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27th july 2015 Transwaste Recycling find a winning formula!
  Transwaste Baling SRF
  Transwaste Recycling & Aggregates Ltd., have recently purchased their second Macpresse baling press, a Mac 111L/1, from RCP SA of Willenhall, West Midlands. Impressed with the performance and reliability of their first Macpresse machine - installed three years ago - the company only considered Macpresse when it came to choosing a second machine. As the old saying goes, “when you find a winning formula stick with it,” which is exactly what Transwaste did to ensure success, as they are one of the most thriving recycling and aggregate companies in the U.K.

Transwaste Recycling & Aggregates Ltd., opened their first MRF in Hessle, East Yorkshire in May 2003. Since then the company has grown dramatically and now operates two facilities and handles 500,000 tonnes of waste per year, employs 88 members of staff and keeps a fleet of transfer Lorries mobile. The company boast’s ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 as well as achieving such accolades of being the fastest growing company in Yorkshire during 2013, and coming 60th nationally in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100

.Investing heavily in the recycling side of the business, the company now diverts approximately 94% of all the waste it handles away from Landfill. Commodities such as soil, brick, concrete, wood, green waste, cardboard, plasterboard and plastics are segregated for recycling, whilst an SRF and RDF are reprocessed for the use in cement kilns and waste to energy plants, so saving the use of fossil fuels.

Their first Macpresse baling press was purchased in 2012 to produce bales of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). This has been subsequently used to also bale cardboard and plastic. Such has been the success of this particular item of machinery; a second machine of identical specification has been purchased and is now used for the production of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF).

Bales produced by both models are approximately 1.1m x 1.1m x 1.4m in size where each bale weighs between 0.9 – 1.3 tonnes depending on loose feed density and material consistency. The bales are wrapped using a polythene film as to ensure that no leakage occurs and mitigates against any environmental impact. Approximately 35 tonnes of material can be baled in one hour, depending on material. Transwaste now produce over 150k tonnes annually of SRF and RDF, all of which is fed through the Macpresse balers. Nearly all of this material is exported for waste to energy and the countries that have been supplied so far include Denmark, Portugal, Holland, Germany, Latvia, Sweden, Greece and Bulgaria.
 
5th May 2015 TGM Environmental Group
New Production Line at the Charlton HQ
  Installing the Mac 111/1 Baling Press
  The new plant which consists of a fully refurbished Macpresse MAC 111/1 baling press., The Groups’ second MAC1500 hogger and two brand new MAC 1800P conveyors has the capability to increase the depots capacity for receiving paper, cardboard, plastics and RDF by around 75,000 tonnes per annum and will receive recyclables from a multitude of businesses, Local Authorities and Waste Management companies in London and the South East.

RCP SA, the UK based arm of Swiss company RCP Systems, provided the full installation on a turn-key basis which included layout design, delivery from Italy, installation, training and commissioning. In addition a five year comprehensive maintenance package which covered routine maintenance, worn parts, breakdowns and all consumables was also provided.

Graeme Coombs, TGM Environmental Group’s Managing Director, said: “This is a significant investment in growing our capacity in London and the South East that, for the first time, will allow the Group to truly concentrate on growth in several new sectors.”
“Our specialist expertise in the paper and board sector together with a growing understanding of the emerging plastics and RDF sectors gives the Group real optimism for the future after what has been a very difficult trading period.” he added.

The Group has further plans to expand its collection and processing capabilities in the Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire areas with additional premises to complement its Guildford/West Horsley facility.

The MAC 111/1 baling press at the heart of the TGM operation has two powerful 55Kw motors producing a ram thrust pressure of 170 tonnes, sufficient to produce perfect bales to a range of specifications. The large feed hopper with a 2.5 cubic metre capacity and a cycle time of only 12 seconds (depending on material) ensures a fast, efficient operation.

 
29th Nov 2014 Baling vehicle plastics
  Baling Plastic Car Bumpers
  Plastics play a major role with in the automotive industry. Today, plastics make up 11% of the weight of a modern car; considering how lightweight plastics are when compared to other materials it’s a lot of plastic.

Plastic components have gained popularity because they are lightweight, durable, strong, corrosion free, impact and water resistant. Complex shapes can be created with a single component and they are cheaper than many other materials. The reuse and recycling of vehicle parts is nothing new, but traditionally this has focused on the reuse of metal components and metal recycling. The increased use of plastics in vehicles provides opportunities for plastic component reuse and plastics recycling.

Advances in plastic recycling ensure that even composites can be separated achieving high purities and yields of individual layers. To make the most of any plastic and reduce transportation cost plastics need to be baled after sorting and before further processing.

Unfortunately, you can’t bale plastics as you would metal, it’s just too springy so your metal baler is of no use here. What you need is a baler that can tie the material up once squashed.

One of the most efficient baling systems a continuous baling press. This type of press, as the name suggests operates without stopping. Normally fed by a conveyor system the material is loaded into the machine via the feed hopper, which in turns fills the bale chamber. Once full the pusher ram compresses the material in the bale chamber into a thin slice, compressing it against previously formed bales and material in the extrusion chamber. The pusher ram is withdrawn and material in the feed hopper drops into the bale chamber behind the already compacted material and the bale cycle begins again. Once fully compacted the bale is tied with four or five baling wires, which are usually made from steel or plastic. The finished bale is then ready for storage or onward processing or transportation.

Baling presses from one of the world’s leading manufacturers, Macpresse Europa, are suitable for baling most materials including plastics including bottles, films and components. A high degree of compression is required to produce a good bale weight with light materials such as PET bottles and larger models such as the Mac 112XL are best suited for baling these light materials. Heavier, denser plastics such as vehicle bumpers can be baled using smaller machines as it is easier to achieve a good bale weight from these type of plastics.

The smallest continuous baling press, such as the Macpresse models supplied by RCP SA, of Willenhall in the West Midlands produces up to 50 tonnes of ram pressure and will bale upward of 4 tonnes per hour of hard plastic such as car bumpers, the largest baling press with 200 tonnes of ram pressure will bale much more. The size of the bale is optimised for transport allowing bales to be stacked three high in a curtain sided vehicle for maximum weight resulting in a huge saving in carriage costs when compared to loose material. In addition to reducing transport costs, bales are easier to store than loose material, take up less space and safer when stacked correctly, they are also preferred by the majority of customers.

 
28th Nov 2014 Biomass gains in popularity
  Biomass Bales
  Biomass is material which originates from living or previously living plant or animal matter tha can be converted in to fibres. Wood, such as forest residues, yard trimmings, wood chips and municipal solid waste are the most prolific form of biomass, but there are others including: chicken litter, sugarcane residue, bamboo, corn, hemp, some grasses, vegetables and a variety of tree species. Some of these materials are grown on an industrial scale for use as biofuels as a replacement for fossil fuels. Materials can be left to rot and the resulting methane gas used as fuel and others can be fermented to produce ethanol or bio diesel. However wood remains the largest biomass energy source and is burned to produce heat and energy.
Wood grades A, B and C smaller than 50mm are suitable for biomass. Grade A consists of pallets, untreated wood offcuts and packaging crates. Grade B is mixed demolition timber, furniture and painted timber. Grade C is chipboard, MDF and contaminated waste wood. Storage and transportation of this type of loose material can be difficult and expensive. Large storage areas or silos need to be constructed and for commercial and industrial bulk loaders will be required, which is uneconomical. For these materials baling is the ideal answer, providing the baling press can supply sufficient compaction to hold the smaller wood chips/dust together. Bales must also be sufficiently dense and of a suitable size to maximise weight and transportation.

A typical biomass baling operation would use a baling press such as a Macpresse Mac 110/1 capable of producing 26 to 30 tonnes of baled biomass per hour. This fully automatic, continuous press uses a single 92 Kw motor and pump generating 170 tonnes of ram thrust. It and a cycle time of only 15 second and a highly efficient cutting and tying system, the low energy usage makes the Mac 110/1 one of the most economical baling presses on the market. Lined with bolt on Hardox plates for wear resistance and capable of using either steel or plastic tying wire it suited to baling a range of materials including biomass.

With such a press the loose infeed would be around 200Kg per cubic metre and the output 750Kg per cubic metre. At this density the bale will be stable and ideal for incineration. Burnable plastic wire is needed to secure the bale as is wrapping in a plastic film enabling the material to be delivered by any form of transport: ship, container or tautliner vehicle, only incurring delivery costs minimising transportation costs. Biomass fuel has an advantage over refuse derived fuel from municipal solid waste in as much as Grade A fuel can be sold while RDF requires the producer to pay a gate fee to the incinerator owner, although this fee is considerably lower than the landfill tax charge. Biomass is a clean, renewable, sustainable energy source produced from abundant supplies of raw material. New developments are making biofuels, bioproducts and biopower more readily available. Modern biomass boilers are highly efficient, although expensive to install the savings year on year will recover the outlay and carbon emissions will only be a fraction of those or coal or electricity. So keen is the government to encourage the use of renewable energy that the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, was launched in April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland.

