LSM adds Vision Techniques products to portfolio

LSM Technologies has added UK-based Vision Techniques’ driving safety technology to its portfolio. These aids include several OH&S technologies that can help to prevent collisions, vandalism, theft, rollaways and other such incidents.

Among the applications acquired by LSM are VT’s Banskman radar system for auto braking while reversing; the BrakeSafe anti-rollaway system that can automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes; IDent Drive Stop, which can immobilise the vehicle in the absence of an RFID tag, acting as both a theft deterrent and handbrake failsafe; IDent RFID Controls for operator security; and Stop Safe, a controlled braking system.

For more information, video case studies from FloGas and Keir Group are available via LSM’s website here.

Terra Select T70 Trommel Screen

The T70 trommel screen is the most powerful, mobile trommel screening machine in the Terra Select product line. It achieves screening capacities of up to 250 cubic metres per hour using an efficient screening surface of about 46 square metres.

The machine processes often challenging heavy screening materials with ease, such as wet compost, with a trommel length of 7.5 metres and a diameter of 2.2 metres. The long screening drum is suitable for screening any type of waste.

The German engineered T70 trommel screen has been designed with many innovative features, including the ability to reverse the trommel drum without any problems for convenient cleaning and maintenance. All conveyor rollers are equipped with screwable flanges for easy maintenance, meaning that in the event of any bearing damage, a change of conveyor rollers is not needed.

All Terra Select machines are robust and reliable. GCM Enviro is the sole distributor of Terra Select and Eggersmann machinery in Australia.

Machine guidance with remote support: Position Partners

Position Partners offers a unique machine guidance technology and services package specifically designed to increase productivity in landfill applications.

It stands apart in two important ways. Firstly, the machine guidance technology has been specifically designed for the waste management sector, not the construction industry, and secondly, the company can assist with a complete support, reporting and data management package to optimise return on investment.

Carlson LandfillGrade combines hardware for the compactor, namely a precision Global Positioning Systems unit for the roof of the machine, a control box for the operator in the cab and a range of sensors, along with software that delivers a wide range of reporting capabilities.

To eliminate the need to upskill or hire additional staff, Position Partners now offers comprehensive data management, reporting and remote troubleshooting services. This managed service is designed to save time and maximise productivity by maintaining data integrity, generating and distributing reports and hosting the data on a client’s behalf.

“Our landfill solutions aim to help operators manage their sites more efficiently by delivering relevant information on their site operations without any additional workload for them or their team,” said Andrew Granger, Position Partners Business Development Manager.

“If operators experience any technical problems or the system needs new software, we can handle this remotely via our support hubs throughout Australia, without the customer having to wait for support to arrive on site.”

www.positionpartners.com.au

Disposing of NDD waste: CDEnviro

Disposing of non-destructive digging (NDD) or hydro excavation waste can incur high disposal costs due to its solid/liquid state and weight.

As regulators tighten transport restrictions off the back of an increasing need for urban recycling solutions, the payload per truck may be reduced.

CDEnviro aim to provide efficient dewatering solutions for NDD waste to reduce landfill disposal costs. Its solutions recover up to 85 per cent of water and sand which would have otherwise been sent to landfill. The recovered sand can be reused or provide an additional source of revenue. The end result leads to greater sustainability, reduced disposal costs, a secure method of processing and less business time and money spent on transportation.

One product designed to deal with this difficult waste is the G:MAX. G:MAX uses vibrating platform screen technology in a dual stage washing and recycling system for any solid/liquid mixture that requires classification or dewatering. It removes the particles that cause wear, efficiently removing grit, thus maximising product yield and minimising waste volumes. The recovered grit can be used to offset virgin resource extraction.

The G:MAX aims to boost efficiency through PU splash guards, rubber spring mounts and the ability to continuously process the incoming waste. Guards maximise material and water retention, resulting in a safer and more efficient site. The technology can also be used with other primary, secondary and tertiary water treatment solutions to reduce any necessary contaminants.

www.cdenviro.com/products/gmax

POLYSTAR film recycling line

POLYSTAR’s Repro-Flex was designed for reprocessing polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE) and PP polypropylene flexible packaging material, printed and non-printed.

As the exclusive distributor for POLYSTAR equipment, Applied Machinery can offer a compete film recycling line designed to produce pellets that are ready to insert back into the start of the manufacturing process, while at the same time dramatically cut on film waste that was previously destined for landfill.

