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November 5, 2013

Diversified Recycling Adds Sorting Equipment
Single-stream materials recycling facility Diversified Recycling/Homewood Disposal, based in East Hazel Crest, Ill., recently expanded and upgraded its three-year-old system to reflect changing markets and to incorporate new technology, reports equipment company Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, based in Stamford, Conn.

Diversified’s single-stream material recovery facility (MRF), serving some 75 Midwest communities, is capable of processing more than 50 tons per hour.

Van Dyk designed and installed the turnkey system currently in operation at Diversified and well as the upgrade, which includes more Titech optical sorters and a Lubo ballistic separator.

Van Dyk says its installation of a ballistic separator into a highly successful Rhode Island single-stream MRF has proven the unit to be highly effective for removing plastic film/bags and tramp fiber from the container stream. This device continues to find greater use in single-stream, municipal solid waste (MSW) and waste-to-energy applications, Van Dyk says.

The Lubo ballistic separator is expected to allow Diversified to be more flexible, increasing its throughput and providing for cleaner end products—a highly desirable feature in today’s material marketing environment, according to Van Dyk. The expansion also includes a method for more effectively removing glass from the material stream.

Van Dyk Recycling Solutions is the exclusive North American distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo and Titech machinery. The company says it specializes in proven technology in the fields of sizing, sorting, recovery and baling of recyclables. The equipment is marketed to the single-stream, commercial waste, construction and demolition, MSW, waste-to-energy/fuel, presorted plastics and e-waste sectors.

Steinert Updates NES Eddy Current Separator
Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Walton, Ky., says it has improved the fine pole system on its NES eddy current separator. The company says the improved unit offers improved separation of nonferrous metals even in the size range of less than 3 millimeters.

According to Steinert, the company has been building its NES eddy current separators with an eccentric pole system since 1987. Over the years this patented design has been continually improved and optimized, the company reports, with more than 3,500 units having been delivered to date.

Steinert also says cooperation with customers over the years has helped the company to further develop the fine pole system 6119, which features 19 pairs of poles on its rotors. According to Steinert, it is now possible to increase the rotational speed of the rotors to 3,000 revolutions per minute while still retaining their eccentric arrangement.

Wastequip Expands Dealer Network for Galbreath, Pioneer

The Charlotte-based equipment company Wastequip has expanded its dealer network for Galbreath hoists and Pioneer tarping systems, naming Carolina Environmental Systems (CES) and TransPro Equipment as dealers for Georgia.

CES will service north Georgia, expanding its current coverage area of North Carolina and South Carolina for Galbreath and Pioneer. CES sells both new and pre-owned equipment for the solid waste and recycling industry including hoists; front-, rear- and side-loading refuse trucks; knuckle boom loaders; tarping systems; refuse containers; parts; service and more. CES also handles body rebuilds, mounting and repairs at its locations in Kernersville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.

TransPro Equipment Sales has been named the exclusive Galbreath dealer for southern Georgia. Historically focused on truck sales since opening in 1959, the company is expanding its operations. TransPro will sell new and pre-owned equipment for the solid waste and recycling industry including hoists; front-, rear- and side-loading refuse trucks; knuckle boom loaders; tarping systems; bins and parts. The company also rents and leases refuse vehicles.

“TransPro Equipment is excited to become part of the Galbreath dealer network, and we look forward to expanding Galbreath’s presence in the Southeast,” says Ed Birkett, president of TransPro.

US Shredder Sponsors Charitable Campaign
The U.S. Shredder and Castings Group, Trussville, Ala., was to sponsor its fourth annual Castings for a Cure campaign in October. The company has reported that during the month, a portion of all of its castings sales would be donated to organizations that support breast cancer research. The donations will be contributed in honor of U.S. Shredder President Bill Tigner’s wife, Carla, a breast cancer survivor.

“Once again, we are extremely honored to be able to continue the fight against breast cancer with the help of our customers for a fourth year,” says Tigner. “We are fortunate that we have three survivors in our family; a result of God’s blessings and remarkable research programs.”

As in previous years, the company has produced an original 2013 Castings for a Cure casting that will be given to each customer who contributes. A larger casting will be given to the company that contributes the largest donation.

The U.S. Shredder and Castings Group offers shredders, control systems, downstream systems, nonferrous recovery, air systems, scrap shears, balers and loggers as well as shredder castings, service and installation.