 
20th Aug 2014 Armstrong Environmental really are special
  Baling Refuse Derived Fuel
  A new Macpresse 108/1SP (special) baling press has recently been installed at Armstrong Environmental Services, one of the North West’s largest privately owned companies, to bale Refuse Derived Fuel and Solid Recovered Fuel. This new baling press will enable Armstrong Environmental to bale any recycling residue as fuel, providing an environmental alternative to landfill. The recycling residue presently costs more to dispose of at a landfill site than the cost of paying an incineration plant to burn it for energy, increasing profit margins for Armstrong Environmental. The 26 acre site at Horwich, Bolton encompasses all of their wood recycling operations, their licensed waste transfer station, skip hire business, metal and aggregate recycling facilities. Armstrong Environmental Services offer all public and private sector customers a highly competitive, economical and environmentally responsible recycling solution. This high quality services is obtained through their contingent of experienced staff and high efficiency recycling equipment.

At the centre of the recycling operation is a new Macpresse Mac 108/1SP baling press supplied by R.C.P SA of Willenhall, West Midlands. Similar to the standard 108/1SP press the SP version has additional Hardox liners throughout the bale extrusion chamber, the rear and top of the platen. The Hardox liners are bolted to the main structure and easily replaceable to increase baler longevity. In addition there is a mobile binding unit to ensure a more reliable binding cycle combined with the facility to use both steel and plastic baling wire. In common with the Mac 108/1 the SP version is over engineered to meet the requirements of a modern, medium to large recycling plant, its design allows for guaranteed long life and resistance to wear. The Hardox liners are bolted to the main structure and easily replaceable to increase baler longevity. Fitted with a powerful 75Kw motor, producing a ram thrust of 120 tonnes, the Mac 108/1SP can bale in excess of 30 tonnes of Refuse Derived Fuel or Solid Recovered Fuel per hour (dependent on loose feed density). The use of high quality modern pumps combined with high efficiency electric motors, guarantee reduced energy consumption and low noise.

Bale length and weigh can be altered by the press operator to produce the ideal bale for customer needs and to maximise weight for transportation. Once baling is completed the fuel is wrapped in plastic film, using a wrapping machine to match baler specifications, also supplied by R.C.P SA. Wrapping bales of refuse derived fuel helps to maintain bale integrity, improve handling and storage. Destined for export the bales will be transported worldwide and used to produce heat and energy in a number of locations across Europe. With modern incineration equipment no pollutants will escape the burning process providing a cleaner atmosphere, heat and energy from waste material that would otherwise be buried giving future generations the headache of disposal.
 
6th Aug 2014 One million tonne per annum milestone reached
  Sorted MSW for use as RDF
 

More than one million tonnes of waste material is being baled in the UK every year through Macpresse baling equipment. Machinery purchased in the last three years has boosted the recycling figure to above one million tonnes per annum for the first time. A mixture of paper, plastic and sorted black bag waste to be used for fuel has produced this superb result and helped the country gain ground toward the recycling targets by diverting the material from landfill.

The mid-range machines such as the Mac 108/1 and Mac 110/1 account for most of the sales, with the L series forming more than half of that figure. The L series are best suited to the harsh environment found in the sorting and baling of municipal waste, their additional wear plates and raised structure paying dividends in such an environment combined with the added luxury of using either plastic or steel wire, or both.
There is much debate in the European parliament regarding recycling targets. Plans for new legislation to recycle 70 percent of urban waste and 80 percent of packaging waste by 2030 are being discussed. To achieve such targets, recyclers will need to invest in modern equipment such as the Macpresse range. Increased tonnages will require operators to invest in quality machinery that is economic to operate and capable of sustaining a high work load.

Purchasing low cost machinery to save money may well be a false economy. The largest cost, over the life time of the equipment, for example baling presses is not the initial cost but the consumables and cost of operation which can easily be several times that of the original purchase price. The advanced hydraulics on the Macpresse range give the operator higher throughput using less energy than ever before, the new 106 and 107 use 20 percent less baling wire than comparable machines and with the optional five - year peace of mind guarantee covering all maintenance, repairs and consumables, operating costs are decided years in advance. Controlling costs in this way should provide sufficient margins to retain profitability, enabling recyclers to achieve the proposed EU targets.

 
22nd July 2014 Competitive edge is sharpened at Britaniacrest Recycling
  Mac 110L Baling Press
  Britaniacrest Recycling is a family business, established in 1993 to provide an affordable and professional skip hire and waste management service in West Sussex and East Surrey. Their large site now caters for householders, commercial and retail operations of all sizes, utility companies and multinational corporations. A complete range of waste materials is processed by the plant where aggregates, chipped wood for board making or fuel, metal, glass, paper, plastics and plasterboard are all recycled. Currently recycling in excess of 88% of the waste material arriving at the plant they have recently invested in a new material recycling facility to boost this already impressive figure toward an even higher recycling rate.

Less than 12% of material is being used as fuel or sent to landfill but to reduce the amount going to landfill still further and offer a higher level of service to their customers Britaniacrest have invested in this new MRF and Mac 110L/1 baling press. Manufactured by Macpresse Europa and Supplied by R.C.P SA of Willenhall, West Midlands is the Mac 110L/1 is designed for baling municipal solid waste and other aggressive materials. “We decided to purchase a Macpress as I believe they have the best product on the market for bailing the waste we deal with on a day to day basis,” said Chris Foss, Director, “the after sales support package also made Macpress stand out from the competition.”

The weight and size of the bales produced has a direct effect on the cost of transportation and the quantity of baling wire used. Britaniacrest, who are currently baling 40 tonnes of black bag waste per hour with the new press, realise that the weight of bales within the same size volume will drastically reduce costs and produce heavyweight, 1.6 metre long bales to give them maximum tonnage and minimum wire usage for every lorry load they produce. Their careful attention to maximising the weight of bales every lorry transports also has the benefit of protecting the environment, by reducing the number of vehicles required for transportation, reducing fuel consumption, maintenance and road congestion. The high speed thrust cycle and low power consumption of the Mac 110L/1 provides some of the lowest cost per tonne figures in the industry making it one of the most economical balers in its class to operate. Cost saving on bale production and on transportation give Britaniacrest a real advantage over their competitors enabling them to offer a first class service at a competitive cost.
 
6th May 2014 We're exhibiring at RWM 16-18 September at the NEC
  We're going to the Recycling and Waste management Exhibition. The exhibition doesn't begin until the 16th September but our preparations are well underway. There will be details of two new Macpressse baling presses with some innovative features. Further details will be available as we approach the show.
 
1st May 2014 Zero landfill for mixed waste!
  Mac108L Baling Press
 

Following increased demand and requests from customers for landfill diversion a zero landfill service for mixed waste is now provided by Lowmac Recycling Limited of Irvine, Ayrshire. For more than forty years Lowmac Recycling have been responsible for managing the waste of local authorities, industrial and commercial customers. A complete solution for most types of waste is offered including: collection, reclamation, recycling, secure shredding, plant hire, and baling of residue material for refuse derived fuel. “The new baling press will enable us to achieve our zero waste policy, diverting any residues away from landfill” said Kenny Smith, Director. “We are very pleased with how it has performed so far.”

This family run business employs around 70 people at their 11.5 acre site where they annually process 125,000 tonnes of commercial, industrial and construction waste, hazardous waste, paper, cardboard, plastics and ferrous metals. Once processed the finished products are supplied to re-processors throughout Europe and refuse derived fuel from the waste residue is distributed for village heating in Denmark and Sweden.

Helping Lowmac achieve their aim of diverting all waste residue away from landfill is a Macpresse Mac 108L/1. This new baling press, supplied by R.C.P SA the UK Sales Agent for Macpresse machinery, is designed for processing Municipal Solid Waste. The press stands clear of the ground for easy cleaning and can be fitted with an optional leachate conveyor if required. The Mac 108L/1L boasts the same benefits as other Macpresse machines, such as low energy consumption, high productivity and easy maintenance, but has the advantage of a stronger frame and additional wear resistant material (Hardox 500) to combat the aggressive environment in which it operates. The bolt on Hardox liners are rapidly changed when worn. The retractable tying system and needle gates guarantee a reliable tying cycle when using either traditional steel wire or, for refuse derived fuel applications, the newer plastic wire. Changing wire type is a simple operation taking approximately 30 minutes and both types of wire can be used with the machine. A single 75Kw electric motor provides a baling force of 120 tonnes and will produce a one tonne to one and a half tonne bale every two minutes. Speed and bale weight are dependent on the feed material, compaction ratio and bale size.


