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.

Harris Waste Management Group, Inc.

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.

Maren Engineering Corporation

In Business for over 100 years, Harris has maintained its position as the industry leader by paying attention to its customers needs. Our vertical, horizontal and 2-ram balers process recovered papers, paperboard, plastics, solid waste and light ferrous and non ferrous metals. Harris supplies the right equipment for your application.

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.

DeHart Recycling Equipment

From our foundation in recycling and repairing machinery, we have generated a vast knowledge base in building balers, shredders, conveyors, and recycling equipment. We've been working in the industry since the early 1970's, with customer service and top of the line quality always in mind. Having a large inventory of new and reconditioned reliable equipment allows us to serve you efficiently.

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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.

SI Systems

The conveyor systems that we offer are some of the best in the world! Since our inception we have been committed to providing our customers with top of the line customer service and high quality products that will stand up to the rigorous wear and tear of the everyday. We put all of our products through extensive rigorous testing under the meticulously watchful eyes of our quality control team to further ensure only the best! Visit us on the web today!

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.

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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.

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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, and transducers.

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, and Industrial Magnetic Assemblies.

Magnum Magnetics Corporation

Magnum Magnetics® is the largest U.S. manufacturer of flexible magnetic sheeting, rolls, strip, and custom profiles. Our products include printable magnetic sheeting for multiple printing presses including offset, flexo, inkjet, and digital. We will take the time to understand your application before recommending a magnetic solution.

Alliance LLC

Alliance LLC is one of North America's largest suppliers of magnetic materials. Our wide range of magnetic materials, along with a state of the art technical center, means you are in good hands! Your success is our priority, and we are not satisfied until you are.

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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.

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.

Cincinnati Crane & Hoist

Here at Cincinnati Crane & Hoist, we custom build our own single and double girder overhead cranes. By utilizing our own employees for both building and installation, we are able to provide our customers with exceptional quality, price, and consistency. Our attention to detail and customers` needs make us the leaders in quality and affordable crane systems.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Eurohansa, Inc.

Eurohansa is North America’s premier source for industrial shredders and size-reduction equipment. We offer the industry’s most rugged and reliable shredding systems, and each of our shredders is engineered to provide reliable, long-term performance.

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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.

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.

Vibromatic Company, Inc.

Vibromatic manufactures bowl feeders, feeder bowls, vibratory feeders and vibratory parts feeders and centrifugal feeders. We design feeding equipment that increases productivity and often meets or exceeds customer demand. Maintaining quality without sacrificing service since 1956!

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