Butler-MacDonald Inc., an Indianapolis plastics recycler, bought a large SMS 80/120 granulator from Herbold Meckesheim GmbH of Meckesheim, Germany.
J. Scott Johnson, Butler-MacDonald's president, CEO and chief system designer, said the company is getting more challenging work.
As people do more and more recycling, digging deeper into the pile, if you will, they're ending up with more difficult things to recycle. So that's where some of our growth has come from difficult work is our forte, he said.
Butler-MacDonald customers include plastics compounders; telecommunications companies; and producers of CDs and DVDs, aeronautical and automotive parts, vinyl siding and windows, PET bottles and pharmaceuticals.
That increase in business required another large granulator.
Butler-MacDonald chose the heavy-duty granulator with features including sturdy welded-steel construction and external rotor bearings so that no material gets into the bearings and no grease gets into the product.
The machine also has energy-efficient double crosscutting action and a deflection wedge that can be removed to accommodate large objects such as housings of refrigerators and other major appliances.
The line is equipped with a metal-detecting feed conveyor.
Butler-MacDonald also bought another Herbold machine the T 1015 mechanical dryer/ centrifugal washer. The unit can be used as an intensive washer and a dryer for film, regrind and mixed plastics.
The German machinery company's U.S. subsidiary is Herbold Meckesheim USA Resource Recycling Systems Inc. of Smithfield, R.I.
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