Upstate Shredding purchases Wendt shredder and nonferrous separation system

Upstate Shredding purchases Wendt shredder and nonferrous separation system

Model M6090 shredder and three-line nonferrous system will be installed at Upstate’s Albany, N.Y., facility.

January 29, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
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Wendt Corp.,  headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., has sold a Model M6090 shredder and three-line nonferrous separation system to Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, based in Owego, N.Y. The shredder is the third Upstate has purchased and will be installed at its Port of Albany, N.Y., facility.

Shortly after purchasing the Albany scrap yard, opened in August 2013, Upstate recognized the need to purchase a shredder for the location, says Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding.

With the company’s main shredder in Owego, N.Y., the company faced excessive freight costs to transport the material and decided that having a shredder onsite made the most sense, Weitsman adds.

“We have ambitious goals for our Albany yard, and this shredder is the next step in putting that plan of expansion into motion and becoming more competitive in the region,” he observes.

After completing the install of the shredder Upstate will be looking to add to its workforce, as well as make some strategic acquisitions, which will increase the volume of material for the shredder.

In a Wendt release, Weitsman says that after looking into several manufacturers, the M6090 shredder “offered the best overall value and proper sizing for the area.”

According to Wendt, the M6090 shredder is designed with modular features that help reduce overall project costs for customers compared to “traditional” installations. In addition to the shredder decision, the company also saw the opportunity to maximize the recovery of its material through the purchase of a nonferrous separation system.

“Wendt put together a package that best suited our needs,” says Weitsman. “The nonferrous equipment will allow us to increase revenue to our bottom line and create additional jobs in the area.” The new separation lines will allow the company to recover insulated copper wire, zorba and zurik, as well as fines material.

The new shredder features a 2,500-horsepower DC motor and Bowe disc rotor. The shredder is equipped with an infeed conveyor, Wendt AutoDriver controls and modular design features that includes a prefabricated motor enclosure, remote pre-wired e-house, operator control tower and ferrous downstream.

Upstate reports that installation will begin in the second quarter. When complete, the shredder will be able to process up to 18,000 tons per month of ferrous and nonferrous material and run seven days a week.

Wendt has also recently commissioned a high-volume MTB wire chopping line at Upstate’s Owego, N.Y., facility and will install an additional shredder for the company in the fourth quarter of 2014 in New Castle, Pa.