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Delmont, PA  |  800-345-4946

ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of vibratory feeders and related machinery. We serve all the process industries, including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, ceramics, glass, packaging, metalworking, minerals processing and others. We also offer feeding machines so that all of your needs can be met. Please contact our company for a quote today!

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Eriez $$$

Cambridge, ON  |  800-465-3214

Shred-Tech is an industry leader in the custom design and manufacturing of waste reduction systems and shredding machinery for a variety of recycling applications.

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Shred-Tech $$$

Louisville, KY  |  502-969-3171

Internationally known, Carrier Vibrating Equipment specializes in manufacturing vibratory feeders and screeners. We have been pioneers in process equipment technology for over 60 years. Our economical products are easily installed, offering minimum downtime and low maintenance. Our equipment serves industries such as chemical, glass, dairy, pharmaceutical and explosives.

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Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-3222

At General Kinematics, we design and manufacture vibratory feeders, conveyors and more for applications in foundries, recycling mining, coal and food processing.

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General Kinematics $$$

Wilsonville, OR  |  503-682-3633

SSI Shredding Systems provides a wide range of waste management products, including industrial shredders, industrial balers, industrial reducers and industrial compactors.

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SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. $$$

Grand Prairie, TX  |  877-582-7800

Our long established Saturn-brand industrial shredders are designed with cost and innovation in mind, and provide the benefit you need no matter what you need to shred!

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Granutech-Saturn Systems $$$

Souderton, PA  |  800-572-9998

Advanced Equipment Sales is your source for innovative, economical and sustainable recycling equipment and systems for waste paper, plastics, metals, glass, films and dusts, and most any other material that can be recycled. From concept to design, through equipment selection, installation and commissioning, and service after the sale, AES is your one stop resource for integrated recycling solutions. We have over 3 decades of experience across multiple industries and disciplines, and hundreds of successful installations throughout North America.

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Advanced Equipment Sales $$$
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Metal Shears

Industrial metal shears are used to cut large pieces of metal, particularly sheet metal. The shearing machine cuts the metal into thin strips as it is fed into the machine, turning it into dozens of smaller pieces that can easily be transported, melted down, and used again for another product.

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Some shearing machines are very simple and they cut the metal simply by using the energy transferred when the operator presses down on the foot pedal, while others are hydraulically or mechanically powered. Within the machine itself, there are sectional knives or sliding blades that have the ability to cut cleanly through the sheet metal when they are forced down on it. Cutting isn’t always designed to take place on a perfect 90 degree angle since it actually requires less force to cut diagonally through the material. For this reason, many metal shears have angled blades.

Metal is inserted into the shearing machine from the shear table, a work table upon which the machine rests. This table supports the metal as an operator slowly slides it into the machine for cutting. Some metal shears are mobile so that they can be moved around a scrap yard or large recycling facility, while others are built to be stationary and compliment a complete recovery process.

Some metal fabrication shops receive large pieces of sheet metal directly from suppliers who have reclaimed it from other facilities or who no longer need it themselves. The workers in the fabrication shop can use metal shearing machines to straighten the edges of the metal or cut it down to a size that matches a set of specifications for a project they are working on. This is a much more cost-effective way to manufacture metal products than if the fabricators were to purchase 100% of their metal brand new.

Some metal shear machines are built into large industrial balers, so that metals can be continuously sheared and baled in a large scale operation. Shearing in an operation like this creates metals in a more consistent size, which is perfect for baling since the idea is to have uniformly shaped and sized units for shipping.