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March 2, 2016

Redoma Recycling joins the Eldan Group

As of Jan. 1, 2016, Redoma Recycling AB, Sweden, joined the Eldan Group, headquartered in Denmark, as a fully owned subsidiary to Eldan Recycling A/S. The companies form the world’s largest manufacturer of cable recycling equipment, according to Eldan.

Eldan Recycling has been manufacturing cable recycling equipment for the last 60 years. The company says it has sold and installed several thousand cable recycling lines around the world.

“Today Eldan is a market leading supplier of cable and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) recycling lines for high-capacity installations,” says Dr. Toni Reftman, managing director of Eldan Recycling A/S. “With capacities ranging from 2,000 kilograms (roughly 2 tons) per hour up to 12,000 kilograms (roughly 13 tons) per hour, we are one of the most powerful suppliers in the market.”

Eldan says its equipment is designed to process heavy and tough materials at higher capacities. Its equipment can be used for lighter applications as well.

Eldan Recycling A/S says Redoma specializes in designing and manufacturing small and midsize cable recycling lines. Since 1984, Redoma has delivered and installed several hundred cable recycling lines worldwide.

“The machines are lighter and smaller compared to Eldan equipment, making our companies a perfect match,” Reftman says of Redoma.

“Redoma will still be acting as an independent equipment supplier,” he continues. “As a member of the Eldan Group, Redoma will be using technology from Eldan and also from its Swedish sister company Rapid Granulator AB.”

Traditionally, Redoma has offered three types of cable recycling lines—Thunderhawk, Powercat and Firefox—providing cost-efficient, tailor-made system solutions with capacities ranging from 200 kilograms (440 pounds) per hour up to 2,000 kilograms (4,400 pounds) per hour.

For applications involving tough or reinforced material, Eldan says its shredding technology can be incorporated with Redoma’s systems.

“By adding Redoma recycling equipment to the Eldan portfolio, we create the largest and most competent cable recycling equipment manufacturer in the world with a joint experience of 90 years,” Reftman says. “For our customers, this means that we are now able to offer cable recycling equipment in any price segment and for any type of cable. We have small compact lines for less than €30,000 ($33,400) as well as heavy-duty equipment handling large, heavy-reinforced cables in high capacity applications.”

PopScrap changes name to Weigh Pay Solutions

Middletown, California-based PopScrap has been renamed Weigh Pay Solutions to reflect the expansion of its customer base beyond scrap recycling to other scale-based industries, according to the company.

While the scrap recycling industry remains the primary industry served by Weigh Pay Solutions, other weight-based industries are buying the company’s services and using its compliance-based cloud-hosted scale software.

Weigh Pay Solutions offers point of sale (POS) and point of purchase (POP) solutions at the same time, allowing for back office or warehouse workers to buy (POP) any inventory type while using the same software to sell (POS) the inventory to the public or to commericial buyers. The company says its apps can be customized to meet compliance requirements of various industries.

With Weigh Pay Solutions, users can scan customer IDs, take images of incoming and outgoing products and gather customer images, fingerprints and electronic signatures. The software can be integrated with any scale indicator and can use any camera type while connecting to secure cash and coin dispensers, the company says.

Weigh Pay says its solutions offer real-time integration with many accounting packages, such as Quick Books, allowing owners and accountants to see incoming transactions as they happen.

The centerpiece of the company’s solutions is the Android Weigh Pay app, with a Web-based back office that gives users a cross-platform application for smartphones, tablets and desktop workstations, the company says. This app allows truck drivers, dockside buyers, yard workers, warehouse workers and front-end employees to use the same software with features customized to their specific functions.

In addition to the U.S., Weigh Pay Solutions says it has users in Australia, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada.

Metso names Integrated Power Services as North American service provider

Finland-based Metso has established Integrated Power Services (IPS), Greenville, South Carolina, as the service provider for its customers in the metal recycling industry in North America. The partnership allows Metso to provide a wide scope of services for metal processing equipment, including motor repair, rebuild and warehousing, according to the company.

In a news release about the appointment, Metso writes, “In today’s market, cost reduction is a key topic for customers in the metal recycling industry. Since the motor and drive system is the heartbeat of metal processing equipment, it is essential to identify risks in the motors before expensive failures occur. With IPS as its premium service provider, Metso is able to offer a complete motor solution to its customers beyond an inspection.”

IPS provides electric motor repair, engineering and maintenance services for continuous process industries, including metal recycling, petrochemical, mining and paper. With 25 locations serving the U.S. and Canada, IPS can repair and remanufacture AC and DC electric motors, electric generators and mechanical components, such as gearboxes, reducers, pumps, fans and compressors.

IPS also provides critical spare motor storage programs, with nine dedicated warehouses available to store critical spare motors. These warehouses offer a wide range of services that include lifting capacities of up to 70 tons, shaft rotations, megger windings, temperature/humidity-controlled environments, nitrogen purges, MCE (motor circuit evaluation) testing and energizing of space heaters, Metso says.

“This new partnership is yet another example of our commitment to continuously meet the needs of our customers and offer them complete solutions,” says Arnold Benavidez, Metso North American field service manager. “Our customers can expect results with Metso.”

ScrapRight introduces iScrapRight

ScrapRight Software, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, has released iScrapRight, which it describes as a “low-cost, cloud-based scrap and recycling software solution for scrap yards and recycling centers to perform ticketing, gain state and local compliance and run essential reporting.”

The company says iScrapRight is an alternative to traditional recycling industry software, which requires a significant investment of money and time to install and begin using.

IScrapRight can be run using Windows PCs, Apple computers, iPads and many tablets, enabling most yards to operate on their own existing equipment and avoiding a costly hardware investment, ScrapRight says.

In addition to the Web interface, a companion iPad app is available for download from the Apple App Store.

IScrapRight captures drivers’ licences, signatures, pictures of the seller and materials and much more.

Receipts are printed to Bluetooth-enabled printers available for purchase on ScrapRight’s website. Tickets are synced and stored securely to the user’s online account.

For buyers of catalytic converters or vehicles, iScrapRight offers specially designed features to facilitate transactions.

IScrapRight also provides the convenience of an offline mode in its iPad app for scrap buying when an Internet connection is not available.

According to ScrapRight, yards can start using the full compliance version of iScrapRight immediately for as little as $99 per month. Plans and pricing depend on the user’s monthly transaction volume.

ScrapRight says it will offer a CRV- (California Redemption Value-) only version of the app for free prior to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2016 Convention & Exposition, which is April 2-7 in Las Vegas as the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

If iScrapRight users end up requiring inventory management, FIFO (first-in first-out) costing and shipping, ScrapRight says they can transition to the company’s LAN-based software at a reduced cost.

More information is available by contacting Shon Duty at 877-897-6422 or shon.duty@scrapright.com or by visiting www.iScrapRight.com.