CJD Equipment’s Volvo ECR235E excavator

Volvo’s ECR235E excavator, available in Australia through CJD Equipment, features an optimised compact design that enables short swing radiuses. This allows operators to manoeuvre in and out of narrow areas simply, increasing uptime and productivity.

For more power and enhanced productivity, the machine’s system design – specific to the ECR235E – and durable under carriage ensure significant tractive force when climbing gradients and traveling over rough or soft terrain.

Additionally, the machine’s Stage V engine and enhanced hydraulics system produce smoother operations and increased efficiency.

Featuring proven advanced technology, and built on decades of experience, the engine also boasts increased power, while reducing both fuel consumption and emissions.

For waste operators, often working in harsh, stop-start environments, the enhanced hydraulics system increases pump power for faster and smoother operations – resulting in quicker cycle times and higher throughput.

The excavator’s cab features slim pillars and large glass planes to provide a clear view of job sites, which in turn supports a high degree of workplace safety.

CJD Equipment operates nationwide, with strategically placed branches, dealers and service centres throughout Australia.

For more information visit CJD Equipment’s website.

Lincom’s Kiverco Compact Plant range

Kiverco’s Compact Plant range, distributed exclusively in Australia and New Zealand by Lincom Group, is a mobile recycling plant with all the benefits of high-performance stationary operations.

Designed and built by the same team that has successfully manufactured and installed over 250 static plants since Kiverco began over 25 years ago, the initial range includes feeder trommels, picking stations and density separators.

The Compact Feeder Trommel (FT620) combines fast, simple and safe onsite set-up capability with the proven design and build quality of Kiverco’s successful static plants, providing long lifespans, high performance and rugged reliability.

The two-(PS122) and three-bay (PS123) Compact picking stations with set-up simplicity, operator comfort, safety and environmental protection, combine air separation, magnetic separation and manual sorting – all in one compact unit.

The DS150 density separator works to efficiently separate material into heavy and light fractions via the latest in air separation technology.

All components come with various options and configurations, offering the customer maximum flexibility to obtain a bespoke solution for their waste handling needs.

All models in the Kiverco Compact range can be used alongside other mobile equipment or combined to form a complete recycling system.

For more information click here.

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.

For more information click here.

Wastech’s CP Auger Screen

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

The anti-wrapping, non-blinding screen was developed specifically for materials 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.

Any material that could wrap, such as strapping, 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 commingled, municipal solid waste, construction and demolition and commercial and industrial wastes.

The largest model can handle 30 tonnes per hour of inbound single stream material, 55 tonnes per hour of commercial and 70 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 the augers or out the side of the screen.

For more information visit: https://wastech.com.au/ 

Garwood International releases Boschung’s Electric Compact Sweeper

As the newest sweeper in the Boschung product range, the Urban Sweeper S2.0 sets new standards in the two-cubic-metre class.

Distributed exclusively by Garwood International, the sweeper is the first Boschung-engineered sweeper fully powered by onboard batteries and has an eight-hour operating time which produces zero emissions.

The innovatively engineered battery defines a whole new intelligence management system, making the boundaries between work and charging times hard to discern.

The unit has articulated steering with oscillating suspension between front and rear frame for safe ascending and descending sidewalks.

Additionally, two 20-kilowatt wheel motors have the ability to reach top speeds of 45 kilometres per hour. The sweeper has a maximum payload weight of 1200 kilograms, an 800-millimetre suction mouth and sweeping width between 1150 and 2300 millimetres.

A walk-through cab for entering on both sides offers maximum operator comfort and security, while the central sweeping control console is easily operated with a single hand. Reverse and suction mouth cameras aid in safe and efficient operation.

Electrically driven wheel motors, broom motors and turbine motor require no active cooling, smaller construction and have the ability to provide dynamic charging while in free spin.

With the ability to recharge on car charging stations, and with the Supercharger option, the unit has a charging time of two hours for eight hours work.

On-site aerobic digestion with ORCA

Disposing food waste at the source prevents on-site decomposition, reducing odour and the presence of pests like flies, rodents and cockroaches. This is the idea behind the ORCA, which mimics the natural digestion process using microorganisms to transform food waste into an environmentally safe liquid.

iugis, an internationally managed service technology company, introduced the technology to the Australian market over two years ago, after six-years of operations in Canada and the United States.

