Recycling Equipment

In the last several decades, the recycling industry has seen a steady rise in demand for recycled materials as well as an increase in the number of end-user items and materials facilities are capable of recycling. Businesses, retail locations and manufacturers are realizing the financial and environmental benefits of recuperating lost material, energy and investment by participating in recycling programs and purchasing reconstituted raw materials. Recycling facilities are key in this process, providing a variety of sorting, shredding, baling and refining services. Because recycling processes require many specialized types of equipment, recycling facilities tend to specialize in sorting and baling materials to be shipped out for further processes, or facilities specialize in reclaiming one type of material, such as PET, aluminum cans or cardboard.

Different types of industrial equipment are used for metal recovery, plastic recovery, pulp recovery and other reclamation processes. Initial sorting stages for material recovery use conveyors, vibratory feeders, magnet assemblies and downstream trommel screens or mixers which separate parts by size and material. While machine vision systems may be employed for robotic sorting, the most cost-effective methods of sorting materials involve both conveyorized screening and manual sorting. Once sorted, materials are reduced in size by shredders, grinders or pulverizers, mixed with water and/or refining chemicals, melted, extracted and re-extruded, rolled or forged into raw plastic pellets, metal ingots or paper rolls.

Aside from traditional paper, plastic, glass and metal recycling, there are facilities capable of recycling consumer items such as ink cartridges, batteries, light bulbs, carpet and computers as well. Recycling may also be employed on a smaller scale within manufacturing facilities for the reclamation of materials and energy lost during processing. Dust collectors or downdraft tables, for example, may collect fine metal shavings lost during metal parts machining; heat exchangers capture the heat energy lost from one process and re-uses it in other processes. Many non-recyclable materials may still be recycled for energy through incineration and waste heat recovery systems.

Recycling Equipment Manufacturers

Baler Manufacturers

Because material reclamation is seldom performed at receiving and sorting facilities, sorted materials must be baled and compacted into manageable units before they are shipped from sorting facilities to reclamation facilities. Baled materials are often further sorted once they have reached material recovery facilities; bales of polyethylene may be sorted into HDPE and PET, or bales of metal may be sorted into tin, aluminum and steel. Baling and compacting materials for transportation is essential for lowering material transportation costs, as well as for handling within facilities.

International Baler Corporation

For over 60 years, International Baler Corporation has been showing our customers world-wide how to convert industrial waste from a necessary cost into an added stream of profits for their businesses through recycling. Recycling industrial waste also adds to your company`s Green Programs.

Granutech-Saturn Systems

Since 1971, Grautech Saturn has manufactured high quality products for crushing metal and shredding unwanted materials. Each staff member has an average of 13 years of experience in the shredders industry. Our systems are used in a wide variety of processes, including tire shredding, hazardous disposal, energy recovery, and metal processing.

BACE

At BACE we enjoy finding innovative solutions and manufacturing industrial balers that will change the way the industry operates. We do not consider ourselves to be just a manufacturing company. Instead we prefer to say we are in the manutechturing company, combining our old school manufacturing values and our new age technology expertise into our products. Not only are we on the cutting edge of the industry, we are leading the charge..

Maren Engineering Corporation

Founded in 1962 by Walt Kurnik and Dave Brown, Maren Engineering Corporation has evolved into a North American leader for designing and manufacturing a full line of Horizontal Balers and Shredders. Additionally Maren markets a variety of conveyors, metering systems, cart tippers and material handling products, making us the "One Source" of innovation for your Waste Management System needs.


Conveyor Sorting System Manufacturers

Conveyors move plastic bottles, metal scrap, newspaper, cardboard or mixtures of all of these items from receiving stations to sorting stations. Sorting stations are often built in to recycling facility conveyor systems with the help of manual sorting, magnets and non-shearing mixers.

Metzgar Conveyors

Metzgar Conveyors has been a leading manufacturer of conveyor systems since 1933. Located in Comstock Park, Michigan, the company started by producing end-wood wheels for industrial trucks and then began production of the Nylo-wheel and Nylo-bearing equipped conveyors and tripled their sales volume. As we grew, we broadened our products to include the most complete line of pallets, packaging equipment, conveyors, and parts handling systems.