1st March 2014 Chambers Waste management invest in zero landfill.
  Mac 110 Baling Press
  Chambers Waste Management, part of the Chambers Group, recently invested around £750,000 in plant and equipment to help them achieve zero landfill. This new investment will divert 100% of the residue, which remains after their extensive recycling operation, to refuse derived fuel for energy production. Previously this waste would have been destined for landfill.

At the centre of this RDF operation is a fully refurbished Macpresse Mac 110/1 continuous baling press which replaces their existing twin ram press. The Macpresse model offered particularly good value for money and with low running costs and impressive production capability. ”This baling press should enable us to be efficient, keeping costs to a minimum, and to keep up with the ever changing world of waste and recycling,” said Emma Chambers.

The Chambers Waste Management Guildford plant processes a complete range of domestic, commercial, industrial and municipal waste of which 70% is recycled. Metal, plastics, paper, glass, timber, inert waste and aggregates are all reclaimed. The remaining 30% is now turned from being a waste material into a useful fuel for energy and heat production, making 100% diverted away from landfill.

Due to the nature of the recyclate processed by Chambers the residue from the recycling process can be of a corrosive nature and only a baling press designed for the aggressive nature of municipal solid waste, such as the Mac 110/1, is suitable for handling this type of substance. The Mac 110/1 is lined with easily replaceable Hardox alloy to reduce general wear and protect the baler from chemical attack by contaminated liquids (leachate), it has a single 92 kW motor that delivers a maximum thrust pressure of 170 tonnes. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire-tying system can bind bales with either traditional steel wire or the latest RDF friendly plastic wire. After tying, with plastic wire, Chambers wrap the bales in plastic film using an automatic in-line wrapping unit. This maintains the integrity of the bale and by using plastic wire and plastic film the calorific value of the bale is increase giving a higher-grade product. Intelligent hydraulics and control systems ensure the entire baling operation is carried out as efficiently as possible with minimal operator intervention. With baled production in excess of 25 tonnes per hour this machine offers high productivity due to the high speed thrust cycle and cutting efficiency but returning a low power usage making the Mac 110/1 one of the most economical balers in its class.
 
17 Feb 2014 Macpresse at the heart of the Ridham MRF.
  Mac 111 Baling Press
  Countrystyle Recycling Ltd are at the centre of the nation’s drive to protect the environment and have the capability to process almost all recyclables at their network of waste transfer stations and material recovery facilities. At the heart of their material recovery facility in Ridham, Kent is a recently commissioned Macpresse Mac111/1, fully automatic baling press. Supplied by West Midlands based R.C.P SA, it is designed to efficiently process a range of materials and Countrystyle’s machine has been set to work processing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) from commercial/Industrial waste streams. The fuel baled at Ridham will be transported to waste incineration directive compliant plants in Holland and Germany where electricity and heat will be generated from material that would almost certainly have ended up in landfill. With their range of recycling activities and the Macpresse baling press, Countrystyle can now achieve zero landfill, which not only reduces the demand on the limited UK landfill sites but saves the company £72.00 per tonne landfill tax, rising to £80 per tonne in April 2014.

Chris Howard, MD for Countrystyle said "This is a key investment for Countrystyle to deliver resource solutions to our customers and to manage our own disposal costs." Chris added "the baling and wrapping operation makes our Ridham MRF a major facility for the processing and manufacture of resources to complement our organics treatment, plasterboard recycling and clean and dirty wood processing operations already carried out at Ridham".

The Mac 111/1 baling press is powered by twin 55Kw motors and is capable of baling 50 tonnes of loose feed material per hour. The bale chamber is lined with easily replaceable “Hardox 500” alloy liners to counteract the abrasive action of waste materials. The Mac 111/1 is designed for easy maintenance with a horizontal, electro/mechanical bale tying system that does not require a pit to be constructed under the machine, unlike vertically tied bales. This keeps the work area cleaner and safer for staff while reducing maintenance. As with all modern Macpresse machines a simple exchange of binding hooks will convert the machine from tying bales with the burnable plastic wire used at Ridham, to tying bales with conventional steel wire. This ability to quickly and easily change the type of wire used to secure the bales provides operators with further functionality to the press improving production flexibility. Baling speed, bale size and density are controlled by the operator and in Ridham bales are automatically wrapped in plastic film at the end of the baling process to retain bale integrity.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production rates and optimum bale density with most materials, bale size is optimised for loading in lorries and export containers to minimise transportation costs. All this gives Macpresse some of the best cost per tonne production figures in the industry, another reason Countrystyle chose Macpresse as their preferred baling equipment for the Ridham, Kent facility.

 
5 Dec 2013 Norfolks largest paper bank operator invests in a new Macpresses Mac111/1 baling press.
  Baling Paper with Mac 111
  MW White Ltd are well known in the Norwich area. Not only are they the largest paper bank operator in Norfolk, but the family has been involved in recycling and waste management for more than a century. A long and impressive history is great to have, but Managing Director Paul White has his plans firmly set in the future. The company have invested in a new Macpresse Mac 111/1, a high quality, continuous baling press capable of baling 30 tonnes of loose feed material per hour. The press will primarily be used for baling paper and cardboard collected from more than 500 paper banks and 1100 skips operated by the company, but thanks to innovative bale tying mechanism and complete control over speed, bale size and bale density, the new press has the potential to bale a range of materials including refuse derived fuel. As with all modern Macpresse machines a simple exchange of baler binding hooks will convert the machine from tying bales with steel wire, to tying bales with burnable plastic wire – ideal for RDF applications. This conversion adds yet another advantage over its competitors offering further utility to the press and production requirements.

The company employ forty staff at their 4.5 acre site where they operate an MRF sorting mixed recyclables from councils throughout the country. They offer paper recycling services to councils, supermarkets, charitable organisations and offices, supplying paper mills in the UK, Europe, the Far East and China. In addition, they recycle a range of plastic bottles, pallets, crates, bags and films. The Mac 111/1 baling press, supplied by R.C.P SA will assist MW White in baling all of these materials more efficiently at a reduced cost. The press is designed for continuous operation with the powerful 170 tonne ram cylinder producing dense, mill size bales which are easily stackable thanks to the shearing action of the compression chamber. The bale chamber is lined with easily replaceable “Hardox 500” alloy liners to withstand the abrasive action of waste materials. The entire machine is designed for easy maintenance, the horizontal, electro/mechanical bale tying system does not require a pit to be constructed under the machine, as with vertically tied bales, keeping the work area cleaner and safer for staff, large inspection doors along the press provide speedy access to all areas and the advanced hydraulic system is designed to operate with minimal maintenance. The optional Macpresse PLC TD PRO is a unique computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports together with other statistical data that can be downloaded in Excel format to any main computer via modem link.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density with all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers and lorries. Macpresse is world renown for their application knowledge and their continuous research and development into new and innovative solutions to waste processing and recycling.

 
11 Sept 2013 RWM see the introduction of a new baling press from Macpresse.
  New Mac 106 Baling Press
  Exhibiting at RWM for the first time in several years, R.C.P SA will showcase the Macpresse range of baling machines including the latest addition to the range the new Mac 106. This new baler is the replacement for the popular Mac 105.

Characterized by high production and efficiency, due to the speed of the compaction cylinder and the efficiency of the Macpresse serrated cutting system, the Mac 106 is designed to process medium volumes of various types of recyclable materials. Highly efficient motors and the latest technology in pumps are coupled to the extremely reliable Macpresse hydraulics to ensure the lowest possible electrical consumption.
 
10 Dec 2012 The energy market is changing are you ready?
  Baling Refuse Derived Fuel
  Forty years ago 47% of all energy consumption in the UK was from solid fuel, gas was 5%, electricity 4% and the remainder from petroleum. Ten years later the market had evolved with natural gas consumption rising to 20% of all fuel consumed and solid fuel reducing to 36%. By the year 2000, with changes in electricity generation, natural gas had become the dominant fuel 41% and solid fuel use down to just 17%. The market continues to change with many renewable fuels entering the market place by 2008. By 2010 renewable fuel consumption had risen to 3.3% of final energy used. A European Union Renewable Energy Directive in 2009 set the UK target at 15% of final energy consumption should be from energy produced from renewable sources by 2020. With only 3.3% produced in this manner in 2010 we have a long way to go. This presents the waste industry with a tremendous opportunity.

