Polystar’s recycling technology

Polystar’s technology addresses the issue of plastic recycling by offering a range of one-step machines designed for the reprocessing of polyethylene and polypropylene flexible packaging material.

Polystar machines are designed to be simple to operate and easy to maintain, all the while taking up minimal space and time. Their output comes in the form of high-quality plastic pellets that can be fed straight back into the manufacturing process, saving on raw material costs as well as on waste disposal.

This pelletising system – with its integrated cutter compactor – eliminates the need for pre-cutting in most cases and ensures the material spends less time in the extrusion process to minimise degradation. This means that the final product will be of the highest quality and the material properties will not be affected.

In addition to the double degassing in the first extrude, the venting area – the connection between the first and second extruder – serves as a third degassing section (optional) to further remove the ink and extra humidity level from the material.

The unvented extruder has a very short screw L:D ratio, in which the material travels in the extruder for the shortest time and distance. This results in minimal change in material property and higher output comparing to vented extruder.

Furthermore, the re-positioning of filtration before degassing ensures a superior degassing effect, producing high quality pellets from heavily printed material.

Applied Machinery Managing Director David Macdonald said manufacturers who want an easy, efficient solution to plastic film recycling now have the opportunity with Polystar recycling machines.

“Polystar requires less space and energy consumption whilst producing high quality plastic pellets, which are immediately reusable. The Polystar machines are a must get for companies that are serious about plastic film recycling,” Mr Macdonald said.

Polystar is a Taiwanese-based company that now has machines operating in 102 countries.

“Applied Machinery is proud to have been appointed a distributor for Polystar machines. We are confident that the product will appeal to manufacturers looking to effectively recycle their plastic film waste, and provide those manufacturers with a competitive advantage in the market place,” Mr Macdonald said.

Applied Machinery recently celebrated 25 years in business and, in addition to Polystar, represents a large range of other premium machinery manufacturers including Yawei, Genox, Hurco, Cosen, Chen Hsong, Alfarobot, Hermle, Akyapak, Pro-Plas, Hyundai-WIA and Kitamura.

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TOMRA Finder

TOMRA Sorting, an industry leader in sensor based sorting systems, has developed the TOMRA Finder to recover high purity metal fractions.

Through a combination of new hardware, such as smaller resolution electromagnetic sensors and finer valve pitches, together with sophisticated new software packages such as intelligent object recognition, the new TOMRA Finder offers users improved product purity together with reduced air consumption.

The TOMRA Finder is available with a range of new features designed to maximise recovery performance and benefits to users. Among the new hardware features, the new EM4 electromagnetic sensor offers a choice of two sensor resolutions which allow the Finder 4 to detect metal objects down to a particle size of one to two millimetres.

The introduction of new, more robust, valve blocks with reduced response times and a much finer valve pitch significantly improves the ability to eject small objects, while also reducing material overshoot. 

These features combine to improve product purity by up to 15 per cent, while reducing air consumption. The TOMRA Finder also permits the automatic testing of each valve on the machine with the benefit of identifying any valve which is found to be defective.

Another new feature, adaptive belt calibration, allows the TOMRA Finder to continuously check for permanent metal inclusions in the belt, thereby reducing misfires, optimising product quality and enhancing sorting stability.

STADLER ballistic separator

With increasing demand being placed upon material purity, the STADLER ballistic separator is the ideal machine for cleaning up paper and plastics.

With more than 750 ballistic separators sold to date, STADLER is one of the worldwide market leaders for these low maintenance machines. 

The ballistic separator operates on the principle of six or eight inclined screening paddles that rotate offset from each other. This allows for trouble free sorting of materials into three different fractions, without the downtime associated with disc screens.

The machine works by allowing rolling and heavy materials, including hollow bodies, plastic bottles, stones, wood, cans and steel sections to be dropped out towards the low end of the screening deck. Flat and light materials, such as paper and cardboard, are transported upwards. The screened fraction allows for various sizes to be separated with the paddle perforation. In the case of paper, this can significantly reduce any residual glass.

One of the key features includes patented pivoting frame with tilt adjustment, meaning there is no need to tilt the entire machine. Another key feature is optimal material distribution to any subsequent optical sorting machines, such as near-infrared sorters, while bolt-on screens can be replaced individually. The machine also features dirt and wrapping protected shafts, large maintenance openings – both above and below the working area and stadler patented stacking function that facilitates multi-level sorting of different particle sizes.

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Ecostar’s Hextra Screen takes to the road

Since arriving in Australia three months ago, the mobile Ecostar Hextra Dynamic Screen has been rolling through demonstrations on compost and other problematic waste streams. According to sole distributor CSS Equipment, the demos have shown Ecostar to be economical, fast, and a highly flexible resource recovery tool.

Making quick work of wet sticky compost and green waste in Melbourne, Woollongong and Sydney, the demonstrations have highlighted the effectiveness of the machine’s patented non-wrapping and non-clogging technology on this difficult waste stream.

CSS Equipment’s Neil Coyle said the speedy and flexible Ecostar mobile screen recently headed to Queensland to prove itself again on problematic scrap metal shredder flock.

“CSS Equipment Recycling Solutions is proud to be the sole distributor of Ecostar manufactured equipment in Australia, including and not limited to Ecostar dynamic screens,” Mr Coyle said.

“Purchase or book demonstrations of all Ecostar manufactured machinery directly with CSS Equipment to receive the benefit of the Ecostar warranty and spare parts service.”