Flexicon Corporation

Flexicon Corporation is a manufacturing company with a global reach that serves a wide range of industries with a number of different products. From pneumatic conveyors to bulk bag fillers you can look to us to provide you with high quality products no matter where you are located.

Vac-U-Max

Vac-U-Max is an industry leader who is committed to our customers' satisfaction. Our company offers a variety of premium conveying, cleaning and automated solutions. There are numerous advantages associated with the technologies offered by Vac-U-Max and our teams are engineering the latest high performance innovations to meet the needs of the growing market.

Fori Automation

Located in Shelby Township, Michigan our company has grown greatly since our beginning in 1984. Our location in Shelby Township is our headquarters but we have locations all around the globe. Fori Automation has grown into a leader in automated guided vehicles and we continue to strive to be one of the most innovative companies in the industry while remaining committed to our customers satisfaction.


Hydraulic Lift Manufacturers

Hydraulic power is one of the strongest power sources available, for which reason hydraulic power applications are commonly found in industrial manufacturing and recycling. Metal scrap, cardboard bales, plastic briquettes and other heavy mass quantities of materials are moved from receiving to sorting, from sorting to shredding and/or baling and from baling to reprocessing with the help of hydraulic lifts and hydraulic equipment. The heavy equipment used to transport and load recycling scrap materials typically use hydraulic power; types of lifts may include bulldozers, loaders, scissor lifts, aerial lifts and rotary lifts.

Autoquip Corporation

Innovate, dominate, excite and amaze, these are the core values that Autoquip Corporation has lived by since its inception in 1947. With these goals we have been able to excel in the area of hydraulic lifts, providing creative and imaginative processes and products to each customer. When customers choose Autoquip, they can depend on the best.

Advance Lifts

We were founded in 1974 and we are the leading dock lift manufacturer in the country. Since our founding, we have only become more popular and confident in our leader position. We use a combination of innovative design, superior service, and quick deliveries. Our customers know they can trust us to provide them with the right product, at the right price, and delivered on time.

Bishamon®

Bishamon has a mission to work harder to make your life easier. Over the years our company has developed a wide range of innovations which are ideal for various industries. Our solutions come in a variety of configurations including skid lifts, pallet trucks, lift tables and more. We are the expert in mobile handling and our engineers can develop a unit that is optimized for your applications.

Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.

For three generations, we have provided our customers with the best lifting products in the industry. We were founded in 1941, and today, we are still owned and operated by the same family. We strive to offer personal service to our customers, ensuring that the job is done right and to each customer's satisfaction.


Hydraulic Valves

Hydraulic pumps are used to transfer hydraulic fluids that are then put under pressure and are converted into mechanical energy. The two basic types of hydraulic pumps are piston pumps and gear pumps. Piston pumps are broken up into axial or radial piston pumps. The axial pumps are designed for linear motion and the radial pumps operate in a rotary manner. Gear pumps are divided into two groups: internal gear pumps and external gear pumps. Regardless of the configuration these pumps can provide single-action or double-action functionality where the pump will either push or pull.

Fulflo Specialties, Inc.

Located in Blanchester, Ohio, Fulfo Specialties, Inc. was founded in 1912 and was incorporated in 1933 with its current name and trademark. In 1935, around the same time that fluid power systems were emerging, our company obtained patents for the original guided piston and the direct acting relief valve. Another patent for the pilot-valve-control relief valve in 1943 fulfilled the need for providing large flows without excessive bulk.

Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.

Here at Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. we manufacture hydraulic solutions for a number of markets including: agricultural, municipal, construction, mining and transportation. Our company has an extensive history of engineering success. If you are unsure what hydraulic products are best for your task then just let one of our representatives know your application and we can handle the rest!


Incinerator Manufacturers

Small amounts of materials which cannot be reclaimed nor disposed of sustainably are usually incinerated. Air pollution control equipment remove volatile organic compounds that may have been released during incineration with fixed bed or fluid bed systems. Heat exchangers are commonly used to reclaim the energy which is released during incineration; this energy may be re-used as thermal heat energy or electricity. This is a process known as waste heat recovery.

