WasteExpo 2015 Product & News Roundup (June 2, 2015)

Waste360 Staff, Staff

June 2, 2015

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WasteExpo 2015 Product & News Roundup (June 2, 2015)

The second roundup of announcements at WasteExpo includes news from Wastequip, Mack, Caterpillar, Machinex, DOP, XeroWaste Solutions, Preco Electronics, Rice Lake, Rehrig Pacific Co., Ecohog, Park & Sons and more.

Wastequip Announces New Toter President

Leading waste and recycling equipment manufacturer, Wastequip, has added an executive leadership position at its corporate headquarters. Industrial manufacturing veteran, Chris Kete, has joined the company’s plastics division, where he’ll lead business and brand strategy for the iconic Toter brand.

In this role, Kete will assume P&L responsibility and will oversee sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and customer service for one of Wastequip’s largest divisions. He will be responsible for achieving Toter’s aggressive long-range growth plans, setting business strategy, and building robust go-to-market strategies that grow revenue, expand the customer base, and take market share—a while building on Toter’s heritage of market leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement.

“Chris has a proven track record in growing revenue and earnings by developing new products, markets, and channel partners,” said Martin “Marty” Bryant, CEO of Wastequip. “His results-oriented approach in leading diverse teams will be key in helping us achieve our aggressive sales targets and long-range growth plan.”

Kete brings almost two decades of experience in the manufacturing industry, previously serving in executive leadership positions with The Horsburgh & Scott Company, Industrial Service Solutions, Meritor, and Cummins, Inc.

Kete earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1994-1999 as a submarine warfare officer. After his stint in the armed forces, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris to the Toter team,” Bryant continued. “We believe there is great opportunity to expand our market share, and I have no doubt he will help us drive our strategies to launch innovative products and grow our existing business.”

Mack Reveals Booth Lineup for WasteExpo 2015

Mack Trucks will demonstrate its commitment to application excellence at WasteExpo 2015 with a complete lineup of trucks that meet virtually every need for demanding refuse and recycling applications. Visitors to Mack booth no. 2658 in the Las Vegas Convention Center will also see the highly anticipated Mack LR low-entry cabover model, which will make its debut.

Mack models featured in booth include:

Mack Granite Axle Back roll-off

Engine: Mack MP7 395C

Transmission: Mack mDRIVE™ HD automated manual transmission

Front axle: Mack UniMax FXL20, 20,000 lb.

Rear axle: Mack S462R, 46,000 lb.

Suspension: Mack mRIDE

Mack TerraPro Cabover front loader

Engine: Cummins Westport ISL-G – compressed natural gas

Front axle: Mack UniMax FXL20, 20,000 lb.

Rear axle: Mack S462, 46,000 lb.

Suspension: Mack Camelback

Mack LR Low-entry Cabover side loader

Engine: Mack MP7 325M

Front axle: Mack UniMax FXL20, 20,000 lb.

Rear axle: Mack S402R 40,000 lb.

Suspension: Mack mRIDE

Mack LR Low-entry Cabover front loader

Engine: Cummins Westport ISL-G – compressed natural gas

Front axle: Mack UniMax FXL20, 20,000 lb.

Rear axle: Mack S462 46,000 lb.

Suspension: Mack mRIDE

Mack LR Low-entry Cabover side loader

Engine: Cummins Westport ISL-G – compressed natural gas

Front axle: Mack UniMax FXL20, 20,000 lb.

Rear axle: Mack S462 46,000 lb.

Suspension: Mack Camelback

New Cat Mh3027 Wheeled Material Handler Delivers Productive, Reliable Performance Via Its Advanced Power Train And Efficient Hydraulics

The new Cat MH3027 is the fourth and smallest in the series of new wheeled material handlers that Caterpillar is introducing to global markets in the greater than 25-metric-ton size class. At 28 500 kg (62,832 lb), the MH3027 delivers superior performance in a smaller package—specifically a swing radius that is 213 mm (8.3 inches) less than the Cat MH3037.

The new Cat material handlers are purpose-built from the ground up to work productively and reliably in solid waste and scrap recycling. The MH3027 is available in configurations for waste handling, featuring a straight stick, and for scrap handling, featuring a drop nose stick. A debris resistant cooling package with a hydraulic, variable speed, auto reversing fan and plug resistant coolers equips the machine for challenging conditions.