Wind, solar and water power are the most common renewable energy sources and there are many large projects that generate power in this way. Burning municipal solid waste as fuel is another way to help the nation reach the15% target and has the advantages that it will minimise the amount of material going to landfill thereby reducing the amount of landfill tax paid by the producer

.Producing refuse derived fuel from municipal solid waste is relatively simple. The municipal solid waste is separated and the high calorific fraction, plastic, wood, rubber, paper, etc., removed. This sorted material is then baled and used as fuel. The quality of the bale is largely down to the baling press used to produce the bale. Ideally you would be using a press capable of compressing a feed material with a flock size of between 1mm and 30mm. Failure to bale the smaller flock sizes will result in lower bale weight and increased wastage. It will also require the baling area to be cleaned more frequently and increase the machine maintenance. The press should also be capable of operating with a loose feed material supplied at around 180Kg per square metre. Lower rates increase baling costs and reduced production figures.

During bale production use only plastic tying wire, steel wire is unsuitable for RDF production. Wrap the bale in plastic film, this will increase the calorific value of the bale and also maintain the bales integrity and moisture content even if stored for some time. Municipal solid waste is a caustic material and a baling press such as the Macpresse range of equipment should be chosen as they are specifically designed to withstand the rigors of such a harsh environment. Macpresse machines have additional Hardrox wear resistant material to combat the caustic action of the material being processed. A typical system would be a Mac 111/1 baling press, manufactured by Macpresse Europa and supplied in the UK and Irish Republic by R.C.P SA. This range of presses can be combined with a bale wrapping line, also supplied by R.C.P SA, for optimum bale production and storage. Macpresse were the first to use both plastic and steel and have proven the technology to give the reliability and performance with minimal changeover time from steel to plastic, a distinct advantage if your are baling more than one type of material.

 

   
17 Sept 2012 Avondale Environmental signs maintenance contract with R.C.P SA
  Avondale Environmental has negotiated a five year preventative maintenance contract with R.C.P SA, suppliers of the press, conveyor and wrapping line for its recently opened Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Polmont, Central Scotland.

The R.C.P SA contract provides regular maintenance; replacement parts, consumables and emergency breakdown cover at a fixed cost for the full term of the contract.
Avondale’s MRF has the capacity to process 200,000 tonnes of refuse - the equivalent of all of Glasgow’s black bag waste - with 60% of the municipal solid waste (MSW) processed by the plant being diverted from going to landfill through recycling and by producing fuel from the waste, for energy production.
 
 

At the heart of the new facility is a Macpresse, Mac 108/1 SP baling press and feed conveyor. This special (SP) press has additional Hardrox wear resistant material to combat the caustic action of the material being processed. As the finished bales are to be used for fuel the standard steel tying wire has been replaced with high calorific, burnable plastic wire. To further enhance their calorific value and improve bale integrity each bale is automatically wrapped in plastic film by the Rotowrap 30 bale wrapping line.

Macpresse trained engineers carry out the work ensuring the press is always working to optimum capacity.
Colin Cooper Managing Director, Avondale Environmental Said: “RCP SA were chosen as preferred supplier because of their ability to demonstrate a reliable, trouble free operation with proven technology in the baling and wrapping of Municipal Solid Waste and Refuse Derived Fuel. This exemplary track record combined with their exceptional aftersales service fitted our requirements”.

Although initially more expensive than rival manufacturers, Macpresse full life costs are significantly cheaper with lower running costs, increased uptime and minimal downtime.
Working with both private and public sector customers Avondale has supported Scotland’s sustainability ambitions by investing in the development of waste as a source of renewable energy and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. The MRF will serve a wide range of existing clients including industrial, municipal and private sector customers. It offers a viable alternative to landfill which is facing increasing fiscal and policy pressures, such as the landfill tax escalator, as part of the Government’s push to increase the amount of recycling and alternative uses for waste.

The new plant is powered by methane gas, converted by onsite landfill gas engines into renewable electricity further endorsing the plants enviable sustainability credentials.

   
22 June 2012 New facility produces up to 40 tonnes of R.D.F per hour
  A new refuse derived fuel production facility, for Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates Limited of Hull, has now been completed. This multi-million pound project involved the construction of a 33,000 square foot storage and processing unit, several municipal solid waste storage bays and the installation of a Mac 111/1 baling press, Macpresse conveyor and a Rotowrap bale wrapping line supplied by R.C.P SA. Producing up to 40 tonnes of refuse derived fuel per hour, the new facility is part of a planned expansion for Transwaste. Not all of the building is new, as part of their policy of reuse and recycle some of the steelwork for the new structure has been reclaimed from the demolition of a warehouse and adapted for the new building, saving time, money and resources.
  Processing refuse Derived Fuel
  Initially 50,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW), produced by house holders and businesses, will be transported to the Transwaste facility every year for processing. The waste is then shredded, screened and the high calorific fraction baled as fuel. To enhance the quality of the bale, and ensure suitability for burning all bales are tied using plastic baling wire and wrapped in plastic film. Most of the baled RDF is exported although some is used in the United Kingdom to produce electricity which is connected to the national grid.

The screening, baling and wrapping process is automated to make it as efficient as possible. The screen discharges the waste into the in-floor conveyor, which constantly feeds the Mac 111/1baling press. The rest of the process is controlled by the baling press, which continually bales the material. Bales of the correct size, and density are produced without further operator intervention. The completed bales are tied with 5 burnable plastic baling wires and the entire bale is wrapped in plastic film for storage and transportation to the customer. The press can produce a bale weighing approximately 1.4 tonnes every 80 seconds.

The investment Transwaste have made in new technology that will help not only give them a competitive edge in the RDF market but also help them achieve zero landfill. Having recently won the Humber Renewables Large Business of the Year award 2012, they are poised for greater commercial success and no-doubt many more awards.
   
12 June 2012 Intelligent Transfer Station bought up to date.
 

Shanks’, Frog Island, Intelligent Transfer Station (ITS) has undergone a major refurbishment. Originally commissioned in 2006, the plant forms a key element in the processing of domestic waste from nearly one million London homes. The recent modernisation, which includes the installation of an advanced baling press, supplied by R.C.P SA of Telford, will ensure that they have sufficient capacity for further growth in material tonnage.

  Intelligent Transfer Station
 
Since 2003, Shanks have lead the way in developing the U.K. market for Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). Shanks now has considerable experience of producing and supplying SRF which has the benefit of displacing fossil fuels, lowering environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ITS concept is a well established and proven technology that delivers significant levels of Bio Municipal Solid Waste, landfill diversion and recycling.  Using ITS technology very little material is landfilled, avoiding Landfill tax and creating LATS Tradable Permits.

Waste is unloaded from refuse collection vehicles into a reception area.  The waste is then transported to a shredder and later to a shredder storage pit.  The homogeneous material in the shredder storage pit is then moved to the waste drying area. Air is drawn through the reception pit floor and discharged through a biological filter, removing moisture from the waste, preventing stagnation and removing odours from the stockpile. At the end of the aerobic fermentation process, 12 – 15 days, the material will be largely stabilised, sanitised and is practically without odour.

This material is then transferred to the recycling and recovery process area where the dried waste is separated using a combination of sieving, weight separation and metal extraction. Once all recyclable elements have been removed the remaining material is sent for baling.  Bale production is carried out using a Macpresse 111/1 baling press supplied by R.C.P SA of Telford. This equipment is capable of baling and wrapping 45 bales per hour each bale has an average weight of 1.3 tonnes and tied with 5 SRF friendly plastic wires. The SRF created by this process is produced to a contractually agreed composition. High levels of quality control allow customers to have confidence in a product, which has been shown to have a consistently high energy content, low moisture levels and a high proportion of carbon neutral biomass.
   
02 Feb 2012 Solid Recovered Fuel the green alternative to landfill
  The DEFRA 2010/2011 Local Authority Collected Waste Management Statistics for England revealed 58.8% of all household waste is not being recycled. This 14 million tonne waste mountain, equivalent to 264 kg per person, contains high calorific material that can be converted to Refuse Derived or Solid Recovered Fuel.
 
  Converting domestic waste to fuel is tried and tested. The collected waste is air separated and dried to remove much of the odour and prevent stagnation. This waste is then shredded and transferred to windrows. After two or three weeks in windrows the material is stable, sanitized and almost odourless. Separating the material is the next step, magnets; Eddy Current separators; screens; vibratory tables and weight separation equipment remove all of the non combustible or valuable materials. Once baled and wrapped the remaining, high calorific, material is used as solid recovered fuel. Compliance with a series of European Standards, ensure a high level of quality control, giving SRF users confidence in a product, which has been shown to have a consistently high energy content, a high carbon neutral biomass and low moisture content.

