* Metso Lindemann
Green Metals Inc. of Princeton, Indiana, U.S., has bought an RAS III 44L baler from Metso Minerals Metal Recycling of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This unit is the second Metso Lindemann baler bought by Green Metals, the first of which is operating at the firm’s facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. Among their features, Metso’€™s RAS balers use smaller, higher-speed hydraulic cylinders and a unique oil-flow system. This design reduces cycle times by 50% without increasing power, resulting in extremely high throughputs and lower energy consumption, states Metso. The balers also feature an infinitely-variable positioning system.
* Industrias HidrÃ¡ulicas ’Moros’€™
Spanish baler and shear manufacturer Industrias HidrÃ¡ulicas, s.a. ‘€˜Moros’€™ has installed a new machine at Umicore’€™s copper scrap processing yard in Olen, Belgium. The model GC-S-800-A triple-compression shear baler has a charge box measuring 4000 x 2000 x 2000mm and is capable of converting large volume scrap into high-density bales of 600 x 600mm x lengths varying between 600 and 1200 mm. A baling force of 800 tonnes (222 kg/cmÂ²) produces bales with densities of up to 3.5 tonnes per mÂ³ for steel scrap and 4.5 tonnes per mÂ³ for copper scrap. The shear is fitted with an operation control system based on a Siemens S7 PLC controller working in tandem with a Profibus-ASI network, which allows a working cycle time of approximately 50 seconds. The average production capacity of this baler ranges from 40 to 65 tonnes per hour or 300 to 500 tonnes per eight-hour shift. Total weight of the machine is around 165 tonnes.
Zaragoza-based Moros has also won an order from American Iron & Metal in Montreal, Canada, for a model GC-S-800-B baler. This unit is similar to the one installed at Olen but has a larger box size of 6000 x 2000 x 2000 mm.
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