Liebherr-Great Britain’s stand will display two specialist materials handling machines. The LH22 on display is equipped with a straight boom 5.5 m and a 3.5 m industrial stick with tipping kinematics as well as a Liebherr 0.75cu m sorting grab with perforated shells. It also features the operator’s cab with hydraulic height adjustment as well as the four outrigger supports at the front and rear. With this working attachment, the LH 22 M Litronic is optimally equipped for recycling and sorting tasks.
The L538 on display features cushioned solid tyres and extended lift arms. The Ulrich direct-mount high-tip bucket is 2750mm wide with a 3cu m capacity. This offers end users a high degree of flexibility and productivity thanks to an enhanced hydrostatic drivetrain. The hydrostatic transmission coupled to the unique positioning of the six litre engine, to the very rear of the machine, allows higher tipping loads to be achieved with a lower overall operating weight which leads to lower fuel consumption and higher productivity.
According to Liebherr brake life is significantly increased on it wheeled loaders due to the hydraulic braking action of the driveline, resulting in lower operational and repair costs. The hydrostatic driveline also incorporates the newly developed Liebherr Power Efficiency (LPE) system which optimises the interaction between the drive components, increasing efficiency.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe will be showing a wide range of solutions including its PMSX pro – Distributed Control System (DCS), supplied and engineered by Mitsubishi Electric’s subsidiary company ME-Automation Projects GmbH. This is designed and developed as a package for the control of energy from waste facilities and waste water plants; it is backed up by an impressive installed base and TÜV certification.
New at the RWM show will be the PMSX micro version of the DCS package, designed for smaller field based plants. Customers will benefit from full-DCS functionality, with added cost-efficiency combined with the technology and field knowledge of a proven and mature solution.
Mitsubishi Electric will also demonstrate how to connect diverse and geographically distributed renewable power sources to a Virtual Power Plant providing an affordable, green and steady power supply to consumers.
Mitsubishi Electric will also be presenting at the EFW Theatre.
Nottingham based steel processing specialist Lasershape will be exhibiting for the first time, showcasing its new Waste & Wear division. This specialises in manufacturing cut and folded components from wear plate and other steels for recycling machines and refuse vehicles. Parts manufactured at its facility include hammers, liner plates and shredder blades. Waste & Wear uses the highest quality wear plate such as Hardox, Quard and Creusabro.
The Bond Group provides retailers with an opportunity to extend the life of expensive Refrigerated Display Cabinets (RDCs) through component remanufacture and upgrade. It claims its service can make products ‘better than new’ at the same time as reducing environmental impact and long-term costs by using more durable materials and energy efficient EC fans and LED lighting systems. On-site refurbishment also reduces the environmental impact of transportation.
The company also extends the lifecycle of new RDCs that it manufactures. Its new RDCs are designed with a capability of future remanufacture and have built in use of longer life materials (i.e. stainless steel), simultaneously increasing their life time in use.
A few years ago Redwave developed a sensor-based sorting system based on X-ray fluorescence in cooperation with Olympus, which has extensive experience in the field of X-ray fluorescence. Redwave offers optical sorting machines in the environmental and mineral industry as well as complete plants – from the planning to the commissioning.
The Redwave XRF was initially used in the field of glass sorting, for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from the waste glass cullet. Soon it became apparent that the fields of application go far beyond the glass sector. The use of this technology together with the development of a new machine design set new standards in the metal sorting, in particular the sorting of nonferrous metals. The technology makes element-specific sorting of mixed metal waste possible, as well as metal sorting regardless of colour and surface contamination. Its detection mechanism enables it to also separate grey heavy metals into single elements. All elements after vanadium in the periodic table can be exactly identified and sorted.
The application possibilities of the XRF technology within metal sorting are particularly versatile. For example, nickel-based stainless steels can be separated from nickel-free stainless steels, gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals can be sorted out of a mixture of scrap metals, and aluminium can be also separated from heavy metals as well as single heavy metals into pure fractions.