan’s full line of Shred Trucks, Korkos begins his tenure by overseeing the launch of Vecoplan’s new MST Series which employ AXO dual shaft, pierce & tear shredders on both full sized (33,000 GVW) and non-CDL (26,000 GVW) truck chassis. Other responsibilities of his new position include working with Vecoplan R&D in the development of technologies aimed at the constant improvement of Vecoplan shred truck performance and with the marketing department to introduce these innovations to the marketplace.
Vecoplan LLC, the worldwide leader in size reduction technologies, welcomes Nicholas Williams as their newest Product Engineer. Williams earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University in May 2016. While at NC State his studies focused on Machinery Design, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Dynamics, and Instrumentation. His work experience includes stints at Madsen Motor Company, Cary, NC and Global Autos, in Raleigh, NC while pursuing his degree.