Catalytic Products International, Inc.

Catalytic Products International is a trusted resource providing engineered solutions meeting the most challenging regulatory air pollution control problems. We deliver a complete range of products and services developed through years of application engineering experience in a variety of industries.

APC Technologies, Inc.

APC Technologies, Inc. serves a multitude of industries and applications including: adhesives, chemical plants, food processing, mining, power plants, metal fabrication, textile finishing, rubber parts manufacturing, waste water treatment, wood product manufacturing and much more. The staff at our company is highly trained and provides outstanding equipment to meet the most stringent air regulations.

Bisco Enterprise, Inc.

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, Bisco Enterprises has been an industry leader in dust collection for over 40 years. We offer one of the largest selections of clean air systems in the industry thanks to our commitment to product development and high quality engineering. Our air purifying systems are ideal for virtually all manufacturing environments and we have worked with a number of different industries and applications.


Magnet Assemblies & Metal Recovery Manufacturers

Magnets, magnetic grates and other magnetic assemblies are incorporated into metal recovery systems in order to separate metals from other materials and to separate ferrous metals from non-ferrous metals. This is often called an “induction sorting system”. Rare earth, alnico and ceramic magnets are used in lifting magnets, magnetic sweepers and eddy current separators during sorting processes and for lifting scrap metal bales.

Eriez

Eriez is a world authority in separation techniques. We design, manufacture, develop, and market magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding (vibratory feeders), screening, conveying and controlling equipment for over 80 process and metal working industries.

Technomag Inc.

Technomag Inc. fabricates and manufacturers bonded and sintered rare earth, bonded ferrite, cast and sintered alnico, and ceramic magnets. Some of the applications for our products include, automotive, sensors, reed switches, transducers, actuators, alarms, buzzers, motors, rollers for copiers, printers, tools and holding. Technomag Inc. offers custom fabrication for prototypes to the final products as well as samples.

Master Magnetics, Inc.

Master Magnetics is an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of magnets and magnetic devices for industrial, commercial, and consumer use. Our products include, but are not limited to Permanent Magnets, Flexible Magnets, Industrial Magnetic Assemblies/Devices, and Packaged Magnets for Retail.

BuyMagnets.com

BuyMagnets.com is the industry-leading manufacturer of permanent magnets and industrial magnetic equipment around the world. Our products include Rare Earth Magnets, Alnico Magnets, Ceramic Magnets, Magnetic Assemblies, Magnetic Lifting, Cartridge/Tube magnets, and other industrial magnetic equipment.


Overhead Crane Manufacturers

A large part of the recycling process involves material handling. Heavy bales and loads of loose materials must be transported to and from sorting and recycling facilities; forklift trucks, overhead cranes and gantry cranes of a variety of sizes and load capacities are used to transport materials to and from collection areas, sorting facilities, recycling facilities and remanufacturing facilities. Grapples and grapple cranes, or loaders, manage large material handling in scrapyards, mines and other outdoor facilities with long, hydraulic arms. Grapple attachments are designed differently depending on what type of scrap material is being handled.

Gorbel Inc.

Over the last 30 years we have provided overhead handling solutions with weight capabilities from fifty pounds to forty tons to a wide range of industries. We are dedicated to offering a comprehensive line of crane technology products including jib cranes, bridge cranes and many others. Our headquarters are in Fishers, New York, but we have offices all across the world to keep up with our ever growing customer base. We were established in 1977 on the principles of providing excellent customer service.

Brehob Corporation

What began as a business between longstanding friends and coworkers; has grown into a booming business including products such as electric hoists, air compressors and overhead cranes. Established in 1953, Brehob has maintained our status as a family owned and operated business since its inception.

Konecranes, Inc.

Over the last 30 years we have provided overhead handling solutions with weight capabilities from fifty pounds to forty tons to a wide range of industries. We are dedicated to offering a comprehensive line of crane technology products including jib cranes, bridge cranes and many others. Our headquarters are in Fishers, New York, but we have offices all across the world to keep up with our ever growing customer base.


Pulverizers & Grinders

Pulverizers de-agglomerate clumps or blocks of bulk solid materials into friable or free-flowing materials with uniform consistency. This is necessary for pneumatic or screw conveying as well as for uniform processing.

