Olympic Wire & Equipment Touts the Benefits of Pre-compression Lids on IPS Two Ram Balers for Baling at Recycling Centers

At Olympic Wire & Equipment there are four critical items to compare when purchasing a Two Ram Baler:

PRODUCTION: When it comes to production rate and thru-put rate, no other baler comes close to the IPS Two Ram with its exclusive Pre-Compression LidTM. The Lid translates to “Optimum Performance”. IPS defines optimum performance as a baler that produces the ultimate production rates over extended periods of time, while maximizing bale density to minimize transportation cost, and minimizing maintenance or down time. In other words; A baler that starts each morning and runs all day, everyday, while providing maximum bale weights and production rates over a long period of time. The Lid virtually eliminates jamming at the shear blade, which with a standard two ram baler, causes shut downs and forces employees to step inside the bale chamber to manually clear out the jam exposing the individual and the company to safety liability. The IPS Two Ram Baler provides the maximum average profits per dollar spent. Optimum performance will always win out over a shear baler because optimum performance translates into sustainability for uninterrupted processing.

QUALITY: IPS technology provides a reinforced bale chamber section, designed to withstand the rigors of non-ferrous metal and paper fiber product processing. There is more steel in an IPS Baler; the TR model weighs 55 tons while the BT model weighs 75 tons. Other manufacturer’s balers weigh substantially less. The IPS pumps are designed with flooded suction lines outside of the tank mounted low in relationship to the oil reservoir which virtually eliminate cavitation, leakage problems and contamination. With the IPS Pre- Compression LidTM, there is much less fatigue on baler frame, ram, cylinder, seals etc… because of the non-shear design. The baler runs quietly, and our customers are experiencing 23,000 to 24,000 hours on their liners versus 5,000 to 7,000 hours on a standard shear baler of other manufacturers. The cost to re-line a baler is approximately $65,000 with a costly 3 to 4 days of downtime to restore. For other manufactures to come close to the production numbers of an IPS, they must run their main ram back and forth at an extremely high rate of speed and at HIGH PSI which decreases the life of the baler significantly. The IPS Baler is proven to make high bale weights, and high thru puts while on cruise control with the Lid technology. The IPS Two Ram is constructed with a four (4) sided and serrated shear blade that is reversible and replaceable. The baler frame walls are all advanced engineered reinforced honeycomb structure. The floor is Abrasion-Resistant tongue grooved replaceable liners.

AFFORDABILITY: While competitors offer options such as bale door/bale relief, phone modem/ internet and Wye-Delta motors at an additional cost, at IPS these important features are standard and included at no additional cost. IPS also equips the power unit with a dedicated 5HP, 12 GPM pump for the wire tier along with a 15HP, 90 GPM circulation pump dedicated to the air to oil cooler. These two features greatly reduce maintenance on the wire tier and significantly reduce the oil operating temperature. All E-stops and electronics on the IPS baler are 24 volt for added safety to your employees.To filter the hydraulic oil, IPS has designed the highest standard; a 5 micron filtration system. This will reduces oil contamination which destroys seals, cylinders, pumps and valves. The filtration system will increase the life span of the hydraulic composites which keeps the oil cleaner to reduce maintenance shutdowns allowing the baler to operate longer between oil changes.

INNOVATION: Designed by a team of engineers with over 150 years of combined engineering experience in the field and building balers, IPS has surpassed the competition. The proof can be found in the now popular exclusive Pre-Compression LidTM. Customers are reporting a dramatic increase in production and dramatic decrease in maintenance cost for liners and all wear items. In addition, the exclusive design of the IPS hydraulic power unit system pumps more oil than other two rams during the baling cycle time which deliveries unmatched thru-put. The Pre-Compression Lid presses down material in the baler chamber allowing more volume per stroke, less wear and tear on hydraulic system and liners because it takes fewer strokes to make a bale. Less strokes to make a bale, equals cost savings (electrical / structural) and efficiency.