POLYSTAR has worked with plastics producers across the globe and is used in more than 102 countries worldwide. The cutter integrated pelletising system eliminates the need for pre-cutting materials, taking up minimal space, while producing plastic pellets at a productive rate. The machine aims to have an output that is 20 per cent higher when compared to traditional feeding methods, with 10 per cent less power consumption. By being able to reprocess plastic materials themselves, producers can reduce their own production costs.

The extruder specialises in post-industrial waste, with blown and cast film producers (HDPE, PP shrink, stretch film), raffia and woven (PP woven bags, non-woven, jumbo bags) and rigid regrind (bottles, pipes, containers) just a few materials that can be reprocessed. A filtration system aims to reduce machine downtime.

The machine offers multiple degassing and filter options, including triple degassing to remove ink and extra humidity from the material, a dosing device for colour masterbatches  and compounds added during the process, filter re-positioning prior to degassing for higher quality pellets and an unvented extruder to ensure minimal change in material property and a higher output.

POLYSTAR’S recycling line also offers a range of other solutions, including the two-stage HNT-VS for heavy printed material, the air-cooled RP120 for PE in-house waste and the TR-B for pre-washed film flakes and a range of other materials.

Product in Focus: 

Model: HNT-65V

Application: HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP

Extruder screw diameter: 65

Power consumption: 40 kilowatts

Output: 120 kilograms per hour

Product in Focus: 

Model: POLYSTAR Repro-Flex65

Application: Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE) and PP polypropylene flexible packaging material, printed and non-printed

Power consumption: 40 kilowatts

Output: 80 to 100 kilograms per hour

www.appliedmachinery.com.au

IVECO provides a complete refuse collection solution

While the venerable ACCO might be the most recognised truck in the waste collection industry due to its long history, proven durability and fit-for-purpose construction, it’s by no means the only model IVECO earning a keep in this demanding industry.

Locally-made Stralis models are also on the scene, successfully tackling a range of hooklift bin applications, providing operators with a modern and efficient 6×4 and 8×4 platform. As with the ACCO, being built in Melbourne, the Stralis can be customised along the assembly line, providing faster and more efficient body fitment and delivery to customers. Depending on the model selected, the scope for modification can be made considerable.

To achieve the desired end outcome, IVECO’s local engineering and manufacturing teams work closely with the customer and bodybuilder in specifying and manufacturing the vehicle, and there’s also the opportunity for all involved to visit the manufacturing facility to view progress on the build.

As well as targeting traditional waste applications like sideloader and front lift compactors and hook lift work, IVECO has an eye on the future with its development of a smaller compactor models based on the 12 to 16 tonne Eurocargo range.

A shift towards apartment and townhouse living as well as a rise in gated communities such as retirement villages, means that larger, more traditional refuse collection vehicles can struggling with this more confined infrastructure.

With this in mind, IVECO has developed a dual control cab chassis that can accommodate a 14-cubic metre compactor body providing up to five tonnes of payload. Featuring a shortened wheelbase, the Eurocargo compactor is extremely manoeuvrable and has a lower tare weight which allows it better access to tighter private access roads that have gross vehicle mass restrictions.

For a closer look at the IVECO range, please see: www.iveco.com.au

Backhus and Convaero Con Series: GCM Enviro’s Eggersmann

GCM Enviro’s Eggersmann – BACKHUS CON combines the proven BACKHUS turning technology with the flexible CONVAERO system, allowing for efficient turning in lanes for composting and biological drying of municipal solid waste and organic wastes, digestate and sewage sludge.

The turner is equipped with a crawler chassis used to run along the lane walls while turning within the walls. BACKHUS CON is equipped with two membrane winders that simultaneously wind and unwind the membranes during the turning process. This ensures a virtually closed system even during turning.

The Eggersmann is available with lane widths of 6, 7.5 and 10 metres.

The machine is ideal for municipal solid waste in composting/biological drying, green waste and organics via composting and sewage sludge and digestate through composting and biological drying.

The system is made flexible to cope with a variety of input materials and characteristics, while using a modular design to help operators expand their sites with minimal interruptions. Input material with high moisture content up to 70 per cent can be processed with this solution.

