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Terra Select brings the latest in separation technology with its W80 Windsifter. The W80 is capable of separating some of the heaviest materials in a variety of applications, from biomass production to waste and recycling. It allows for the separation of stones from timber, fibro from timber/bricks in construction and demolition waste and plastics or paper contaminants from valuable recoverable materials.
This German engineered and built windsifter has a European 81kW drive, with Tier 4 fuel efficiency and a 45kW pressure fan. It is equipped with a metering roller for even continuous infeed of materials, coupled with a positive-fitting drive system. The W80 windsifter offers the ability to fine tune its configuration via taps and ducts and to optimise clean fractions. An optional light fraction discharge conveyor belt is also available.
With variable setting options, the Terra Select W80 windsifter can be used for heavy as well as lighter separating functions and has a production rate of up to 120 m3 per hour. This windsifter has an ample 5.5 m3 of feed hopper capacity and a 3700mm hopper width for easy loading. It weighs in at 15,400kg.
GCM Enviro is the exclusive distributor for Terra Select Windsifters and Trommel Screens in Australia.
As technological changes advance the landfill industry, Landair Surveys, a leading surveying firm in Australia, has introduced a new generation of aerial surveying solutions for its landfill clients.
With the latest purchase of the ultra-modern Leica RCD30 airborne camera for photogrammetric and remote sensing applications, the surveyors at Landair Surveys say they have redesigned the whole end-to-end aerial surveying solution, slashing their turnaround time by more than 60 per cent and introducing a whole range of new services. Ray Cox, a director at Landair Surveys, says some of the benefits for landfill operations include: higher quality and more geometrically accurate imagery; shorter processing time; near infrared imagery; reduction of site access risks; increased reliability and additional data deliverables.
“For better imagery, the aerial camera has a fully calibrated lens and is attached to a gyro-stabilised mount correcting level fluctuations and drift. Unlike drone imagery, camera distortions are isolated and removed from the images instead of being propagated throughout the final data,” Ray says.
By integrating cloud-based IT solutions, Ray says Landair has slashed the processing time required between collecting data and processing it, and with highly-efficient software packages urgent projects can be completed the next day.
“In terms of near infrared imagery, the NIR band is collected at the same time as the normal colour imagery and can be used to monitor landfill vegetation health. This can be particularly useful in monitoring capped landfills for potential liner failures,” Ray says.
Through the use of accurate real-time GPS measurements for each image capture, the need for on-site ground control points is also significantly reduced.
Ray adds that future flyovers will be less dependent on weather conditions. Thanks to the better camera sensor, imagery can be captured in less favourable lighting conditions. Finally additional data is on hand through large area point-cloud and textured mesh data sets, which can be generated allowing high-resolution 3D visualisation and measurements.
To meet a customer’s specifications, trucks may need to undergo costly and time-consuming post-production reworks or have additional work done at the body builders.
Through its local manufacturing facility, IVECO Australia is able to address this situation by offering much greater customisation or ‘Special Vehicle Authorisations’ (SVA) on its Australian-manufactured ACCO, Powerstar and Stralis models.
IVECO Product Engineering Teams have been designing and building SVA vehicles at the company’s Melbourne manufacturing facility for more than 55 years, commonly making modifications to areas such as chassis rail dimensions and layouts, drive axles, steer axles, wheels and tyres along with bodybuilder-specific requirements.
Marco Quaranta, IVECO ANZ Product Manager, says its Engineering Team is on hand to offer expert advice and assistance throughout the process of owning an SVA vehicle.
Below is a list of the most common IVECO SVAs on Powerstar, ACCO and selected Stralis models:
Chassis Rail Dimensional Characteristics: Wheelbase, rear overhang and reinforcement type.
Chassis Rail Layout (type, size/volume and location): Fuel tank(s), AdBlue tank, air tanks, exhausts, battery boxe(s) and cross member locations.
Bodybuilder-specific requirements: Chassis rail packaging, extra drillings for bodybuilder-mounted components.
Drive Axles: Axle model, suspension type, brake type, wheel ends, slack adjusters, Ackermann geometry.
Wheels: Steel or alloy, polished or non-polished, 285 or 335mm.
Tyres: Size, brand and tread pattern.
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