15 April 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Vehicle and equipment round-up (15/04/2019)

With news on: Paper Round to install live cameras on fleet; Tomra launches plastic sorting machine; Witham Mills ‘in final stages’ of tipping solution; Pellenc ST to invest in test centre.


Paper Round to install live cameras on fleet

London-based waste management company Paper Round is installing four-way ‘Live’ camera recording systems to its vehicle fleet.

Paper Round collection vehicles will be fitted with the camera system

This is in an attempt to reduce accidents, keep crews and the public safe, and mitigate false insurance claims, the company said.

Paper Round will install the RXLite ‘live’ camera recording system from ISS on its vehicles, which include 26t refuse vehicles, tippers, box vans, skip lorries, a toploader and a 26t Roll on Roll off vehicle.

Stephanie, Prowse, operations manager at Paper Round, commented: “The safety of our crews and the public is of the utmost importance to us, so we want to make sure our vehicles are fitted with the best safety technology.

“Camera systems are essential in preventing accidents and the quality of footage is crucial when it comes to correctly understanding what actually happened in any accident situation.”


Tomra launches Innosort Flake

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has launched the ‘Innosort Flake’, a sensor-based solution that combines colour and material sorting to remove PVC, metals and opaque flakes.

Valerio Sama, TOMRA Sorting’s Product Manager, with the Innosort unit

The company says the sorter is “the ideal all-in-one sorting solution for plastic recovery facilities as it ensures consistently high-quality output as well as high throughput”.

The PET flake dual-sensor sorting solution is equipped with a combination of RGB cameras and ultra-high resolution NIR sensors to simultaneously sort plastic fractions from 2 to 12 mm by colour and by polymer types.

Commenting on the sorter, TOMRA sorting’s product manager recycling, Valerio Sama, said: “As the rPET industry is focused on better rates for high-grade outputs, Innosort Flake offers a complete solution for plastic recovery facilities looking to achieve high-quality yields, reduce losses and optimise their operations to improve the cost structures of their business.”


Witham Mills ‘in final stages’ of tipping solution

The machine will tip returned clothing items onto a conveyor belt for segregation

Recycling equipment manufacturer Whitham Mills has announced that it is in the final stages of testing a ‘tipping solution’ for a multi-national retailer.

The manufacturer said the solution is “a total inversion of logistics roll cages and adapts to suit any size roll cage or box pallet.” It will be required to tip returned clothing items onto a conveyor belt for segregation.

The testing stage has been a success with a view to installing the first tipping solution this month, the equipment developer said.

Witham Mills said it will be similar to the patented ‘Tesco Tipping Solution’, which has been installed in 10 distribution centres with an estimated saving of £1.2million post-installation to the retailer due to the “redundancy of power hungry compactors on a local lever at each stores and a labour intensive process”.


Pellenc ST to invest in test centre

Sorting equipment specialist Pellenc ST has announced that it will invest in a test centre dedicated to the metal recycling applications (ASR, Aluminium and WEEE).

The investment comes after the company announced a 30% increased turnover figure for 2018, standing at €40M (£35 million).

“This new investment complements the first test line dedicated to packaging and plastics which was inaugurated in 2017,” a spokesperson for the company said.

They added: “The new Test Centre will allow customers and partners to test their streams on our latest sensor sorting machines with full flexibility.”

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