Applied Machinery’s plastic washing systems

Applied Machinery’s plastic washing systems are designed for high performance recovery of rigid or flexible plastics derived from a variety of sources.

The modular systems tackle HDPE bottles, PE films, PP woven bags and PET bottles.

Depending on the application, the plants may comprise a bale breaker, infeed conveyor belt, pre-shredder for wet or dry size reduction, pre-washer to remove sands and dirt and screw washer.

Other features may include a hot washing tank with alkaline (caustic) soda to remove glues and oils, a sink float separation tank to remove non-contaminants and granulator for wet granulation and washing. For high speed washing or material scrubbing, a horizontal friction washer can be applied. In addition, centrifugal dryers, screw presses, thermal drying systems, zig zag classifiers and bag stations are also plant features.

The correct combination, sizing and equipment configuration of the equipment results in a reliable, efficient plastic recycling system producing high-quality materials ideal for sale.

Typical designs cover a PE washing system for recycling materials to high purity and low moisture, such as post-consumer HDPE bottles (with labels), drums and containers and LDPE and LLDPE products.

A PP woven bag recycling line offers a system that minimises the quantities of fines created and keeps material loss to a minimum.

The PET bottle washing system recovers labels and caps from soft drinks and water bottles and produces a clean, uniform-sized PET flake with low moisture levels.

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JCB’s 427/437 Wheel Loader

JCB’s 427 and 437 wheel loaders was designed for heavy-duty applications, increased loading and drivetrain productivity with high torque. The latest wheel loaders from JCB have followed an extensive endurance and rig testing for superior structural strength and durability. 

JCB 427 and 437’s front chassis has been strengthened with additional ribs and gussets for maximum service life. With high power and torque, the machines meet Tier 4 final/stage IV emissions legislation without the need for a diesel particulate filter. 

A powerful twin variable displacement piston pump hydraulics supports 252 loads per minute for fast cycles and excellent multi-function capability. 

Operators can choose their ideal loading arm with a Z-bar linkage for high breakout applications or high torque for parallel lift and multi-attachment use. 

The latest generation loader driveline comes standard with the Australian specification and includes a number of new features, including auto lock axles known as ERGO traction. This automatically locks the front axle when required enabling the loader to operate on any surface. 

The efficient design incorporates a hydraulic cooling fan to automatically react to ambient temperature and adjust the fan speed to optimise fuel and energy consumption. Eco-mode caps the engine speed at 1800 revolutions per minute. The wheel loaders are also ergonomic with the CommandPlus feature offering a user-friendly interface.Maximum uptime with low maintenance long intervals are achieved via easy access diesel exhaust fluid tanks and fluid levels, engine oils and coolant accessed from inside the cab.   

PRONAR MPB 20.55 mobile trommel screener

The Pronar MPB 20.55 leverages easy-to-use electronic controls that allow the operator to tailor the operation parameters for material separation. 

The MPB 20.55 is suited to work with a wide range of materials, including soil, compost, municipal waste, coal, aggregate and biomass.

Available through supplier Lincom Group, the Pronar aims to be quick and easy to transport with a track undercarriage allowing for free movement around the yard. Two track speeds allow precise adjustment of the machine’s position for maximum efficiency. 

A totally autonomous drive system allows for trouble-free operations without any additional towing machines require. 

The machine has a 5.5-metre length and 2.0-metre diameter sieving drum, which can be replaced without removing parts of the machine.  

Wide-opening covers provide instant accessibility to mechanisms and fast switching of screening drums when it is required to change the mesh size. 

The MPB 20.55 motor and the hydraulic pump unit are placed on a hinged trolley. This allows for fast and easy maintenance access to the motor unit, hydraulic system and hopper.

The key features and benefits are an easy drum change with replacement drums available with round or square holes and variable drum thicknesses to meet operator needs. 

The engine and hydraulic system are mounted on a pull-out frame for easy access maintenance.

 A magnetic roller allows ferrous metals to be removed and can be mounted on rear and side discharge conveyors. 

Komptech drum screens from ELB Equipment

ELB Equipment offers a variety of drum screens to handle compost, wood/biomass, soil and gravel and other wastes.  

Komptech’s Cribus series uses an innovative drum design with a diameter of 2.2 metres for a higher throughput capacity than previous models. 

A larger cross section of feeding aims to avoid blockages, while a bigger distance of 140 millimetres between the screening drums and side walls allows for perforations of up to 100 millimetres, which reduces the dangers of material deposits. 

The Cribus boasts significant energy savings with everything driven electrically from the hopper to the discharge system. The electric drive aims to offer higher efficiency than hydraulics and up to 75 per cent savings when operating with mains. Other benefits include a quick and safe drum change.

Komptech’s Nemus series aims to get started faster with a convenient discharge, drum change within 20 minutes, simpler maintenance and more screening from the same area. The Nemus 2700 is a hydraulic machine ready to work within five minutes, with a run out that supports and unlocks the oversize conveyor and folds out the conveyors for screening. 

From heavy dirt to bulky green cuttings, the hopper takes a broad scope of material into the drum. The machine comprises more than five cubic metres of volume and a drum-side hopper drive for better power transfer, higher performance and no belt slippage with heavy materials. Maintenance aims to be easy with the engine compartment accessible from all sides. 

Volvo EC250D and EC300D excavators

Volvo EC250D and EC300D excavators have been designed to operate with faster cycle times and greater productivity than previous models.

With this in mind, the machines offer operators a seven to 10 per cent increase in fuel efficiency.