The MH3027 also provides superior protection and convenience for the operator. The Cat cab avoidance system, using sensors on the front linkage, is standard equipment and helps ensure that the work tool will not contact the cab. New with the MH3027 model, customers can select from two hydraulic cab riser options. Customers can choose the cab-to-platform configuration or customers can choose the patented “ground level entry and exit” with a step-in cab that lowers to the front or the side of the machine to enhance convenience and safety for operators and service personnel. The hydraulic cab riser takes the operator to 18’0” feet for optimal jobsite visibility. Additionally, the cab features joystick steering control, which eliminates the steering wheel and opens the front view for the operator. A standard rearview camera also expands sight lines with optional side view camera.

The MH3027 is powered by a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine that meets US EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions standards. Operation of the emissions control system is completely transparent to the operator—with no downtime for particulate filter regeneration. The engine features an electronically controlled, mechanically actuated, unit-injector fuel system that uses multiple-injection fuel delivery for optimum power and economy in all operating situations. The MH3027 configuration is rated at 129 kW (173 hp).

The intelligent, load-sensing hydraulic system delivers power when needed and reduces fuel burn. High strength structural steel and advanced welding techniques ensure structural integrity. And enhanced serviceability features, such as auto lube for the upper area of the machine and centralized manual lube for the lower, simplify maintenance.

Hydraulics and drive train

Using a closed-center, one-pump, load-sensing implement hydraulic system with electro-hydraulic pilot control, the hydraulic pump generates only as much oil flow and pressure as required for the application, yielding powerful, rapid response and fuel-saving efficiency. To further enhance overall hydraulic power and efficiency, the machine regenerates boom-down oil flow, reducing the volume of oil the pump must produce.

True four wheel mechanical drive provides excellent maneuvering performance even on unimproved terrain. A variable displacement hydraulic motor coupled with a two-speed transmission provides high- and low-speed travel with creeper speed capability for excellent control due to the infinitely variable travel speed. An oscillating rear axle provides smooth travel over rough terrain. The rear axle is equipped with an oscillation lock that provides greater stability during light duty material handling without stabilizers deployed.

Serviceability and work tools

Durable fiberglass gull-wing panels supported by gas-filled cylinders provide ready access to the routine maintenance points in spacious, lighted compartments. Service panels are located on the top, left and right side of the machine. Handrails and anti-slip surfaces help technicians perform their work safely and efficiently.

To assist customers in improving jobsite efficiency and managing the MH3027 for optimum return on investment, Cat Connect offers LINK and DETECT technologies. Product Link helps fleet owners track locations, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events and diagnostic codes by wirelessly reporting all via the online VisionLink® user interface to help lower owning and operating costs.

The MH3027 can handle a variety of work tools. The machine features medium-pressure flow from a separate valve for tool rotation and a high-pressure circuit from the main pump to operate the open/close functions of typical tools, such as orange-peel grapples, clamshells and log grapples.

A separate pump is used to provide hydraulic power to operate a generator for an optional scrap magnet. The generator features a patented Cat solid-state magnet controller that has a sorting feature to aid the operator.

Machinex Enhances Its Product Range With Its Optical Sorting Mach Hyspec

A Machine will be featuring in booth 3223 at Waste Expo. Come and see us for more détails.

Machinex Group is proud to introduce its new optical sorting machine, the MACH HyspecTM. Machinex has been a leader in advanced sorting technologies for over 30 years, and now, with this new and powerful optical sorting machine, Machinex can offer all sorting solutions under one roof.

Using a technology made more efficient by a high speed, short wave infra-red (SWIR) hyperspectral detection system, the MACH HyspecTM was developed by a specialized work cell of the Machinex Research & Development department. The different models available can detect different material types, such as plastics (PET, HDPE, PVC’ LDPE’ PP PS, etc.), and also fiber products, including carton containers detection, wood product recognition, and wood by grade (natural versus painted). In addition, the optical sorter can have the option of color recognition and a metal detector. The MACH HyspecTM can be used in different types of material recovery facilities, such as single-stream, construction & demolition, municipal solid waste, and other applications.

This machine exceeds some of the industry standards by using a high speed detection system that takes less than 1 millisecond to analyze the belt, allowing for the processing of a high volume of material in a short amount of time. The higher depth field detection of 430 mm on the belt has an unsurpassed efficiency on ejection of rolling objects. Maintenance Managers will also appreciate this machine because there are no moving parts used in the optical and detection system. The risk of fire is reduced to a minimum by unique, patent-pending light system technology, creating diffused light that generates low heat on the material passing through the sorter.

Cutting-Edge Waste Management Software Debuts at WasteExpo

DOP, the most innovative waste management software to hit the market, is debuting at WasteExpo 2015, booth 1444, in Las Vegas, NV, June 2nd – 4th.