International Process Equipment Company

International Process Equipment Company is an accomplished manufacturer of high powered pulverizers and industrial dryers. Our grinding mills come with a number of advantages including unique structural design, superior air flow and a wide range material processing.

Granutech-Saturn Systems

Since 1971, Grautech Saturn has manufactured high quality products for crushing metal and shredding unwanted materials. Each staff member has an average of 13 years of experience in the shredders industry. Our systems are used in a wide variety of processes, including tire shredding, hazardous disposal, energy recovery, and metal processing.

Shred-Tech

Shred-Tech® is a leading manufacturer of technologies for the shredding and reduction of almost any sort of material imaginable. During our nearly forty years of shredding experience, we have helped customers reduce everything from tires to office paper - recently implementing a new hard-drive destruction unit.

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. is a world class designer and manufacturer of industrial shredders and size reduction systems. Our company was started in 1980 and has designed, built, and supported shredding solutions all over the world. Located in Wilsonville, Oregon, our company has a 100,000 square foot, full service manufacturing site.


Shredders Manufacturers

Size reduction equipment is used between the sorting and refining stages of the recycling process. Once properly sorted by material and, as with glass, by color, materials must be broken down into small fragments to be melted or pulped, refined and remanufactured. Shredders can reduce paper, cardboard, metal and textiles, while grinders and pulverizers handle friable materials such as glass.

Shred-Tech

Shred-Tech® is a leading manufacturer of technologies for the shredding and reduction of almost any sort of material imaginable. During our nearly forty years of shredding experience, we have helped customers reduce everything from tires to office paper - recently implementing a new hard-drive destruction unit. Started in Ontario with a small team of employees, we began growing and have not looked back since.

Vecoplan, LLC

Vecoplan, LLC has been providing shredders and shredding technology to a variety of industries since 1969. Our company was started in Bad Merienber, Westerwald, Germany and in 2000 Vecoplan successfully started business operations in the North American Market. For over 40 years we have been manufacturing high quality shredders and wood chippers.

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. is a world class designer and manufacturer of industrial shredders and size reduction systems. Our company was started in 1980 and has designed, built, and supported shredding solutions all over the world. Located in Wilsonville, Oregon, our company has a 100,000 square foot, full service manufacturing site.

Granutech-Saturn Systems

Since 1971, Grautech Saturn has manufactured high quality products for crushing metal and shredding unwanted materials. Each staff member has an average of 13 years of experience in the shredders industry. Our systems are used in a wide variety of processes, including tire shredding, hazardous disposal, energy recovery, and metal processing.


Vibratory Feeder Manufacturers

Vibratory conveyors and feeding troughs are an alternative to belt conveyors and are specifically designed to handle bulk materials. Vibratory conveyors can not only move recyclable materials along towards their destination, but they can also sort and clean through vibration, causing smaller, lighter particles to fall to the bottom. Vibrating screens, trommel screens and rotary trommels may be integrated into conveyor systems as a means of sorting materials.

Eriez

Eriez is a world authority in separation techniques. We design, manufacture, develop, and market magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding (vibratory feeders), screening, conveying and controlling equipment for over 80 process and metal working industries. With locations in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, our headquarters is a 130,000 sq. ft facility in Pennsylvania, USA which houses sales, manufacturing marketing and engineering operations. Conveniently located next to the Erie International Airport, our headquarters plant ships our products around the world.

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc.

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. is a turnkey supplier with experiences dating back to 1950. We create solutions for a wide range of industries including chemical, synthetics, foundry, glass, food, explosives, wood, coal, metals, pharmaceuticals, scrap and recycling. We utilize a testing lab to ensure our customers the quality of the systems created by the engineers at Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc.

General Kinematics

General Kinematics has earned its place as the leader in the vibrating feeders industry with innovative and reliable equipment. These two values, innovation and reliability, are at the heart of our company's operation. We have four times as many patents than the next highest vibratory equipment company, and we hold exclusive vibratory feeder drive systems, spring reactor systems, and the toughest and most reliable construction in the industry.


 

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