The company’s D7 diesel engine seamlessly integrates with all excavator systems, with the premium, six-cylinder engine delivering high performance and low fuel consumption. Auto engine shutdown, ECO mode and a fuel consumption display all contribute to fuel efficiency.

Volvo incorporates a smart hydraulic system which increases controllability, offering smoother and easier movement when travelling and lifting simultaneously. The harmonised boom and arm movement also works to offer better grading.

To enable a better working environment, the D-series cab comprises a I-ECU monitor for machine status information, a climate control system to set the ideal temperature and a rollover protective structure for increased operator safety.

The easy maintenance design incorporates safe and easy access centralised filters and grouped greasing points. The radiator, charged air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler are situated side by side on a single layer to maximise efficiency, reduce blockages and aid cleaning.

A fully sealed electrical distribution box contains all fuses and relays, working to protect against dirt and moisture for more machine uptime.

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Mobile shredding system for alternative fuels and biomass

The new XR3000 mobil-e capitalises on the benefits of an electromechanical drive without having to forgo the advantages of a mobile machine.  

Available through national distributor FOCUS enviro, the machine aims to provide operators with maximum efficiency and flexibility.

Just like all UNTHA XR products, the XR mobil-e is equipped with an energy-efficient UNTHA Eco Drive. This ensures minimal operating costs and maximum material quality.

A key feature of the machine is that it operates only electrically, conversely to energy consuming, and at times, noisy diesel operated alternatives. 

For the shredding process, the XR mobil-e is connected to the power supply with a hands-on quick fastener, allowing the machine to be moved across a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Mobility is ensured through a reliable crawler-type undercarriage in combination with a small petrol-powered engine. The XR mobil-e can be easily moved to any spot via remote control. With an extensive range of interchangeable screens and cutters, the shredder can be configured according to the customer’s output specification. 

For example, consistent 30-millimetre or 400-millimetre particle sizes are achievable, as is anything in between. This means the XR mobil-e can shred bulky, municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial, construction and demolition or wood waste with ease. Other applications include industrial waste, scrap wood, plastic bales and more. 

The machine also produces a homogenous alternative fuel to the waste-to-energy, cement, gasification or biomass markets. In addition, a height-adjustable discharge conveyor belt and an optionally available magnetic separator lead to an efficiently operating mobile shredding system.

Genox Shredders from Applied Machinery

Applied Machinery offers a diverse range of Genox shredders to process an array of waste streams down to specific sizes. 

For size reduction of flexible, medium hardness, voluminous products, Genox’s K Series Single Shaft Shredders process various plastics (films, mouldings), paper and cardboard, copper, aluminum, textiles and a range of other applications. The M Series shredder, which performs largely the same functions, is suited to other potentially contaminated materials such as metals or stones.

When it comes to small and medium size reduction, the Genox V Series Single Shaft Shredders are capable of processing a wide range of materials to uniform particle size. Typical applications include plastic, timber/wood, paper and cardboard and copper. 

If operators are looking to process large volumes, then the X Series Twin Shaft Shredders works as an ideal pre-shredder for municipal solid (MSW) and commercial and industrial (C&I) waste, scrap metal, end-of-life vehicles and a range of other applications. Segmented blades greatly reduce blade changing time and cost. 

BH Series Single Shaft Shredders are heavy-duty reduction machines designed to process a variety of untreated waste materials down to coarse or medium-sized fractions. This powerful, wear-resistant machine is suited to demanding recycling tasks and can handle MSW, C&I, construction and demolition and other wastes.

Scania P-series

Scania builds on its history of providing robust urban workhorses suited to the waste industry with the arrival of its next generation P-series.

Available as a prime mover or rigid, in a variety of power train and drive train combinations, the Scania P-series offers high levels of safety, driver comfort and excellent visibility, critical for safe and fuss-free manoeuvring in built-up areas.

The new Scania P-series comes with a range of frugal Euro-6 low emission engines with up to 450 horsepower available, making it suitable for a wide range of tough jobs. The P-series has been a successful front lift or rear-loading waste trucks, as well as being fitted with various hooklift and skip bin systems over the years and has a well-established following within the waste industry. 

The high output six-cylinder engine easily pulls bulk compacted waste bins with high gross combination mass.

In the 2019 NTG P-series, the windscreen is larger, and the A-pillars and door mirror mounts are repositioned, providing far greater visibility at intersections.

As part of the launch of a more spacious, frugal, safer and efficient overall package, Scania is offering a five-year or 500,000-kilometre service inclusive package that provides fully predictable maintenance costs for operators.

And as supplies of the NTG P-series arrive in Australia, a small number of previous generation P-series 8×4 hooklifts remain available. 

Superior Pak partners with SEA-Electric and IVECO

IVECO’s Australia-first ACCO waste truck is powered by battery electric power.

Powering the truck is a SEA-Drive 180 electric driveline featuring 220-kilowatt-hour NMC batteries, which provide the vehicle with a range of approximately 250 kilometres at full gross vehicle mass (up to 23.5 tonnes) along with a limited top speed of 100 kilometres per hour.

The vehicle features a 22-kilowatt-hour on-board charger, allowing the truck to be plugged in and charged from any three-phase power source. Battery charging time from totally flat to full charge is about eight hours.

Battery longevity is calculated at 3500 charge cycles, giving it a life of over 10 years based on a single charge, five days per week. According to IVECO, the remainder of the driveline is virtually maintenance-free.

As an Australian manufacturer, IVECO has the production line flexibility to provide Superior Pak and SEA Electric with a ‘glider’, a complete cab chassis minus the driveline and associated equipment such as exhaust, fuel tanks, traditional battery boxes and related items. 

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