ToolBox Talks Schedule
These presentations are held in a designated area on the Trade Show Floor located near Non-Ferrous Hospitality. Just look for the ToolBox Talks banner!

Date and Time Title Company Speakers Description
4/17/2012
10:00 AM
BE MORE Vigilant: Managing Credit Risk in Today's Stormy Economic Environment ProfitGuard Scott McCreadie Extending credit is a necessary element of doing business. So the decision companies must make isn't whether to grant credit, but rather how to mitigate the risks when doing so. Every sale puts capital, profit, and net worth at risk. Every company owes it to itself, therefore, to find effective ways to manage such risk.
4/17/2012
10:00 AM
Basics of Perimeter Security Electric Guard Dog Jack DeMao The goal of this discussion is to have the manager reassess the physical security threat and understand the options available to them.
4/17/2012
11:15 AM
BE MORE Informed: Specifying an Eddy Current Separator Magnetic Products Keith Rhodes and Jack Smylie
4/17/2012
11:15 AM
BE MORE Aware: The Specifics of Your Baler's Power Unit Sierra International Emory Olds and Randy Hansen This workshop will discuss the specifics of a baler's power unit. Specifically, it will cover items such as water in oil, oil temperature, filtration and return line filtration, pilot operated control valves, and poppet manifolds.
4/17/2012
1:45 PM
Speeding Up Your Operation For Scrap Export A-Ward Exports Simon Ward This presentation aims to educate scrap yards on speeding up their yard processes, maximizing safety, and reducing costs to make their export business as profitable as possible. The presentation will discuss all methods of container loading available as well as many other safety and efficient matters.
4/17/2012
1:45 PM
Vortex De-pollution (USA) LLC Willem Geyer
4/17/2012
3:00 PM
BE MORE Knowledgeable: Density Separation of Fine Zorba Eriez Magnetics Darrell Milton The presentation will begin with how fine zorba is created using eddy current separation and how the technology works. The presentation will also discuss the ISRI definitions of the metals created in an automobile scrap yard. Finally, it will cover the different styles of density separation including air tables, water jigs, hand picking and heavy media separation.
4/17/2012
3:00 PM
Shredder Drive Maintenance Quad Plus Joseph Crosetto This presentation reviews good safety and shredder drive maintenance procedures and covers all types of shredder drives. Throughout the presentation, attendees will have opportunities to look at actual examples of the materials being discussed.
4/18/2012
10:00 AM
Be More Tech Savvy: Scrap Recycling in the Digital Age 21st Century Programming Philip Rafle The presentation will cover the advantages of using a digital interface and the common features of a touch-screen recycling software program to make them more comfortable with adopting new and emerging technology in the future.
4/18/2012
10:00 AM
Be More Effective: Dust Suppression in Scrap Handling Dust Control Technology Carl Harr Dust suppression has become an increasingly important challenge in scrap handling operations, and the industry has begun searching in earnest for efficient, cost-effective methods of particle control. Depending on the source and ambient conditions, airborne dust can contribute to a number of concerns, including potential health, safety or environmental risks, explosion hazards, higher equipment maintenance costs, reduced visibility and poor community relations. This talk will explore the different types of dust suppression systems available.
4/18/2012
11:15 AM
New Advances and Applications Using X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers for Metals Testing in the Scrap Recycling Industry Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers James Stachowiak The essential power and reach of a laboratory XRF spectrometer is now available in a hand-held package which can be used in harsh industrial and field environments. For the scrap industry, these advancements in portable XRF technology have greatly assisted in improving production and lowering costs. Fast and accurate metal alloy sorting and analysis with this new advanced technology can maximize a yard's efficiency and profitability while avoiding costly mistakes.
4/18/2012
11:15 AM
BE MORE Connected: Connecting With Your Customers ScrapApp Tom Buechel Wondering how to bring your company into the fast paced world of online, mobile, and social media marketing? New marketing technologies can be overwhelming, but this workshop will break it down into easy steps that will transform participants into social media mavens.
4/18/2012
1:45 PM
BE MORE Competitive: Getting More From ASR Wendt Bill Close This presentation will provide an in depth overview of the various commodities available within ASR, the different equipment available within the industry to create market ready products and the basic steps required to capitalize on processing ASR.
4/18/2012
1:45 PM
BE MORE Compliant: Understanding Stormwater Compliance StormwateRx Calvin Noling This presentation will discuss the latest stormwater compliance information relevant to the recycling industry. The informational session will focus on programs, tips, tools, and systems that have been employed at facilities around the US to comply with the most stringent stormwater regulations.
4/18/2012
3:00 PM
BE MORE Informed: Using Telematics Volvo Construction Equipment North America Bill Sauber Telematics is two-way digital communication between machines and a secure website via cell phone or satellite. Telematics systems usually include a GPS receiver to provide very accurate machine location. The system provides information about the machines being monitored that help owners and fleet managers remotely view the machine's mechanical health (such as coolant and oil temperature, oil pressure, etc.) and how the machine is being operated. This workshop will discuss the basics of this technology from a scrap yard owners point of view.
4/18/2012
3:00 PM
Improving Operating Efficiency by Understanding Your Data Ferrex Engineering, LTD. Mark Clarkson and Nathan Burns We are in a world where mounds of data can be quickly made available. Now the need is to be able to present the data in a timely manner to make important business decisions. From the vast amount of data it is necessary to sift out and present certain items to make a quick decision. This presentation will discuss the necessary steps needed to make these decisions on a timely basis.