The Mediterranean Institute of Ecological Studies (IMEE), which operates a recyclable materials processing plant near Valencia, Spain, has added a new Doosan DX380LC-7 crawler excavator to its machinery fleet, according to that equipment producer.
Doosan says IMEE is authorized by a local community organization known as Generalitat Valenciana to provide a discarded construction materials treatment service in the region.
The facilities at IMEE include a transfer station, the recycling plant, a further therapy plant and an inert landfill. At the transfer station, or separation warehouse, recyclables such as plastics, cardboard, metal plus wood are removed.
The remaining inert waste is then passed through in order to a triage cabin, from where soil and aggregates are placed on a conveyor belt toward screening and processing machinery that converts it into marketable materials for use in the construction plus roadbuilding.
“We are usually growing between 20 to 30 percent every year, so we needed a brand new excavator to work in our facilities and Doosan proved to be the best for the size of excavator to meet our needs, with a lower fuel consumption and a quality design, ” IMEE Managing Director Nacho Llácer states.
He continues, “We need to load, unload, excavate and transport stockpiles to the crusher in order to recycle, collect the waste that arrives at our services (with an average of 140 trucks per day and about 2, 000 metric tons of material per day) and carry out various jobs at the plant. ”
Feedback through employees has been good, Llácer says, adding, “Our operators are very happy with the particular new excavator. They appreciate the ease of operation plus the additional comfort that comes from a new machine. The particular visibility, the cab and the safety are outstanding elements, as well as the robustness. ”
Doosan says the particular 44-ton DX380LC-7 model provides greater productivity, high performance and lower fuel usage because of its D-Ecopower technology. Also included are a 360-degree camera system and what Doosan calls “large side mirrors, powerful work lights, and non-slip steps, platforms and safety rails on the upper structure. ”
IMEE also owns a Doosan DX170W-5 wheeled excavator, which replaced a machine from another brand several years ago.
Llácer says of the older machine, “The DX170W-5 is ideal for the size plus power. We equip it with a clamp to sort and separate various components into groups. In addition to handling work in the particular waste area, the Doosan DX170W-5 excavator literally rips the plastic out of the big bags, separating the particular content from the container, which allows us to quickly and conveniently divide and select materials plus soil or even rubble. It also transports and stacks the containers we use. ”
The combination associated with machines and techniques will be effective with regard to IMEE, Llácer says. “The different types of components used within construction generate waste that will must be classified regarding later recovery, identifying what can be recovered for reuse. Thanks in order to the sorting process, we manage to recover 95 percent of the waste products for subsequent recycling. The lack of adequate centers like ours for building waste creates a serious problem for our own environment and is currently a huge setback. ”
Regarding working with Doosan and its Valencia-based distributor Ximo Magallo & CIA, Llácer adds, “The qualities of machines today are usually intrinsic, such as new technologies, rear view cameras plus ergonomic seats. However, I personally highly value the role of the good salesperson who not only sells a machine, but also advises you and helps you with decision-making when selecting the best products for your projects, including post sales, which is also extremely important. There are sellers who are simple order takers, who leave a catalogue on the table, but are not really even experts in their product. Selling is usually not offering; selling is definitely talking, listening to the requirements and providing solutions to the particular client. A person who only distributes flyers will hardly know how to solve a problem when you have this. Therefore , it is vital for me that the manufacturers train their teams properly and prioritize the training centers. ”
He says associated with Ximo Magallo & CIA and Doosan training business unit Centrocar , “Their team can be really efficient in this sense, and they furthermore offer a very good technical service and are fast. They solve all my problems, which usually strengthens my confidence in them. ”