Tag: compactors

A compactor is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of waste material or soil through compaction. A trash compactor is often used by a home or business to reduce the volume of trash. Normally powered by hydraulics, compactors take many shapes and sizes. In landfill sites for example, a large bulldozer with spiked wheels called a landfill compactor is used to drive over waste deposited by waste collection vehicles (WCVs).

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Temperature mapping provides the operator with a temperature “map” showing the path of the compactor overlaid with the last recorded surface temperature.

The Density Direct system’s calibration screen enables the user to set the project’s target density. Once fully calibrated with data specific to the application, the Volvo Intelligent Compaction with

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

Squeeze Play

Squeeze Play

Landfill managers continuously seek increased efficiency and greater compaction and airspace, but as technology improves, some of the ways they achieve those ends have changed.

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

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