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Shredder Testing on Your Materials - 2/1/2016
Vecoplan, a worldwide leader in size reduction technology, recently christened its new state-of-the-art test lab. An integral part of Vecoplan’s continuing expansion, the lab serves two functions vital to Vecoplan’s long-term goals.
“First it provides a practical hands-on environment to test the feasibility and ensure the quality of our R&D efforts,” stated Gary Kolbet, vp engineering at Vecoplan, LLC. “But just as important, the test lab is set up to provide real world conditions in which customers can view their own waste materials being processed – from feeding, through shredding and discharge/separation” added Bob Gilmore, Vecoplan’s CSO.
The new test lab contains a representative selection of four of Vecoplan’s most popular shredders and a plastics granulator. The lab is also configured with an open slot to allow for the installation of other machines on an as-needed basis. One of the semi-permanent machines is horizontally fed and four are vertically fed via hoppers. The horizontal shredder, a VTH-VU, is equipped with a vibration feed conveyor and pneumatic discharge system.
The hopper-feed shredders include a VAZ 1600 M XL T, a V-ECO 1300, and a VAZ 1300 M NewGen. Carefully selected to demonstrate a range of feed opening sizes, horse-power drive options and material shredding capabilities – including plastics, paper, cardboard, wood, MSW and general waste.
Other amenities in the lab include customer-viewing stations with built-in windows, located at key processing points on each shredder. Cameras positioned above each shredder’s hopper provide live video feeds of materials as they are being processed in the cutting chamber. Video can be viewed on the lab’s LCD monitor and recorded for the customer on USBs, DVDs or CDs. More information is available by calling 336/861-6070, emailing email@example.com or visitingwww.vecoplanllc.com.
Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires HUB Industrial Supply - 2/1/2016
Being part of a bigger company means more for employees and customers, according to Gabriel Curry, eneral manager of HUB Industrial Supply of Lake City, Florida. HUB has developed a strong reputation selling consumable products to pallet operations all over the country. Known for speedy, reliable service and innovative marketing, such as the HUB remote helicopters you can see buzzing around industry events and shows, the company was recently acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT).
Curry explained, “It’s a good day for our team members and customers. It’s business as usual with the incredible resources of a $2.75 billion company behind us.”
HUB will operate as a subsidiary of Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions (Applied MSSSM) under the HUB Industrial Supply name. It will continue to conduct business from its current facilities with existing sales force, management team and corporate staff. The big difference is that now it has access to more resources, buying power and new products.
“Customers will experience no interruption in order processing or inventory management services,” said Curry. “Your contacts at HUB will remain the same, along with all of the high quality products and services you have come to know and trust. Our commitment to the pallet industry remains as strong as ever.”
HUB offers a variety of consumable supplies including bandsaw blades, safety supplies, stencil and marking products, office products, paint and chemicals, maintenance shop supplies and tools, etc. HUB’s expertise in online sales and ordering of its product offering was a key reason that Applied® wanted to acquire the company. Today, 32% of HUB’s sales takes place online and that number is increasing every day thanks to its efficient website and online ordering system.
Applied MSS is a leading value-added national distributor of C–Class maintenance, repair, operating and production supplies. It has 47,000 SKUs in stock – and access to an additional 250,000+ SKUs. Applied operates from more than 560 facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
Central Boiler Produces a Lower Cost, Cleaner Burning Outdoor Wood Furnace - 2/1/2016
Central Boiler has released the Classic Edge 350, 550 and 750, their newest line of hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood furnaces. Each of these models meets the new clean burning emission standards. These three models were added to the list of Central Boiler hydronic heaters that meet the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards which became effective this year. In fact the Classic Edge 750 was the first hydronic heater to receive a letter of certification from the EPA once these standards went into effect.
The Classic Edge models have the same quality and attention to detail that Central Boiler has always been known for. The difference is they have been meticulously engineered to incorporate the most cost-efficient design while not compromising performance. This new patent-pending design delivers better efficiency and more heat output than traditional wood heating, making the Classic Edge models a good value for the consumer.
Urethane insulation, a hallmark of Central Boiler furnaces for over 30 years, is used also on the Classic Edge models. This high efficiency, 100% waterproof and airtight insulation reduces heat loss, allowing the furnace to operate most efficiently.
Preheated air is added around the base of the fire and as the wood begins to gasify, the gases are added to the extremely hot oxygen from the patented Air Charge Tube. Final combustion takes place as these gases move downward to the Reaction Chamber where extremely high temperatures aid in complete combustion. This entire process gives this furnace its high efficiency and extremely low emissions. In addition, the furnace’s patent-pending vertical heat exchanger gets the most heat from the wood. It is designed to optimize the transfer of heat from the extremely hot gases to the water, producing exceptionally high thermal efficiency with low emissions per Btu of heat output.
Central Boiler’s Classic Edge series works with almost any existing heating system. The heat is controlled by a thermostat for comfortable, even heat and eliminates uneven temperatures experienced from traditional wood heat. This furnace allows people to heat their homes and other buildings economically by utilizing wood rather than costly fuel oil, propane or other fossil fuels. Fluctuating heating costs make the Classic Edge outdoor wood furnaces a great money-saving choice. In addition, it uses a totally renewable resource and removes the dangers from the home associated with indoor heating.
For more information on the company and its products, visit wwwCentralBoiler.com.
PRS Group to Open New Showroom - 2/1/2016
Many times you want to see something run before you buy it, and PRS Group Inc., a major supplier of pallet machinery in North America, is opening a new showroom located in the middle of the country. The grand opening is scheduled for the Jacksonville, Illinois facility on February 15, 2016.
This showroom will host many different types of PRS machinery for demonstration as well as the CAPE Mach 2 nailing machine. Customers are encouraged to pre-schedule an appointment with PRS to visit the showroom to see these machines in action, and to meet face to face with PRS representatives to discuss production solutions for their needs.
PRS Group Inc. founded in 1989 specializes in manufacturing and engineering a wide range of machines for the pallet sortation, repair and recycling processes. For more information, visit www.prsgroupinc.com. PRS Group also represents Mecanica Cape, a Spain-based company that focuses on creating innovative and reliable pallet machinery. PRS partnered with CAPE earlier this year representing its product lines throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more about CAPE, visit its website at www.cape.es.