Sims Metal celebrates 9 years service with ASC M6

Updated on Friday, February 26, 2021

Waste & Recycling

The Company

Sims Metal Management Ltd is the leading metals and electronics recycling company in the world. The company specializes in ferrous and non-ferrous metals recycling, post-consumer electronic goods recycling, and municipal waste recycling.

The Problem.

Sweeping a metal recycling yard is not only challenging but difficult. These centres have a lot of scrap metal that is dropped on the ground while metal is being recycled. This metal must be swept up in on an hourly basis in order for the mobile plant to operate and reduce the probabilities of punctured tyres. The metals swept up can vary in length and weight. There is also the big issue with dust build up that needs to be swept in order to ensure OH&S policies are adhered to.

The Solution.

Pictured here is a ASC M6 sweeper that has been in service at the Kooragang Island (Newcastle) plant for the past 9 years. Throughout the Sims Metal NSW group they have in excess of 11 ASC M6 sweepers sweeping up their various depots. Not only does the M6 sweeper do a great job but they are extremely reliable and a perfect fit for this kind of tough application. The machines are sweeping in rain & sunlight.

The M6 is capable of sweeping the roadways as well as broken and undulated concrete / bitumen services.

Happy 9th Birthday M6.