The commissioning of a 700 Series/Model 4290 pedestal mounted E-Crane for American Recycling was recently completed in Fort Worth, Texas. The entire installation took E-Crane service technicians only nine days to complete from start to finish.
American Recycling’s new machine is currently in operation feeding scrap into a 2,000-hp shredder. The 700 Series/Model 4290 pedestal mounted E-Crane has a maximum outreach of 29 metres (95 feet) and a duty cycle capacity of 5.5 metric tons (6.1 U.S. tons).
E-Crane says the American Recycling installation is the second in the U.S. scrap industry in the past year – the first was installed in 2012 at Nucor General Recycling in Mississippi, and is being used for feeding auto bodies into a shredder. The E-Crane at Nucor is a 700 Series/Model 4264 and features a duty cycle capacity of 5.5 metric tons (6 U.S. tons) and an outreach of 26 metres (86 feet). Nucor’s crane is equipped with a Young 3x2 bypass grapple, and is capable of feeding two to three auto-bodies into the shredder per cycle.
For the installation at American Recycling, E-Crane International USA says they worked closely together with E-Crane Worldwide, based in Belgium. Two service technicians were on hand from the Belgian office to help complete the installations of these cranes.
The 4290 is the latest in E-Crane’s 700 Series, along with the Model 4317. The company says both new models share the same proven component platforms as the 4248 and 4264 models they replace, but are able to obtain longer outreach. The 4317 model has a duty cycle capacity of 5.3 metric tons and an outreach of 32 metres.
According to E-Crane, the performance of their 700 Series is well proven in the scrap handling industry and in small river port applications. The company says E-Cranes are built for 24/7 duty cycle operation and provide results that material handlers can’t match.