Equipment Report

Manufacturer news and equipment installations


BHS Begins Installation of Multi-Line Processing System
Installation has begun on what is considered to be the largest and most extensive multi-material processing system in the world, according to Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore. Republic Services’ Newby Island material recovery facility (MRF) and composting operation in Milpitas, Calif., selected the company to design, manufacture and install the highly automated processing system.

Installation of the 110-ton-per-hour system began earlier this year, with operations to start by year’s end.

The system will process commercial material from the city of San Jose, Calif., and includes capacity for up to 120,000 tons per year of single-stream residential material.

The system consists of four processing lines: a residential single-stream line, a commercial single-stream line, a commercial dry recyclables line and a commercial wet recyclables line. The system also features a glass cleanup system and a shared container line with seven optical sorting units, according to BHS.

The recovery rate is expected to exceed 75 percent on the commercial lines and 95 percent on the residential line, BHS says. The system incorporates screening, optical and air separation technologies.

Mark Buntjer, Northern California recovery and recycling general manager at Republic, says, “This facility is the first and largest of its kind, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of the industry, setting the pace globally for multi-material recovery.”

“All of us at BHS are extremely honored to be working with the team at Republic Services on this unique and unprecedented facility,” says BHS CEO Steve Miller.

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360 Degree Shredding Installs American Pulverizer Shredder
After three years of discussions with various government agencies, Randy Schlipp, owner of Randy’s Recycling, Eau Claire, Mich., says the company has recently started work on its first auto shredder in New Carlisle, Ind.

The new location will operate under the name 360 Degree Metal Recycling.

360 Degree Metal Recycling received approval for the project from the St. Joseph (Indiana) County Council one year ago.

The shredder will be an 80-inch-by-104-inch 4,000-horsepower model from American Pulverizer (, St. Louis, with conveyors provided by Hustler Conveyor (, O’Fallon, Mo.

360 Degree Metal Recycling says it plans to produce 20,000 tons of shredded material per month.

Randy says the equipment is sitting in trailers at the location waiting for foundation work to be completed. He says he expects the construction of the auto shredder to be finished by early June.

Nick Schlipp of 360 Degree Metal Recycling says the shredder’s downstream system will include a 72-inch-by-72-inch drum magnet and a Shredder1 system supplied by Eriez (, headquartered in Erie, Pa., as well as a batch feeder from American Pulverizer/Hustler Conveyor.

The downstream system also will feature two eddy-current separators provided by Javelin Manufacturing, Fort Wayne, Ind., though Randy says the company will only have one installed at the time of the official opening of the auto shredder.

Randy says the company has three feeder yards to supply the shredder, though he plans to look at adding feeder yards.

Nick says the 26-acre New Carlisle site is ideal, as it is near highways and has direct rail access. The location’s zoning for manufacturing allows 360 Degree Metal Recycling to operate seven days per week.

CP Manufacturing Celebrates 35th Anniversary
CP Manufacturing, headquartered in San Diego, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2012. CP has been supplying equipment to the recycling industry since 1977.

CP began with IMS Recycling, its parent company. Founded in 1954 by Charles Davis, IMS developed an aluminum can reclamation program in the early 1970s. Charles invented what the company claims is the world’s first aluminum can flattener—the CP100—for use in his own yard. Charles founded CP Manufacturing to respond to demand for the CP100. His son, Bob, went on to lead the company.

Since that time, CP says it has custom engineered, manufactured and installed more than 400 material recovery facilities worldwide.

Bob says he believed strategic acquisitions of other industry-proven companies would ensure that CP provided the best integrated solutions to its customers. He has acquired four companies since 2003, forming the CP Group, which includes MSS Inc., a manufacturing company specializing in advanced optical sorting solutions; Krause Manufacturing, which manufactures heavy-duty construction and demolition, municipal solid waste and front-end waste-to-energy systems; IPS Balers, a manufacturer of baling equipment; and Advanced MRF, a Siemens solution partner that specializes in motor control systems.

“From the beginning, CP has been an integral player contributing to the growth and success of the recycling industry,” Bob says. “The foundation of the CP Group puts us in an even stronger position to further support this growing and constantly evolving industry.”

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Dust Control Technology Introduces New Design
Dust Control Technology (DCT), Peoria, Ill., has announced that its DustBoss product line now includes a low-turbulence design for applications where a fan-driven mist is undesirable.

The company’s DB-M has been designed to operate in conditions involving very fine dust particles, including slag dust or fly ash. The unit generates an umbrella-shaped cloud of atomized droplets that average between 50 and 200 microns. The DB-M can project the mist about 30 feet under calm conditions, the company says.

The DB-M’s misting head is supplied standard with nine atomizing nozzles and mounted on a 15-foot boom. It can be customized for specific types of dust, particle behaviors or operating environments, DCT says.

“There are a number of applications where a fan-driven dust suppressor would introduce too much air movement,” says Edwin Peterson, CEO of DCT. “In some cases, that could actually cause ground-level dust to become airborne.”

The DB-M features selectable flow settings and the company’s variable particle sizing (VPS) technology to improve capture efficiency, according to DCT. Nozzles can be added, removed or resized as applications dictate.

The DB-M requires 10 PSI (pounds per square inch) of water pressure from the supply hose when using the integrated booster pump, giving the DB-M an output as high as 24 gallons per minute at 200 PSI.

The full current load is about 12 amps and can be configured to match available power supplies, DCT says.

The DB-M can be supplied with an optional dosing pump for metering of odor control additives, surfactants to improve binding to dust particles or tackifying agents to help seal ground-level dust.

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