Green Machine Sales, LLC. is pleased to announce that we have hired Travis Robinson in the role of Field Technician. His industry background includes, the operation of County Waste’s 30 TPH recycling plant in Chester, VA, and worked for Coastal Wire in a dual role consisting of field tech support and sales. Travis’ knowledge and experience with Green Machine’s processing techniques, machinery maintenance, and servicing Green Eye® Optical Sorters, uniquely positions him to lead our product support team.
What Customers Can Expect
You can expect annual visits from Travis, during which he will offer technical assistance with material processing techniques, share maintenance advice to enhance your plant’s efficiency, and work with our team of experts to troubleshoot any problems.
Green Machine is committed to improving our customer relationships and jobsite presence. The addition of Travis bridges communication with customers, opens availability for service requests, and ensures your system’s continued success.
Recyclables are no different than any other commodity whether it be corn, oil, minerals or metals. Price fluctuations and down markets are something every industry deals with time to time. Below we provided a recyclable material value history. The business model of a Recycling Facility in the future is going to have to be built around the abundance model, where your returns are not going to be made by commodity price increases but through earning stronger margins on your activities and by being properly positioned when the market stabilizes and growth returns.
Of the Green Machine SSR Facilities built, every one of them is currently in operation
Statistics prove owning a Green Machine is an advantage with most Green Machine processing plants increasing their market share. Many of us are still worried about tomorrow and next month and next quarter and rightfully so, but too some are not seeing the forest for the trees, which is what the solution to surviving the low commodity prices, but if that were our only challenge. Increased labor costs coupled with higher market cleanliness standards generating a business climate many find impossible to compete in. Green Machine customers are weathering this storm with those weathering best attacking each challenge head on increasing their systems throughput volumes, upgrading and modifying their equipment improving cleanliness and clean sort rates. Most start by calling on Green Machine Process Engineers to visit their plant to perform a full system assessment starting with system tuning resulting in identifying their systems best clean throughput TPH baseline followed by an complete system analysis with emphasis first on identifying all low hanging fruit items such as screen disc spacing, system process adjustments, staffing recommendations and maintenance criteria. Next upgrade modifications are engineered offering ROI guarantees. In today’s market if your plant isn’t operating at minimum one ton processed per employed sorter you’re in danger. Many Green machine plants are reaching a 2 tons SSR material processing per man ratio.
These are challenging times but some perspective of the long term commodity price fluctuations we have experienced through the not so distant past and with the current predictions that prices should hold or inch upward. Those of us left standing will be in position to set the new processing base lines with less competition. There is no sign public sentiment turning away from recycling diversion so expect material to continue to flow. Just know that Green Machine is prepared to share all the tribal knowledge gathered from its large family of processing customers and our ever evolving product lines designed to lower your processing costs. Contact our parts and service department to make a system survey appointment.
Green Machine® (Hampstead, NH) manufactures innovative recycling and solid waste processing equipment and systems for a variety of applications across all industries. All of their product lines, equipment, and components are manufactured completely in the United States. These products provide customers with cost effective solutions that can be tailored to meet any need or budget. System components such as Green Eye optical sorters, Green Screens® separation systems, Green conveyors, and the UL Listed 508-A panel building shop are just a few of the reasons why Green Machine® stands out from others in the recycling industry. The company has a team of experts who have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to design and manufacture all of the components of each and every product in-house, employing a no-nonsense approach that gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Their work has resulted in a number of patent pending component designs that cannot be found anywhere else.
Green Machine began development of its Patented Hyperspectral optical sorting technology in 2006. At that time the technology was so revolutionary Green Machine had to obtain permission from the US Dept. of Defense, often sharing hyperspectral cameras with the Air Force’s F-16s. The first Green Eye® system deployment was in 2007 with more than 50 systems now deployed. Obtaining its Canadian Patent on February 7, 2013, Green Machine’s U.S. patent was issued on the first day of this year’s Waste Expo: April 24, 2018. Green Machine’s original filing date was November 18, 2008. Peter Mendre, Co. Patent issuant, says, “We’re confident no other manufacturer can exhibit prior art prior to our original application date. We took our time with the Patent examiner and are certain that our System/Process patent will ultimately preclude any current manufacturer from utilizing this technology going forward in the U.S. or Canada.” John Green, Owner and Co. Patent Issuant, indicates that he has not yet determined the best path for enforcement of this technology. Green says, “This technology is critical to solving many of today’s recycling processing issues. We are not opposed to licensing agreements with competitors who are respectful of our rights and the R&D we expended in developing this technology. We will be diligent in protecting the rights we’ve earned through the issuance of these patents.”
These unique designs make Green Machine® an innovative leader in the industry. Green Machine’s equipment is more than just a purchase—it’s a lifelong investment. Green Machine invites you to “Weigh the Difference”.