Baler PC24 HD Galvanized

The heavy-duty Baler PC24 HD Galvanized is designed to handle difficult recyclables such as aluminum cans and PET bottles. It’s capable of processing recyclable types such as aluminium and tin cans, plastic bottles, expanded polystyrene, hard plastics and textiles.

Available through Australian distributor, Wastech Engineering, the galvanised vertical baler uses a one-step process for baling and draining of plastic bottles and aluminium cans, with a built-in reservoir to capture residual liquids.

One of the highlights of the Danish supplied Bramidan technology is the high press force of 24 tonnes that produces extremely dense bales. For example, aluminum cans are baled so dense that they don’t need to be tied off.

Bale weights of up to 55 kilograms for aluminium cans and 105 kilograms for plastic items can be achieved.

The flap door also allows easy loading of materials into a completely closed chamber. An option for a regular painted model instead of galvanised is available.

In terms of noise, the baler boasts a low reading of about 62 to 64 decibels. According to Wastech Engineering, this is impressive when compared to the decibel reading of a refrigerator – on average 50 decibels.

Genox’s size reduction solutions

Applied Machinery offers a wide range of size reduction equipment to handle a variety of challenging waste streams and applications, from metal to tyres and cables. 

To process metals, Genox’s metal recycling plants handle a variety of metallic waste streams, including light iron scrap, vehicle shells and body panels (end-of-life vehicles), steel drums, white goods, electronic scrap and computer waste.

Genox tyre recycling technology features pre-shredding, recirculation systems, secondary size reductions, steel wire separation, fine granulation, product classifying, textile separation and dust collection.

For a high-volume processing machine, Genox’s cable recycling plants comprise functions which include pre-shredding, steel removal, granulation and copper or aluminium plastic separation.

A wider scope of applications is covered by Genox X Series Twin Shaft Shredders, equipped with powerful drive motors and high torque gearboxes. The robust pre-shredders are ideal for processing large volumes of various waste materials. 

The maintenance-friendly-designed machines feature options such as drive motor power and gearing, hydraulic drive, hydraulic force feeder and rotary screens.

High-speed granulation in a single pass can be achieved through GC Series Granulators that are ideal for processing materials such as plastics, rubber, fibres, copper cable and light non-ferrous metals. The machines are characterised by high efficiency, reduced power consumption and low noise and sound proof designs. 

Bulky or voluminous materials are handled with the Applied Machinery M Series, characterised by their efficient, high torque and low power consumption design.

Five benefits of a workplace battery recycling program

With less than 10 per cent of batteries sold in Australia each year recycled, e-waste recyclers CMA Ecocycle are seeking to reshape the landscape dramatically.

The benefits of recycling batteries go beyond environmental, with a number of financial benefits that can also be gained from doing so. CMA Ecocycle below highlight five of the benefits that come with battery recycling.

  1. Reduced landfill costs

The greater the volume of waste sent for recycling, the lower the landfill costs a business needs to pay. Victoria’s ban on e-waste to landfill will also encourage more businesses to think twice about sending their batteries to landfill as if the policy is properly policed, businesses could face hefty fines for doing the wrong thing.

  1. A valued commodity

Lead acid is currently in demand, with lead, acid and plastic all easily and cheaply recycled. At present, most other types of batteries incur a net cost but this could change with more efficient collection programs and advances in recycling technology.

  1. Reduced future costs

Batteries contain valuable materials such as cobalt, manganese and lithium – finite resources subject to the laws of supply and demand. With demand soaring, dumping batteries removes these materials from the supply side of the equation while recycling them keeps them in circulation. Increasing the supply means lowering resource prices that will flow through to lower new battery prices.

  1. Reduced recruitment and training costs

Running visible recycling programs is one way of standing out from the crowd and good corporate social responsibility may help retain staff. Companies that rank poorly on environmental performance may face higher staff turnover and this will only lead to higher recruitment and training costs.

  1. Simplicity

Reaping the many financial benefits of battery recycling is easier than you might think.

CMA Ecocycle provides battery collection and recycling solutions ranging from two litre collection buckets up to the truckload.

To get started, all you need to do is call CMA Ecocycle on 1300 32 62 92, or head to their website and fill in a form.

