Cable recycling system draws interest and sales thanks to demos
WENDT CORPORATION has announced the sale of an MTB CABLE BOX to Gershow Recycling, located in Medford, NY. The sale represents the fourth CABLE BOX to be sold since its launch last year and the second in recent weeks.
Gershow Recycling is a second generation, family owned business that has been serving the scrap industry since 1964. Comprised of over 750 employees, the company operates nine locations in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Brooklyn. Gershow prides itself on operating modern, technically advanced processing facilities while keeping competitive prices and a high level of customer service at the forefront of their business.
The WENDT Demo Days event, that took place the week of June 26, provided companies with the opportunity to see four different material types (shredder wire, #1 copper wires, aluminum cables, and aluminum copper radiators) run through the CABLE BOX system.
"After seeing the CABLE BOX demonstration of running shredder wire, we came to the conclusion that this system would be a good fit for our operation," said Sam Gershowitz, Founder and Chairman of Gershow Recycling. "With the tightening of export restrictions from China, the CABLE BOX provides us with the ability to upgrade our materials and market them here in the US. The CABLE BOX's containerized design, its versatility and the high quality products it produces, combined with the support and experience of the WENDT and MTB organizations were all determining factors in our purchase decision."
Gershow's CABLE BOX features a BDR 1245 shredder, two BAT 800 granulators, air density tables, screens, magnetic separators as well as integrated electrical controls and dust collection system. This containerized, turnkey solution incorporates a complete cable recycling line within two 40-foot, one 20-foot and one 10-foot containers. Although smaller in size and footprint, the compact system shares the same robust and advanced design as MTB's larger systems enabling it to efficiently treat lower quality cables while delivering highly valuable output materials. Designed to process up to 3 tons per hour, the system is not only able to process shredder wire, but other difficult material types as well, such as; ACSR, BX cable, URD cables, Cat5 cables, TEC cables, "jelly" cables, and zorba fines.
"We are so proud and excited to announce the sale of one more CABLE BOX to Gershow," said Jean-Phillipe Fusier, President of MTB. "The private trials and Demo Days event at WENDT allowed us to showcase what our recycling line in a box can do. Our strong relationship and combined experience with WENDT made the client more comfortable knowing that we will be there along the way and even after to support their operation. We look forward to working with Sam and his team soon in Long Island!"
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.