Hawk Steel Installs Downstream Metals Separation System

Texas company selects system from American Pulverizer and Hustler Conveyor.

August 3, 2010
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Auto Shredding

Hawk Steel, Kennendale, Texas, will be installing an extensive metals separation system at its Texas auto shredding facility. Pete Bausone, owner of Hawk Steel, says the new separation system will include two eddy current separators.

The company, which already has one eddy current separator inline with its auto shredder, says it hopes that by adding additional sorting equipment offline, it will be able to extract more aluminum, copper and other metals from shredder fluff.
Hawk Steel’s auto shredder, located on 18 acres, runs one 12-hour shift per day.
American Pulverizer, St. Louis, and Hustler Conveyor, O’Fallon, Mo., are supplying the equipment, which, Bausone says, should be installed by this fall. The equipment to be used at the facility includes a Hustler tumbleback metering conveyor; an American Pulverizer trommel screen designed for three size splits of materials that will be fed to the fines separator; and a standard eddy current, with overs (5-inches-plus in size) going to a picking conveyor.
This system also incorporates an S&S (SiCon Technology) induction coil machine for further removal of nonferrous materials.
The platforms are designed for access to all of the equipment and offer multiple picking areas for more efficiency.
The system is designed for further recovery of materials, yielding a higher percentage of nonferrous recovery per ton of ferrous scrap shredded.
Bausone says that because markets are starting to improve, installing the system should help the company out. “It puts us in a much better position.”