Mandalay CS

Mandalay CS offers a complete solution to transaction ticketing, payment processing and data capture for all movements in and out of waste and quarry industry sites.

The system processes and captures vehicle movements while delivering critical functions such as payment processing, hardware interfaces and data capture. 

With more than 10 years of continuous development, Mandalay has offered a range of key features bundled into modules across ticketing, access control, driver control stations (advanced and basic), reporting, regulation and administration and security.

Its ticketing system offers docket printing, alerts, payments, till shift management and temporary account management. Ticketing and administration features ticket management, vouchers, vehicle management, image capturing, advanced driver management, multiple weighed products, product pricing and a range of other key features.

Mandalay CS’s reporting capabilities are complemented by its ability to integrate with the company’s naus platform and supporting products. Through naus, data can be used for integrating external systems through multiple suites of application programming interface; complex modelling and scenarios of multi-site environments for budgeting and forecasting; enhanced data insights using other sources of data and a variety of products already under development.

ClearWeigh waste management software

ClearWeigh marks the third generation of Newcastle Weighing Services’ (NSW) weighing systems for the waste industry.

Newcastle Weighing Services has supplied and installed hundreds of weighbridge management systems to local government and commercial organisations throughout Australia. Designed for flexibility and functionality, the system comprises software and hardware modules.

ClearWeigh reporting collects information from a user’s facilities and delivers it to their desktop with informative and accurate reports. From waste movement to cash drawer reconciliation reports and audits and environment protection authority reports, ClearWeigh covers a range of reporting requirements, irrespective of location.

Suited to single and large multi-site installations, the modular design and highly-configurable interface supports an extensive range of external hardware devices that allow each site to be individually configured.

ClearWeigh’s data replication facilities allow sites to be replicated to one or more consolidated administration databases, with all remote sites administered from a central management system. The system supports a highly configurable security model, user defined documents, reports, costing rules and payment methods, in addition to multiple products per transaction and a robust structured query language client server database management system.

Since 1976, NWS has manufactured weighbridges and all types of weighbridge equipment. The ClearWeigh Waste Management software can interface with any make or model of weighbridge.

Palfinger’s telescopic hookloaders

Palfinger’s hookloaders were designed for maximum payload and efficiency of operation.

The variety of models boast increased payloads and tipping capacity, low transport heights, hydraulic locking, an articulated arm, cab control and a range of other features. 

Palfinger is able to offer hookloaders to suit a desired application, from the telescoping loaders for different container lengths loading, to its telescopic A systems which offer an ability to handle shorter containers.

High-tensile steel reduces hookloader weight for maximised payloads while optimising the weight to increase truck longevity and reduce fuel costs. 

Low build and compact subframes enables reduced transport heights, with a low centre of gravity providing better and safer driving conditions. The loading of higher containers increases transported volume.

Palfinger’s telescopic hookloaders also work to reduce horizontal forces and increase tipping capacity. 

For increased safety, articulated arms allow very low loading angles and avoid load sliding, while offering under-roof and under-floor loading. Hydraulic locking secures the containers in the front while the crane operates, with tank containers or containers with hydraulic devices for very high and long containers. Cab controls are ergonomic and intuitive and offer magnetic fastening while thin cables facilitate cab control manipulation.

Hiab’s XR hooklift range

Hiab Australia has introduced a range of small hooklifts to meet the growing challenge of narrow access for operators while ensuring greater safety and efficiency.

The company is increasing its range of hooklifts and skip loaders to include the Multilift XXR R7 and Multilift XR10 Hooklifts (seven and 10 tonnes respectively). Its decades of experience in the European market are now being applied to meet the current challenges in Australia. 

The Hiab Multilift XR10 and XR7 range aims to carry bigger payloads and enable access in tight spaces, with the goal of boosting operator return on investment all while remaining strong, robust and light.

The Hiab Multilift XR7 with its seven-tonne lifting capacity and the Hiab Multilift XR10 with its 10-tonne lifting capacity works to offer operators maximum performance and excellent functionality. The equipment’s low weight combined with extreme strength makes it a multipurpose tool. 

As in all Hiab Multilift demountables, safety is a key priority in the XR series. Safety features include load-holding valves directly on the cylinders and a tipping lock mechanism.

