10 minutes to turn a normal road sweeper into a street washer
Johnston Sweepers says it is more critical than ever to ensure the cleanliness of our cities, towns and everything in between.
“During this pandemic we have seen creativity spark across multiple industries, resulting in cutting edge technology developed within mere moments of what we would expect,” it says. “Protective plastic capsules, smart helmets, face masks and even snoods equipped with germ traps. Not to forget the collective effort seen to provide the NHS with emergency ventilators. However, one very creative innovation has been working behind the scenes to keep the public safe.”
Johnston Sweepers joined the global response to Covid-19 and used an intuitive solution that is simple to implement by adding an additional water filter fitted into the hopper.
This was introduced into their already existing fleet of Truck Mounted Sweepers, also known as the V Range. Turning a truck mounted road sweeper into a dedicated street flusher for sanitising public spaces.
“One cough alone has shown to spread up to 3,000 droplets; these can live on surfaces for many hours,” Johnston Sweepers says. “Public and shared surface areas make it possible to contract and spread the virus on a wide scale.
“To put this into perspective, over 13,500 people have been shown to pass through Oxford Street in a single hour, only one of London’s prime shopping streets. As shops and other leisure activities are opening their doors again, stopping the spread of the virus on public surfaces that it thrives on, is going to be an evolving challenge.”
Johnston Sweepers have Truck Mounted Sweepers across the UK and another 80+ countries worldwide.
“This is why we devised a cost effective, easy and efficient strategy that can be readily adopted by all municipalities that are posed with the same challenge globally,” it says.
TJ Waste migrate to enterprise cloud based AMCS Platform
TJ Waste & Recycling has announced they are migrating their current AMCS IWS system to the enterprise cloud based AMCS Platform.
The decision will enable TJ Waste to increase their ‘operational flexibility and efficiency’, the company says.
TJ Waste & Recycling is currently focused on expanding their services regionally and growing the business as well as increasing the flexibility of their operations to meet the fast-changing demands of the waste management sector.
The flexibility and scalability of the AMCS Platform will provide them with a ‘reliable and secure foundation for future-proofing their operations’, it says.
Luke Haskell, General Manager of TJ Waste & Recycling, said: “With such a wide range of options for waste management, our growth plans will demand an extraordinarily high level of scalability and flexibility from the operational ERP system.
“When we decided it was time to upgrade from our current on-site ERP system, we actually compared the options available from other suppliers to be sure we chose the solution that would best fit both the evolving needs of our operations today and our expansion plans for the future. In the end, what AMCS could offer us in terms of flexibility and scalability was the deciding factor.”
Hat-trick of ISO Standards for CMS SupaTrak
Telematics company, CMS SupaTrak, have achieved ISO27001, the information security management standard, and have been reaccredited with quality management standard ISO9001, and also environmental standard ISO14001.
These ISO awards are internationally-recognised and require businesses to demonstrate that they work to robust standards and procedures.
CMS SupaTrak achieved all three without any non-conformances, it says, plus they gained ISO27001 at the first attempt, something that only half of businesses usually manage to do.
Jason Airey (pictured), MD of CMS SupaTrak said: “I am absolutely delighted. Not only have we been reaccredited with two very important quality and environmental standards, but we have now also achieved ISO27001.
“This new accreditation will show our customers that CMS SupaTrak is a company that is both equipped and committed to protecting their valuable and sensitive information. In an online age, keeping data safe has never been more important.
“Being awarded these ISO standards is a huge accomplishment for us and I’d like to thank our staff who have worked so hard to achieve this. Our assessments took place during this COVID-19 pandemic so preparing for and carrying out the assessments while having to work from home demonstrates that we have the ability to be flexible and to adapt to unexpected changes.”
New for ‘not so’ Old at Commercial Recycling
As part of its ongoing replacement regime, Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd has updated most of its Volvo equipment for new models at the company’s Canford recycling facility including, for the first time, a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler.
“In line with our policy of keeping our equipment as fresh and up to date as possible, last year we made some significant investments in our mobile plant, as we needed to replace our three year old excavators and five year old loading shovels,” explains Operations Director Bill Watson.
“We’ve been operating Volvo products for many years now, so we know the pedigree of the machines in terms of their overall productivity, reliability and good residual values. So replacing like with like, albeit with the latest updates and machine models, made perfect sense,” he continues.
Working in and around the transfer sheds, a new EW240E MH takes over from a smaller three year old EW210E to provide greater handling capacity, as well as the ability to turn high-sided bulkers around in faster cycle times.
Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine, developing 171 nett hp, the EW240E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication.
Thanks to the hydraulically raised and lowered cab, with a maximum elevation of 5.7m, the machine offers the operator the benefit of maximising their visibility of the work area.
Also being welcomed as part of the fleet renewal is a new twelve-tonne L60H, complete with rehandling bucket and top clamp.
In addition, Commercial Recycling has replaced an L120H and L150H with brand new versions of the same models
Completing Commercial Recycling’s line-up is one of Volvo’s newest crawler excavators, the twenty-tonne EC200E.
Replacing a slightly larger EC220E, the new machine has been put to works on various activities around the plant and recycled aggregates area. Already, Commercial Recycling is benefitting from the EC200E’s fuel efficiency, as they happily report that their new machine is using significantly less fuel than its predecessor was.
A Bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel takes charge at Nuffield Road HWRC
Meeting the strict criteria laid out in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s tender process, a bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel was ultimately selected to take charge of rehandling operations at its Nuffield Road Household Waste Recycling Centre located in Poole, Dorset.
The nineteen tonne loading shovel has been supplied fully equipped to tackle the task of rehandling domestic, commercial and green waste complete with a long boom option, hydraulic attachment bracket, a 5m³ Ulrich Hi tip bucket complete with a top clamp and solid wheel and tyre assemblies.
Due to increased incidents within the waste industry over the last few years the customer required additional safety features so an Ogden VMS radar system which prevents the machine from reversing into obstructions and the operator’s field of view is greatly enhanced by a Synergy high definition 360° camera together with a 7” monitor and recording system located in the cab.
Other options include an RDS Loadmaster weighing device, a Fireward 18kg dual agent automatic fire suppression system and single lever control for the boom and bucket functions.
To protect the engine, the machine has a Turbo II precleaner fitted to the air intake and an automatic reversible engine fan prevents dust and debris blocking the cooling packages. T
he loading shovel has been limited to a maximum speed of 20KPH for added safety and a duplicate high tip bucket supplied as a back-up for when regular maintenance or repairs ware required.
Commenting on the machine since its recent arrival at Nuffield Road, Fleet Compliance Supervisor Pete Wilson said: “So far we have been very pleased with the Volvo L110H, with positive feedback coming from our machine operators. The machine certainly looks the part and is performing well in line with our expectations.”