The IPS Bale TieTM is a two ram baler that has the highest production in the industry with super heavy duty construction. The Baler with “lid” weighs 53 tons, substantially heavier than other Two Ram manufacturers; it’s massive. The patented IPS Two Ram Bale-Tie (BT Baler) is a true multi material baler in its own league. This baler bales simultaneously while it ties and pushes the finished bale out which increases thru-put rates for all grades of fiber, non-ferrous and all grades of plastic. Baling and tying off the bale is continuous, putting an end to the standard stop and start routine for bales to tie off. No other baler can match the level IPS has accomplished for thru-put and density. The higher density is achieved by 100% Main Ram penetration which equals Maximum bale density and Maximum bale weight. The ultimate in Multi-Material Balers.

The installation, set up, training as well as future service has and will be provided by Olympic Wire and Equipment, Inc., with locations in the Northern and Southern California. For more information, please contact Olympic Wire & Equipment by calling (949) 646-9731.

Center marks its 3 millionth ton of recyclables

Trash haulers, recyclers and local officials marked a dirty, sticky, sometimes stinky milestone Friday morning: the 3 millionth ton of recyclables sorted by the Mount Vernon Recycling Composting & Facility, from atop a berm between the plant and a pond for treated sewage water. Also Jacob Panero, a director at Metropolitan Recycling, said as the Mount Vernon plant has grown, it’s helped bring about a cultural shift toward recycling.
“Prior to 2005, a lot of those materials were just going directly to the landfill and being buried,” Panero said, referring to the time period when the center started accepting organic matter and construction and demolition debris.
“This is a nugget, a gold nugget, because if you don’t have this, these things could be happening in different places, you have less synergy with different entities. It’s a terrific operation,” Panero added. Note: Olympic Wire & Equipment currently has a IPS Baler and conveyor equipment at the Metropolitan Recycling facility. Full story below.


Olympic Wire & Equipment Attends Waste Expo 2015

Olympic Wire & Equipment Attends Waste Expo 2015

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Mattress Recycling Council Hires Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate the communications aspects of its recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to develop and implement statewide recycling programs for these states, which each enacted mattress recycling laws in 2013.

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New Integrated Recycling Systems Division

Mark Haire has been named Vice President of Integrated Recycling Systems for Harris Waste Management Group, Inc.  Integrated Recycling Systems’ main focus will be engineered projects not only for the Harris family of products, but also ferrous and non-ferrous processing systems design and supply.   This specialized group is comprised of experienced material handling and processing, controls automation, project management, and service personnel to ensure that Harris supplies the best processing system solutions in our industry.

Haire has been with Harris since 2009 and was previously Engineering Manager for the Shredder Division.  He is excited about the direction of the Integrated Recycling Group, stating, “I’m looking forward to working with Harris customers to find solutions to their processing needs in order to help them make their operations more efficient and profitable.”

In related news, Harris is announcing two new appointments related to shredder products and systems. Scott Holder, formerly a Regional Sales Manager for Harris, is now Director of Shredder Sales. Holder is well known in the industry and is looking forward to focusing more of his efforts on shredder systems.

In the area of service, Jim Summers has joined the Harris service team as a shredder specialist.  As former operations manager at Midwest Scrap Management in Kansas City, Mo., Summers has vast experience in shredder systems. Haire adds, “Jim Summers is an invaluable member of the Integrated Recycling Systems team, and we know he has the knowledge and experience in the field to address any Harris customer needs.”

Marathon Helps Increase Productivity and Recycling Awareness

Many residents in the Mississippi Delta were saving their recyclables to transport them to larger cities over two hours away before Greenwood Leflore Recycling launched its residential recycling program in March 2011.

The program, a joint effort between the City of Greenwood and Leflore County, was designed to reduce the costs associated with disposing of trash in the landfill by diverting recyclable materials and selling them for profit. At the time, the city was paying $32 per ton to dispose of trash at the landfill. It was estimated that most of the trash could be recycled and sold for $80 to $150 per ton. In addition, using recycled products in manufacturing processes compared to raw materials drastically reduces pollution of the air, soil, and water, and the city and county wanted to contribute to those green efforts.

Marathon’s Gemini-Xtreme ejecting a bale of OCC

Marathon’s Gemini-Xtreme ejecting a bale of OCC

“The Community Pride Committee researched grant opportunities and found out about the recycling grants with Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The committee shared their research and findings with the City of Greenwood, which later applied for the first grant. The committee then hired me once the first grant was secured,” said Hart Henson, the Recycling Coordinator for the first two years of the recycling program.

