Eyewitness Surveillance acquires Watchdog Virtual Guard

Eyewitness Surveillance, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, a leading provider of remote video monitoring and other security solutions, has merged security surveillance firm Watchdog Virtual Guard, Southfield, Michigan, into its operations.

The combination will support continued expansion for both companies in the metal recycling industry, help broaden the resources available to current and future security customers and bring an enhanced caliber of support and service to current Watchdog customers, Eyewitness says in a news release announcing the merger.

As advancements in video, analytics and storage technologies drive a shift toward managed and remotely monitored security, Eyewitness Surveillance and Watchdog say they have established themselves as providers of solutions that help customers prevent theft as well as gain insight into their business operations. Through remote surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems, Eyewitness and Watchdog also eliminate the need for on-site guard services.

“While searching for a partner, we specifically looked for a company that shared Watchdog’s focus on the metal recycling industry and inherent customer-centric values,” Brad Gladstone, owner of Watchdog, says. “Eyewitness fits that model, enabling Watchdog to build on the tradition of excellence and deep security expertise that our customers have come to expect.”

“Watchdog is a great match, and we’re thrilled to welcome their stellar team to Eyewitness,” says Rush McCloy, CEO of Eyewitness.

More information is available at www.eyewitnesssurveillance.com and at http://watchdogmi.com.

Lindner introduces higher output shredder models

Austria-based Lindner-Recyclingtech has introduced its Micromat HP (High Performance) model shredders, which it calls “extremely efficient universal shredders for processing plastics and other [materials].”

While the machine sizes and technology are similar to Lindner’s existing Micromat 2000 and 2500 systems, the company says increases in output of up to 30 percent “are now a reality” because of the HP upgrades.

The new Micromat HP single-shaft shredders, like the existing ones, can be flexibly configured to any desired purpose and boast a low-energy design with minimal maintenance requirements, the company says.

Lindner says it has redesigned the shredders’ rotor geometry to allow the knives to be used more efficiently per rotation. An optimized Siemens control unit also contributes toward that goal, meaning the Micromat machines are ideal for shredding plastic scrap and all other kinds of municipal, industrial and commercial scrap “to an exact, predefined grain size,” the company says.

Micromat HP shredders can be equipped with either a 132 kilowatt (kW) or 160 kW motor to drive the rotor with a speed of 105 rpm. The design of the gearbox and a connected safety clutch enable avoiding “damage to the machine caused by foreign objects and obstructions,” according to Lindner, “meaning no more long machine downtimes.”

More information is available at www.l-rt.com.

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquires Javelin Manufacturing

Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, Michigan, has announced it has acquired Javelin Manufacturing, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Javelin Manufacturing specializes in eddy current separators and engineered systems found in the scrap, recycling, waste, mining and other related industries.

Dennis O’Leary, IMI’s chief business development officer, says, “The acquisition of Javelin marks IMI’s next step in expanding our metal separation offerings. Javelin’s footprint, reputation and well-established relationships provide a unique opportunity for us to grow the Javelin brand, as well as IMI’s current ferrous separation product line. We will certainly flank the Javelin brand with additional sorting technology via future acquisitions.”

Jim Merrick, former owner of Javelin, says, “This acquisition allows Javelin to take that next step to become more proactive in providing a larger and more diverse product offering to the scrap, e-scrap and postconsumer recycling markets.”

Javelin’s staff will remain intact, with the Fort Wayne location continuing to operate as the primary engineering and design center for the brand. IMI says it has planned capital investments to bolster the current testing platform, modernize assembly capabilities and create a toll processing cell.

Javelin was first acquired in January 2013 by Jason Miller and Scott Moore. Merrick stayed with the company through that acquisition as well.

More information is available at www.magnetics.com and at http://javelin-mfg.com.

Sennebogen celebrates 65th anniversary

Sennebogen GmbH, Straubing, Germany, celebrated its 65th anniversary by expanding its plant at the port in Straubing by 37,000 square feet.

“This company milestone is truly so well-earned by the generations of innovators who have strived to make Sennebogen a world leader in material handling equipment,” says Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, the company’s North American subsidiary based in Stanley, North Carolina. The focus, as it has [been] since 1952, is on providing productive and cost-efficient material handling solutions for users of equipment in such fields as scrap, steel mill services, inland and ocean waterways, waste, recycling, demolition and many logging applications.“

“A lot has changed over the past 65 years,” says Managing Director Erich Sennebogen. He and his brother, Walter Sennebogen, are the second-generation of leaders in the family-owned company.

“In order to stay ahead of the competition, we invest in our model lineup and our sites every year and undertake modernization and expansion work,” Erich Sennebogen says.

At Straubing Plant 2, an expansion over the past two years has added 375,000 square feet of production and warehouse space. Machine shipping has been restructured, storage areas extended and logistics processes optimized.

Sennebogen has 1,400 employees at production and support facilities around the world. With machines ranging up to 350 tons, Sennebogen says it has focused on customer-specific solutions and on individually configurable series machines.

“Our customers are amazed at the dynamic development of our company,” says Walter Sennebogen, “and we are confident that our continued investment in the plant expansion will have a very positive impact on the company’s ongoing success.”

Visit www.sennebogen.com for more information.