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RWM: Exhibitor news 8

Outsourced services specialist, Smart Solutions, will showcase its new integrated resource management tool, which has been three years in development.

The IT system, Worksite, has seen Smart Solutions invest £350,000 in the development of a tool which controls the management, monitoring, verification, control and planning of the supply of permanent and temporary labour to Smart’s clients in the waste and recycling sector. 

Worksite produces up-to-the-minute KPIs, production data, as well as financial and compliance reports. The tool can also host videos of workers’ production onsite, which can be assessed in slow motion to highlight any quality and productivity issues arising from pickers on the line that can affect the final recyclate product.

The technology incorporates all elements of resource management into one central system, offering businesses cost savings as it reduces the need for multiple administration programmes. 

The company has worked with industry partners to ensure Worksite combines leading technology from a number of business support disciplines. Roll out of the tool has already begun.

Stand 4H30-J31

Biogas upgrading provider Greenlane Biogas is to outline the benefits of biomethane. Its stand at the show will mark the first time the company, formerly known as Chesterfield Biogas, is attending the event.

Greenlane Biogas will highlight the added commercial benefits of upgrading biogas to biomethane for injection into gas grids. Traditionally, biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion (AD) process has been converted to electricity, but Greenlane Biogas will be explaining how upgrading the gas to biomethane allows more than 90% of the latent energy to be extracted. This compares to around 65% usually achieved when using it in CHP processes.          

Stand 4B63

GMT will be on hand to show and discuss its ‘disruptive’ ICT solutions designed for the global waste and recycling industry. The company has focused on providing solutions that enable its clients to grow their businesses and margins by a minimum of 20%.

GMT says it challenges traditional ERP solutions with industry-specific software such as its ‘CLEAR’ waste management software which covers primary processes such as current sales, contact and contract details, activity planning, weighing, order fulfillment and billing and accounting. It can connect to third party products such as Salesforce, Dynamics, and SAP.

Its Mobile Order Management app offers standard functionalities such as additional orders, instant routing and a real time link between driver and back office. A display shows the details of the orders as well as the interactive map. During a route, detailed data is kept on driving times, routes, orders and productive hours of personnel, measurements, divergents and interruptions. Photos of anomalies can be instantly linked to the order. After finishing an order, customers can sign for approval on the tablet and a receipt can be returned to them digitally.

Stand 4F100

Explosion protection technology specialists BS&B Safety Systems will present its bespoke combustible dust fire and explosion protection systems for the waste management sector. Its systems are based on established solutions developed by BS&B for other industries. The R-IQR Flameless Vent is BS&B’s newest solution for passive relief of explosive pressure occurring in process equipment. While the new Explosion Suppression System V detects, chemically extinguishes and isolates the early stages of a primary explosion in process equipment to prevent further propagation.

Stand 5T141

Brooks, manufacturer and supplier of quality engineered products, including gears, bespoke conveyor chains, sprockets, slats and adapted transmission chains will be launching a brand new range of high quality standard conveyor chains. These will offer Chinese pricing structures with British quality, British management and British manufacturing.  Part of the new range includes fabricated sprockets (both standard and to customer specifications) along with a broad range of conveyor slats.

Brooks will have a new promotional event running throughout the RWM show. 

Stand 5R140

Blaxtair will be showing its technology which detects human form in close proximity to vehicles.

The manufacturers claim the system increases productivity, as it prevents false or unwanted alarms. The system consists of the sensor head, processing unit and a 7-inch monitor in the cab together with visual/audible alarms.

It is based on 3D stereoscopic technology which can pick out the human form whether stationary or moving. The camera, mounted on the back of a vehicle, has a wide viewing area and a configurable detection area, which is beneficial in confined areas. It recognises human form using a combination of video recognition algorithms and image processing technologies. Objects can also be detected if required based on a selectable, configurable feature. Should a pedestrian enter the selected danger zone they will be detected in milliseconds and the driver will receive an alarm.

Drivers can view the hazard on the in-cab monitor or have visual/audible alarms to alert them to the danger.

Stand 4H60-J61

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