Recycling Today Staff




July 9, 2015

1. Brokk tank cutter attachment. Brokk Inc., Monroe, Washington, has released the TC120 Tank Cutter attachment. Manufactured by its sister company, Germany-based Darda, the TC120 attachment is designed to deliver maximum cutting control and versatility for continuous steel cutting abilities. Features include:

  • can be used with the Brokk 160, 260 and 400 models
  • exerts 75 tons of cutting force at 7,250 psi, which allows it to cut through one half-inch thick steel plate, says the company
  • commonly employed for cutting steel tanks, pipes and vessels, it can also be used in scrap yards and at baler applications

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2. Machinex optical sorter. Machinex Group, Plessisville, Quebec, has introduced an optical sorting machine, the MACH Hyspec. Features include:

  • a high-speed, short-wave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral detection system detects different material types such as plastics, fiber and wood products
  • has the option of color recognition and a metal detector
  • can be used in different types of material recovery facilities, such as single-stream, construction and demolition, municipal solid waste and other applications
  • a high-speed detection system takes less than 1 millisecond to analyze the belt, says the company

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3. Goodyear waste haul tire. Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched what it says is the company’s longest-wearing waste haul tire. Features include:

  • new sidewall protector shingles to help resist sidewall scuffing in high-scrub applications
  • a steel belt and casing package for enhanced toughness, endurance and retreadability
  • an optimized shoulder design to help direct pressure away from the tire’s outer tread, which promotes uniform tread wear
  • a wide footprint to enhance cornering and handling when used on local streets
  • a scrub-resistant compound and a 24/32-inch tread depth
  • option of Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, which instantly seals nail-hole punctures

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4. Volvo crawler excavator. Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, has introduced the EC220E crawler excavator. Features include:

  • 22-ton EC220E is fitted with a top-range Tier 4 Final Volvo D6 engine
  • fully optimized hydraulics system and Volvo ECO mode
  • auto engine shutdown designed to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions
  • increased pump input power enables highly responsive operation for greater productivity and cycle times
  • functions such as the windshield wipers, cameras and auto-mute can be assigned a shortcut button on the joystick

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5. Caterpillar D2 loaders. Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois, has introduced the new D2 Series loaders: the 272D2 skid steer loader, the 297D2 multiterrain loader and the 299D2 compact track loader. The three new loaders offer the following features:

  • new engine-compartment sealing system is designed to provide enhanced airflow debris control
  • uses a Cat C3.8 engine, meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions standards
  • advanced display accommodates up to 50 operator security codes
  • provide improved lifting performance for heavy loads and/or handling larger hydromechanical work tools, the company says

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6. DCT trailer-mounted Fusion model. Dust Control Technology (DCT), Peoria, Illinois, says it has designed its new DustBoss DB-60 Fusion as “a powerful suppression system with an efficient diesel generator [that] can be hauled to job sites that lack a convenient power source.” Features include:

  • delivers up to 62,800 square feet of coverage
  • 30 atomizing spray nozzles launch millions of tiny droplets with a 25-horsepower fan that produces 30,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air flow
  • atomized mist droplets of 50 to 200 microns in size are thrown out in a 200-foot cone at an adjustable 0-degree to 50-degree elevation angle
  • uses about 23 gallons per minute to help avoid water pooling or runoff
  • paired with a 45 kilowatt gen set featuring a John Deere Tier III Flex engine with a 100-gallon fuel tank, allowing up to 24 hours of runtime

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7. THunder Creek FST Series trailers. Thunder Creek Equipment, Pella, Iowa, has introduced its new FST Series trailers available in 500-, 750- and 990-gallon diesel capacities with a 100-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank and an optional field-installed rear utility box. Features include:

  • optional rear utility box is 55 percent larger than previous designs and can be installed on any FST Series trailer
  • additional options include a three-in-one welder/generator/air compressor, an auxiliary oil tank, a Worksight light tower and a tire kit
  • suitable for traveling both on-road at highway speeds and off-road on large job sites

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8. Komptech single shaft universal shredder. The Terminator from Westminster, Colorado-based Komptech Americas LLC is a single-shaft universal shredder designed for preprocessing difficult-to-shred waste. Features include:

  • the blade mounting of the F system (fine system) coupled with a new tooth arrangement puts the full shredding force on just one tooth
  • precision cut is aided by a newly developed counter comb
  • counter comb is adjustable down to a shredding gap of 2 millimeters for a very fine grain
  • can produce a fine shredded product at high rates of throughput for construction and demolition debris, tires, carpet or paper rolls

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