Granutech-Saturn Announces Acquisition of Magnatech Hammermill Line
Granutech-Saturn Systems has announced in March that it has acquired the comprehensive line of industrial hammermills and ringmills, formerly marketed under the Magnatech brand.
“In line with our history of strategic acquisitions, the long established and proven Magnatech Engineering line of hammermills provides us with the opportunity to complete our unique line of high-performance shredders and more effectively address a wider variety of material applications, such as non-ferrous scrap metal,” said Matthew Morrison, Granutech-Saturn’s new President.
Granutech will be manufacturing the hammermill line in its Dallas-based vertically integrated 50,000 square-foot design, manufacturing and machining facility, with global sales and support through its established network of direct sales, distributors and agents.
Continuity for the line will further be ensured by Granutech’ s hire of Michael Graveman, Magnatech’s former President, as one of its key account executives with regional responsibility for the metal recycling market.
“It was time in Magnatech’s strategic plan to consider outside options on how to most effectively and significantly grow the hammermill business and launch it in a new direction, while ensuring the product line’s legacy. “ Graveman stated. “With its established leadership position in the recycling market, Granutech’s comprehensive and responsive manufacturing facility and onsite machining and design capabilities, sales channels and deep industrial shredder product portfolio, make it uniquely positioned to support and grow the hammermill recycling systems business under its Saturn brand and position it for long term success and growth on a global scale. I’m excited to be an integral part of the next chapter.”
The Saturn hammermill series features heavy-duty plate steel construction, and will initially be available in 36 inch, 48 inch and 60 inch diameters, in a total of five different size configurations, featuring speeds of 900-1200 rpm.
The Saturn hammermills have several features designed to ensure product longevity, including replaceable wear liners throughout shredding chamber, spider rotors for maximum grate coverage grate coverage, long-life alloy or manganese hammers and grate materials with optional hard-facing to increase cutting effectiveness, durability and life.
For added configurability, the units feature optional direct-drive or belt-drive motors from 150HP to 1250 HP. Available as stand-alone or as a fully integrated system, the Saturn hammermills can also be configured as ringmills, with configurable hammers, and are easy to install and integrate with other equipment. Auxiliary equipment includes conveyors, screeners, dust collection, magnets, and other material handling components. Further downstream processing can be achieved by integrating additional equipment such as Saturn grinders, granulators, powderizers, and refining mills.
The Saturn hammermill excels in a variety of applications which include non-ferrous and ferrous scrap metal recycling, as well as waste-to-energy, medical waste, and bulky waste recycling applications. Ideal for the hammermill is non-ferrous metal recycling, where the applications vary greatly. These can include a large corporate recycler buying UBC bales for shredding to be converted back into beverage cans, or a small recycler who is recovering precious metals from circuit boards or catalytic converters. Saturn hammermills can shred non-ferrous metals of all sizes at rates between 1-30 TPH, offering high volume size reduction and low fines generation.