Carlson LandfillGrade Machine Guidance: Position Partners

Machine guidance technology can have a significant impact on your bottom line, with the ability to drastically increase productivity and safety, while reducing fuel usage and machine wear, writes Andrew Granger, Position Partners Machine Guidance Product Manager. 

Carlson’s LandfillGrade solution was specifically designed for landfill operations. Unlike other solutions that are adapted from civil earthmoving applications, Carlson’s product caters for the machinery, materials and desired reporting that are unique to landfill sites.

With real time knowledge of material placement, operators can work efficiently to the survey design to increase density across cells and optimise compaction.

Accurate daily, weekly and monthly reporting tools to analyse material placement give managers more visibility across operations, to make informed decisions and manage more effectively.

Other benefits of the Carlson solution include:

  • Eliminating overfill for outer design slopes
  • Accurate recording of actual material placement
  • Safety enhancements through avoidance zones for gas wells and hazardous material placement
  • Keep on track of density with calculations of scale house weight and import
  • Forward and reverse compaction monitoring
  • Collect and stake points
  • Connect machines to the office via Tokara remote access network
  • Monitor machines in real time, from the office, with Carlson Command
  • Historical playback for machines and material placement

With branches in every state and territory of Australia, Position Partners also offers comprehensive support, training and data management services to give customers the back up and expertise required to get the most from machine guidance technology.

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Genox PE Film Washing Lines: Applied Machinery

Applied Machinery’s PE/PP plastic washing system facilitates high-performance recovery of difficult-to-recycle plastic films.

The PE/PP Film system is designed for washing plastic films with contamination levels exceeding 80 per cent. The process works to minimise the recycling waste flow rate and evaporation losses.

The process begins with pre-shredding and pre-washing, which removes a large portion of abrasive material, such as sand and grit to protect the rest of the system. Underwater force-washing paddles in the washing tanks then work to maximise washing efficiency.

Next, a high-speed washing system optimised according to specific material type liberates and separates contamination from film flakes. This is followed by mechanical (centrifugal and squeezing) systems that control the moisture content of the finished product. At less than five per cent moisture, the material output is suitable for high-quality pelletising.

The system features a film press, float-sink washing tank, centrifugal dryer, inclined friction washer and pre-washer. Intelligent system automation ensures all component actions are sequenced and monitored.

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.

The system is suitable for agricultural films, films recovered from MSW or MRFs, films recovered from landfills, post-industrial or post-consumer films and large raffia bags.

JCB delivers its first-ever electric excavator

JCB in late 2019 made history after unveiling its first-ever electric excavator – the quietest digger in its range and offering zero emissions.

The machine sees the replacement of a diesel engine with an efficient, 48-volt electrical driveline with the latest generation automotive battery cells.

As part of its shift towards lower emissions, the zero-emission JCB 19C-1 E-TEC will allow the waste sector to maximise productivity in emissions-sensitive inner city environments.

A huge advantage is external noise. At 7dBA lower, the machine is five times quieter than its traditional diesel-powered counterpart.

Importantly, performance is not compromised on digging, with a fully charged electric machine capable of putting in a full shift in normal operation.

The machine also supports maximum uptime with no daily checks of coolant and engine levels required. On that front, the high efficiency of the advanced electric-hydraulic combination means considerably lower cooling requirements. A small hydraulic cooler with a thermostatic electric fan and no engine radiator works to contribute to longer battery life and lower noise levels.

Initially, the mini excavator will be available with the ROPS/TOPS and FOGS certified canopy. As the electric excavator is based on the premium specification 19C-1, the excavator comes with proportional rocker switches for auxiliary functions and boom offset swing.

Its key features include a standard load-sensing hydraulic system delivering powerful digging performance. A convenient on-board charger with 230-volt input allows for six-hour recharging capability.

The Dominator Depackaging Machine: ELB Equipment

The Dominator Depackaging Machine is designed to separate food and liquid from outer packaging, and allows the reuse of waste material that would otherwise be sent to landfill at high cost. Developed after a bag of food accidentally fell into a pellet press conditioner, the machine can handle food waste, plastic bottles, tetra pak, tin cans, plasterboard, sachets and pharmaceutical and bakery waste.

Expired or rejected food and faulty packaging can all be processed by the machine and used for anaerobic digestion, added to animal feed or in compost facilities as a wet additive. The machine can also depackage municipal waste for later waste-to-energy application. Municipal waste is loaded into an intake hopper where it begins the conditioning process. The waste is then augured to the Dominator and pumped into a holding tank, before being used to generate renewable energy.

