US Shredder Adds Automatic ASR Loading System

System will allow users to reduce their handling of ASR.

February 13, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

U.S. Shredder and Castings Group, an equipment company headquartered in Trussville, Ala., has successfully designed, manufactured and installed an Automatic ASR (Auto Shredder Residue) Loading System (AFL-4).

Because the design uses a heavy duty gantry, conveyors and sensors, the AFL can automatically load ASR in four 20-foot open top containers or two 40-foot trucks after being processed through a shredder downstream system, the company says. 

According to U.S. Shredder, the AFL-4 gives customers the opportunities to eliminate the need for a front-end loader to load containers and trucks. The system also helps eliminate the dust and dirt in the air that arises from the double handling of ASR. With the AFL-4 system users can achieve both goals, U.S. Shredder says.

U.S. Shredder says that with the use of the AFL-4 systems, users can achieve a cleaner shredder environment and reduce operating costs. The company adds that reducing the need for a front-end loader and driver also can accelerate a user’s return on investment.

U.S. Shredder and Castings Group offers scrap shredders, control systems, downstream systems, nonferrous recovery, air systems, scrap shears, balers, and loggers; as well as shredder castings, service, engineering and consulting to the worldwide scrap industry. 

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For more information, please contact Bill Tigner at 205-999-7670 or