Scrap choppers are a cost effective way to meet waste recycling obligations and reduce disposal fees, while adding resale value to scrap product. Sweed Machinery’s Model 450 DX is the result of a revamping of the company’s 450 WM and 450 WM XHD models, and a combination of the best of both units.
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Sweed alligator shears are a simple solution to help company’s “clean” or prepare scrap for shredding by removing unwanted fittings or other parts the shredder may not accept. This adds value to the scrap and improves the quality of the processed scrap. Sweed’s alligator shears operate using a variable speed/pressure pump, which allows for fast cycle times while maintaining high cutting forces for tough scrap material. Sweed shears feature a remote foot control unit and incorporate a safety interlock, which immediately opens the jaw at any point in the cycle immediately when the foot is removed from the pedal. Fork pockets are mounted at the base of each shear for ease of mobility, reducing strain on the operator and maximizing production.Simple to operate and easy to maintain, Sweed’s alligator shears handle all types of mild steel, bar, wire and cable, various metal products, plates and tubes. Sweed shears are designed, manufactured and supported in the USA.
Sweed Machinery has attained prominence in recycling equipment in a wide range of industries. Sweed has been known in the recycling industry since 1956, and has taken steps to solidify its manufacturing systems and modernizing its recycling equipment, making them the superior choice by providing: the latest technology, quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and excellent after-sale support.
Learn more in the September issue of Recycling Product News.
The Sweed scrap chopper model 450 DDX is the latest in Sweed’s line of scrap choppers, replacing the 450 WM XHD Dual Drive unit. The Model 450 DDX boasts robust power alongside dual-drive feedworks. Driving both feed rolls on the chopper allows the unit to process scrap quickly and efficiently, making it suitable for chopping common manufacturing scrap such as large amounts of plastic strapping (even if in a tangled state) as well as high volumes of 3/4-inch steel banding with clips and light gauge baling wire.
Scrap choppers are generally a very cost effective way to efficiently dispose of steel or plastic banding, light weight baling wire, and even slitter trim or tube scarf scrap. Choppers also help meet waste recycling obligations and reduce disposal fees, while adding re-sale value to waste product.
Sweed’s line of alligator shears are designed to be simple to operate and feature fast cycle times while maintaining a high cutting force for tough scrap material, such as steel, bar, wire, cable, plates, tubes and other mixed metal products. Sweed now offers three models of alligator shears to accommodate various scrap handling needs: the 10-27 mini-shear, the 16-50 shear (shown here) and the latest model, the 16-90 shear.
Ideal for facilities needing to cut scrap down to size, or for enabling shredders to handle oversized materials that would otherwise be difficult or sometimes impossible to process, these new alligator shears are designed for handling all types of mild steel, bar, wire and cable, various metal products, plates and tubes. Units will allow scrap processors to “clean” or prepare scrap for shredding by removing unwanted fittings or other parts the shredder may not accept, which adds value to scrap and improves the quality of processed scrap.
The Model 10-27 Mini Shear (shown top) is an easy to operate and highly portable machine that can be operated from all angles. Despite its small stature, the 10-27 Mini Shear offers powerful and reliable performance. Designed to fulfill the need for a portable trimming and clearing shear, the Mini Shear can be used for trimming fittings off copper tubing, cutting reinforcing steel to length and cutting up production rejects. This unit has a shearing capacity of 27 tons and a 10-inch blade length.