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Product news round-up - 11 January 2014

Equipment manufacturer Terex Finlay has launched two new products: the Terex Finlay 684 tracked mobile inclined screen and Terex Finlay J-1170 primary mobile jaw crusher.

The 684, built for working in applications including recycling, features a new triple deck configuration with three full size decks of 4.3m x 1.7m. This provides efficient screening and high capacity.

The screenbox also features quick wedge tensioning, access holes and a bottom deck hydraulic tensioning system to reduce time required for mesh changes.

All four discharge conveyors hydraulically fold for transport, providing the operator with rapid set up and tear down times. The fourth ‘oversize plus’ conveyor can work at varying angles to accurately discharge material for recirculation and stockpiling.

The self-contained plant can be folded hydraulically and ready for transport in less than 30 minutes making it ideal for contract screening.

The J-1170 features a 1,100mm x 700mm jaw chamber, providing excellent material reduction and product sizing. The jaw chamber is also available with optional hydraulic release, useful when crushing construction and demolition debris.

The hydraulic release option has an automatic overload protection system to prevent damage by uncrushable items in the feed material. The machine also has a heavy duty variable speed vibrating grizzly feeder with integrated pre-screen, providing an aggressive action to separate fines material efficiently.

Staffordshire-based waste management company Briers has had its third Paal baler delivered and installed by Dicom as part of its continued expansion programme.

The order saw the addition of a new Paal Konti 275G Fully Automatic Channel Baler at its Material Export Facility (MEF) and the replacement of its Paal Dokon baler for RDF with the very first Paal HTR 425 twin ram baler seen in the UK, at its MRF next door.

The 275G has been fitted with 55kW electric motor for an increased production capacity of up to approximately 220cu m/h with two in-floor chain conveyors and a picking station supplied by Okay Engineering. This will mainly process loose cardboard and allow full payloads of cardboard to be achieved on every shipping container loaded at its MEF facility.

The HTR 425 twin ram baler will cater for the proposed increase in residual waste from its MRF, which is sent to its European partner’s R1 EFW facility as RDF.

The HTR 425 is the smallest of the two twin-ram balers available, but still capable of handling 38 tonnes per hour of MSW. The baler comes complete with a telescopic tunnel that incorporates a plastic tying system prior to the bales being wrapped and then shipped.

Briers MRF & MEF facility manager Simon Rooke said: “This has been a fairly large project and has taken a lot of planning to ensure firstly both facilities got the right specification balers and secondly that both facilities were allowed to continue to operate whilst the changes were made, to which we are very pleased to say it went like clockwork and we have lost no processing time.”

Optical sorting technology manufacturer Bühler has claimed that US-based CarbonLite, one of the world’s largest producers of food-grade recycled PET (rPET), has raised its output quality to near-perfect purity, following installation of Bühler’s Sortex sorting technology.

CarbonLite selected Bühler technology for its ability to carry out simultaneous, multi-characteristic sorting of rPET flakes, including the removal of a wide range of foreign materials.  Now, the company has the ability to sort incoming rPET flakes for colour, whilst simultaneously removing unwanted polymers such as PVC, PE, PP, PA and PS, as well as aluminium and paper from the clear rPET.

CarbonLite’s 220,000sq ft bottle-to-bottle plastic recycling plant in Riverside, California, allows the company to recover over two billion used plastic PET bottles annually. This is processed into rPET pellets that can be manufactured into new plastic beverage bottles, for customers including Pepsico and Nestlé.

Sortex sorting technology has helped CarbonLite to simplify the stringent recycling process required to produce food grade rPET as well as reduce the plant’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

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