DOP, or Dynamic Operating Program, meets three major goals of waste companies everywhere: it streamlines data management, accelerates accounts receivables, and decreases operating costs. It’s the latest and best software solution available to garbage companies today, no matter their size.

In addition to meeting company goals, the experience of using DOP is pleasantly stress-free. There’s no need to fear learning a new software program; DOP is user-friendly and comprehensive. Navigating from module to module is easy and intuitive, and it offers everything from routing optimization to a customer web portal to printing services!

Waste companies come in all sizes, and, therefore, so does DOP. Clients can choose from 3 different tiers of the software, each building upon the prior tier. The first tier is DOP's Stand-Alone option, which includes the client app’s most basic modules, i.e. accounts, time reporting, etc. The second tier, DOP Plus, adds to the client app’s modules with route optimization, as well as incorporates a customer web portal. The third tier encompasses the second with the addition of a mobile app that allows clients to send route sheets to their drivers electronically and customers to access their accounts from a mobile device.

Today’s customer base is technologically savvy. DOP will bring waste companies up-to-speed with their customers’ expectations.

Its creator and the CEO of DOP Software, Andrew Dopheide, knows the garbage industry well: “Growing up in a family where both my grandfather and dad owned their own garbage businesses, where I helped out on the route, in the office, or wherever I was needed, I couldn’t help but learn the ins and outs of what it takes to run a successful garbage company.” Dopheide took that knowledge and ran with it, developing an innovative software program built specifically for the waste industry and its needs. “I built DOP for my dad. His software was old and outdated. I’m sure he’s not the only garbage company looking to take advantage of today’s technology to give their company an edge. I think once they see it, other waste industry professionals will recognize what it can do for them,” stated Dopheide.

Garbage companies looking for an updated, comprehensive software should look no further: DOP Software is the solution.

XeroWaste Solutions Now An Accredited US/Canadian Reseller for GMT CLEAR Waste Management Software

XeroWaste Solutions is proud to have paired its waste and recycling sector expertise with that of 25-year global industry veteran GMT software of the Netherlands, together helping you maximize efficiencies for hauling, transfer, landfill, recycling and more.

This reseller and professional services partnership allows XeroWaste Solutions to deliver software that covers all operational aspects from in-vehicle and mobile technology to back-office ERP modules. Learn to use GMT CLEAR software to manage customer requests, service agreements, route planning, invoicing, credit management and an array of other operational tools for management.

GMT CLEAR is scalable-enterprise software tailored specifically for waste and recycling operations, including municipalities. The software is multilingual, multi-entity, multi-currency, and allows users to store data locally or on a cloud-based service.

GMT CLEAR was developed over 25 years ago for one of the leading U.S./Canadian waste management companies and today is central to the success of organizations of all sizes globally, including one of the largest waste management companies in the world. GMT CLEAR is also applicable for material recovery facilities and landfill operations with feature rich modules like PAYT, commodity trading and scale house management.

Preco Electronics Announces a New Addition to their Family of Active Blind Spot Safety Tools for Heavy Equipment and Class 2-8 Commercial Fleets: Wireless WorkSight PreView.

Like the existing PreView family of collision warning systems, the wireless WorkSight PreView system utilizes Preco’s patented pulsed radar technology to detect objects in the operator’s blind spot. Once something is detected, the driver receives an audible and visual active warning of the detection in the cab, giving them ample time to react.

The new wireless WorkSight system reduces installation time by more than half by eliminating the need to install heavy duty cables along the chassis of the machine.

According to Peter Evans, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “This is a game changer. With the wireless system our customers can install twice as fast on their own, our OEM partners can reduce the number of cables and connections at build, and everyone gets the consistent detection they’ve come to trust with the PreView name.”

Rice Lake Weighing Systems Offers Innovative Weighing Solutions at Las Vegas’ WasteExpo 2015.

Rice Lake provides truck scales, onboard weighing systems and comprehensive weighing solutions for the waste, recycling and organics industries.

Rice Lake, Wis.—Rice Lake Weighing Systems will be displaying innovative weighing solutions at WasteExpo 2015, booths 3534 and 3535 in Las Vegas, June 2nd through 4th. Industry-leading weighing solutions, including Rice Lake’s onboard weighing systems and SURVIVOR truck scales will be demonstrated.

SURVIVOR Legal for Trade truck scales utilize up to 30% more steel than competitive models for extreme durability in waste hauling operations. Rice Lake onboard weighing systems deliver streamlined weighing operations with custom solutions for almost any waste hauling need. Rice Lake’s onboard weighing systems provide solutions for straight trucks, tractor trailers and wheel loaders.