The Dominator uses a motor to drive a solid steel shaft lined with paddles. Using mechanical and centrifugal forces, material is depackaged and forced through a mesh screen leaving two separated waste streams for further processing.

The Dominator is available in two different models, with an arrangement of different sizes depending on throughput and space requirements. Both models have a potential throughput of up to 25 cubic metres an hour. The machine is available in mild or stainless steel, with motors ranging from 15 to 75 kilowatts. Different screen sizes can be achieved depending on finished product requirements. Effluent injection points can also be added to the barrel to assist with wet waste. The Dominator is an effective, easy-to-use solution for separating packaging.

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MAC 111/2 baler

The MAC 111/2 baler is characterised by its long-lasting, robust and easy maintenance capabilities.

Following the success of the MAC 2 range, the MAC 111 is now available with updated features and extended channel sections for higher compaction.

Available through Australian distributor CEMAC technologies, the baler has been designed to treat large quantities of material in a short space of time, including paper, PET, metals and refuse-derived fuel.

Using 15-millimetre Hardox 450 steel, bolted as opposed to welded for easy changeover, total protection of the internal parts of the baler is achieved, increasing the lifetime of the machine.

Using REXROTH variable flow pumps and high efficient IE3 electrical drives, Macpresse also further improved the hydraulic block for better wear resistance and counter pressure control.

The trolley runs on eight high strength bearing side rollers with enlarged diameters. The ram features hinged front guards to stop wire blockages.

In terms of compacting ability, the compacting cylinder provides a thrust of 170 tonnes at 320 bar, completing a full forward/baling/return cycle in 12 seconds with material.

Additionally, a movable tying unit connected to a hydraulic cylinder can be used during the cutting and twisting phase of the wires, proving to be particularly useful for difficult-to-bale materials. The machine can be optionally equipped with a POLY-TIE wire tying system.

SSE Europa also offers a Siemens TP1200 operating panel and software for real-time diagnostics.

Bins and skips for all occasions: Wastech Engineering

As a leading manufacturer and supplier of waste and recycling equipment, Wastech Engineering prides itself on providing the market with a broad range of products, suitable for a diverse range of industries.

Among its product line-up is a broad array of bins and skips including open top bins and skips, auger bins, mobile garbage bins, compactor bins and ancillary equipment such as bin lifters.

For larger operations producing increased quantities of waste or recyclables, Wastech offers open top skips in varied dimensions, hook heights and rail widths, providing added flexibility to fit customers’ site needs.

Similarly, the company’s compactor bin range can also be manufactured to suit end user requirements, while delivering even greater refuse collection power thanks to the bins’ in-built compactor function.

Wastech’s auger bin range provides a versatile solution suitable for commingled recycling, screened grit, powders and similar waste products. With an in-built levelling screw, the waste is evenly distributed to the rear of the bin ensuring full use of space to maximise payload.

Its complementary range of bin lifters are capable of lifting and tipping bins from 80 litres through to 3000 litres. The capabilities allow Wastech to make it easier, safer and more efficient to dispose of waste and recyclables.

An array of processing capacity: Komptech and ELB Equipment

Reduced maintenance, time and expenses remain high priorities for leading international technology supplier Komptech, which is providing a point of market differentiation through its Nemus drum screen.

Contrary to competitor products, the Nemus leverages an open engine compartment accessible from all sides – adding an extra layer of safety for on-site material management. The engine unit is also hydraulically extendable allowing for streamlined oil checks.

With maintenance made easy, the side wall can be folded separately or together with the drum for further changes and cleaning.

The Nemus Maxx Primus drum screens by Komptech were designed for a variety of applications, including compost, wood/biomass, soil/gravel and shredded bulk, household, residual and refuse-derived fuels.

Controllable hopper and drum rotation speeds support precise material alignment. Drum overfilling is prevented by a load-dependent hopper control to support compost processing.

Komptech drum screens effectively process high-bulk materials such as wood/biomass through a feed hopper tailored to the drum size.

When it comes to processing excavated material such as sand, gravel and lightweight building rubble, Komptech has a solution for heavy materials. Solid contraries are kept back by a hinged hopper pre-screen and a hopper belt controller that prevents skewing on the belt.

In processing shredded, household, residual waste and RDF, the machine creates ample space between screen drums and side walls for a smooth operation.

Komptech also has a cellular application called “Connect!” which reports events and diagnosis codes, in addition to data on operating hours, fuel consumption and idle time by mobile radio to a central data sever.

Screening for all occasions: GCM Enviro

Terra Select trommel screens aim to tackle often challenging materials with ease, including wet compost and hard waste such as plastics and foams.

