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Manufacturer news and equipment installations

December 7, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

CP Manufacturing Relocates
CP Manufacturing, San Diego, has relocated its corporate offices and manufacturing plant. The new 120,000-square-foot plant, more than twice the size of its previous facility, sits on 12 acres of land.

Bob Davis, CEO and owner of the CP Group, CP Manufacturing’s parent company, says, “This move is necessitated by an increased demand for our equipment. We are very excited to make this next step in the evolution of our company as we continue to grow.”

The new facility also serves as the CP Group’s world headquarters. The group comprises CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, IPS Balers and Advanced MRF.

Davis adds, “The new manufacturing plant includes modernized state-of-the-art fabricating equipment to streamline the manufacturing process.”

Metso Keeps its Recycling Business
The multinational equipment company Metso, based in Finland, has opted to reintegrate its recycling business into its mining and construction segment. Metso had announced Sept. 1, 2011, that it was seeking alternatives for its recycling division, including selling the segment to an outside party.

The company says integrating the recycling business back into its mining and construction segment was the best possible alternative for creating value for the company.

“We are committed to developing the recycling business as part of our mining and construction segment,” Matti Kähkönen, Metso Corp. president and CEO, says. “We believe that by integrating recycling in this way, we will add value to the recycling business and for Metso generally in terms of volume growth, cost competitiveness and developing our overall offering.”

The division had net sales of $272.1 million in 2011.

Wendt Installs Nonferrous System at Recycle West Virginia

Wendt Corp., Tonawanda, N.Y., has installed a nonferrous system at Recycle West Virginia’s auto shredding facility in Princeton, W.Va. Wendt says Recycle West Virginia’s goal is to expand the plant’s throughput, maximize the value of the products the company is producing and create new products from its automobile shredder residue (ASR).

To understand more about Wendt’s nonferrous process, Recycle West Virginia’s management worked with Wendt to test opportunities to extract more material from the ASR. Tests at Wendt’s headquarters found that additional material, notably copper wire, could be extracted from the ASR.

The nonferrous equipment that Recycle West Virginia purchased includes a Wendt Tumble Back Feeder, two 80-inch dual-magnetic separators, an 80-inch single-magnetic separator, two Wendt/TiTech Finders, a Wendt/TiTech Fines Finder and a Wendt/TiTech PolyFinder. The system was commissioned at the end of September, according to Valerie Andrews, a Wendt sales and marketing representative.

The Wendt/TiTech Finders feature TiTech Suppix software and TiTech sensors that are designed to recover any remaining nonferrous metals from the flow. The remaining material will be run through the Wendt/TiTech PolyFinder, which use near-infrared scanners to separate insulated copper wire product.

The upgraded system required a new motor control center, and the current electrical controls were updated to work with an Allen Bradley-equipped PLC (programmable logic controller) panel. Wendt says Recycle West Virginia also chose mobile tablet controls, allowing for wireless connection and mobile control and monitoring of the nonferrous systems via Internet access.

Machinex Releases Mach Ballistic Separator
The Machinex Group has introduced the latest addition to its range of separators, the Mach Ballistic. Machinex, based in Plessisville, Québec, Canada, says it modeled its ballistic separator on European sorting technology that has been growing in popularity in North America.

The Mach Ballistic separator is designed for sorting 2D material (plastic film, paper, cardboard and fibers) from 3D material (containers, plastic bottles, cans, stone wood, etc.). Fine particles can be collected separately with optional variable screen openings, according to the company.

The separator is designed to handle different material types, including single stream, municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste. Multiple Mach Ballistic separators can be installed stacked or parallel to one another to address various sorting challenges.

According to Machinex, the Mach Ballistic requires little maintenance, considerably reducing ownership costs.

MetalTech, Hartner Introduce Single-Stream Recycling System
MetalTech Systems, Pawleys Island, S.C., and Hartner Engineering, Baechingen, Germany, have introduced a compact 10-ton-per-hour single-stream recycling system to the U.S. market.

MetalTech Systems will manufacture the Sort-10 single-stream recycling system in South Carolina to U.S. standards using locally available components and materials, the companies say. MetalTech also will market and provide technical support in the U.S. for the system.

The Sort-10 system is designed for a throughput of eight to 10 tons per hour. The system’s footprint with baler and infeed system is 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, depending on the model configuration, enabling efficient operation in a smaller area than traditional sorting systems, the companies say.

Options include optical sorting, storage and metering systems, bag-opening systems and product transfer conveyors.