Solid recovered fuel has the benefit of reducing environmental impact, conserving fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solid recovered fuel producers in the U.K. are benefiting from research and development carried out, over a number of years, by Macpresse. A world leader in the design and manufacture of baling presses and shredding equipment Macpresse have married their equipment to bale wrapping lines – equipment that wraps the entire bale in plastic film keeping out moisture and maintaining the integrity of the bale during extended storage. They have also developed plastic baling wire that burns easily and actually increases the calorific value of the baled fuel. Macpresse is the only baling press that is capable of using both the plastic baling wire and steel baling wire on the same machine, giving the operator complete freedom when baling different materials. R.C.P have installed Macpresse equipment at many of the nations most prestigious recovered fuel processing plants. All Macpresse machines are capable of baling solid recovered fuel and work in harmony with equipment from other manufacturers. Typically a machine such as the Mac 111/1 is capable of baling and wrapping 45 bales of SRF per hour, each bale having an average weight of 1.4 tonnes and tied with 5 SRF friendly plastic wires.
   
18 July 2011 New Material Recycling Facility - Ideal for Kent.
  Ideal Waste Paper’s new material recycling facility in Swanley, Kent, is proving a great success. The £14 million recycling facility was opened in March this year by the family-run business, which has relocated its operation from Bermondsey, London to the Teardrop Centre on the outskirts of Swanley. Sixty additional jobs have been created at the new facility, which was opened by Michael Fallon MP. Running in tandem with the new MRF is Ideal Waste paper’s well established office and commercial waste paper recycling operation.
Idea Waste Macpresse Baler
 

Having expanded and evolved from their traditional business as waste paper merchants and processors the new MRF sees Ideal Waste offering a high quality recycling service to local authorities and major waste producers across the South of England. The MRF, which has an annual material capacity of 100,000 tonnes is already processing material collected from a number of local authorities in Kent and, through their partnership with Cory Environmental, the City of London.

The MRF, supplied and built by OKLM, features a Mac 108 baling press, a Mac 111/1 baling press and a Macpresse hogger, supplied by R.C.P Macpress of Telford, Shropshire. R.C.P Macpresse often work closely with companies who specialise in designing and constructing MRF’s., and Macpresse equipment has be specified in a number of MRF installations. The high specification of the baling presses and hogger allows the Ideal Waste Paper plant to operate 24 hours per day at full capacity. Low running costs and high productivity were a key factor in the choice of Macpresse equipment as was its ability to work in harmony with equipment from other manufacturers. A combination of careful design and the best choice of equipment has resulted in a recycling plant that raises the bar on efficiency and quality of the final product.

   
15 July 2011 New MRF hailed as a huge success
 

Pure Recycling Ltd’s advanced MRF is now fully operational processing commingled dry waste for Stratford on Avon District Council. Every year around 150,000 tonnes of fully commingled material, straight from the collection rounds, will be processed at this new 60,000 sq ft. MRF that was commissioned in February.

  Mac108 at Pure Recycling
 

Every hour 25 tonnes of waste will pass through the plant where the fully automated system separates, sorts and bales paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans to produce a clean marketable product. The latest technology and most advanced equipment, including six baling presses, have been incorporated into the plant to make this one of the most advanced facilities in the UK.

Paper and cardboard is baled using a Macpresse 108/1 press. Fed from walking floor bunkers on the MRF the Mac 108/1 is capable of baling 15-25 tonnes of material per hour. “We chose R.C.P Macpress for the reliability, capacity and capability of this world class product,” said Mathew Gibbon of Pure Recycling. Powered by a 75kW motor with 120 tonne ram force the 108/1 operates with a 15 second bale cycle. Once baled the material processed at the MRF is sent to Pure Recycling’s UK partners who will further process the material in to new products.

   
05 May 2011 Processing Paper and Cardboard
  R.C.P SA are the sole suppliers of Macpresse machinery in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland. The range which, includes baling presses, conveyors, and hoggers is currently being operated throughout the world by mill-owned paper merchants, waste management companies, national retailers, distribution centres, large businesses such as those in the automotive industry, packaging companies, clothing manufacturers and board and paper conversion plants and printers.
  Baling Paper
 

All nine models in the Macpresse range are suited to baling paper and card. The Mac 102 or 105 is suited to baling medium volumes of packaging materials at distribution facilities or warehouses. The Mac 108 and Mac 110 for larger volumes and for mill size bales from high volumes of material the Mac 111, Mac 111AS or Mac 112 are probably the best choice.

Designed for continuous operation Macpresse baling presses feature large feed hoppers, intelligent hydraulics and a patented electro-mechanical, horizontal, tying system. The horizontal tying system removes the requirement to construct a pit for the tying mechanism, saving time and money. The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500” a material designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation. These wear liners are easily replaced when worn.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density in all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers, lorries and trains to reduce transport costs. Bale quality can be enhanced however, by adding an in-line fluffer between the feed hopper and baling chamber. The fluffing process produces a better, more even bale than baling unprepared material. In addition the action of the fluffer will perforate any plastic bottles again resulting in a superior bale.

R.C.P SA are so confident in the quality of their machines they provide all new equipment with a 24 month warranty as standard. This warranty can be increased to 60 months when taking out the preventative maintenance contract. The 5 year maintenance contract includes service visits, callouts, breakdown response and all spare parts and consumables. The extended maintenance package is subject to a small annual fee, but gives total peace of mind and fixed running costs for 5 years.

   
05 May 2011 Producing RDF with Macpresse Bailing Presses
  Every week in the U.K. in excess of 2,000,000 tonnes of waste is produced. Half of the industrial waste and more than 80% of the municipal solid waste produced goes to landfill. Energy costs continue to rise, because of a worldwide energy shortage, yet we bury waste that could be used as an energy source. The calorific fraction of the waste we currently send to landfill can easily be turned in to Refuse Derived Fuel or Solid Recovered Fuel, as it is sometimes known, and sold as an alternative to gas, oil, electricity or solid fuels to produce energy. Burying a valuable fuel source when the world is short of fuel is a waste of waste.
 
 

The continuing rise in fuel prices is matched only by the continuing rise in demand with no sign yet of the situation changing. RDF and SRF is a partial answer to the energy crisis and using the correct equipment it can be produced quickly and economically.

R.C.P SA supply a range of baling, conveying and wrapping equipment equipment ideal for producing RDF and SRF. Macpresse baling presses are already in use in several installations in the UK and overseas baling separated municipal solid waste to produce fuel.

Every baling press is designed to handle waste material in high volumes and built to work in the harsh environment of a facility processing MSW and other recyclables. Every model is engineered for minimal electrical consumption, conforms to the latest health and safety legislation, and is reliable and easy to operate.

For RDF and SRF applications bales are tied with high calorific plastic baling wire, using metal wire would introduce an unwanted material (metal) in to the fuel. A Macpresse bale wrapping line is a useful addition when producing RDF. The wrapping line, added to encase all bales in high calorific plastic film, keeps the moisture content at the desired level and prevents material loss. By using the Macpresse patented plastic baling wire and plastic wrapping film, the calorific value of the fuel is increased giving a higher-grade finished product.

RCP SA can supply an individual machine or complete system to suit your requirements. They offer a complete design and installation service together with flexible maintenance packages.

   
05 May 2011 Macpresse Baling presses chosen for MRF’s
  Within a Material Recycling Facility (MRF) mixed waste is separated into its different material streams. The MRF usually consists of a conveyor system, a sorting area, storage area and baling facilities. The sorting area has a number of workstations where recyclable materials such as plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, etc are removed from the waste stream by hand. These separated materials are transported from the sorting area by conveyor of a chute to a storage area where they can be sent to the baler when required.
  Part of an MRF
 

The Macpresse range of continuous baling presses and conveyors are a popular choice for MRF installations because of their reliability, low maintenance and ability to readily integrate with equipment of other manufacturers. Macpresse equipment is supplied in the U.K. R.C.P Macpresse (UK) Ltd. of Telford, Shropshire, who are able to supply a complete baling solution for your MRF. Most often R.C.P Macpresse often work closely with companies who specialise in designing and constructing MRF’s., such companies have recently specified Macpresse continuous baling presses for several prestigious MRF installations in the UK and Eire.

Most Macpresse baling machines are suitable for use within an MRF operation. The Mac 105, 108/1, 110/1, 110L/1, 111/1, 111L/1, 111AS and 112 are all ideal for use within an MRF situation. The L series offer additional features and an optional leachate collection system for baling wet municipal solid waste.

All Macpresse Fully automatic baling systems are extremely well engineered using the latest CAD and production techniques incorporated into tried and tested machine design. The frame is heavily constructed to give years of trouble free service in the harsh environment of a recycling or commercial waste operation. The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500.” All liners are designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation, yet easily replaced when worn.

