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Tallahassee, Florida-based Marpan Recycling opened a single- stream MRF in 2011. The company had extensive experience in C&D processing. This experience caused company president Kim Williams to break from tradition and go with the screens he knew could get the job done.
Single-stream system suppliers were all using a disc screen, and it had several disadvantages. “I just thought I didn’t want that kind of screen,” Williams recalls. He found a better way with General Kinematics.
“GK makes a fantastic product. Whatever they do, they do it over the top with the quality they put into it.” – Kim Williams
Read the full case study here: Single Stream Success.
Home run! Major League Baseball (MLB) has named the Seattle Mariners recipient of the 2017 Green Glove Award, which recognizes the MLB club that diverts the highest rate of materials from landfills.
The Mariners earned the Green Glove Award for diverting 96 percent of all waste at Safeco Field from landfills, a jump from 90 percent in 2016.
“We have worked hard over the years to make Safeco Field one of the ‘greenest’ ballparks in pro sports,” says Trevor Gooby, Seattle Mariners senior vice president, ballpark operations.
Cone Denim and Unifi Inc., both headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, have introduced the S Gene with Repreve, combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene
S Gene with Repreve
The RecycleCT Foundation Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, has launched the “What’s IN, What’s OUT” public recycling outreach campaign throughout Connecticut.
Recycling rules have been standardized across Connecticut where recycling is available, says the Brattleboro, Vermont-based Northeast Recycling Council (NERC).
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TOMRA Autosort Laser
Wedel, Germany-based TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced the Autosort Laser, which it says can separate glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from municipal solid waste (MSW) and commercial material. According to TOMRA, it features:
- a sensor combination capable of detecting more material properties at the same point simultaneously to sort more efficiently
- the ability to separate thin, thick or opaque glass from MSW
- an independent background system designed to ensure sorting stability
Visit www.tomra.com/en/sorting for more information.
Rosco Collision Avoidance Mobileye Shield+ System
The Mobileye Shield+ System from Rosco Collision Avoidance, Jamaica, New York, is the latest technological advancement for preventing collisions between vehicles and vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. The system:
- assists decision-makers by providing invaluable real-time big data on dangerous intersections
- provides constant updates of near crashes with pedestrians and cyclists
- identifies exact geo-location of incidents
Visit www.roscoca.com for more information.
SP Industries single-cylinder Precrusher Series
Hopkins, Michigan-based SP Industries has introduced the PC-3001, PC-4001 and PC-6001 Precrusher Series for manufacturing and processing facilities that don’t require the heavy-duty compacting equipment the company offers. This new series features the same footprint and processing controls as the company’s max-duty heavy-industrial models with a more economical single-cylinder design tailored to lighter-duty waste streams with lower compaction force requirements, SP says. The series:
- is designed for lower-volume industrial and smaller product destruction applications
- can program up to eight precrush cycles to enable maximum breakdown of materials that are difficult to compact
- is offered with 3-, 4- or 6-cubic-yard capacities
- can be operated in either precrusher or compactor-only mode
Visit http://bestcompactors.com for more information.
Herbold HVT series centrifugal dryers
HVT series centrifugal dryers from Herbold USA, Smithfield, Rhode Island, provide energy-saving drying of regrind, especially hollow bodies, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, polyolefins and other plastics, the company says. The HVT series:
- features a vertical rotor shaft, which ensures longer dwell time in the drying chamber
- operates on the principle of centrifugal drying, where material is accelerated against a screened stator surface and simultaneously transported from bottom to top by rotor paddles
- is fed via a horizontal drainage screw, which eliminates most of the surface moisture before material enters the dryer
Visit www.herboldusa.com for more information.
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Liebherr USA opens facility in Lodi, California
Newport News, Virginia-based Liebherr USA Co. has expanded its footprint in the United States with the opening of its newest location in Lodi, California.
Liebherr says this location will help to better service customers in the western region. The Lodi facility includes sales, service and repair of new and used mobile, duty-cycle and lift-version crawler cranes, as well as piling and drilling rigs.
The facility will serve as a hub to provide technical assistance, field service, yard storage for consignment cranes, stock and replenish parts, perform equipment repairs, stock inventory for sale and deploy rental fleets. The facility includes service bays, a warehouse and office building.
More information is available at www.liebherr.com.
ZenRobotics now sorts bags
Helsinki-based ZenRobotics says its ZenRobotics Recycler (ZRR) now not only sorts construction and demolition (C&D) debris but also offers a solution for municipal solid waste (MSW): bag sorting for source-separated MSW.
The company’s first step toward the MSW market is a ZRR that picks plastic bags weighing as much as 30 kilograms (66 pounds) by color. The ZRR also makes it easy to recover unopened bags from other loose MSW, the company says.
As a bag sorting application, a ZRR3 recovers up to 18 fractions in one spot in a single pass, using three successive arms, according to ZenRobotics. The system can do a positive, a negative or a hybrid sort, with throughput of up to 50 metric tons (55 short tons) per hour.
Lytx products provide fleet operations managers video evidence
San Diego-based Lytx, a provider of video options for commercial and government fleets, says it is making it possible for fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field with its new Lytx Video Services.
Lytx Video Services, a combination of an event recorder and video cameras—all cloud-connected—are designed to eliminate fleet and operations blind spots.
The video evidence Lytx Video Services provides can be useful in a variety of ways, the company says, including:
- to help companies evaluate driving and nondriving processes and procedures to improve operational effectiveness;
- to provide proof or confirmation of the true story, such as load delivery; and
- to help reveal revenue-generating opportunities or opportunities to improve customer service.
The company says Lytx Video Services will be available in the first quarter of 2018.
More information is available at www.lytx.com.
LA County selects BHS for new MRF
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Oregon, to design, manufacture and install a new material recovery facility (MRF) system at its Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility. The system will process commercial and residential streams—including dry commercial waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), multifamily MSW and single-stream recyclables—and increase the districts’ processing capacity to 600 tons per day, BHS says.
The system is designed to provide the flexibility to process various input streams while maximizing recovery and end product quality. The equipment includes a Max-AI Autonomous QC (AQC) in a quality control role on the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is recovered by the system’s NRT SpydIR-T optical sorter.
Visit www.bulkhandlingsystems.com for more information.