New company to launch revolutionary line of ‘mobile’ and stationary hammermill shredders.
To serve the needs of a changing scrap metal industry, three market leading suppliers of scrap recycling equipment are announcing the formation of a joint venture, and launching a new company to serve the changing needs of the market. The new company, 3TEK incorporates product engineering, manufacturing, and product support from three industry leaders: Granutech-Saturn Systems, Peninsula Equipment, and Riverside Engineering. Headquarters are located in Grand Prairie, TX.
3TEK was created to bring mobile and stationary hammermill shredders and related downstream separation equipment to the small to medium sized yards processing less than 50 tons/hr. “The industry is changing! 3TEK’s core focus is to provide innovative technology, based upon proven platforms manufactured in the USA, that help small to mid-sized scrap processors take control of growing their business,” shares Bill Padula, VP of Sales for 3TEK.
“It’s the best of breed scenario. The 3TEK product line incorporates the hammermill and downstream separation designs of Riverside Engineering, the Caterpillar engines and product support capabilities of Peninsula Equipment and couples them with the 50 years of manufacturing expertise (Big MAC® Crushers) Granutech-Saturn brings to the scrap industry. It’s a powerful combination and we are proud to be a part of it,” says Matthew Morrison, President of Granutech Saturn Systems.
The 3TEK Alpha 7400 mobile shredder hammermill system will incorporate a Cat® 2,100 hp state-of-the-art mobile “on track” diesel-power module design, with unique power pack options and other modular downstream equipment specifically designed to facilitate ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processing close to the source. While also available in a traditional stationary model, the Alpha 7400 mobile hammermill is unique in providing a powerful hammermill design on a mobile platform. This brings the characteristics of much larger hammer mills to a compact package that can be fully installed, functional and shredding in three days.
“Unlike other attempts at small-scale scrap processing, the 3TEK design delivers a mill capable of providing very clean, dense, furnace-ready scrap. We’ve leveraged 50 years of shredder design knowledge to create a 74” shredder encompassing the durability and efficiency of Riverside’s Megashredder® product line,” says Randy Brace, President of Riverside Engineering.
The product will be in production by Q2 2016, with follow on releases in 2017 to include a smaller unit, the 3TEK Bravo 6280 an 80-inch diameter hammermill shredder in both stationary and mobile configurations, which will include a Cat-1125 HP Power Module.