The NEC in Birmingham will be a hub of innovation and excellence from 15-17 September when it hosts this year’s RWM show. As Europe’s leading event for the resource and waste management sector, RWM attracts the businesses that are transforming resource management and helping to build a circular economy. With more than 700 exhibitors – many of which will launch new products and services at the show – there will certainly be something for everybody in the show’s five specialist zones.
The Machinery and Equipment zone will provide a platform for the latest technology in the processing of municipal, commercial/industrial and construction/demolition waste streams. Exhibitors will be displaying sorting and shredding systems, size reduction equipment, mobile plant equipment and much more. Exhibitors include Blue Group, Easikit Conveyors, JCB, Hammel, Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd and Terex.
Lefort will be launching its new Conkest 300T non-ferrous metal shear and baler – being exhibited for the first time anywhere in the world – and the portable model of the new Conkest 600T.
JCB launches its latest Wastemaster machines and will demonstrate its new Tier 4 Final compliant engine which has lower emissions and improved fuel consumption.
Vision Techniques will be officially launching ‘VT TurnAware’, a blind spot mounted camera. They will be offering visitors a cycling and driving experience using 360° virtual reality headsets at the show to simulate what the cyclist and driver see when on busy roads.
Bunting Magnetics will be displaying and demonstrating new Magnetic Separation Technology with the High Intensity Separation Conveyor (HISC), which has been specifically developed to separate stainless steel. This will be the first time the Stainless Steel Separator has been exhibited in Europe.
Ekko Waste Solutions will be displaying their new compact glass crusher designed for the leisure industry. The product crushes empty glass bottles into small, safe and easily recyclable glass ‘super’ cullet, reducing the volume of waste by up to 80%.
Redwave XRF will be presenting an innovative technology for the sorting of valuable metal scrap. Using X-ray fluorescent technology, the machine can sort effectively regardless of moisture, colour or surface contamination to produce high-purity metal fractions.
BS&B Safety Systems is showcasing its bespoke combustible dust fire and explosion protection systems for the waste management sector including two new solutions, the R-IQR Flameless Vent and the Explosion Suppression System V, which protect against the risk of explosions within recycling process applications.
In Handling and Logistics, the very latest RCV chassis and bodies, sweepers and other vehicles can be found from DAF Trucks, Dennis Eagle, Faun Zoeller, Geesinknorba, Gullivers Municipal Hire Services, Hako, Heil Farid, Hyva, Mercedes Benz UK, Scarab Sweepers and Terberg Matec UK. New exhibitors include Boschung, ePower Trucks and Stertil UK. There is also a wealth of technology on display to help business improve their operational efficiency and manage their fleets more effectively.
Hyster’s new forklift truck will be on show for the first time at RWM. Designed for the paper industry to overcome the common problem of engines overheating due to dust and paper debris, the ‘Cool Truck’, is packed with features to overcome the difficult environments found in the paper supply chain, particularly paper recycling and manufacturing operations.
The Recycling and Reprocessors area offers a wealth of service providers that can help businesses, local authorities and other public sector bodies to manage their waste streams more effectively. Exhibitors include Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and beverage can recycling, and the CK Group which facilitates a wide range of plastic recycling.
The Energy from Waste zone will be highlighting the evolving technology for recovering energy from materials through anaerobic digestion, incineration, gasification and much more. One example is Mitsubishi Electric and ME-Automation Projects, part of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, which will launch a new control system, the PMSX®micro, at RWM. The new system is designed specifically for smaller scale applications. PMSX®micro runs on a single industrial computer yet delivers many DCS capabilities in an inexpensive and easily engineered package.
In the Professional Services area, Smart Solutions is showcasing its new integrated resource management tool, which has been three years in development. The IT system, Worksite, has seen Smart Solutions invest £350,000 into the development of the one-of-a-kind tool, which controls the management, monitoring, verification, control and planning of the supply of permanent and temporary labour to Smart’s clients in waste and recycling.
Exhibitor, AMCS, the global leader in end-to-end, integrated software solutions for the waste and recycling industry has expanded its UK business with the recent acquisition of P&L Software Systems Limited, a leading supplier of waste management software in the UK.
For local authorities looking to improve value for money, Arcus Waste Management will present the first cloud based waste solution. This helps local authorities to meet the day-to-day operational needs of citizen and local business waste management services. Accessible from any mobile device, the software provides end-to-end case processing management for everything from missed and bulky collections to stock control and printable job schedules.
ISB Global is launching its Resource Information Data Exchange (RiDx) to facilitate online transferral of job, task and instruction to track batches of materials from cradle to cradle. RiDx is an industry-specific web portal for companies working in closed loop supply chains.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will be exhibiting with the government’s funding agency, Innovate UK, to present the support they provide to business innovation. They will offer full details about current funding opportunities from Innovate UK, Research Councils or the EU. The stand will feature a ‘Networking Wall’ where visitors can post information about their capabilities and suggest other businesses they would like to meet.
To find out about more innovations that will be on display at RWM visit: http://www.rwmexhibition.com/Content/Innovation-at-RWM-2015/