NEW YORK All Metals
Market Inc. has installed a Model 2000T Bonfiglioli Squalo
mobile shearwhich it calls the first of its kind in the
United Statesat its Fremont, Neb., recycling
The shear, manufactured by
Bologna, Italy-based ING Bonfiglioli SpA, is a 64-tonne,
semiportable unit designed for heavy ferrous scrap metal.
"This shear saves us a
considerable amount a time," All Metals Market president Kevin
Yount told AMM. "We can put more material in, and with
the slanted shear shoot we can process material as long as 45
feet in length. It enables us to bring material back to our
facilities and efficiently shear it, as opposed to sending it
to another facility for preprocessing.
"Its currently shearing
random lengths of unprepared tube of varying diameters; the
tube comes out very flat with no pillowing," he said.
"Weve had it running for two weeks, and its already
increasing our production capabilities."
"The installation expense is
minimal compared to a stationary shear," said Rustin Ross,
president of Chicago-based Alan Ross Machinery, the U.S. dealer
for ING Bonfiglioli. "The foundation requirements are minimal
and the unique vertical-feed mechanism will give All Metals
Market a capability they didnt have in the past." The
2000T is available in electric and diesel versions.
All Metals Market runs a
full-service ferrous and nonferrous recycling operation on a