Pacific Steel & Recycling Installs New Equipment

Pacific Steel & Recycling Installs New Equipment

Recycler looks to boost output, production by installing shear, downstream system at yards.

September 17, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
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Pacific Steel & Recycling has announced that it is in the process of installing a stationary shear at its scrap metal facility in Spokane, Wash. The foundation for the shear, purchased from Metso, started July 5, 2012, with the company pouring concrete the middle of July. The company notes that to date it has poured 750 yards of concrete for the shear.

The main shear body was delivered to the company on Aug. 15, 2012, and the company is in the process of assembling the shear. Pacific Steel expects to have the shear operational by the end of September 2012. When fully operational the company expects the new shear to process around 50 tons of material per hour.

Kevin Holcomb, a representative of Pacific Steel & Recycling, says the new shear will replace an earlier shear that has outlived its usefulness. The older shear, which will be scrapped once the new shear is installed, was installed around 12 years ago.

Pacific Steel also is in the process of upgrading its downstream system with a KSS system at its auto shredder in Mayfield, Idaho. Pacific Recycling says the upgrade will enable the company to extract more copper scrap from the shredder fluff produced by the shredder. The system will be added to the Steinert downstream system it presently operates at the site. The shredder operational at the site is an 80 X104 Metso shredder.

Pat Dugan, manager of Pacific Steel & Recycling’s Mayfield facility, says he expects to have the installation complete by the middle of October. The company started the expansion project this past summer.

Part of the KSS system includes a new larger, more powerful compressor. According to the company construction on the new system is under way to build a new room to house the compressor. The expansion will include new conveyor belts and zorba bins.