R.C.P Macpress baling machines are designed for continuous operation. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire tying system can operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest Macpresse plastic wire, which has been specially developed for those who wish to bale RDF waste to be sent to waste incineration recovery facilities. All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density in all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers, lorries and trains.

Full monitoring of the press can be achieved using the optional Macpresse Bale Supervisor. A computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports together with other statistical data.

   
04 May 2011 L Series Baling Presses from Macpresse
  The Macpresse L-series range of bailing presses is specifically designed for processing municipal solid waste (MSW), refuse derived fuel waste (RDF), solid recovered fuel (SRF), commercial waste and recyclable materials. The latest CAD and production techniques married to tried and tested machine design has produced an outstanding range of baling presses.
  L Series Baling Press
 

The L-series is extremely well engineered with a heavily constructed frame specifically designed for the harsh environment found in MSW, RDF and commercial waste operations. The two L-series models, the Mac 110L/1 and Mac 111L/1 can produce from 480 to 810 metres of baled waste per hour. Liners are manufactured from “Hardrox 500” to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation. Liners are easily and quickly replaced when worn to keep downtime and maintenance costs to a minimum.

The intelligent hydraulic system of the L-series balers provides maximum baling pressure where it is most needed improving production. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, tying system is designed to operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest Macpresse plastic wire, which has been specially developed for those who wish to bale RDF waste to be sent to waste incineration recovery facilities. The L-series bale structure is elevated, keeping debris away from the tying mechanism and making cleaning easier. The optional leachate conveyor collects all liquids released during the compaction cycle for onward further processing. After tying the bales can be wrapped in plastic film using an automatic in-line wrapping unit if required.

   
04 Oct 2010 Why is RDF so popular?
  Is it the abundance of MSW that can be turned in to RDF?
Is the rising cost of energy from fossil fuels?
Is it the need to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill?
Is it because RDF is a profitable alternative to landfill?
Is it some or all of these?
  Baling RDF
 

Whatever the answer the growing interest has seen Macpresse equipment used in the construction of a number of new RDF processing facilities being commissioned Europe and the UK.

With the increase in RDF production comes the problem of correct storage. One of the key considerations of RDF is its moisture content; allowing water to enter your baled RDF will diminish its quality.

Once produced RDF usually needs to be stored for a short while before transportation. Storing baled RDF undercover doesn’t usually present a problem unless the surrounding air is very moist. Macpresse baling presses are so well designed and engineered that in many cases the finished RDF bales are compact and uniform enough to be stacked as they are, tied only with the patented Macpresse plastic wire. If stored outside or in damp conditions bales need to be wrapped in a plastic film to maintain the optimum moisture content.

Macpresse supply a bale wrapping line that works seamlessly with their baling presses for just this purpose. Bales are produced in the usual way and as the bale is ejected from the baler a sensor triggers the automatic wrapping system. The bale is wrapped on all sides in easily burnable plastic film producing neat, easily stackable bales that are moisture resistant. The film used in wrapping and the Macpresse plastic wire used to tie the bales improves the calorific value of the finished product improving its quality.

Click here to watch a video of the RDF wrapping line in action

   
12 Aug 2010 Turn MSW in to Refuse Derived Fuel
 

Turn waste in to a useful and saleable fuel. When the non-combustible materials in Municipal Solid Waste are removed the remainder, the high calorific fraction, can be baled and burned, or dried and compressed to produce a high quality fuel.

Once the non-combustible materials such as metal and glass are removed from MSW you are left with a material that consists mainly of plastics, organic material (such as wood) and biodegradable waste. This material can be sold in processed form to produce electricity it is often used in the cement kiln industry, where the strict standards of the Waste Incineration Directive are met. Refuse derived Fuel (RDF) can also be fed into pyrolysis plants and arc gasification modules where it can be combusted cleanly. Drying and compressing RDF further to form pellets or bricks, produces a material that can be burned alongside coal in power stations.

Whichever route you choose the steps are the same – sort the MSW and bale the high calorific fraction. Most Macpresse baling machines are ideal for producing RDF. Every baling press is designed to handle waste material in high volumes and work in the harsh environment of a facility processing high calorific MSW. They are engineered for minimal electrical consumption, conform to the latest health and safety legislation, and are reliable and easy to operate. Bales are tied with patented high calorific plastic baling wire, which aids burning. A Macpresse bale wrapping line can be added to encase all bales in plastic film keeping them dry and preventing any material loss.

RCP Macpress offer a complete design and installation service and can supply an individual machine or complete sytem.

   
01 June 2010 New Materials Recycling Facility for Derbyshire
 

Recycling professionals H.W. Martin Waste Limited - having recently completed the purchase of a large warehouse and land at Alfreton in Derbyshire – have now sourced the latest baling equipment. Supplied and installed by R.C.P Macpress of Telford, this facility will provide (working with United Utilities) an improved recycling service to Derby County Council and Derby City Council.

The installation and commissioning of a Mac 105 baling press with feed conveyor and Mac 500 Fluffer at this new Materials Recycling Facility is now completed and the plant is fully operational. This facility will be processing large quantities of material consisting of Cardboard, Mixed Papers, Plastic Bottles, Glass, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Cans. After sorting, these recyclables will be baled by the Macpresse equipment.

Mark Faulconbridge, Director of H.W. Martins said, "We are proud to announce the opening of this new facility and have chosen Macpresse because of their proven track record, reliability and after-sales service.
Having plans to develop other similar facilities, we hope that this is the start of a long lasting relationship between us."

   
30 Nov 2009 Energy from Waste
 

Demand for electricity continues to grow. Landfill space is disappearing and new markets for recycled material are more difficult to find. By refining refuse and other high calorific municipal solid wastes (MSW) refuse derived fuel (RDF) capable of generating clean electricity can be produced. Fuel with a calorific value approaching that of wood or coal can be produced from such waste and used for power generation or heating. Macpresse recycling equipment, from RCP Macpress, is ideal for processing such material.

Whenever RDF is prepared in one facility for burning at another, a key commercial consideration is the transportation and storage costs of the RDF. Macpresse baling equipment is ideal for baling such material. The L-series, a range of fully automatic continuous bailing presses, are specifically designed for processing municipal solid waste, refuse derived fuel commercial waste and recyclable materials. In common with all Macpresse machines the L-series is extremely well engineered. The heavily constructed frame is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in MSW and commercial waste operations. Liners are manufactured from special steel alloy to reduce general wear and protect the baler from chemical attack by contaminated liquids (leachate), yet are easily replaced when worn. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire-tying system can operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest RDF friendly plastic wire. After tying the bales can be wrapped in plastic film using an automatic in-line wrapping unit if required.

   
27 Aug 2009 SCA Recycling UK Ltd invest in the future
 

Installation of two baling press systems for SCA Recycling at their brand new Material Recycling Facility (MRF) located in Southampton is now complete.  This new facility, which will soon be fully operational, features Macpresse baling systems supplied and installed by R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd., of Telford, Shropshire.  SCA Recycling chose the very latest MRF technology to be able to produce recyclable material of the highest quality.  Robin Collier, Operations Director for SCA Recycling, commented “We chose R.C.P Macpress (UK) because they offered us a cost effective solution that provided us with the flexibility to process a wide range of recyclable materials.”

The two baling press system is designed to process both bulky and processed material, with the first Macpresse machine processing material direct from the MRF, which includes: paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic film, ferrous and non-ferrous cans. This machine is fitted with a Mac 700 Fluffer, a bale conditioner designed to give equal bale quality regardless of whether the material baled is paper or plastics. This process guarantees maximum bale density across all grades delivering maximum payload potential when loading trailers. Production through the MRF will average 17 tonnes per hour. The Mac 111/1 baling press with its 170 tonnes of ram pressure, powered by two energy efficient 55 kW motors, will easily handle this and allow for further growth.

The second baling press system has a Mac 2000 hogger incorporated in to it, and will handle source separated and large piece material that do not need to pass through the MRF system. This machine also allows for material to be presented for baling from the MRF if required.

Flexibility is key with modern MRF operations and by discussing and understanding market changes, R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd have installed the right solution for SCA Recycling taking into consideration their broadened customer base that includes local authorities, waste management companies, printers and various other commercial and industrial sources.

R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd have also committed to a five-year preventative maintenance programme (equivalent to a five-year guarantee) with SCA Recycling. With fixed costs for the duration of the contract, R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd will manage the total service schedule, supply all spare parts (including consumables) and respond to callouts and breakdowns to set standards. This package offers SCA Recycling and other R.C.P Macpress clients peace of mind, fixed cost accounting and ensures maximum uptime with increased reliability and performance.

