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recovery Newsletter 3|2019
Robots to sort scrap metal at Skrotfrag in Sweden

Credit: ZenRobotics

Swedish scrap processing company Skrotfrag installs a robotic sorting line for scrap metal. The sorting line, equipped with a three-armed ZenRobotics Heavy Picker, will be the third of its kind in Sweden. Skrotfrag will be one of the first companies to apply robotic sorting technology to scrap metal. “Automation liberates human resources and allows them to be assigned with new tasks that are less weighty. In addition, automation increases the availability of the entire installation, says Jonas Lindh, Director at Skrotfrag [...]
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K 2019 in Düsseldorf
Recycling – An essential measure for the circular economy

Credit: mtm plastics

Plastic waste desecrating beaches and rivers or oozing out of the ruptured belly of a dead fish – at the moment, these disturbing images seem to be ubiquitous. Consequently, the image of plastics has never been as negative as it is today, and discussions regarding the use of plastics have rarely been so emotionally charged. However, the fact is that, with perhaps the exception of a few indigenous peoples, not one of the 7.5 billion inhabitants of this planet could live a normal life without plastic, regardless of whether they are conscious of this or not. After all, plastics have for some considerable time now been used in more applications than toys, [...]
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From a height
Expansion in our logistical potentials – vertically load of 40‘ sea containers
Credit: Florian Attenhauser, Sennebogen
Modern, architecturally distinctive buildings, attractive decor – red and white predominate – one might well expect an exterior and interior design studio, but ALKU GmbH, of Maxhütte-Haidhof, focuses on totally different materials. Ludwig Lang founded ALKU as a family-owned company in 1983 – and the challenge at that time was the recycling of ables as an environmentally friendly alternative to their incineration, which was previously customary [...]
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WEEE recovery
TOMRA at IERC 2019
Removal of flame-retardant plastics from WEEE waste streams
Credit: Tomra
TOMRA Sorting Recycling informierte anlässlich des für die Branche maßgeblichen IERC 2019 (International Electronics Recycling Congress) über das Fachwissen des Unternehmens im Zusammenhang mit der Material-Rückgewinnung aus Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräten – kurz Elektroschrott (WEEE). [...]
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URT – successful in plastic sorting
URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik GmbH reached a big milestone by commissioning a plastic sorting line for their Russian client Ecoplast. The concept and design of this line was done in partnership with HERMION, B.V. The plastic sorting line went into operation in April 2019 and enables a sorting of PS, ABS, PE/PP, with high purities. In the same process plastics with flame retardants and metal impurities are removed. The technology is based on floating. The design capacity is 5 t/h.
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metal recovery
One-stop custom solution
Eddy Current Separator Module for complete metal recovery

Credit: Eriez Magnetics

Eriez Europe has provided a one-stop custom solution to St. Margarets Metal Recycling and Transfer Centre Ltd. metal recovery problem within their scrapping process. Eriez designed and manufactured a dual-pass Eddy Current Separator (ECS) module that will allow for optimum separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. [...]
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Saving time and space
Special pre-shredder reduces scrap in aluminium foundry at BMW Group plant Landshut

Credit: Erdwich

In the light alloy foundry at the BMW Group‘s plant in Landshut, all scrap products such as punching waste and sprue systems are recycled and then remelted. For this purpose, the die-cast parts were previously collected in containers without being shredded and were removed from the basement of the foundry with considerable use of manpower. In the cours [...]
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CHINAPLAS 2019 The world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair
from 21.05.2019 till 24.05.2019
Accompanying the growth of China's plastics and rubber industries for over 30 years, CHINAPLAS has become a distinguished meeting and business platform for these industries and has also largely contributed to their prosperous development. At present, CHINAPLAS is the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, and also widely recognized by the industry as one of the most influential exhibitions in the world. Its significance is surpassed only by K Fair in Germany, the world's premier plastics and rubber trade fair.
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E-Mobility & Circular Economy EMCE 2019
from 01.07.2019 till 03.07.2019
The E-Mobility revolution is undeniable. The International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025. Which impact will this have on Ecodesign, the Circular Economy, Recycling and Raw Materials Supply?
At EMCE 2019, the industry will present its latest services, technologies and future designs in the field of E-Mobility, Power Distribution and Energy Storage.
Meet all the industry's stakeholders in a spacious Exhibition parallel to the Conference and experience Demo Rides with participants and media on Tokyo’s roads.
Display your products and services. Show the hottest innovations in E-Mobility: cars, trucks, bikes, drones, toys, planes, helicopters, power storage and distribution.
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from 05.09.2019 till 07.09.2019
Demonstration Fair for Disposal and Recycling
In September 2019, the grounds of the Karlsruhe Exhibition Center will be transformed for the second time into one of the most exciting major construction sites in the region with such a unique combination of themes: For three days a realistic range of machines and systems as well as accessories and services from the Areas of recycling and civil engineering in the form of live demonstrations on exhibition and action areas.
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