Triple M Metal Commissions New Wendt Shredder

New auto shredder will allow Triple M to serve more customers in Sault Ste. Marie.

June 23, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Auto Shredding Equipment & Products

Triple M Metal LP has commissioned a new Wendt Corp. Model M6090 shredder in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Triple M, founded more than 40 years ago by Mike Giampaolo, is a ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycler with 16 facilities in North America.

Wendt says the recent installation of the M6090 will provide Triple M with the opportunity to sell the majority of its scrap metal locally while growing its customer base in and near Sault Ste. Marie.

Triple M says the transportation savings gained from having a shredder on site justifies its investment in the equipment. “We were looking at pricey shipping costs if we didn’t invest in a shredding facility for this yard,” says Tom Anderson, Triple M’s vice president of engineering. “We would have had to ship shreddable materials to one of our Southern Ontario shredders and then transport the finished goods back up to our local steel mill customer in Sault Ste. Marie.”

When determining what shredder to purchase, Triple M says it found the M6090 to be the appropriate fit. “The Model M6090 was the right size for this yard,” says Anderson. “Our material flow was not sufficient enough to support anything larger and the decision supports regional shredding as opposed to centralized shredding.”

Anderson says Triple M’s existing relationship with Wendt also was helpful in getting the project completed. “We looked at other suppliers, but we liked the compactness of the unit. We’re running a Wendt 130-inch shredder successfully in Hamilton (Ontario) and currently installing a large Wendt nonferrous processing plant,” Anderson adds. “We deem our relationship with Wendt as a strategic partnership.”

The M6090 shredder features a 2,500 hp DC motor and a disc rotor made by Bowe Knives, Bettendorf, Iowa. The shredder is equipped with an infeed conveyor, Wendt auto-driver controls, modular design features that include a pre-fabricated motor enclosure and remote pre-wired E-house, and a ferrous downstream with dual electro-drum magnets and a picking house.