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May 8, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

Eriez offers 3-D PokerSort video, 5-Star Service brochure

Eriez of Erie, Pa., has released a three-dimensional (3D) video designed to capture the company’s PokerSoft equipment in action removing long, troublesome pokers from shredded material.

The two-minute video, which is best viewed using red and blue 3D glasses, is posted to the Eriez website,, as well as to the company’s YouTube channel, which can be accessed at

“We created this video to enable viewers to virtually experience the sheer power of PokerSort,” says Mike Shattuck, product manager, recycling. “It provides a front-row seat to watch this incredible machine in operation removing hard-to-handle poker materials directly from the shred before the drum magnet.”

As pokers exit the shredder, alignment guides on the incline conveyor position these objects parallel in the flow, Eriez says. As pokers reach the end of the conveyor, they extend and are magnetically pulled over the PokerSort to a chute or conveyor belt and then collect in a bin or bunker.

In other news, Eriez is offering a free brochure highlighting its 5-Star Service program and center. A PDF of the brochure is available for download from the Eriez website at

The four-page piece showcases the array of services offered by the Eriez 5-Star team, including on-site and off-site repairs, maintenance, equipment rebuilds and lift magnet certification.

Eriez specializes in separation technologies, including magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment, for the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries.


Connecticut recycler installs new single-stream system

City Carting and Recycling, Stamford, Conn., has started up its Bollegraaf single-stream processing system. By the end of February 2014, City Carting was running its 25-to-30-tons-per-hour Bollegraaf system, supplied by Stamford-based Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (VDRS), at full speed.

Inbound residential single-stream loads and commercial material arriving at the City Carting plant are unloaded onto the company’s 14,000-square-foot tipping floor.

According to VDRS, the sorting system uses 16 manual sorters as well as a number of Lubo StarScreens and four TITECH Autosort models.

City Carting’s system also includes a Lubo glass cleanup system and a Bollegraaf HBC 120S baler.

The sorting system seeks out PET (polyethylene terephthalate), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) plastics. Residue rates are less than 5 percent, according to the company.

“The craftsmanship and quality of the equipment was beyond my expectations,” says Joe Fiorello, owner of City Carting. ”It was operational on day one and performed to the manufacturer’s promise.”

VDRS is a designer and system supplier of recycling and recovery technology and the exclusive U.S. distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo and TITECH machinery. The company specializes in technology for sizing, sorting, recovery and baling of recyclables.

Available systems address the single-stream, commercial waste, C&D, municipal solid waste, waste-to-energy and fuel, presorted plastics and electronic scrap streams.

Technologies supplied include high-capacity prepress-flap balers, sensor-based sorters, PaperMagnets, StarScreens, PaperSpikes, density separators, air systems and trommel screens.

With installations at more than 2,400 plants, VDRS provides turnkey design, installation and training and support.


AMCS Group acquires PC Scale Technologies

AMCS Group of the U.K. has acquired PC Scale Technologies (PCST) of Oxford, Pa. With the acquisition, AMCS becomes one of the largest providers of end-to-end software and on-vehicle technology for the recycling and waste management industries.

The company says it is now the only provider worldwide offering complete, end-to-end solutions.

AMCS Group CEO Jimmy Martin says, “As a division of AMCS Group, the acquisition of PC Scale leverages our common technology and combined industry expertise. With our increased product offerings, implementation and service capabilities, we’ve become the only provider to offer the industry a one-stop solution on a global scale. With a combined staff of over 180 employees, we will have significantly more resources in the North American market, allowing us to provide an unmatched level of service to our customers, ranking AMCS Group as the notable leader in the market.”

The new division of AMCS Group will be led by Ken Good, current COO of PCST.

More information is available at or at


My Scrap Network seeks to connect recyclers

My Scrap Network is a recently introduced networking site that is geared toward members of the scrap metal recycling industry. The founders of the site say it has been designed to help scrap buyers and sellers find, organize and maintain relationships with trading partners.

Founder and President Matt Smith, a trader with Niles Iron & Metal Co. LLC, Niles, Ohio, says there is no cost to become a member of the site. Additionally, Smith says the site offers more than other sites where scrap metal sellers and buyers connect. My Scrap Network is designed to offer users opportunities for bartering and to guarantee the credibility of the people using the site, Smith says.

Ryan Hoefler, owner of Twinsburg, Ohio-based Cobra Trading LLC, helped fund the site, which was launched in January 2014.

Smith says administrators of My Scrap Network will verify the legitimacy of individuals and companies seeking membership to the site.


Brady plc highlights growth

Brady plc, a U.K.-based software solutions provider for global commodity trading, has announced that 2013 was a year of growing momentum that culminated in two major contracts.

Brady says the scale of these contracts is a testament to the company’s ability to deliver complex solutions to companies around the globe.

In the last five years, Brady says the number of clients it has has increased from 57 to more than 300. Meanwhile, the group’s revenue is spread across Europe/Middle East/Africa (72 percent of group revenues), the Americas (23 percent) and Asia (5 percent). The company adds that 2013 was a strong year for commodities, noting that it had nine new license contract wins, including four contracts in the United States.

According to Brady, since acquiring recycling-related software firms, the company has seen a significant increase in its recycling division with the addition of seven signed deals.

