Custom machinery manufacturer Cresswood Shredding Machinery has introduced a new line of granulators designed for dense purgings, large parts, pallets, bins and oversized scrap, as it continues to build a product line so that it can be a one-stop solution for recyclers and companies that recycle their own scrap internally.
Customers are demanding complete solutions, complete systems, CEO and co-founder Jack Cress said in a June 24 interview at NPE2009.
The Cortland, Ill.-based firm is showing the Resolution line of granulators at Booth W133051.
This gives us the ability to offer a complete turnkey system from primary grinders, pre-shredders and granulators, to give companies that recycle internally, material they can put back into a finished product.
He said the five-model Resolution granulator line comes in rotor widths of 10, 16 and 22 inches and ranges in output from 100-8,000 pounds/hour. They are designed to serve as secondary processors after the material first goes through a pre-shredder, and have hopper openings of 14, 20, 24, 36 and 48 inches.
Unlike many granulators, the Cresswood rotor is machined from an alloyed piece of steel and is not welded together. In addition, all sockets are the same size and a single handle similar to the type that goes into a car jack can be used to raise and lower the hopper and screens, and raise and lower the rotor, as well as the back of the machine, making maintenance and adjustments easier.
We custom build a piece of machinery for our customers, said Cress. There is always some type of variance. By manufacturing in the United States, we can build a product to suit the customer. The cutting chambers for the granulators are manufactured by Italian recycling equipment manufacturer Pagani-Dycomet SA de CV at its plant in Santa Catarina outside Mexico City.
There has been more interest in recycling in the last couple of years because of the green movement, added Cress, whose father founded Cresswood's parent company, Dun-Rite Machine & Tool Co. The two family-owned companies have a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Cortland, about 30 miles west of Chicago in DeKalb County. Companies are looking for a way to recycle internally without going outside the factory.
But the No. 1 driving factor is that people are looking for ways to control their costs, said Cress. It is based on return-on-investment. They want to show a better bottom line.
Cress said the line should be particularly attractive to companies that make bulky products such as pipe, shower enclosures, bumpers and large rotational molded parts.
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