Connecticut’s first Drake Shredder is now operational – and Alan Ross Machinery was there to see it.
Since partnering with ING Bonfiglioli S.p.A. in 2011, Alan Ross Machinery has been working to spread the word about the unique patented design and incredible power of the Italian ferrous shredder in the US. Increasingly common in Europe, there were no Drake shredders on this side of the pond until recently.
Today, there are three operational Drake M-16 shredding systems in the United States, with two more on their way. Chuck & Eddies A.P. in Plantsville, CT – an auto-scrap business is the latest Alan Ross Machinery customer to incorporate this state-of-the-industry shredder and sorting system.
With pride we share this video, showing what the Drake can do. You’ll see the system includes:
- Drake 2000 M-16 Hammermill Shredder: Patented design, manufactured by Bonfiglioli S.p.A., including a Hardox 500 high-strength steel frame, large surge hopper, 600 Hp Iveco Diesel engine (optional 500Kw electric motor), and much more. The Drake can “eat” whole cars, plus piles of scrap, in minutes.
- Two oscillating conveyors – seen here moving freshly-shredded scrap to two drum magnets – separating “fluff” from clean steel.
- Two permanent sorting magnets – the massive output is cleaned immediately after exiting the shredder – sending steel one way, “fluff” and valuable non-ferrous “zorba” (aluminum, copper, etc) another.
- Three conveyors carry the rapidly accumulating scrap to separate collection yards – check out the bird’s eye view of the plant in the video.
If you’re interested in learning more, please call us at 1.888.898.7677 (ROSS).