Brady Recycling has launched a platform that addresses the needs of bulk commodity procurement management and says it plans to share its risk and derivatives expertise from the commodities unit with the scrap market.


American Baler adds to dealer network

Tade Mahoney, director of sales and marketing for American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio, has announced that Craft Equipment Co., Tampa, Fla., has been named American Baler’s dealer in the southeastern United States.

Mahoney says Craft has an extensive sales, parts and service network.

Craft, established in 1971, provides equipment for the material handling industry throughout the Southeast, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. In Florida, Craft has expanded its coverage area with a General Construction Division.

Craft says it also provides preventive maintenance programs for vertical and horizontal balers, compactors, dock levelers, scissor docks, commercial and industrial scrubbers and automated storage and retrieval solutions.

“At American Baler, our goal is to build the best baler in the industry with the best warranty and the best customer service, and we are pleased to have Craft Equipment joining that effort,” Mahoney says.

Craft Equipment can be contacted at


Hammel adds dealer in western US

Hammel New York LLC, Bohemia, N.Y., has named Bejac Corp. its official dealer covering states west of the Rocky Mountains.

Bejac Corp., based in Placentia, Calif., will represent Hammel products from its seven branches in the California cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Redding and Oakland Bay as well as in Phoenix.

Since the 1980s, Bejac has been partnering with manufacturers to offer sales, rental and service for a wide variety of construction and niche markets. The markets it serves include material and scrap handling; C&D recycling operations; waste transfer stations; forestry operations; terminal facilities; demolition contractors; wood, steel, paper and grain mills; and cattle operations, in addition to traditional construction markets.

More information is available from Robert Cycon, vice president and general manager of Bejac Corp., at

Hammel New York is the North American distributor for Germany-based Hammel Recyclingtechnik GmbH, which offers a line of primary and secondary shredders and sorting equipment for the recycling industry.


IBC expands dealer network

International Baler Corp. (IBC), Jacksonville, Fla., has named Atlantic Recycling Equipment LLC (ARE), Rollinsford, N.H., its dealer for the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and the portion of Connecticut that is east of Interstate 91.

“Atlantic Recycling Equipment brings a total of more than 75 years of recycling knowledge and service capability as well as sharing International Baler’s philosophy of making customer service their first priority,” says Randy Gibson, IBC director of sales and marketing.

IBC says current and prospective customers in New England can contact ARE for their recycling equipment needs. Recyclers in the region can ask for Todd Hager or Jim O’Regan at ARE or can visit


Jake, Connor & Crew opens West Coast distribution center

Jake, Connor & Crew, the Kitchener, Ontario-based manufacturer of containers and consoles for the document destruction industry, has opened a distribution center in central California. The new center will be stocked with the company’s full line of products for the document protection and waste and recycling industries.

“Due to our higher volumes and demand on the West Coast, this was the natural progression for our distribution network,” says Gayle Nummelin, vice president of Jake, Connor & Crew. “In conjunction with our East Coast manufacturing and distribution center and our European distribution center, we are confident that this new, convenient facility will benefit more of our rapidly growing customer base on the West Coast, who will have the opportunity to experience our quality of products and our unparalleled customer service.”

Jake, Connor & Crew was established in 1995 as a manufacturer of containers for the document destruction sector. The company expanded its product line to serve the waste and recycling industries in 2010.


C2Logix and WIH Resource Group form partnership

C2Logix Inc., a Fairfax, Va.-based leader in route optimization software, and WIH Resource Group, a Phoenix-based global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management, recycling and business solutions, have announced a partnership designed to provide waste management companies with a single solution for reducing fleet operating costs.

FleetRoute by C2Logix is a high-density routing solution for the solid waste and recycling, street sweeping and snow plowing industries. Developed by waste industry veterans and leading geographic information system experts, C2Logix says its route optimization solution takes into consideration a fleet’s vehicles, depots, landfills, transfer stations and customer locations to determine the most efficient routes.

Clients can license and manage FleetRoute internally or take advantage of the C2Logix complete managed services team, the company says.

WIH Resource Group offers clients integrated waste management, recycling, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, logistical, technology, expert witness, facility valuation, business development and transportation solutions. The company uses a proprietary process known as the operational performance assessment (OPA) to analyze customers’ operations, leading to client-specific recommendations that can improve customers’ performance, according to the company.

More information about C2Logix is available at, while more information about WIH Resource Group is available at


Correction: The Equipment Report department in Recycling Today’s April 2014 issue includes a news item t titled, “Hardface introduces tire shredding knives.” However, the headline should have read, “Hardface Technologies introduces hardfacing wire for tire shredding knives.”

As noted by Tom Hemsath of Hemsath Marketing Group, Cleveland, Hardface Technologies, a business unit of Cleveland-based Postle Industries, produces hardfacing wire for knives and not the knives themselves. The company’s Postalloy Ultra-Shred 580 is a metal-cored, gas-shielded wire made from a martensitic tool steel alloy with many tightly packed carbides for abrasion resistance under high impact.

According to Hardface Technologies, it manufactures a range of wear-resistant solutions for a variety of industries that are available through its worldwide distribution network.

Recycling Today regrets the error.