Brilex Technical Solutions adds shredder division

Brilex Technical Solutions (BTS), Youngstown, Ohio, now offers what it calls a full line of metal shredding solutions. The company is the engineering partner of Brilex Industries. BTS says it plans to serve the market as a one-stop shop for design, engineering and manufacturing to build shredders and systems. BTS’ Shredder Products division will serve the ferrous and nonferrous recycling industry that supplies steel and aluminum mills and foundries in North America.

BTS uses its level of experience with Finite Element Analysis and 3D design/modeling software to ensure that each solution is tailored for a company’s specific needs, the firm says.

“A large percentage of our focus will be on upgrading existing installed shredders [and] replacing lighter or poorly designed competitive components with more durable and efficient components,” says Bill Tigner, director of Shredder Products at Brilex.

The BTS Shredder Products lines are designed to handle shredding capacities from 40 to 300 tons per hour, according to the company. BTS integrates all aspects of the typical shredder project, including site layout, infeed conveyance and downstream separation for ferrous and nonferrous applications. It also integrates hydraulic and electrical control systems and offers turnkey installations.

The shredder division also will offer major equipment upgrades, including:

  • shredder boxes – To extend the life of the equipment, BTS’ automobile shredder box is designed with maximum strength and thickness in areas of greatest wear and impact.
  • rotors – Rotor assemblies are made with durable steels and machined and balanced for peak performance, the company says. Rotors are sized for efficiency and endurance and are offered as either a spider or disc model.
  • feed rolls – BTS designs and builds single and double feed roll models designed to optimize the shredding process. These components are equipped with heavy-duty rolled steel shells with integrated tooth and bar designs with reinforced trunnions.
  • other processing components – BTS also offers shears, balers and preshredder design, development and manufacturing supply.

Wastequip acquires Consolidated Fabricators

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wastequip LLC, a North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Consolidated Fabricators Corp. (ConFab), a waste container manufacturer based in Van Nuys, California.

Founded in 1974, ConFab operates manufacturing, steel processing and equipment repair facilities in central and Southern California with additional California locations in Sun Valley, Fontana, Galt and San Diego, and a manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

According to Wastequip, ConFab will continue to operate as its own entity, with its existing leadership team remaining in place and reporting directly to Wastequip CEO Marty Bryant.

The acquisition of ConFab adds a West Coast container manufacturer to Wastequip’s portfolio of brands. ConFab has established itself as a leading provider of custom waste containers and related equipment specifically designed to meet the needs of the California market, says Wastequip.

Tomra opens North Carolina recycling business unit

Tomra Sorting Recycling, a sensor-based sorting technology company with global headquarters in Europe, has opened its new Tomra Sorting Inc. office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new location serves as a waste and metals recycling headquarters for customers operating in North America, Central America and South America. Tomra Sorting Inc. also has offices dedicated to the food and material sorting businesses in West Sacramento, California; Englewood, Colorado; and Shelton, Connecticut.

“Opening our Charlotte office to focus solely on waste and metals sorting is the best way to serve and support our customers and partners,” says Carlos Manchado Atienza, regional director Americas for Tomra Sorting Inc. “With Tomra’s global growth, new Circular Economy business unit and recent and planned 2020 sorting solutions releases, Tomra leads the charge for the better use of resources. Our East Coast recycling headquarters will make Tomra stronger for our customers.”

According to Tomra, the new Charlotte location serves as a hub for Tomra Sorting’s North American field sales. The location also centralizes its recycling project management, inside sales, customer service and field service team members. Its sales and service teams in Mexico, Latin America and Brazil also will rely on the Charlotte office to streamline customer support and sales efforts, the company says.

IMI builds test facility for recycling applications

Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), the owner of the Javelin brand, has announced it is building a new, 6,000-square-foot application testing facility for customers who are interested in the recovery or separation of ferrous and nonferrous metals in recycling-related industries.

The Fort Wayne, Indiana-based lab is scheduled to be completed this spring and will operate as a satellite location to the company’s headquarters in Boyne City, Michigan. The company says the purpose of the lab is to help customers choose the right magnetic separation products for their applications by running samples of their actual product streams in a live test environment.

IMI says the facility will feature an adaptable, 48-inch-wide system, complete with a suspended magnetic separator, sizing screen, two eddy current separators, a drum magnet and three magnetic stainless steel separators. The lab is suitable for testing the recovery, separation or removal of ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel from product flows in the recycling, scrap metal, e-scrap, construction, demolition and municipal solid waste industries, the company adds.

Jason Miller, Javelin vice president of engineering, says, “The test facility will be a huge benefit to our customers in that they can send in their material for testing and receive data back on a real-life scenario. They’ll have the opportunity to see exactly how our equipment will perform on different types and sizes of materials and at different flow rates and capacities.”

Upon completion of the testing process, a full report is provided with pictures, video, test results and recommendations, IMI says. Most testing can be completed in seven to 10 business days, and customers are welcome to attend the test sessions in person or via Skype.

The company notes that prospective customers who are interested in obtaining additional information or initiating a test should contact their IMI regional sales manager or call 800-662-4638.

Amp Robotics receives Rising Star Company of the Year award

Amp Robotics Corp., Denver, was named a Rising Star Company of the Year on San Francisco-based Cleantech Group’s 2020 Global Cleantech 100 list.

The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 is the 11th edition of the annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent and for-profit companies best positioned to contribute to a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future, according to an Amp Robotics news release.

“Receiving the Cleantech Group’s Rising Star Company of the Year award is a tremendous honor,” says Matanya Horowitz, founder and chief executive officer of Amp. “This achievement represents both the success of Amp and the incredible dedication of our team to help make recycling sustainable so we can advance a circular economy and eliminate waste.”

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgments from nominations and insight from a global 80-member panel of investors and executives from corporations active in technology and innovation scouting. The panel was selected to represent the global cleantech community. Property and casualty insurance company Chubb sponsors the Global Cleantech 100.