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Komptech to display latest highly versatile machines at IFAT 2018

Komptech is set to display multiple new machines at the upcoming IFAT 2018 trade show, set for May in Munich, Germany. Machines on display will include the new Terminator Type V shredder as well as the Axtor 4510 chipper/shredder, and will be introduced formally at the company's booth 405/504, Tuesday 15 May 2018, from 10 to 11 am.

Doppstadt to showcase the "INVENTHOR Type 9" shredder at IFAT

Doppstadt's INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder, from the SMART SHREDDING LINE, is a new high-performance machine that is setting new market benchmarks when it comes to quality and performance. By bringing together the most innovative mechanical developments, innovative control and regulation systems, and a brand new noise emissions concept, Doppstadt has created an environmentally friendly cost-effective one-stop solution for the recycling sector. Thanks to its modular service-oriented construction and range of suspension variants, this machine is equally suited to use as a stationary fixture or in the service industry sector.

Komptech's latest windrow turner set to turn heads at IFAT 2018

The Topturn X-series is getting a new member. At IFAT 2018, taking place from May 14-18 in Munich, Germany, Komptech is presenting the Topturn X5000, a new self-propelled windrow turner that is ideal for the medium to high throughput range. Since introduced, the Topturn X4500 has proven itself as a starter machine for smaller compost facilities. The new Topturn X5000 model is the perfect machine for five metre-wide by two metre-tall windrows, as used at many larger facilities. If all of its performance potential is used to the fullest, the X5000 can turn up to 4,000 cubic metres of compost in an hour.

Terex implements expansion plan for Fuchs Material Handlers

Terex Corporation continues to implement a series of strategic moves and investments to better position its purpose-built Fuchs material handler business for global expansion and sales growth. Recently, the business was rebranded “Fuchs – A Terex Brand” in key markets for consistent global brand recognition. The Fuchs line also transitioned to the Terex Material Processing segment, which is a better strategic fit for the business within the broader Terex portfolio. Additionally, multiple new machine introductions were made at key international trade shows during the first two quarters of 2016, including the ISRI 2016 Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. and Bauma and IFAT 2016 held in Munich, Germany.

Mistral+ optical sorter latest from Pellenc ST

Pellenc ST's new Mistral+ optical sorter, introduced at this year's IFAT, is the result of a 4‐year development involving over 30 engineers. The company says extensive feedback coming from clients, the customer service team and employees were taken into account to design this piece of equipment, and that the Mistral+ is built on the experience of over 1,200 Mistral machines installed all over the world, over the past 15 years. In addition, significant investments have been made to ensure the qualification of each component and subsystem, including over 10 endurance testing sessions and thousands of hours of field and lab testing carried out to ensure the best reliability and performance.

50th Anniversary IFAT sets new benchmark

This year's IFAT marked 50 years of the world's largest environmental technology industry tradeshow. IFAT started in 1966 with 147 exhibitors and 10,200 visitors and continues to grow. Around 138,000 visitors from over 170 countries came to Munich for the anniversary edition of IFAT between May 30 and June 3, 2016. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, is delighted with what has happened this year: “The feedback from all our participants was overwhelming. The further rise in participation figures is impressive proof of how for fifty years IFAT has been shaping the development of the environmental technology sector.” Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board of IFAT and Managing Partner of Kirchhoff Ecotec, can only concur: “The exceptional performance of IFAT is continuing in 2016. Excellent new contacts were forged for our companies, in particular in the international arena. Overall IFAT has been a tremendous success in its anniversary year.”

Bühler announces breakthrough in polymer sorting

The Bühler Group has announced a breakthrough in polymer sorting, with the launch of its new SORTEX E PolyVision. This ground-breaking technology is able to identify same-colour polymer contaminants, by analyzing their chemical signatures, to deliver higher grade rPET flakes that exceed industry standards for minimum contamination levels. According to Bühler, this new machine completes a sophisticated portfolio of optical sorting solutions, which tackle all of the industry’s concerns, such as unwanted colours, metals and now polymers – a solution that has previously been compromised. Historically, removing same-colour polymer material from rPET flakes, such as clear PVC from clear PET, has been challenging for recyclers, as they cannot be visibly distinguished at such high processing speeds, without losing a lot of valuable flakes. Adding to this complexity, rPET flakes can be minute, so you need a sophisticated technology that not only detects 'invisible' polymers at high processing capacities, but also very small flakes.

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