Sims Metal adds new ASC Eureka M8 to its fleet

Updated on Friday, October 8, 2021

Steel Manufacturing . Waste & Recycling

Client Introduction

Sims Metal Management has grown to be the largest scrap metal and electronics recycler in the world, with over 6000 employees in 230 locations across the globe.

The work done at Sims Metal Management comprises a large network of processing facilities to source recyclable ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

The Problem

Sims Metal Newcastle (NSW) has a large scrap yard that has trucks entering and dropping off scrap metal at all hours of the day. The site is extremely busy and very dusty due to a lot of traffic movement. Scrap metal offcuts are constantly dropped on the ground due to the sheer volume of material.

These metal scraps and dust need to be removed periodically throughout the day to minimise the levels of airborne dust as well as the elimination of the puncturing of truck tires that move throughout the plant.

The local council also mandates that the adjoining roads are kept clean and dust-free.

Sims Metal Management contacted ASC’s Scott Campbell, requested him to visit their site, and recommend an appropriate solution for their challenge. The site was clearly too big for a conventional industrial sweeper yet too small to invest in a street sweeper.

Scott Campbell recommended the new ASC Eureka M8, a large capacity sweeper, as a solution.

The machine addressed many problems.

  1. The ASC Eureka M8 large capacity sweeper has a travel speed of 24km, which meant it could quickly sweep up the public roads dust-free, which in this case was a major truck thoroughfare.
  2. ASC Eureka M8 large capacity sweeper has massive ground clearance, so the speed humps strategically located around the site were no longer an issue as the machine is designed to clear them with ease without any damage to the rubber skirts.
  3. The dust control is amazing as the machine has inbuilt zero-emission dust technology as well as water suppression.

The amazing ASC Eureka M8 sweeper gave the Sims Company a great solution as they were able to use a large capacity machine to quickly clean their entire site dust-free without being bogged or stuck on undulated concrete or footpaths.

The Solution

Sims Metal choose to purchase the ASC Eureka M8 diesel sweeper immediately. The ASC Eureka M8 was a great choice financially as well as it was only 35% of the cost of a conventional street sweeper.

In the end, the ASC Eureka M8 proved to be much more functional, easier to operate with less maintenance, and swept faster than any other product.

The ASC’s new sweeper gave Sims Metal a better and clean site with a vehicle that improved the productive use of their existing labour.

The machine was very well received upon delivery, with a lot of their employees stunned by both the look and performance of this unique sweeper.