May 28, 2019—Newco Metal & Auto Recycling has installed its first automobile shredder plant in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The facility has commissioned an M6090 modular automobile shredder plant and nonferrous separation system from auto recycling product manufacturer Wendt Corp in Buffalo, New York.
Newco was originally founded in 1992, the company now has 12 stores throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and serves more than 100 municipalities by providing ferrous and non-ferrous metals cleanup services of landfills and industrial sites.
With Newco being located on an island, it faced a fair amount of transportation obstacles and high freight charges of its products, which led to the decision of purchasing a shredder.
“I could see the trouble that we were getting into with not having enough transportation to move the product to a market and the inefficient way we were doing it by putting it on trucks and shipping it off,” said Newco owner Bob Anstey. “We couldn’t keep going that way because all of our profits were getting eaten up by transportation. If we didn’t change the way we did business, we wouldn’t survive.”
Newco’s WENDT M6090 automobile shredder features a Bowe Disc Rotor and 2,500-horsepower DC motor. The shredding plant also includes an infeed conveyor, dual magstand with electromagnetic drums, ballistic separator, and modular design features including; a pre-fabricated motor enclosure and platform, remote pre-wired e-house, control pulpit and structural steel frame that allows the shredder to be installed on a flat concrete pad.
Their equipment purchase also includes a non-ferrous recovery system containing two eddy current separators to recover aluminum (zorba) and three TOMRA FINDERS to recover insulated copper wire and stainless steel (zurik).
With the installation of the WENDT shredder, Newco now has the ability to easily ship its finished products off of the island. “The metal shredding plant is very important to my business, if I didn’t have the metal shredding plant set up now, we would have very little transportation leaving the island to take my material to other markets to sell,” Anstey stated. “We would have been in dire straits because there was no way to efficiently process the material and ship it and get enough money out of it to break even. With the shredder now, we can do it at home in our backyard with our own local employees and export ourselves.”