Visitors to Waste Expo booths 3534 and 3535 will discover how Rice Lake provides not only the truck scale and onboard weighing system for waste hauling operations, but also the complete weighing solution. From automated ticketing and truck transaction data collection systems to intelligent indicators/controllers and remote messaging displays, Rice Lake offers the waste industry comprehensive waste-weighing solutions.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and distribution of weight-related products and process-control equipment. Within this ISO 9001 registered company, progressive new technologies merge with the wisdom of industry experience to create the future of weighing through cutting-edge research and design.

Rehrig Pacific Company Announces the Launch of EnviroGuard, a New Organics Stream Solution

Rehrig Pacific Company, a world leader in logistics solutions for the waste, recycling, and resource management industry is pleased to introduce EnviroGuard, the Company’s new 32-gallon/120-liter organics roll-out cart.

“Since the recent award from the City of Toronto, ON for 500,000 organics carts, there was a lot of positive feedback and interest from the industry. Therefore, we are releasing a preview of our new organics solution at this year’s Waste Expo prior to its market release later this summer,” said Dustin DePanfilis, Senior Director of Business Development for Rehrig Pacific.

Rehrig Pacific’s new EnviroGuard Organics Cart is a 100% ANSI compliant container (Type B and G) designed with a unique locking mechanism that can operate in both manual and automated collection systems. “When we designed the EnviroGuard, our primary focus was to provide a sustainable solution that addressed the common issues associated with Organics material collection – such as rodent intrusion, ergonomics and ease of use, collection efficiencies, and safety. By designing a product that allows the resident to easily lock and unlock the container to prevent rodent intrusion and leakage will boost resident confidence and participation in the program. The moment a resident sees their cart tipped over and the resulting mess, could be the moment they stop participating,” added DePanfilis.

In addition to the EnviroGuard’s rodent-resistant features, it also allows the hauler to optimize their collections, improve safety and reduce workers’ injuries by utilizing a fully automated collection method. EnviroGuard makes this method of collection possible and it does not require the resident to unlock the container prior to collection – making it easy for residents to use while guarding the material from rodents until it is collected.

The EnviroGuard will debut exclusively at the Waste Expo Conference next week from June 2nd through June 4th in Las Vegas at booth 3023. For more information about Rehrig Pacific’s full line of logistics optimization solutions including product and services, visit: www.rehrigpacific.com or call (800) 421-6244.

Ecohog Set To Attend Waste Expo Las Vegas

Ecohog – Hungry for Waste are excited to be attending their first ever Waste Expo USA. We are a vibrant Northern Irish company who trade globally specialising in air density separation and metals recovery for the waste processing industry. Our decision to attend the Waste Expo follows our recent entry to the US market having secured equipment sales to a glass recycling company based in New Jersey, and an increasing number of enquiries from the United States. Ecohog will be using the show to learn more about the US waste recycling industry and potential markets where our equipment can provide solutions; and also to identify potential distributors or agents for our Company who will help drive the Ecohog brand and product range in the US.

Our main products – the Ecohog Mobile Windshifter and HogMag Eddy Current Separator have been manufactured with quality at the core of design and production to ensure the end user can maximise return on investment and reap all associated benefits.

Why ecohog?

•           Specialists in Density Separation and Metal Recovery based on 25 years industry experience

•           Ecohog Windshifter units will protect other valuable machines such as shredders ensuring maintenance and downtime is kept to minimum

•           The vibrating pan feeder controls the level of feed entering the Ecohog Windshifter and Hogmag Eddy Current Separator eliminating any blockages and improves the quality of the separation with an efficiency rate of up to 99% dependant on the bulk mass density of the material

•           The mobility features on the product range enables the units to be easily set up at any location

•           Ecohog units are equipped with energy saving motors making the machine more cost efficient but still achieving a quality output

•           Ecohog fans have been designed and tested to a high standard ensuring a quality level of density separation will be achieved

Parks & Sons Achieves 80% Reduction in Payment Processing Time by Moving Receivables to the Cloud

Financial Transmission Network Inc. (FTNI), a leading provider of integrated payment processing solutions, and Parks & Sons of Sun City, an established waste management firm celebrating 50 years serving Sun City, AZ, and the greater Phoenix valley, today announced the successful implementation of ETran, FTNI’s integrated receivables processing solution.

In business for over 50 years, Parks & Sons serves more than 120,000 customers and averages 2,000 remittances a day. FTNI’s enhanced remote deposit capture (RDC) module provides the company unprecedented speed, flexibility and reliability in its check and remittance processing efforts. As part of FTNI’s ETran integrated receivables hub, the ETran RDC module delivers the ability to scan checks and remittance advices while seamlessly associating and storing all account and payment information in a PCI-compliant, secure, central location.

