* Metso Minerals
During the third quarter of 2003, Metso Minerals of Düsseldorf, Germany, has received metal recycling equipment orders worth ‘‚¬ 23 million from Western Europe, Asia and South America. Deliveries will take place during the first half of 2004.
The order placed by Yamanaka of Tochigi, Japan, includes a 3000 HP shredder as well as de-dusting, air classification and magnet separation equipment. The new plant will process up to 90 tonnes per hour of light to medium-heavy mixed metal scrap (including bales) into high-quality shredder scrap.
Metso Minerals will also supply a shredder residue processing plant to Tokyo Tekko KK’s Hachinoe Works in Japan. This will be designed to segregate inert materials such as glass and sand, the metal fraction and an organic fraction comprising mainly plastics.
From the Netherlands, Metso Minerals has received an order from Van Dalen for 800-tonne hydraulic scrap shears to be installed at its yards in Nijmegen and Niewerkerk aan den IJssel. These are due to be processing a wide range of scrap from early 2004. Each shear has a capacity of up to 50 tonnes per hour, depending on the material.
* Harris Waste Management Group
Harris Waste Management Group, Inc., Peachtree City, Georgia, U.S., has installed a GS-11-E-5 baler/logger/shear at the 13-acre scrap processing facility of Great Western Recycling Industries, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GS-11-E-5 features a flat slab foundation, an advanced high-efficiency hydraulic system, and a unique charge box with higher compression forces.
The unit also features: a shear throat opening measuring 30 inches in height and 34 inches wide; a 1100-ton shearing force; high speeds to increase cuts per minute and thereby productivity; a baling/logging force of 226 tons to give a bale density of 60-100 lb per cubic foot and a bale/log weight ranging from 800 to 1600 lb.
Harris has also sold an HS6090 shredder to Midwest Scrap Management of St Joseph, Missouri. Designed for small to medium-size scrap operations processing 1500 to 3000 tons a month, the shredder has a top-and-bottom discharge design and is capable of shredding cars, white goods, tin, C&D debris and miscellaneous scrap.
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