   
19 Aug 2009 RWM, a different approach
 

The Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition at the N.E.C. Birmingham will soon be with us. If you visited last year you may recall the huge graphic of a Mac 110/1 baler we used as a backdrop on the R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd stand. The stand attracted many wonderful visitors, but only a handful were in a position to purchase a baling press. There were three frantic days of activity followed by weeks of sorting the potential customers from those visitors who were just browsing. This year we thought we would try a different approach.

This year we have used the money we would normally spend on an exhibition stand to maintain our competitive edge and offer you baling equipment at competitive prices. Instead of taking a stand at the show Paul Godfrey, R.C.P Macpress UK Sales Manager, will be visiting the exhibition to meet people who have an interest in continuous baling equipment. Paul will visit you rather than you visiting him. All of the information you require on Macpresse baling presses including: videos, specifications, brochures and details of the popular R.C.P five year maintenance programme will be to hand. Paul will be available to answer all of your questions and offer whatever advice you need to allow you to make an informed decision on Macpresse equipment. Whilst you can telephone Paul on his mobile telephone 07808 365866, when you are at the show and arrange to meet there and then it may be advisable to get in touch with him prior to the show to arrange your meeting.

If you contact us before the show we will be able to produce, subject to the time constraints, an accurate cost per tonne figure for the type of material your company wishes to process. We will need to ask you some questions before your cost per tonne can be calculated, so if you are interested in this service visit the R.C.P Macpress website and fill in the cost per tonne calculation form which can be found at www.rcpmcpress.co.uk/cpt.asp

R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd is the U.K. supplier of Macpresse machines. Manufactured by Macpresse Europa s.r.l in Italy for more than sixty years this range of baling presses offer the very best in advanced technology, build quality, low maintenance and low running costs. They are not the cheapest baling presses you can buy, but they do the job they are designed for and with their low on going costs they offer excellent value for money. The Macpresse range of equipment has been tried and tested in many different environments, with many different materials over many years. Computer modelling and analysis is all very good, but nothing can replace the knowledge gained by having 000 machines in operation and using the hard facts gained from everyday use to modify and improve the range.

Of the nine different baling presses that make up the Macpresse range two are L series baling presses, which are designed for processing municipal solid waste (MSW) and refuge derived fuel (RDF). The heavily constructed frame of the L series is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in MSW and commercial waste operations. Liners are manufactured from special steel alloy to reduce general wear and protect the baler from chemical attack by contaminated liquids (leachate). Liners are designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation, yet they are easily replaced when worn. The L-series bale structure is elevated to keeping debris away from the tying mechanism while making cleaning easier. Leachate released during the compaction cycle is collected for onward further processing.

The remaining models are designed to bale a wide range of materials: paper, plastic sheet, plastic bottles, plastic film, cardboard, paper, timber, beverage cans and food cans. The heavily constructed frame is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in recycling and commercial waste operations. The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500” for longevity. Liners can be easily and quickly replaced when needed. Macpresse continuous presses have the advantage that the material being baled can be changed with out stopping the press, ensuring you are always operating at full production. All Macpresse baling presses are complemented by ancillary equipment including fluffers, hoggers, sorting lines and computer monitoring systems.

Now of course you don’t have to take our word for it simply arrange to meet Paul at the exhibition and see for yourself. Ask to see video clips of the machines in operation and find out why it is wise to operate your machine below its maximum capacity to produce quality bales day, after day, after day.

If you would like to meet Paul Godfrey at the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition that is being held at the NEC Birmingham fro the 15th to the 17th September telephone the office now on 01952 630001

   
27 May 2009 Recent installations around the world
 

England: Mac supplies 2 new presses for the new SCA Totton Materials Recycling Facility. There are over 50 large Mac installations in the UK.

Portugal Island of Madeira: The city-owned enterprise awards Mac the contract to supply 2 recycling facilities and 2 waste transfer stations.

Jakarta Indonesia: To solve the problem of waste, Pt Vira Gulfindo, as in other Asian countries, uses the “landfill remediation” system. Macpresse supplies a system that can treat 400 ton/shift (50 tonnes per hour)

Holland: A company, leader in the sector, awards Mac with a wrapping system and urban solid waste binding.

An automatic paper sorting facility uses a Mac 108 to bale selected waste.

Italy: An awareness campaign about the collection of different materials is taking place. Today Mac supplies presses that can bale the most varied types of materials for the recycling sector.

Today the baling of waste-derived fuel is proving to be the market with more potential for development. Mac supplied the new Rome gasifier with presses suitable for baling waste-derived fuel with a plastic wire binder.

Austria: Magna Stayer orders a second 111AS/1 press to bale the packaging resulting from car manufacturing. The 111AS/1 series is fitted with a crushing belt and a 2.1m x 1.1m loading mouth.

Belgium: Mac supplies the Sittel Group with a Mac 110 press suitable for baling plastic containers. This model of press offers maximum payload potential when loading 40ft and 20ft sea containers.

United States: The third Mac 111AS/1 press for Gulf Paper (now part of the WMI group) is being built in Houston.

Monmouth County has reached its 10th year’s life in packing 2000 ton/day of waste using 4 Mac 112 models. This facility is managed by the Green Star group.

In Utah, we have 2 waste selection and baling lines in operation. These facilities service Salt Lake City.

Canada: We have 3 presses supplied by Mac to the group (Metro Waste Cascade), our association started in 1985 when Mac supplied the first machine for the Scarborough Ontario waste disposal facility.

Brasil: Macpresse celebrates its 20 years’ activity on the market in Rio. Mac installs the second waste paper machine for the CRR group. So far Mac is the only European manufacturer to install presses in this country.

Argentina: To increase the longevity of the waste disposal site and reduce transports costs, a Mac 112 has been installed in Buenos Aires. It is the first machine of this kind in the country. Production has reached 55 ton/hour with a density of over 950 kg/m³.

Sochi CSI: The assembly of the Materials Recycling facility ,supplied by Mac is near completion in the town on the Black Sea that will host this year’s Olympic winter games.

Korea: is still the Asian country with the greatest number of Mac presses installed. Mac has over 20 years’ presence on the South Korean market.

France: has been among the first reference markets for Mac for over 35 years. Two new systems have been installed recently for the Interseroh Group and for our loyal customer Solarz in Paris, with whom we have forged a strong relationship for many years.

Greece: Mac has been present in the market for 15 years and can boast numerous recovery facilities.

Poland: 3 presses have recently been installed in a country that is undergoing rapid industrial development.

Germany: confirms to be among the reference markets for Macpresse. Since 2004 over 45 large continuous baling presses have been installed in the waste and recycling sector.

Japan: Two recent installations confirm the Mac quality in the baling of large quantities of recyclables and waste.

Qatar: Mac supplies a baling press for the recyclable materials produced by one of the largest Materials Recycling Facilities operating in the country.

United Arab Emirates: 3 presses will start operation in 2009 in the city of Abu Dhabi; they will service a Materials Recycling Facility.

Colombia: To solve the waste disposal site emergency, Mac has supplied the South American country with a press capable of delivering 50 ton/hour output.

Venezuela: Mac supplies two model 108 presses to bale the recyclable materials present in the waste. The presses serve a plant realized by Sorian Cecchini Roma.

Spain: Mac has been present on the Spanish market for about 2 years. 6 installations have been comissioned. They are large presses for the waste paper and multi-material market. Among the reference customers, the name Saica, with two Macpresse facilities, stands out.

   
27 April 2009 New finance deal from R.C.P Macpress
 

R.C.P Macpresss (UK) Ltd has announced new finance packages to help recyclers. No one is sure how much longer the credit crunch will continue. Andrew Sentence a Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member said that the economy still looks on track to recover later this year with a stronger rebound in 2010. One thing is certain however; there will always be waste products that need recycling. Many banks and financial institutions have reduced their lending for capital equipment making it more difficult for forward thinking companies to invest in the future. To help with the current situation of reduced lending R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd, the sole UK supplier of Macpresse baling equipment, have put together a number of financial and maintenance packages to assist customers with the purchase of Macpresse equipment.

Finance can be arranged, subject to status, to purchase all Macpresse equipment including baling presses, hoggers, conveyor systems and ancillary equipment for end of line production. The financial packages, which are arranged directly with R.C.P Systems, are designed to suit individual needs and circumstances. R.C.P Macpress work closely with companies who specialise in designing and constructing MRF’s. Such companies have recently specified R.C.P Macpress automatic baling presses for several prestigious MRF installations in the UK and Eire. Again where Macpresse equipment forms part of a larger project R.C.P Systems finance can be used.

In addition to readily available finance R.C.P Macpress offer a five year preventative maintenance package, giving fixed costs for the full five year period. This maintenance package includes machine servicing at six weekly intervals by Macpresse trained engineers, undertaking general lubrication, visual inspection and writing a machinery condition report. Consumables are replaced, all spares are supplied and breakdown response, in normal working hours, is completely covered. In effect the preventative maintenance package is equivalent to a comprehensive five year guarantee.

