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Joint venture to address changing shredder needs

United States – 3TEK Global is the name given to a new company formed by US-based recycling equipment manufacturers Granutech-Saturn Systems, Peninsula Equipment and Riverside Engineering. Launched in early April at the ISRI trade show in Las Vegas and headquartered in Texas, 3TEK aims to serve ‘the needs of a changing scrap metal industry’.

According to Bill Padula, vice president of both Peninsula Equipment and 3TEK Global, the new company will supply the NEXT line of mobile and stationary hammermill shredders and related downstream separation equipment to small and medium-sized yards processing less than 50 tonnes per hour.

‘This helps them take control of growing their business,’ Padula told Recycling International in Las Vegas. The 3TEK NEXT product line incorporates the hammermill and downstream separation designs of Riverside Engineering and the Caterpillar engines and product support capabilities of Peninsula Equipment, along with the 50 years of manufacturing expertise Granutech-Saturn Systems brings to the scrap industry.

‘It is a powerful combination and we are proud to be a part of it,’ said Matthew Morrison, president of Granutech-Saturn Systems. 3TEK’s NEXT 7400 mobile shredder hammermill system has a 2100 HP mobile diesel-power module design, with power pack options and other modular downstream equipment specifically designed to facilitate ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processing close to the source.

The shredder is claimed to be ‘unique’ in providing a powerful hammermill design on a mobile platform. ‘This brings the characteristics of much larger hammermills to a compact package that can be fully installed, functional and shredding in three days,’ it is pointed out.

The NEXT 7400 will be in production in the second quarter of 2016, with follow-on releases in 2017 to include a smaller unit designated the 3TEK NEXT 6000.

A full report on the ISRI 2016 convention & trade show will be published in the May issue of Recycling International.

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