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Car Shredder Retrofit

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Problem:

A scrap processing company’s whole car shredder was experiencing continuous overload, causing downtime and damage to the 1000 Hp drive motor. They had been quoted a solution costing over $125,000 and taking 7-10 working days to install.

Process:

  • The equipment was observed in operation and production and maintenance personnel were consulted.
  • A system retrofit design was submitted and approved.
    • Total (including installation) cost < $10,000
    • Retrofit was installed in one day on the weekend. No production time was lost.
  • We consulted with customer maintenance personnel during installation and emphasized proper maintenance and troubleshooting of the system.

Results:

  • Overload condition was resolved.
  • Production increased by 20%