The ORCA aerobic digestion process uses natural microbes, which are automatically sprayed into the unit, oxygen and naturally occurring heat to digest food waste down to a liquid. Once the material reaches liquid form, the ORCA passes it through an in-built filter and discharges it from the unit.

Additionally, the metabolisation and digestion rate is accelerated by continuous feeding, meaning operators don’t have to wait until the end of a cycle and material can be fed into the machine 24 hours a day.

Unlike traditional dehydration systems, the ORCA uses minimal energy, needing just single-phase power to operate. The ORCA is available in four sizes ranging from seven to 45-kilogram processing capacity per hour.

In addition to landfill diversion and reduced energy use, the ORCA allows businesses to diminish emissions through a reduced reliance on kerbside waste collections.

Don’t waste your waste: WasteMaster

WasteMaster is a world-leading environmental technology by Green Eco Technologies – an Australian owned company. The WasteMaster is locally built in Melbourne, engineered to solve the bulk food waste burden and dramatically decrease waste transportation costs.

WasteMaster is a safe, efficient and environmentally beneficial onsite solution that reduces weight and bulk of organic waste by up to 80 per cent. It converts and re-purposes organics into a reusable resource which can be used as clean fuel for power generation through anaerobic digestion or as a solid fuel source. It can also be used for animal fodder or as a soil improver.

There is no requirements to add or discharge water, microorganisms or any other additives. Simply connect to three-phase power.

It is estimated that approximately 3.2 tonnes of landfill gas emissions are prevented for every two tonnes of food waste converted and diverted from landfill sites. The WasteMaster conversion process diverts putrescible food waste from landfill, being flushed into the sewer system or incinerated, helping to reduce the global burden of greenhouse gas emissions.

Whether food waste is from food manufacture or processing, food preparation for meals, cooked food from the kitchen or table waste leftovers, the WasteMaster system cleanly and efficiently converts the waste into a smaller, usable by-product.

Atritor Turbo Separator: Wastech Engineering

The Atritor Turbo Separator was developed to separate products from their packaging, releasing them for recycling or disposal.

Available through Australian distributor Wastech Engineering, the Turbo Separator enables up to 99 per cent of dry or liquid products to be separated from their packaging with minimal contamination. This allows the contents to be used for compost, anaerobic digestion or animal feedstock.

The Turbo Separator can be manufactured in a range of throughputs up to 20 tonnes per hour.

Additionally, the process is so efficient that it leaves packaging relatively intact and clean to facilitate downstream recycling. According to Wastech, when compared to other methods of packaging separation, the Turbo Separator achieves higher separation efficiencies with lower power consumption, resulting in reduced operating costs.

The Turbo Separator is ideal for separating out of specification, out-of-date and mislabelled products from a variety of packaging, including cans, plastic bottles and boxes. The diverse range of applications includes the separation of paper from gypsum in plasterboard, general foodstuffs from their packaging and liquids from their containers.

It is available complete with in-feed and out-feed conveyors and liquid transfer pumps. The Turbo Separator, with its durable construction and adjustable paddles, enables the separation of a wide variety of products.

Each Turbo Separator installation can be configured to suit multiple applications and a variable shaft speed enables enhanced separation efficiency. The machine is available in mild steel and stainless steel to suit the application.

Mastershred Kreios L Series tackles adhesives

Mastershred, an industry leader in the design and supply of off-the-shelf and customised security destruction and waste reduction solutions, has turned its attention to one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

The company, which specialises in shredders, granulators and crushers, has developed a conveyor-fed twin-shaft shredder. The shredder is designed to meet the demands of the label printing industry and waste operators, covering those who have a requirement to shred bulky items with adhesive coatings for waste reduction or security destruction.

The destruction of these materials has historically proved difficult. This is due to the fact that the adhesive from the label waste matrix has a tendency to block and impede the performance and movement of the shafts and ancillary components.

However, the Mastershred Kreios L Series overcomes these issues with the application of a unique speciality Teflon coating on the shafts and cutters within the chamber and a hydraulic ram to assist the process.

In standard configuration, the Mastershred Kreios L 6360/L 84100 is fed using a variable speed conveyor to deliver the label waste matrix to the hopper. The standard configuration outfeed is fed directly into a Bulka bag which

is suspended on the underside of the shredder frame. Nevertheless, with Mastershred’s ability to customise its range of machines there are various options available to meet operators’ specific in-feed and out-feed requirements, including Teflon-coated screw feed conveyors.

To learn more click here.

*An earlier version of this story referred to the product name incorrectly.  

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.

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