PRAB Introduces Bundle Breaker That Eliminates Conveyance Delays Caused By Stringy Bundles Of Metal Scraps
Kalamazoo, Michigan – PRAB Inc., a leading engineer and manufacturer of equipment for processing and conveying metal scrap, recycling cutting fluid, and treating industrial water and wastewater, is pleased to introduce the Bundle Breaker, a conveyor enhancement that preconditions stubborn metal scrap bundles for improved material transfer, processing and safety.
During metal scrap processing, conveyance systems using augers or steel belts frequently fail to consistently move bushy bundles of metal scrap because the augers and steel belts are unable to grab hold of the stringy wads. This limitation causes the bundles to bounce around the in-feed hopper until an operator manually breaks them up, or forces the bundle up the conveyor. This practice is both inefficient and unsafe.
The PRAB Bundle Breaker installs in a conveyor’s in-feed hopper, where dual rotating cylinders agitate the material, shredding stringy wads of chips, turnings, and bundles apart to allow for effective processing in downstream equipment. The PRAB Bundle Breaker may be added to an existing conveyor or incorporated into a new PRAB metal scrap processing system.
“Back-end systems that cause delays or risk worker safety are a detriment to any metalworking or metal scrap processing operation, not to mention a nuisance to the operator in charge of the processing,” said Mike Hook, Sales and Marketing Director for PRAB. “The Bundle Breaker is a cost-effective solution that eliminates downtime, improves safety and facilitates efficient processing.”
PRAB is a leading engineer and manufacturer of conveyors, chip and fluid management systems, and industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment. Our customized solutions automate metal handling, reduce labor costs, reclaim and recycle expensive cutting fluids/ coolants, and maximize return on recycling metals. With our expertise, honed by more than 4,500 installations for the world’s leading OEMs and suppliers, PRAB continuously improves material handling, housekeeping, and compliance to environmental rules and regulations within the automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, defense, off-road and energy markets. For more information, please contact a PRAB sales representative at (800) 968-7722, or visit prab.com.