Macpresse equipment is the first choice for many well known mill-owned waste paper merchants and waste management companies and is now proving to be a huge success with the distribution, storage and manufacturing sector. Equipment is now installed at supermarkets, distribution centres, large businesses, such as those in the automotive industry, packaging companies, clothing manufacturers and board and paper conversion plants and printers.

   
21 May 2008 Hoggers and Fluffers From R.C. P
 

There are three sizes of Macpresse Hogger available: the Mac1000, Mac 1500 and Mac 2000 (1000mm, 1500mm and 2000mm wide respectively). Hoggers are designed on the principle of a single high speed rotor with fixed hammers. This design ensures that Macpresse Hoggers can shred large packs of material such as reams and bundles of paper, newspaper in strapped packs, books, telephone directories and even paper cores.

Complying with all international safety standards Macpresse Hoggers are built with a heavy-duty frame to withstand the large dynamic forces of the shredding operation. Hammers are manufactured from high tensile, wear resistant steel for long life and trouble free operation. When worn, hammers are easily replaced with very little downtime. Controlled from the main panel Macpresse Hoggers offer tremendous output and low running costs.

Hoggers can be fitted with a dust reduction system and sound-proofing enclose to comply with international safety standards. Dust is sent to a sleeve-filter attached to the baler hopper. Dust is then discharged into a screw auger, which compresses the dust and deposits it into the baler hopper to be baled with the paper. This process keeps the environment free of dust and eliminates the cost of dust disposal.

A fluffer can be installed between the feed hopper and bale chamber on the Mac 105, 108/1, 110/1, 111/1 111AS/1 and 112. The fluffer has a large high-speed rotating blade, which separates or fluffs up compacted material for better baling and perforates plastic bottles. The fluffer also includes an hydraulically operated hopper reducer. Inside the fluffer chamber are two flaps, which can be moved to concentrate the material passing through them to the fluffer blade again improving the quality of the final bale.

   
21 April 2008 Conveyors From R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd
 

Macpresse has over 50 years experience of designing and manufacturing conveyor belts for recyclables, metal, paper, plastic, solid waste and baled waste paper. Experienced design engineers and technicians provide bespoke layouts for conveyor systems. Everything from simple conveyor feeding balers to complete sorting facilities are designed and built in-house.

Conveyor belts consist of two parallel drive chains, on to which steel slats are bolted. The design of these cold-formed slats eliminates the need for hinges and prevents paper from becoming trapped between the slats during operation. Available in three different sizes 100mm, 200mm and 250mm wide. All conveyor belts are equipped with springs to maintain the correct tension of the belt. The drive chains are manufactured to Macpresse’s own design and specification developed through years of experience in the recycling and waste industries. All materials used in the construction of Macpresse conveyor systems are of the highest quality and specifically treated to withstand heavy-duty usage and the harsh environment of the recycling and waste handling industries. Gear motors are used for driving the conveyor and a reaction arm to absorb the shock force during the start – stop operation. Available in three specifications to suit different applications all drive chains run on a Hardox track to eliminate wear and supplied with an oil lubrication system as standard.

Conveyor systems can be fitted with Safetech. Safetech consists of a belt worn by personnel working on the conveyor and a detector fitted to the conveyor itself. Should an operative fall onto the conveyor, the conveyor will automatically stop when their Saftech belt passes the detector.

   
21 April 2008 Material Recycling Facilities and R.C.P Macpress
 

A Material Recycling Facility (MRF) usually consists of a conveyor system, a sorting area with baling facilities. The sorting area has a number of workstations where recyclable materials such as plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, etc are removed from the waste stream by hand. The separated recyclables and the remaining waste can then be sent to the baler if required.

R.C.P Macpress supply the Macpresse range of automatic continuous balers, conveyors and ancillary equipment for end of line production. R.C.P Macpress work closely with companies who specialise in designing and constructing MRF’s. Such companies have recently specified R.C.P Macpress automatic baling presses for several prestigious MRF installations in the UK and Eire.

All baling presses with no exception are suitable for use within an MRF situation. When baling beverage cans, plastic bottles, paper or cardboard for example. The Mac 105, 108/1, 108L/1, 110/1, 110L/1, 111/1, 111L/1, 111AS and 112 are all ideal for use within an MRF situation. The L series offer additional features and a leachate collection system for baling municipal solid waste.

All Macpresse automatic baling presses are extremely well engineered with the latest CAD and production techniques incorporated into tried and tested machine design. The heavily constructed frame is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in recycling and commercial waste operations. The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500.” These liners are designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation yet easily replaced when worn.

R.C.P Macpress balers are designed for continuous operation. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire tying system can operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest Macpresse plastic wire, which has been specially developed for those who wish to bale RDF waste to be sent to waste incineration recovery facilities.

The optional Macpresse PLC TD PRO is a unique computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports together with other statistical data. This data can be downloaded in Excel format to any mainstrem computer via modem link.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density in all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers and lorries. Macpresse is world renown for their application knowledge and their continuous research and development into new and innovative solutions to waste processing and recycling.

   
21 April 2008 Baling Press from R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd
  R.C.P Macpress UK Ltd, the UK arm of R.C.P Systems, is the UK supplier of Macpresse recycling and waste management equipment.

The Macpresse range consists of balers, conveyors and ancillary equipment suitable for recycling and reclaiming many materials including solid waste, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles – PET, PE, PVC, packaging, aluminium and steel drink cans. Complemented by ancillary equipment including fluffers, RCP Macpress offer a complete solution to solid waste recycling and waste management. The current range is a combination of tried and tested systems and the latest design, manufacturing and machining techniques coupled to an advanced control system. Unbeatable in many applications and with the reassurance and backing of a global company the RCP Macpress range should be incorporated in your recycling or waste management operation.

All Macpresse automatic baling presses are extremely well engineered. The heavily constructed frame is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in recycling and commercial waste operations. The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500.” These liners are designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation yet easily replaced when worn.

R.C.P Macpress balers are designed for continuous operation. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire tying system can operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest Macpresse plastic wire, which has been specially developed for those who wish to bale RDF waste to be sent to waste incineration recovery facilities.

The optional Macpresse PLC TD PRO is a unique computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports together with other statistical data that can be downloaded in Excel format to any main computer via modem link.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density in all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers and lorries. Macpresse is world renown for their application knowledge and their continuous research and development into new and innovative solutions to waste processing and recycling.

   
21 April 2008 Baling Presses For Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) or Refuse Derived Fuel ( RDF) From R.C.P Macpress (UK) Ltd.
  R.C.P Macpress offer the L-series, a range of fully automatic continuous bailing presses specifically designed for processing municipal solid waste (MSW), refuse derived fuel (RDF) commercial waste and recyclable materials. The three L-series models, the Mac, Mac 110L/1, Mac 111L/1 and Mac 112 can produce from 35 to 70 tonnes of baled waste per hour.

In common with all Macpresse machines the L-series is extremely well engineered with the latest CAD and production techniques incorporated into tried and tested machine design. The heavily constructed frame is specifically designed for the harsh environment found in MSW and commercial waste operations. Liners are manufactured from special steel alloy to reduce general wear and protect the baler from chemical attack by contaminated liquids (leachate). The baling and the extrusion chamber are fully lined with “Hardrox 500.” These liners are designed to withstand the abrasive action of the waste materials and the baling operation yet easily replaced when worn.

R.C.P Macpress balers are designed for continuous operation. The loading hopper, usually fed by a conveyor system, is large for easy loading of bulky materials. Material that is too large to fit into the baling chamber is cut with the patented serrated shear and allowed too drop into the baling chamber on the next cycle. The intelligent hydraulic system of the L-series balers provides maximum baling pressure. The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire tying system is designed for processing solid waste and can operate with either traditional steel wire or the latest Macpresse plastic wire, which has been specially developed for those who wish to bale RDF waste to be sent to waste incineration recovery facilities. The L-series bale structure is elevated, keeping debris away from the tying mechanism and making cleaning easier. Leachate released during the compaction cycle can be collected for onward further processing. After tying the bales can be wrapped in plastic film using an automatic in-line wrapping unit if required.

The Macpresse PLC TD PRO is a unique computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consumption, baling wire usage, hourly production by grade, uptime and downtime reports together with other statistical data. This data can be downloaded in Excel format to any mainstrem computer via modem link.

All Macpresse machines are designed to provide the highest production and bale density in all types of material. Bale size has been optimised for loading in export containers and lorries. Macpresse is world renown for their application knowledge and their continuous research and development into new and innovative solutions to waste processing and recycling.

   
       
       

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