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Recycling Today Staff October 8, 2012

Metso Recycling Debuts Entry-Level Scrap Shear
Metso Recycling, with U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, has introduced the new TS Eco Cut, designed as an economical, versatile scrap shear for a wide range of scrap types. The TS Eco Cut, part of the company’s new Eco line, was officially launched during the Expo Sucata exhibition in Brazil in September.

Metso says the shear corresponds with small- to medium-capacity demands and offers good performance at an entry level price. Features include a side compression system and hydraulic system built to provide optimized operation, the company says. Options like the 3-feet or 5-feet wide lid are designed to provide flexibility to adapt the shear to specific customer needs. The new scrap shear is available in North and South America as well as in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Based on our extensive experience in metal recycling, the new TS Eco Cut is our answer to the market demand for a robust and economical scrap shear,” says John Guerry, vice president of Metso Texas Shredder. “It provides great flexibility and a fast return on investment,” Guerry continues. “Literally speaking, the TS Eco Cut cuts costs while cutting scrap. This is why we are confident in this concept.”

Metso says the Eco Cut’s design offers an optimal price-to-performance ratio. The shear’s side compression system offers 1,000-ton shear force and overstroke for precompaction of materials in preparation for cutting, according to the manufacturer. Recyclers can choose between two different lid sizes for bulky, light scrap or medium to heavy scrap.

Metso says high-quality hydraulic components assure optimum performance and service life, and the shear’s control system is designed to optimize performance and energy consumption. The TS Eco Cut shear also features a modular design for additional flexibility, easier handling and installation and cost savings, the company adds.

The company says installation, repairs, retrofitting and performance enhancements are available at more than 150 locations around the world.


Tire shredder maker offers rental plan
BCA Industries Inc. of Milwaukee is offering a rental program for its PD1000 model portable tire shredding plant.

“Now processors, haulers, scrap yards and startups can rent the PD1000 ‘true portable’ tire shredder by the week, month or multiple months as well as rent to own,” the company states in a news release.

The 11,000-pound PD1000 hydraulic electric shredder is powered by a 100-horsepower diesel generator and can be transported using a standard truck. The shredder has a capacity of up to 400 tires per hour and also can be used to shred wood, electronics, plastics, constructions materials and paper, according to BCA Industries.

“This rental program has been requested for years by industry veterans and startups alike,” says Doug Bartelt, president of BCA Industries. “It will fill needs that have long been neglected in the recycling marketplace.”

Bartelt adds, “Our PD1000 machine can help many business models succeed both short and long term, but we had to make it affordable.”


Sullivan Metals Purchases Imabe Stationary Shear
Sullivan Metals of Holyoke, Mass., has purchased a 900-ton stationary side-ram shear from Imabe Iberíca of Madrid, which opened a North American sales and support office in Miami in November 2011.

The 900-ton stationary shear will be the equipment supplier’s largest shear installation in the United States to date, says Manuel San Sebastian, managing director of Imabe of America Co., Imabe’s North American sales division.

Brian Powell Jr., vice president of Sullivan Metals, says flexibility was the primary consideration in purchasing the Imabe stationary shear.

“We ultimately wanted to add the flexibility of a logger/baler/shear to the mix to make sure we could process any material, any time, and in the most efficient way possible,” explains Powell. He says the company will process all grades of iron with the new shear, which was scheduled to be up and running by Oct. 1, 2012.

San Sebastian says the 900-ton side-ram stationary shear can accommodate a 26-foot charging box compared with the 23-foot maximum capacity that is offered by standard shears. According to San Sebastian, the new shear’s side-ram technology provides the capacity and makes the shear unique among others in the United States.

“The side ram allows the client to process really tough, thick structural scrap that cannot be processed in a standard flap system,” San Sebastian says. He explains that the side-ram technology provides more force to the closing action of the shear, ultimately allowing more production per hour.

In addition to its Miami and Madrid locations, Imabe operates locations in Mexico City, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal, the U.K, Poland and Russia.


Genesis Attachments Expands Dealer Network

Genesis Attachments, Superior, Wis., has named Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., based in Park City, Kan., its exclusive dealer for western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and southern Ohio.

“Now carrying a wide range of attachments for use on all sizes of excavators and skid steers presents a great opportunity for our company to provide additional products and support to our existing customers,” says Matt McNett, Murphy Tractor and Equipment region manager.

Genesis says Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co.’s commitment to quality and customer service is well-aligned with its own.

“Partnering with Murphy Tractor is a very good fit for us but, more importantly, it’s also beneficial for area companies interested in improving their operations through the use of attachments,” says Leif Strandberg, Genesis Midwest regional manager.

Jon Fodor, Genesis Great Lakes regional manager, adds, “Our partnership will provide customers with excellent local service as well as a wide variety of rental and sale package options.”

Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, has 28 locations throughout the Midwestern states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

Genesis Attachments designs and manufactures shears, grapples, concrete processors and specialty attachments for the scrap processing, demolition, material handling and decommissioning industries.


Terex Fuchs Offers Material Handler Attachments for a Range of Applications

Southaven, Miss.-based Terex Fuchs offers a variety of work attachments for its material handlers that are designed and built for use in scrap, recycling, demolition and heavy-duty rehandling applications.

The company’s lift hooks, cactus grabs and magnets are offered in a range of options and are available for any model of Terex Fuchs material handler. According to the company, size ranges are built specifically for each material handler model.

Terex Fuchs also offers a range of options that include quick-attach designs to facilitate switching between attachments.

Cactus grabs feature construction, kinematics, tine-closing forces and hydraulics that are performance-matched to the machine, the company says. The proprietary features of the grabs also are designed to provide long life. A variety of cactus grab models—open, half or closed-shell tine designs—with capacities from 0.5 to 1.8 cubic yards are available. Some models can be equipped with a magnet.

Terex Fuchs electro magnets are built to exert force over the entire diameter of the magnet plate. Lift forces range from 22,480 to 85,427 foot pounds, and the electro magnets are available in hydraulically rotating, rigid and chain suppression plate designs for various applications.

The company’s lift hooks are designed to deliver high lifting capacities ranging from 10 to 20 tons. A range of lift hooks are available to meet a variety of material handling needs.

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