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Five Questions About Successful MRF Startups

by Josh Robbins  What you should watch out for when starting up your MRF operation, based on Van Dyk’s extensive experience in the field. 

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Five More Questions About MRF Sorting Systems

by Mark Neitzey Mark answers more of your questions about MRF sorting systems, including the important one: “How can I be sure I’m investing in the right equipment?” 

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The Merits of Staying Dry in Waste-to-Energy Processes

by Brian Schellati Moisture can be an enemy of many recycling and waste-to-energy (WTE) processes. When that moisture lingers until it is time to consume the materials that have been diverted from the landfill for the specific purpose of either producing energy or 

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Five Questions About Recycling Sorting Technology

by Mark Neitzey Is Artificial Intelligence the answer to all of your MRF’s problems? How can you screen for size without your screens getting clogged with film? How can you get your paper clea? …And more questions answered – read on.  

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Recovering Sorted Office Pack

by Pieter Eenkema van Dijk If you are a traditional paper recycler that, over the years, has evolved into a residential single stream recycler, this article is for you. You probably recognize that the following trends in your community are playing a significant role in the 

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Maximizing Baler Performance

by John Rueckert  To the casual observer, a baler seems like a pretty simple device. Material goes in one end, and bales come out the other end. In reality, a baler is a sophisticated collection of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems working in harmony to optimize 

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How to Take Your Optical Sorter to Peak Performance

by Alex Wolf  My name is Alex Wolf and I am the Technical Director at Van Dyk Recycling Solutions. We supply TOMRA optical sorters to the North American recycling industry. 

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Five Questions About MRF Sorting Systems

by Adam Lovewell, Process Engineer, VDRS From increasing uptime to improving fiber quality to usage of robots, here are insightful answers to five top questions that MRF operators have today.

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Fiber Cleanup Devices for Single Stream Sorting

by Pete Bond  With any single stream sorting system, there is a balance of several factors that all operators try to reach. How do you satisfy fiber quality requirements, make throughput requirements, and reduce sorting labor while minimizing the amount of fiber getting to 

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A Little Preventive Maintenance Leads to Long-Lasting Benefits

by Chris Bova Our preventive maintenance inspection (PMI) is a yearly program that services our customers and their Bollegraaf, Lubo, and TITECH machinery. It is designed to detect and prevent potential problems before they occur to keep our customers’ 

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A Degree in Maintenance for Bollegraaf Balers and TITECH Optical Sorters

by Chris Bova Recognizing that proper training is an important aspect to the operation of recycling machinery Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, through its Van Dyk University, presently offers training workshops for Bollegraaf balers and TITECH optical sorting 

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