Recycling systems feed film scrap into production process

ZeroWastePro: Targeted at manufacturers of PE and PP film, Erema’s new portfolio of in-house recycling systems, which includes three series and numerous machines, features equipment that feeds and filters scrap and transforms it into pellets. The three series—the Intarema K ZeroWastePro, Intarema T ZeroWastePro and Intarema TE ZeroWastePro—process LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE; the T- and TE-series machines also can process PP. Each series includes multiple models. The hourly throughputs of machines in the portfolio range from 22 pounds to more than 882 pounds, depending on the model and material, the company says.

What’s new? The machines, which debuted at K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Benefits: Ease of use and the ability to feed as much as 100 percent of film scrap back into the production process. Erema says the highly automated, energy-efficient machines can be delivered quickly following purchase. They are compact and can be easily integrated into production lines.

Erema North America Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts, 978-356-3771,

Heavy-duty bulk bag unloader provides efficient emptying

Model 821: This bulk bag unloader from Acrison is built with 4-inch square tubing to provide heavy-duty support. It can be loaded with a fork truck or an optional integral hoist and trolley.

What’s new? Efficient emptying. The Model 821, which debuted in November, sends regulated vibrations through the unloader and into the bag and the material it contains to make emptying easier.

Benefits: Full-featured, affordable performance. It offers dust-tight dispensing with the combination of an iris valve and a receptacle that connects directly to auxiliary process equipment. Other options include a variety of bag-lifting racks and an automatic bag tensioner.

Acrison Inc., Moonachie, New Jersey, 201-440-8300,

Optical sorters monitor, analyze data

Mistral+ and Mistral+ Film: Pellenc ST’s Mistral+ sorter can be used by material recovery facilities and recycling facilities for sorting plastic scrap. The Mistral+ Film is designed especially for film, taking aim at contaminants such as PP, PVC, PS, HDPE, metals and fibers. Both series of machines include models with widths of 3.9 feet, 5.2 feet, 6.6 feet, 7.9 feet and 9.2 feet. The Mistral+ line also includes a 2.6-foot model. A Mistral+ is shown.

What’s new? Availability of Smart & Share, a new Industry 4.0 service from Pellenc that continuously monitors and analyzes data collected by Pellenc optical sorters.

Benefits: Hands-off data collection and analysis as well as more efficient sorting. Pellenc’s Smart & Share service automatically analyzes data for its users, then provides recommendations on improving sorting operations. As a result of the service’s recommendations, users can reduce downtime, increase productivity and profitability and make their equipment last longer, Pellenc says.

Pellenc ST America, Charlotte, North Carolina, 803-396-3990,

Machine removes labels from bottles

Delabeler: Stadler’s machine for removing labels from plastic bottles features knives made from high-tensile steel and a rotor that can operate at speeds ranging from 80 rpm to 240 rpm. Suited for installation at the beginning of a sorting line, the Delabeler removes more than 80 percent of bottle labels.

What’s new? A larger model, with a diameter of 7.3 feet, that can process up to 9.9 tons of material per hour. On the market since the fall, the new unit joins the original version of the Delabeler, which has a diameter of 6.1 feet and can process 6.6 tons of material per hour.

Benefits: High-volume processing and robust construction for long life and resistance to contaminants. Additionally, the machine’s maintenance doors are designed to permit access for safe and easy cleaning.

Stadler America LLC, Colfax, North Carolina, 336-497-4572,