Departments - Equipment & Products

August 3, 2001


Altek International, Exton, Pa., has designed and built two hot dross treatment presses for a Hulett Aluminum plant in South Africa. With the Altek Press, hot aluminum dross is skimmed into special alloy two-piece cast steel skimbox sets. The skimbox is placed into the Press and the cooling cycle is activated. After the cycle is complete, the pressed metal—in the form of sows—is collected and returned to the generating furnace to be remelted.

Altek also installed its first hot aluminum dross press in the Middle East, at Lucky Recycling in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai.


JKS Ventures, Melrose Park, Ill. is now using a Megagrind system made by Rexworks Inc., Milwaukee. The JKS facility accepts C&D debris, paper products, green waste and other materials. “JKS was impressed with the Megagrind’s ability to reduce output particle size without significantly compromising volume,” says Frank Fabiano, CEO of Rexworks distributor Recycling Systems & Equipment Co, Lemont, Ill.

The Rexworks Megagrind is powered by an 800-horsepower CAT diesel engine. Its horizontal feed system allows it to accept items such as whole railroad ties or full-length utility poles.


A Harris ABS 800A shear has been installed at Bloch Steel Industries in Seattle. The new 800-ton shear, built by Harris Waste Management Group Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., will replace a 500-ton Mosley model the Seattle company had been using. It will work in tandem with a Mosley 150 TC triple compression baler. Mosley is also a part of Harris Waste Management Group Inc. 


A 98104 model shredder made by Newell Industries Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has been installed at OmniSource Corp.’s Fort Wayne ferrous processing yard. The newly-installed shredder was installed with a 6,000-horsepower electric motor. The unit replaces a Newell 80104 shredder that was equipped with twin 1800-horsepower, gas powered engines. “With our new shredder, we will be capable of easily processing 25,000 gross tons per month with increased efficiency and lower cost,” says John Marynowksi, president of OmniSource’s Indiana Ferrous Group.