New Electric Drive Cat 988K XE Wheel Loader

As the manufacturer, Caterpillar, points out, this new electric drive loader delivers 25 percent greater overall efficiency and up to 10 percent more productivity in load-and-carry applications than the conventional 988K loader. The new Cat 988K XE is “the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system”, the company underlined. “This […]

Trelleborg Gives Tough Jobs a Soft Ride

The Swedish-based tire manufacturer Trelleborg Wheel Systems has introduced the Brawler HPS Soft Ride, a new solid tire designed and developed specifically for the waste management and recycling industries, onto the market. According to Trelleborg, this re-engineered version of the Brawler solid tire offers radically improved operator comfort and equipment-life through reduced vibration, while retaining […]

UK: Fercell Offers a New Shredder

UK-based technology provider Fercell Engineering Limited has expanded its product range. The new addition to the Weima family of single-shaft industrial shredders, the WL600 (aka Willy), is suitable for shredding wood and timber waste. WL600 Fact File: ■ Durable single-shaft shredder ■ Any type of wood waste ■ 15 or 18.5 kw output ■ 600 […]

Brazil: Energy from Eucalyptus

According to Austrian-based machine provider Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, the generation of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from eucalyptus bark in Brazil is a market with great potential. Udo Siebert, sales and service partner of Lindner Recyclingtech in Brazil, is convinced that Lindner’s all-rounder Urraco 75 is the best machine to shred eucalyptus bark, which pulp and paper […]

More Energy from Waste

Significant energy savings made at Allington waste-to-energy plant were helping the waste management company FCC Environment (UK) Limited to achieve BS 50001 certification. FCC Environment’s Allington Quarry site near Maidstone (Kent, UK) has been operational as an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) integrated waste management facility since 2008. Under FCC subsidiary Kent Enviropower it takes general waste otherwise […]

Spanish Facility Uses New Shredder

Spanish waste management company Madegan has commissioned a new shredding system that will enable the family-run business to process up to 20,000 tons of waste per year. The new machine is to boost the capacity and flexibility of its Madrid facility. Following an extensive three year research project, Madegan headed to Austria to visit the […]

Spain: Bulk Bag Discharger Speeds Operation

A Spanish plastics company was able to reduce manual handling using a Bulk Bag Discharger. The company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletizing of resins using a mineral additive in powder form. Previously, operators manually dumped 25 kg sacks of the mineral powder (particle size of 10 μm) into a […]

New Sorting System Uses Artificial Intelligence

Technology provider Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. “Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similar to the way a person does”, BHS assures. “The technology will […]

Familiar Technology – Redefined

Shredding and screening are the key processing steps needed to turn waste into the desired raw material. As familiar as they may be, Komptech can always find ways to give them a new spin. Whether wood, biomass, green cuttings or organic waste, waste treatment will always be influenced in a fundamental way by the shredding […]

Bollegraaf to Build Recycling Facility in Russia

Russian company MAG Group in Nizhny Novgorod – one of the largest expert companies in the field of collection, removal and recycling of municipal solid waste and bulky waste in the Russian Federation – has ordered a mega Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Recycling Facility to process the equivalent of 60 tons per hour. According to […]