“In the past couple years we’ve worked on getting back to the basics, focusing on profitable efficiencies and preparing ourselves for another growth trend we’re entering,” said Shawn Parks, Business Manager at Parks & Sons. “A great example is our payment processing time. During our busiest invoicing cycles, ETran’s full automation reduced our payment processing time by 80% and significantly streamlined our auditing processes.”

Parks & Sons’ receivables clerks work with three separate items – coupons, checks and envelopes – for each remittance received. Previously, in addition to manually scanning and entering data associated with each coupon and payment, clerks also had to manually export batch files for input into the company’s back office AR system. With ETran now in place, the entire process is automated. Upon each coupon and check being scanned, data is automatically entered and associated with the appropriate customer account within the system. Time consuming, error-prone, manual data entry related to items such as change of address information, is now captured during the scanning process and posting files are automatically generated and uploaded into the company’s back office accounting system, facilitating true straight through processing and further streamlining legacy processes.

“ETran transformed our receivables processes and brought efficiencies to us we never expected. We no longer do any front-end auditing of our mailed in payments,” commented Parks. “Before, we had to audit 100% of our payments to find maybe 5% with changes or problems. Now we audit 0% on the front end and let ETran’s automation flag any issues. Due to that automation, we only need to audit that 5% with issues. The decrease in our time to process has been phenomenal.”

ETran also helped enrich the customer service experience at Parks & Sons. Accelerating payment processing timeframes significantly reduced inbound customer inquiries to the company’s call center related to payment status questions, saving time and money while allowing customer service staff to focus on more time-sensitive customer needs. For calls that do still involve payment questions, the company’s service staff now has a user-friendly, single interface to view all pending and processed payments in real-time, enabling them to quickly provide accurate information while answering customer questions or researching issues.

“From using enhanced RDC capabilities to significantly reduce the turnaround time to process check and remittance information, to leveraging a direct integration with their back office accounting system to enable straight through processing, Parks & Sons is a great example of the benefits companies can realize by moving their receivables to the cloud,” said Kurt Matis, president and CEO, FTNI. “We’re proud that Parks & Sons chose FTNI as a key partner in their decision to move their receivables processes and technology to the cloud and look forward to continuing to grow this successful relationship.”

“Working in the cloud with applications like ETran, we can go wherever we need to and we’re always ready to go,” said Shawn Parks, Business Manager at Parks & Sons. “Selecting FTNI as a strategic partner to get receivables into the cloud was an easy decision once we saw the value ETran could bring our company.”

FTNI at Waste Expo 2015

FTNI will be onsite exhibiting at Waste Expo 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 2-4 in Las Vegas, NV. Visit FTNI in booth 4220 to learn more about this and other successful implementations of the ETran integrated receivables hub. To request an onsite meeting at the event, please email [email protected].

News in Brief


ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm’s Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generating technology. The product, called the PGFireBox, eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any pre-processing, converting the woody biomass to fossil-fuel free electricity while providing a significant improvement in environmental impact by eliminating the production of methane as the wood decomposes in a landfill or forest.

In celebration of FINN's 80th Anniversary, we're offering a Waste Expo special with savings on our specialized landfill equipment. The FINN LF120 and LF170 models can help extend the life of your landfill.


Shur-Co’s Quick Flip III will be our featured product at this year’s Waste Expo! This product is the newest addition to Shur-Co’s line of Donovan brand automatic roll-off tarping systems. The Quick Flip™ III is designed with unbreakable pivot arms, hydraulic-powered gantry and tarp roller, and brings to the market three models designed exclusively for roll-off trucks and trailers.

Stop by booth 3425 to learn more about the Quick Flip™ III and other waste focused tarping solutions.

Safety Management Systems

Exclusively built for the Waste Industry-- Safety Management Systems Inc., (Booth 3919) will preview their latest software, SMS360, during Waste Expo.

In partnership with members of the Waste Industry, Safety Management Systems Inc have designed a Risk Management platform based on a standard package of elements commonly used by the Waste vertical. SMS's approach offers the ability for a company to add Elements (for an additional cost) based on their specific business needs and safety culture. The “Elements” sit atop a sophisticated engine which provides security, work-flow, automated notifications, and reporting. No matter how small the company, they can now assemble and grow their own system within their time-frame and budget. Enabling affordable and worry free compliance.

Packages start at $100 per month (Dependent on the number of employees), and includes Event Reporting: Injuries/MVI/Property/Environmental - includes OSHA 300, 301 and 300A and DOT; Task Management; Regulatory Permit Management; Asset Management, and Analytical Reporting. 

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