Hiab also applied the latest 3D-CAD methods and modern production technology in the design and manufacturing of the XR range, which minimised the welding needed in construction and resulted in a stronger structure. The low weight/high strength ratio enables larger payloads, enhances the versatility of the vehicle and maximises its usage. 

Global Resource Recovery’s coolant and glycol recycling

Global Resource Recovery offers a complete solution for recycling and recovery of glycol, including coolants, into new products. 

It has established two recovery facilities, located in Laverton North, Victoria and East Arm (Darwin), Northern Territory with associated partnership Australia-wide to receive waste glycol, including coolants, to process for recovery, among other waste streams. 

Glycol refers to a series of chemicals that consist of monoethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol and triethylene glycol that are used for protecting against freezing and regulating heat. For this reason, they are widely used in combustion engines to protect the engine from freezing, while at the same time protect against corrosion and sustain overall engine heat balance by removing heat. They are also used in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to prevent freezing of hydrates and to prevent corrosion. 

Global Resource Recovery has developed a process known as the Glycol Sustainable Recovery (GSR) that takes coolants and LNG waste glycol and removes water and other impurities. The recovered glycol between 95 to 99.5 per cent purity is recycled into new coolants or reused as raw material in various industries. 

The sustainable process helps industry meet its environmental footprint obligations, while saving disposal and raw material costs.

In addition, Global Resource Recovery also specialises in neutralisation of concentrated acids and alkalis, recycling lubricating oils, treatment of industrial wash waters and sludges and management of hazardous chemicals.

Contact: Kham Zohab

Phone: 0436 605 450



SDLG’s L958F Wheel Loader

High torque, performance and fuel efficiency are all hallmark qualities of SDLG’s L958F Wheel Loader.

Available through Australian distributor CJD Equipment, the company is able to offer nationwide sales and support with 17 branches and a network of 20 service agents and dealers. 

Used in quarries, feedlots, material handling, waste and recycling and general construction, the machine is considered an all-round loader. L958F’s heavy-duty transmission incorporates a kick-down function ensuring a versatile machine.

From easy-to-access service checkpoints to an ergonomic and spacious cab – the machine aims to offer a high level of operator comfort.

A fully certified ROPS/FOPS air conditioned cab in addition to wrap around pillarless front and rear windscreens works to offer a high level of vision and safety. The machine offers full hydraulic wet disc brakes with an electro-hydraulic external disc park brake. 

Productivity in the machine is bolstered by axles designed and built at the factory, which ensures an ideal driveline match. A standard Volvo compatible quick hitch and general purpose bucket also offers operators efficiencies. 

Its high torque and fuel-efficient engine is connected to a tropical cooling package which allows it to work at full capacity in the toughest of conditions. The 217 horsepower and 162 kilowatt engine works at 2200 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 980 newton metres. Minimum fuel consumption is 15 litres per hour. 

Hitachi’s ZW-5 wheel loaders

Since the release of Hitachi’s ZW-5 wheel loaders, customers are experiencing the significance of an increase in capacity, efficiency and reliability of Hitachi wheel loaders within the waste and recycling industry. 

The biggest model in the range is the 397 kilowatt ZW550-5 with an operating weight of more than 47 tonnes and bucket capacity of up to 7.2 cubic metres. Other new models in the range are the ZW370-5 (289 kilowatts, 34 tonnes and up to 6.2 cubic metres) and ZW330-5 (213 kilowatts, 27 tonnes and up to 5.0 cubic metres).

The wheel loaders use an automotive-style planetary automatic transmission that allows for smooth shifting. Standard traction control and torque proportioning differentials work to reduce wheel spin and extend tyre life. 

Notable features in the ZW-5 range include a new hydraulic circuit that allows for combined lift arm and bucket operation during unloading, while prioritising bucket use for dumping. An anti-drift valve prevents internal leakage that can cause creeping of the lift arm.  

Operator comfort and safety is a key design consideration across the range, including a sloped ladder with wide steps for ease of access, double-filtered air conditioning and a high level of sound insulation. 

Hitachi wheel loaders are suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries due to their dynamic design, advanced technological features and myriad optional attachments.