Marathon Recycling Solutions Regional Manager, Matt Harris, assisted Greenwood Leflore when it applied for a Solid Waste Assistance Grant with the MDEQ. Leflore County was awarded a $50,000 grant to expand its recycling efforts. Residents were impressed by the program’s efforts to improve the community, reduce landfill costs, and fund the recycling program by selling materials that had once been viewed as trash.

Marathon’s Gemini-Xtreme helps increase productivity at Greenwood Leflore Recycling

Marathon’s Gemini-Xtreme helps increase productivity at Greenwood Leflore Recycling

Greenwood Leflore Recycling evaluated equipment for its new processing center and elected to purchase a Marathon Gemini-Xtreme horizontal baler to increase productivity. The Gemini-Xtreme is capable of processing a variety of materials such as PET, HDPE, aluminum and steel cans, paper, newsprint, and OCC. The Gemini-Xtreme baler is equipped with an outside pit variable-speed conveyor for easy loading of materials.

Presently, the recycling center averages 35 bales of OCC, two bales of #1 plastic, one bale of #2 plastic, and 12 bales of mixed paper per month.

Current Recycling Coordinator, Anne Marie Kornelis, continues to work to promote recycling efforts within the community with involvement in schools and civic clubs. As more residents become involved in the recycling efforts, Kornelis expects the volume of recycled materials sold to increase. “Our previous baler was unable to consistently handle large volumes of material, but the Gemini-Xtreme baler will meet our demands as our recycling efforts continue to grow.”


Harris and IPS balers adds Jarshire as distributor EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS in UK

Harris’ U.K.-based parts and service operation will handle after-sales service for both lines in the U.K. and Irelan

Avis Industrial Corp., the parent company of Harris Waste Management Group and IPS Balers, has announced that the Jarshire Ltd.’s environmental and recycling division have been named the exclusive distributor for Harris and IPS in the U.K. and Ireland. The new arrangement was effective Dec. 1, 2015.
Harris Waste Management baler
Jarshire has represented IPS in the U.K. and Ireland since 2005. Harris’ U.K.-based parts and service operation will assume responsibility for the after-sales care of both lines, while the former distributor, John Scholefield of Eurobalers Ltd., will act as Jarshire’s consultant for the Harris range.
Avis, headquartered in Upland, Indiana, reports that Harris U.K. and Jarshire are working together to expand parts inventories and develop service coverage to cater to its customers’ needs.
Jarshire Director Nick Jobson says, “Bringing together Harris and IPS will create a business with extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in the supply of size reduction equipment to the waste, recovered paper and metal recycling industries. Together with Harris/IPS, we look forward to playing our part in developing an efficient and dependable sales and after-sales organization.”
Peter Coates, Harris U.K. general manager and Harris regional sales manager for Europe, adds, “Harris is delighted to be able to work with Jarshire and to give them the opportunity to build on their success over the last 10 years. Also, we wish to thank John Scholefield of Eurobalers for all his work for Harris since first joining the company in the 1970s. Harris and Jarshire will work in conjunction with John as he continues his activities within the used/refurbished machinery market, and we wish him all success in these endeavors.”
Together, Harris/IPS have more than 100 two-ram balers in the U.K. and Ireland, baling a variety of materials including plastics, nonferrous metals, refuse-derived fuel, paper and paperboard. Through Jarshire, the company also offers an extensive ranger of open- and closed-end horizontal balers, as well as balers, shears and shredders for ferrous and nonferrous metals.

