10 April 2013

Product news in brief

Sennebogen launches new materials handler

The new Sennebogen 835 Electro materials handler

The new Sennebogen 835 Electro materials handler

A new electric materials handler which claims to save up to 50% compared to diesel-powered machines has been launched by German machinery manufacturer Sennebogen.

The company has been producing electric materials handlers for years but says the first machine of its new E-Series, the new 835 Electro, comes with an optimised, user-friendly component arrangement, increased cooling capacity, and numerous undercarriage variants. The standard electric motor also offers a powerful 160 kW, with an option of a stronger 200kW motor available for jobs such as handling bulky materials.

The electric propulsion also means low noise emissions, less wear, and extremely quiet operation without having to stop to refuel, according to Sennebogen.

Whitham Mills reduces weight of shredding machinery

Recycling equipment manufacturer Whitham Mills Engineering has reduced the weight of its paper shredding machinery by incorporating new gearboxes from technology specialist Brevini Power Transmission.

The companys mobile shredders which are fixed to vehicles require three separate gearboxes. The units needed to be quite large to transfer the required torque output to the shredder and keep the blades turning while up to four tonnes of paper per hour was processed. The weight of the motors and the gearboxes combined meant that the overall payload of the shredding vehicle was reduced. Fortunately Brevini was able to provide a solution using its range of high efficiency planetary gear boxes which kept the weight of the product down and increased the vehicles payload, according to the company.

Malcolm Moon, technical sales manager for Whitham Mills Engineering, said: We were looking for a solution which would allow us to reduce the weight of the shredding machinery and therefore increase the profitability of the shredding vehicle. The original gearboxes were not particularly efficient which meant that we also needed larger motors to drive them than was ideal. The decision was made to approach Brevini, which already supplies gearboxes for some of our static products, to see if it could engineer a lightweight solution.

Taylorbinsboost bring site usage

Bring site usage throughout Cannock Chase has quadrupled at Sainsburys, the Morrisons and Iceland site and Asda following the local authoritys decision to roll out Street waste containers, according to container manufacturer Taylor.

Taylors Street unit has been chosen by Cannock Chase to increase bring site usageCannock Chase partnered with Taylor as part of the Local Authoritys bring site refurbishment programme to combat low uptake of its bring sites by the Cannock Chase community.

As part of the Cannock Sainsburys stores expansion programme three Street units were installed in a site that had historically been abused, contaminated and attracted fly tipping. Within two months, a further two Street units were ordered to meet demand. Tesco in Hednesford has since followed suit by installing five Street units at the end of November 2012.

Lucy Frost, waste development officer at Cannock Chase council, said: We wanted to provide a waste solution that our community members would take pride in and feel less inclined to view as just another bin. We worked closely with the supermarkets and Taylor to develop a prototype that demonstrated how the bins would work and look in situ. The end result is a transformation from what was once an overlooked bring site into a waste collection hub.

Using WRAP guidelines to measure the schemes success, Cannock Chase claims that Taylors Street units have been responsible for collecting approximately four times more recyclate.

Julian Gaylor, Taylors sales and marketing director, said: Cannocks use of the Street is an excellent example of how attitudes to waste can be changed by taking a different approach to the aesthetics of waste containers.

Shredderspecialist appoints director

Business consultant Mike Reece has joined shredder specialists Mach Tech Services Ltd as a non-executive director.

Mr Reece, who has a background in engineering sales and marketing, will work with directors Joe Hoyle, Colin Wood and David Ingham to develop the business, and oversee growth into existing and new markets.

Lancashire-based Mach Tech Services Ltd is the worlds second biggest supplier of Austrian company Lindner-Recyclingtech. Mach Tech Services was formed in 2004 and has been responsible for 90% of shredder installations in the UK in the SRF/RDF sector over the past five years. It also supplies shredders to other sectors including plastics, metals, wood, biomass and paper.

Leafield unveils on-the-go recycling bin

The Constellation Envirobin is suitable for use in airports

The Constellation Envirobin is suitable for use in airports

Recycling bin manufacturer Leafield Environmental has developed a new range of bins which it says are ideal for recycling in airports, shopping malls and similar environments.

Designed in a modular style to accommodate three, four or five individual waste streams, the new Constellation Envirobin range has simple elegant lines combined with a huge capacity. Bins are constructed in powder coated mild steel or stainless steel and have individual WRAP colour compliant plastic lids with custom apertures, set into the flat top. Large, WRAP compliant labels, with self-explanatory graphics, make users aware of where to deposit the recyclate or discarded items.

Each collection compartment has its own lockable access door in the front, allowing the Constellation Envirobins to be sited against a wall. Inside each compartment, waste is collected in a 100 litre rotationally moulded plastic liner which has a forward facing handle.

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