Laval, Quebec-based Total Metal Recovery Inc. (TMR), a scrap metal recycling company, has purchased a Wendt Model 106 Heavy shredder plant and nonferrous recovery system from Wendt Corp., Buffalo, New York.
Wendt will supply TMR with a newly designed 106-inch-by-115-inch Heavy shredder that features a Bowe disc rotor and a 6,000-horsepower motor. The shredder plant consists of a ferrous downstream system that will produce high-quality, low-copper shred, Wendt says.
“We wanted to gain a competitive advantage in a tough market,” says Claude Verret, TMR chief operating officer. “Wendt’s successful track record, capabilities to deliver and support such a large project and the reference shredder plants we visited were all impressive.”
TMR plans to process automobiles and other shreddable material, producing 250,000 tons annually of shredded scrap.
“Our purchase in this modern shredder and downstream system will allow us to shred efficiently and recover all of the valuable metals,” Verret says.
Wendt also will supply a nonferrous recovery system that includes TOMRA Sorting’s sensor-based Finder technology. The nonferrous system will recover traditional nonferrous metals, such as aluminum (zorba) and stainless steel (zurik), in addition to recovering copper wires and minus-10-millimeter fines that contain precious metals.
“In today’s market, you don’t have the choice not to get the latest technology, because all of the margin is in ASR (auto shredder residue), and that’s the reason we purchased this system from Wendt,” Verret says. “We have to get the maximum level of metal from the ASR to be competitive, and with our new layout we will be able to give our customers what they want.”
The sale of the Went Model 106 Heavy shredder marks the first large (mega) shredder project that will be built from scratch in North America in several years by any shredder manufacturer, Wendt says. In more recent years, Wendt shredder sales have trended toward the M6090, 2,500-horsepower modular shredder.
Wendt President Tom Wendt says, “At a time when everything you read is about how much excess shredder capacity is in the marketplace, there is still a market for modern, efficient plants that operate at a lower cost and recover a greater percentage of valuable metals.”
TMR’s new greenfield operation will be in the center of the busiest area of the east of Canada, a 3-million-square-foot industrial park, and will be installed and commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2016, Wendt says.