Whether it’s the Terra Select T 30 for small composting sites or the T 60 for high throughput performance, Australian distributor GCM Enviro offers a machine for all occasions.

Popular among smaller composting sites, the T 30 offers flexibility, good accessibility and low operating costs. Service tasks and trommel changes can be performed easily and reliably.

Those after a powerful machine with compact dimensions can look no further than the T 40, with all the technological advantages of the “big machines” transferred into the compact class.

With a screening performance of up to 200 square metres per hour, the Terra Select T 60 is equipped with a 2200 millimetre trommel drum. The high-performance 81-kilowatt motor allows sufficient reserves for star screening decks or windsifter attachments.

The most powerful mobile machine in the Terra Select product range is the T 70, with an ability to handle hard-to-screen materials such as wet compost. The long trommel and its correspondingly wide screening deck is suited to screening all kinds of waste.

Screening two fine screenings in one step is a standout feature of the DT 60. The double trommel screening machines perform a “coarse fine separation” to separate course fractions in the initial screening stages.

GCM Enviro is the sole distributor of Terra Select machinery in Australia.

Garwood International’s exclusive Vehicle Weigh Solutions range

Garwood International is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand dealer for the Vehicle Weighing Solutions range of weighing systems.

Products include Enviroweigh, LoadWeight and the Vehicle Overload Protection System (VOPS).

Garwood supplies the European licensed-for-trade EnviroWeigh system which is able to accurately weigh individual mobile garbage bins. The system allows for accuracy of 0.5 per cent or better during the normal loading cycle and there is no need to stop the lift cycle. The EnviroWeigh system provides individual bin weights while displaying a running total of collected weights, helping crews to prevent overloads.

The LoadWeigh is designed for high accuracy in rugged conditions and according to Garwood International, is the first choice for waste collectors.

The Vehicle Weighing Solutions weigher helps to manage overloads by measuring the weight of the vehicle and its payload, minimising damage to running gear, tyres and braking systems. Benefits include the ability to ascertain net, load, gross and axle weights as well as seamless integration to GPS/GPRS tracking systems.

Truck operators increase profits and protect investment by reducing the risk of running light and wasting money.

The VOPS 2 has been developed by Vehicle Weighing Solutions as a sophisticated yet simple solution that can be fitted to most types/categories of vehicle, whether the suspension is steel or air. It gives the driver accurate loading information when and where it is needed.

The VOPS 2 vehicle overload protection system aims to be an extremely reliable enclosed measurement system that does not rely on springs or moving parts.

The TDS 825 slow-speed shredder

Terex Ecotec has launched a range of TDS 825 robust twin shaft, slow-speed shredders, ideal for large scale operations.

The high capacity machine is suitable for all material types including household waste, bulky waste, commercial waste, green waste, waste wood, tree stumps and roots.

Customisable shredding programs allow operators to configure the machine to their specific requirements to maximise production.

The hydrostatic drive offers protection against contamination and allows for bidirectional shredding, while independent gear boxes enable each shaft to run separately, helping reduce wrappage and improve shredding.

Should a blockage occur the shafts can be controlled via the radio remote control, allowing material to be repositioned before attempting to shred again.

The double shaft shredder has 2.5 long shafts made from solid steel, with a fully welded tooth configuration giving an extremely high production rate with excellent size reduction.

Located in the centre of the chamber, directly below the shredding shafts is the replaceable breaker bar, which controls the end product size by retaining material in the chamber to aid reduction and protects the transfer belt from damage caused by large pieces of contaminants.

A number of breaker bar options are available depending on the level of reduction required, these are easily replaceable due to News Release the side door chamber access.

Powered by a 770HP Scania V8 DC16 engine, the machine has been designed to provide operators with unrivalled levels of service access.

The high volume, tipping hopper increases the feed area providing optimum material feed and can be activated using the control panel or via the remote control. Tipping cycle times can be configured to suit the application.

Hydraulic folding hopper extensions allows for increased capacity, preventing the infeed material from falling out especially in bulky applications.

The overband magnet providing magnetic separation is both height and angle adjustable hydraulically, and lifts up and away from the product conveyor when not in use. All conveyors are built to a modular design allowing each one to be removed independently for ease of maintenance.

A separate transfer conveyor with a high specification belt ensures material is effectively removed from below the shredding chamber. The product conveyor raises hydraulically and folds into maintenance mode to allow removal of the transfer conveyor.

The TDS 825 is manoeuvred via a robust tracked undercarriage making it a great solution for difficult terrain.

The new TDS 825 Slow Speed Shredder is now available in Australia from Finlay Screening & Crushing Systems.

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