Neuenhauser TARGO 3000

The TARGO 3000 is a single shaft slow speed shredder designed to process a variety of products, including green waste, construction and demolition, commercial and industrial and municipal waste.

The unit comprises a single three-metre long shredder shaft coupled to a Caterpillar six cylinder 12.5 litre tier three engine or optional John Deere tier four engine via an energy efficient direct drive system. The direct drive aims to ensure maximum throughput at the lowest fuel consumption compared to hydraulic drive machines.

The unit is also fitted with an adjustable hydraulic comb which automatically releases in the event of unshreddable contamination, such as steel entering the chamber, minimising possible equipment damage and providing greater uptime and safer operation. The TARGO 3000 aims to be service and maintenance friendly allowing for excellent access to the shredding chamber and engine compartment.

An efficient direct drive works to reduce the end users running costs and the opening chamber doors allow for easy and safe maintenance.

TARGO 3000 wear parts aim to be easily replaceable so the machine can be adjusted to a variety of shredding tasks of up to 80 tonnes per hour depending on the material. The engine and hydraulics of the machine are also accessible from two sides.

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TANA E Series Landfill Compactors

The TANA E Series compactor was designed to maximise uptime and provide landfill operators with efficiencies to invest in other critical areas of the business.

The TANA design uses a twin drum, rigid frame and crushing teeth to compact materials with fewer passes. The rigid frame provides up to 100 per cent greater crushing force on a single drum when compacted to an oscillating four-wheeler of a similar weight.

The wide and level blade allows for an even level swing and traction is supported by no slipping or sinking wheels. The crushing teeth are made of solid steel and 200 millimetres in height, while providing up to 28 footprints per square metre and maximum kneading effect of waste.

Its TANA Control system improves driveability with a user-friendly interface with a simple operating menu and four-colour display. The monitoring system of the system helps the operator determine any faults and prevent damage from occurring.

The combination of fewer passes and better compaction allows operators to manage their waste in a more efficient way.

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Genox Vision Series Single Shaft shredders

The versatile Genox Vision Series Single Shaft shredders can be used in a range of challenging applications, including plastics, timber/wood, paper and cardboard, copper, aluminium, textiles and foams.

Standard features include a v-cutting rotor design with staggered cutter positioning and heat-treated rotor knives. Long life, adjustable fixed blades ensure cutter clearance can be maintained. Rotor speeds operate at 80 revolutions per minute across the V500, V600 and V800 models, with throughputs ranging between 300 to 5000 kilograms per hour, depending on the machine model, material type, screen size and application.

A classifier screen allows for accurate control over the particle size, in addition to a force-feeding ram with a segmented shredding chamber floor.

A powerful driving system includes shock absorption to reduce stress on drive performance. The rotor is equipped with multiple knives to shred the material against counter knives. In addition, dual speed hydraulics allows for a fast return of the ram to maximise throughputs.

Shredder settings are customisable via an electrical control panel, which features a standalone control cabinet, dual mode operation and intelligent programming to assist during overload scenarios and auto-shutdown.

Equipment from Genox Recycling Technology is available in Australia exclusively through Applied Machinery, with a machine distributed for practically all size reduction and recycling applications.

Wastepac horizontal balers

Waste Initiatives’s WastePac range of horizontal balers were designed for industrial applications and built for maximum performance and longevity.

The company offers a range of horizontal balers, from fully automatic, to semi automatic, two ram, three ram and special purpose balers.

Its applications include cardboard (OCC), drink bottles (PET), milk bottles (HDPE), bulk bags (PP), shredded paper, municipal solid waste and refuse-derived fuel, aluminium cans, TV casings, tyres and newsprint.

The machines were designed for optimal performance, with a focus on low energy consumption and maintenance, reliability and durability, multiple uses and automatic feeding, baling and tying options. Added to this is a touchscreen operator interface, which aims to improve safety and usability.

Its fully automatic balers are available in Super 40/50, 75, 100, 125, 150 and 190 models, with cycle times ranging from 12 to 26 seconds.
Some of the key features of its Super 75 automatic baler include:

• Maximum force: 70 tonnes
• Motor power: 18.5 kilowatts
• Bale size: 1100 by 750 millimetres by variable • Main ram cycle time: 23 seconds
• Weight: 13 tonnes

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CP Auger Screen

Wastech Engineering has realised its newest screening technology from its partner – the CP Group – the CP Auger Screen.

The anti-wrapping, non-blinding screen was developed specifically for material recovery facilities.

The trademark CP Auger Screen sizes material by using a series of cantilevered augers that do not wrap or jam due to their corkscrewing motion, making it highly low maintenance.

Any material that could wrap, such as hoses or plastic film, are released off the end of the auger.

Its low-wear augers are made from abrasion-resistant steel, making them durable while requiring little to no maintenance.

The CP Auger Screen can be used in various recycling applications, including municipal solid, commingled, construction and demolition and commercial and industrial wastes. The largest model can handle 32 tonnes per hour of inbound single stream material, 54 tonnes per hour of commercial and 73 tonnes per hour for construction and demolition material.

The machine is unique compared to traditional disc screens as the auger rotors act like a corkscrew, conveying any stringy materials over the side. The cantilevered augers convey large flat materials over, while fines and flexible fibre go through to under the machine and the remainder goes to the side.

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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.