Equipment report

Lindner shredder churns out RDF in Cyprus

Austria-based Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH says one of its Polaris 2800 model shredders is helping convert scrap tires, wood and other discarded materials into a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) product for a cement kiln in Cyprus.

The equipment maker says Energy Recovery Ltd. (Enerco), a company associated with Vassiliko Cement Works, commissioned the Lindner shredder at its plant on the southern coast of the island nation.

Lindner calls Vassiliko Cement Works “among the biggest industrial players in the island state,” saying it operates one of the largest and most advanced cement plants in Europe near Mari, between Limassol and Larnaca in Cyprus.

To ensure the amount of energy needed to produce approximately 6,000 metric tons of clinker per day, the company relies on alternative fuels provided by Enerco. “We are delighted to report that since we commissioned Lindner’s new Polaris 2800, it’s been possible to increase our waste treatment capacity for the production of alternative fuels suitable for Vassiliko’s calciner,” says George Americanos, general manager at Enerco.

Shred-Tech announces dealer agreement with Pronar

Shred-Tech, Ontario, has announced its exclusive North American strategic dealer agreement with Pronar, a recycling machinery manufacturer based out of Narew, Poland.

Shred-Tech is now the exclusive distributor for Pronar’s single- and double-shaft slow-speed primary shredders.

Pronar says the company has grown exponentially and consistently over the last 30 years, from a difficult economic downturn in the ‘80s to a leader in recycling, agricultural and municipal machinery manufacturing on a global scale. With more than 2,200 employees and seven factories and facilities totaling 574,000 square feet, Pronar sells more than 5,500 machines annually, making the company among the top-selling brands in Poland with greater than 50 percent market share.

Machinex supplies large-volume C&D sorting system

Plessisiville, Quebec, Canada-based Machinex Technologies Inc. has supplied what it calls a turnkey recovery facility for construction and demolition (C&D) materials to USA Hauling & Recycling at a facility in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. USA Hauling began operating the facility in early 2021.

The objective for Enfield, Connecticut-based USA Hauling, which Machinex calls one of the largest independently owned and operated waste management companies in New England, was to process its own materials and obtain high purity levels due to the rising cost of waste disposal.

“As a company, we have been processing construction and demolition materials for over 25 years,” says Jonathan Murray, director of post collection operations at USA Hauling & Recycling. “This new system allows us to expand our reach further into Massachusetts, helping our customers meet their own recycling goals, increasing recycling in our state and most of all, having a positive impact on the environment by removing materials from the waste stream and reusing them in new products.”

The 50-tons-per-hour system is designed to sort recyclable materials such as cardboard or old corrugated containers (OCC), metal, wood, aggregates, and fines from discarded construction and demolition materials.

The system includes an Action Taper-Slot vibratory finger screen, a MACH trommel screen and two cross-belt magnets. Finally, a CBI AirMax separator removes light materials from heavy ones. The ability to manually pick wood at multiple sorting stations makes recovery of a large quantity of wood possible, and the dense-out units “are excellent at removing lightweight contaminants and allowing for easy quality control of the heavy material,” says Machinex.

“Machinex distinguished itself for its responsiveness and quick results with an impressive layout, thanks to its installation and start-up teams, who finished earlier than anticipated,” says Murray. “We really appreciate Machinex’s work and flexibility to deliver the system ahead of time.”

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