Machinex NEWS MRF upgrade to double capacity; Mercedes boosts Cornish scrap processors fleet; Angus Council selects Bell wheeled loader; Macpresse supplies baling press for Lowmac Recycling; and CDEnviro secures second deal to supply gully waste plant for RWR.
Machinex MRF upgrade to double productivity
Machinex Industries has been selected to provide a major upgrade on a MRF for Norfolk Environmental Waste Services (NEWS), a subsidiary of the Norse Group which is owned by Norfolk County Council.
The 10-year old plant based in Norwich, currently processes 15 tonnes per hour of single stream recyclables. The upgrade will boost productivity to 35 tonnes an hour and enable it to process glass and plastic pots, tubs and trays.
“The big challenge for us was to design a new highly-automated and efficient system, amalgamating the existing equipment into the final design,” said Jonathan Menard, sales engineer at Machinex.
Operations at NEWS cannot be halted during the installation. Machinex plans to overcome this by incorporating current equipment by modifying or relocating it. Menard added that the existing electrical controls will be upgraded alongside the implementation of a new control system.
The upgraded system from Machinex will include an OCC Screen quadruple deck, a glass clean-up system, four Mach One news and pams separators, three optical units, and a Machinex ballistic separator.
Mercedes-Benz boosts Cornish scrap processors fleet
A pair of Mercedes-Benz trucks have been added to the fleet of St Austell, Cornwall, based scrap processors Henry Orchard and Sons.
The 8x4 Arocs 3240s have 290 kW (394 hp) Euro VI engines and Multilift hook loading gear. These follow recent purchases of three Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor units.
The trucks were bought from, and are being serviced by dealer City West Commercials under Mercedes-Benz five year repair and maintenance contracts.
Bell wheel loader supplied to Angus Council
Bell Equipment is to supply a L1506E wheeled loader and quick hitch mounted, high tip bucket to Angus Council’s recycling plant in Forfar, Scotland.
Angus Council will be using the loader to handle mixed and green waste and compost. Like all Bell loaders the L1506E is fitted with the QuadCool cooling system, proven to combat the risk of dust build-up, to prevent the engine from overheating and reduce downtime. For further suitability in harsh environments, the loader has been supplied with L5 extra heavy duty Michelin tyres with polyurethane foam fill to resist against puncture, and a Viby Jern high tip bucket, which has a centralised greasing point to simplify daily servicing.
The council considered six other competitor machines and scored them on operator training, vibration, purpose appropriateness, delivery and warranty as well as residual value, servicing and fuel economy.
Macpresse aids Ayrshire recycler’s zero waste bid
Lowmac Recycling of Irvine, Ayrshire, has bought a Macpresse Mac 108L/1 baling press to help it achieve its zero waste policy.
The company’s services include collection, reclamation, recycling, secure shredding, plant hire, and baling of residue material for refuse derived fuel.
The baler is designed for processing Municipal Solid Waste and has been supplied by the UK sales agent for Macpress, RCP SA. The press stands clear of the ground for easy cleaning and can be fitted with an optional leachate conveyor. It has low energy consumption, high productivity and easy maintenance, but has the advantage of a stronger frame and additional wear resistant material (Hardox 500) to combat the aggressive environment in which it operates.
The retractable tying system and needle gates guarantee a reliable tying cycle when using either traditional steel wire or, for refuse derived fuel applications, the newer plastic wire. Changing wire type is a simple operation taking approximately 30 minutes and both types of wire can be used with the machine. A single 75Kw electric motor provides a baling force of 170 tonnes and will produce a one to one and a half tonne bale every two minutes. Speed and bale weight are dependent on the feed material, compaction ratio and bale size.
RWR orders second plant from CDEnviro
CDEnviro is to supply waste water recycling specialists RWR with a second G:Max gully waste recycling system.
This follows the successful installation, auditing and care package, provided by CDEnviro for RWR’s Stratford, East London, site.
Up and running since January the system has been tailored to RWR’s needs allowing it to receive solid/liquid waste fed from an excavator bucket. Around 40-50% of the incoming material RWR receives is sand and the CDEnviro system enables this to be recycled and diverted from landfill.
CDEnviro says its G:Max recycling system is suitable for any waste handlers’ operation regardless of plant size as the equipment is compact enough to fit in an area the size of a single car parking space.