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today

  1. Neighbors Upset Over Milpitas Landfill, Say Smell is Unbearable “Neighbors living in Milpitas are fighting with a nearby landfill, saying the smell has become unbearable. The landfill is located right off Dixon Landing Road and the 880 freeway. And later in January, the San Jose Planning Commission will consider allowing a larger landfill.” (NBC Bay Area)
  2. Seattle’s Scarlet Letter For Sloppy Trash Sorters “Beware the red tag, the scarlet letter of Seattle waste. The bright red tag says you’ve violated the city’s new trash law, making it illegal to put food into trash cans…. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills.” (KUOW.org)
  3. State aims for ‘zero’ waste, but goal is far off “In a bid to ease pollution problems associated with waste disposal, state officials recently released a ‘zero waste’ plan calling for reducing, reusing and recycling nearly all the waste produced in Maryland by 2040. Landfills produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas that’s contributing to climate change, they note, while polluted water leaching out of the waste mountains must be collected and treated. And though modern landfills have thick plastic liners to prevent groundwater contamination, leaks occur.” (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Kannapolis now offering garbage and recycling pickup to businesses “The city of Kannapolis is offering a new program to businesses – commercial garbage and recycling. Currently, businesses contract with private firms for their garbage and recycling needs. The city decided to offer this service after receiving requests from businesses and determining that the program could be managed at competitive rates.” (Salisbury Post)
  5. Burlington Co. towns oppose plans for waste treatment center “Three municipalities in northern Burlington County and a Delaware River watchdog group are protesting a proposed hazardous waste treatment center along the river in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is considering a request by Elcon Recycling Services LLC of Princeton for a site permit.” (Courier-Post)
  6. Ontario County Landfill plans to expand gas collection system “While they await a permit for a 43.5-acre expansion, officials at the Ontario County Landfill are also planning for an expansion of the facility’s gas collection system. Casella Waste Services, operator of the 389-acre landfill, announced the methane gas collection expansion Tuesday.” (Finger Lakes Times)
  7. Plasco misses final financing deadline for waste-to-energy plant “The city of Ottawa’s long-term waste conversion agreement with Plasco Energy Group has not been automatically terminated, now that the company has failed to meet the final deadline to secure financing to build a plant to turn waste to energy in the city by 2016, according to city manager Kent Kirkpatrick.” (Ottawa Business Journal)
  8. Food waste now accepted at two Berkeley County recycling centers “Food waste now is being accepted for composting at no cost to the public at the Grapevine Road and South Berkeley recycling centers in Berkeley County. Open to residents as well as businesses and organizations, all food waste must be removed from manufactured packaging, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority said in a news release Saturday.” (Herald-Mail Media)
  9. Jackson Residents Say Something Stinks In Their Neighborhood “Some residents of Jackson, New Jersey say that an ongoing situation in their neighborhood stinks! They are up in arms because a landscaping company recently purchased a horse farm bordering their neighborhood and they’re allegedly creating a stinky mulch mess. And that’s not all! There may be a much bigger story including allegations of political corruption and violations of township laws.” (MyFoxPhilly.com)
  10. Roselle receives NJDEP Recycling Grant “The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded the borough a $52,423.32 recycling grant to help to expand recycling efforts and to implement new initiatives.” (NJ.com)

Source: http://waste360.com/industry-buzz/10-things-you-need-know-waste-recycling-industry-today-january-6-2015

Unlimited Recycling Resources brings the G-Baler line to the US


More than 3,000 single- and two-ram G-Balers have been installed globally.

Recycling Today Staff JANUARY 12, 2015
In 2012, Unlimited Recycling Resources (URR), Chino Hills, California, introduced the G-Baler line of single- and two-ram balers to the U.S. market. More than 3,000 installations in 72 nations feature G-Balers, according URR.
The first G baler installed in the United States, a GB-1111F single ram, was installed in 2012 in Northern California and has proven to be a success, the company says. Recently completing its third year in service, the machine has been processing more than 2,000 tons per month of recovered fiber.
URR adds that during a recent preventive maintenance visit, the machine required little service, not even a shear blade adjustment. The company points out that the baler’s quality and craftsmanship are highlighted in its platen design: The platen rides on ram rollers along replaceable, bolt-in and hardened rails.
The success of the initial G-baler installation has led to additional installations, including a major Midwestern paper recycler, URR says. Prior to the company’s G-Baler installation, it worked two shifts to meet its monthly production requirement of 4,000 tons. The company now accomplishes this in a single shift while realizing $20,000 per month operational savings, according to URR.
URR offers decades of experience in the recycling and paper converting industries to the market. The company adds that its sales and technical team have extensive backgrounds in machinery application and service.
The company also has a nationwide distribution network, which allows URR to offer customers local support.