Power-Packer's new dc electric-powered hydraulic pump is equipped with manual override capabilities for situations where the electric supply is not operational. The new pump features 12V dc input, a built-in pressure relief valve, and an integrated design with motor, controls, and manual override, all in one package. It is designed to be used on trucks, trailers, off-road equipment, or any variety of applications where dc electric power is available. Power-Packer, N22 W223685 Ridge-view Pkwy. West, Waukesha, WI 53188-1013.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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