Video Spotlight: How to Prevent Common Metal Scrap Processing Delays

Ensuring that your metal scrap processing equipment is running reliably and efficiently means you can get the most out of your machinery and your workforce.

Stringy wads of metal scrap are a common barrier to efficient metal scrap processing because many conveyors using augers or steel belts frequently fail to consistently move these bushy bundles. Augers and steel belts are unable to grab onto the stringy wads, and they bounce around the in-feed hopper until an operator steps in and either manually breaks the bundle up, or forces it up the conveyor.

When your equipment isn’t running optimally, worker safety is in jeopardy. This can lead to a frustrated workforce and, potentially, the need to hire workers anew at an inflated rate as original employees look for opportunities elsewhere. At a time when skilled tradespeople are in high demand, ensuring you are getting the most out of your employees while making their jobs safer and easier is very important.

Preventing Conveyance Downtime Caused by Bushy Bundles

To prevent stringy wads from causing processing delays, safety hazards, and other issues when conveying your metal scrap, a Bundle Breaker can be installed at your conveyor’s in-feed hopper. A Bundle Breaker has dual rotating cylinders that shred these bundles apart to allow for effective processing in downstream equipment. It may be added to an existing conveyor or incorporated into a new metal scrap processing system. This will also eliminate the need for operators to risk their safety in order to break up wads of stringy metal scrap.

In addition to increasing conveyor uptime and improving workplace safety, a Bundle Breaker takes the strain off your workforce. The Bundle Breaker frees up employees to perform other tasks, ensuring that you’re making the most of your resources.

Watch this video to learn more about how a Bundle Breaker increases efficiency and improves worker safety.

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