Metso to install North America’s first EtaRip preshredder

Metso to install North America’s first EtaRip preshredder

Ohio-based Milliron Iron & Metal will add the unit in the fall of 2018.

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April 13, 2018
Edited by DeAnne Toto
Auto Shredding Equipment & Products Ferrous

Finnish company Metso says it has received an order to supply its first Metso Lindemann EtaRip preshredder in North America. The customer, Milliron Iron & Metal, Mansfield, Ohio, chose the machine because of its robust design and performance, combined with Metso's service and support capabilities in North America, according to the manufacturer.

"We are excited to have secured our first EtaRip order in North America,” says Keith Carroll, vice president, Metso Metal Recycling Americas, based in San Antonio. “The unit will be installed in the fall of 2018. Once the unit has been commissioned, we are confident that our customer will be pleased for their decision. We also look forward to being able to demonstrate the benefits of this product to a new audience.”

The EtaRip preshredder is a low-speed, high-torque machine that preprocesses bundles of scrap metals or end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) before feeding them to an auto shredder. This results in more homogeneous, easily processed infeed material, which in turn enables the shredder to operate at optimal efficiency, Metso says. It also can increase the auto shredder castings' wear life, reduce peak electrical loads on the main shredder drive and provide protection against unshreddable materials that may be inside bales or bulky materials. Furthermore, it reduces the risk of unexpected explosions inside the shredding chamber, which could otherwise cause significant environmental or equipment problems, the supplier adds.

Metso offers products for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap. Through the Lindemann, Texas Shredder and N-Series product lines, Metso offers a full range of preshredders, shredders, shears, balers and briquetters, along with the capability to develop custom solutions for customers' ferrous and nonferrous scrap separation processing needs.