Press water, surface water and roof water from membrane covers can be collected separately. BACKHUS Turner serves also as a mixer for sludge with organic waste or other feedstocks.

There’s also very little infrastructure required, with one power point allowing the system to operate. All equipment operates underground, improving safety and reducing any weather impact.

www.gcmenviro.com

IVECO’s Personalised Maintenance Contracts

Managing a fleet of vehicles can be a balancing act, especially when it comes to maintenance. IVECO’s Elements packages cover a range of options, from routine scheduled servicing through to total maintenance and repair. Whether you are an individual owner operator or the owner of a large fleet, Elements is suitable.

The Elements packages allow fleet operators to budget for costs in advance, avoiding unforeseen outlays by delivering a range of tailored packages designed to maximise vehicle uptime. It aims to provide operators with the flexibility to develop a maintenance regime best suited to their application. For a fixed monthly fee, operators know that their van or truck maintenance is taken care of.

Personalised maintenance contract packages are available across the full range of IVECO vans and trucks and over the past 12 months, the program has been reviewed and adjusted with the goal of providing customers with even greater value. There’s also the peace of mind of knowing that servicing and repairs are being carried out by IVECO-trained technicians to exacting manufacturer standards using IVECO genuine parts.

According to IVECO, here are the top reasons to consider its personalised maintenance contracts:

1.      Individually tailored packages to best suit your application and requirements

2.     Competitively-priced monthly fee

3.     Better control of customer balance sheets via known service costs

4.     Work undertaken by skilled factory-trained technicians

5.     Use of IVECO genuine parts to maintain resale value

6.     Better cash flow and budget control

7.      Customers can concentrate on their core business leaving servicing to the experts at IVECO

8.     Added convenience and peace of mind

9.     The flexibility to use one of IVECO’s 60 dealerships or parts and service outlets nationwide.

www.iveco.com.au

Astec’s AMS FT2618VM Fast Trax high frequency screening plant

Astec’s AMS FT2618VM Fast Trax high frequency screening plant was designed to work with track crushers for use in tight spots.

The AMS FT2618VM comes with a double deck PEP Vari-Vibe high frequency screen, suitable for a wide range of applications, from crushed stone to reclaimed asphalt pavement. The PEP Vari-Vibe high frequency screen comes in a 6’ x 18’ top deck and 6’ x 12’ bottom deck for improved screen production. High frequency screens offer many advantages when compared to conventional screens, from higher production capabilities to more efficient sizing. Astec Australia says the track screening plant provides the highest screen capacity in the market for material separation, with a size range of 25mm to 0.6mm.

The FT2618VM features a self-contained diesel power with a standard wireless remote for on-site movement. Higher production capacity is achieved by a strong screen vibration directly applied to the screen media. The high number of vibrating revolutions per minute allows material to stratify and separate at a much faster rate than conventional screens.

Other advantages of the FT2618VM include vinyl dust cover, which provides dust control and cleaner air in the work area. Quick setup times give producers more time to produce material, while central grease points make routine services easier.

astecaustralia.com.au

CRS KF 44-18 Kinetic Flow Screen: Lincom Group

The flip flow technology of the KF 44-18 allows recyclers, materials recovery facilities and the waste management industry to extract greater volumes of recyclable fine materials from waste streams.

The machine aims to extract these volumes after a primary screening for blending or further separation as single-size saleable material. The increased extraction of recyclables also works to reduce tip-to-landfill volumes, while lowering transport costs and landfill tax, according to Australian distributor Lincom Group. It also contributes to environmental preservation in the long-term.

Based on the kinetic flow principle, the machine produces an aggressive ‘pitch, throw and action’ that results in clean fines material. A screening area of 1.80m x 4.4mm provides a high throughput and the self-cleaning Vulkalon D15 screen elements can be replaced easily.

The CRS KF 44-18 Kinetic Flow Screen works in a range of applications, including: fine mixed C&D waste (0-80mm); mixed organic waste, damp and sticky materials such as powders, soils and sand, shredded mulch or organic materials.

Some of the notable features include a simple three-stage set up, a rapid conversion from three-way split to two-way split and a smart design to minimise weight while keeping strength and robustness intact. An open chassis design also aims to provide extensive access below screen to aid mesh changes. A variable speed feeder features heavy duty rollers, a rigid hopper structure and folding hopper extensions.

lincom.com.au