scrap chopper Articles

  • Get the most out of a chopper

    Sweed has some ideas that we’ve implemented in our own plant, as well as ideas taken from other companies that may help you encourage employees to chop your facilities scrap material: Use the Chopper Alongside Your Company’s Safety Program Every company has an OSHA safety program. Safety incentive programs are the most effective way to encourage everyone on your staff to ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Slitter trim chopper

    Sweed Quietly Making Slitter Line History Scrap winders, while requiring the lowest capital investment for a scrap handling system, have many disadvantages that impact the productivity of the slitting line and the safety of the line operators. Scrap winders also have limitations as to the scrap conditions they can handle. For instance, at the start of every coil processed, the scrap ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Talk to your scrap buyer

    Scrap dealers don’t want to pick up a bunch of unmanageable scrap that they have to haul back to their yard and try to separate. They would much rather pick up neat, sorted and compacted scrap. Metal recyclers all over the U.S. and abroad use Sweed equipment in their scrap yards, but if a scrap dealer installs a Sweed chopper in their client’s plant, the dealer can increase the volume ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Zero landfill option for baling wire scrap

    Let’s face it, times are tough; and tough times call for a new way of thinking. The buzz of zero landfill is growing, but with the current state of the economy, it’s difficult to afford capital equipment that can help achieve a company’s recycling goals. As a result, Sweed looked for an option that would allow companies to recycle their scrap wire and get the best value for ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Start recycling PET strap

    Sweed has taken the design of their standard Model 450 Scrap Chopper and improved it to be faster and more powerful. This chopper is becoming a staple for companies processing large amounts of plastic or PET banding; many of them have the Turbo located at each receiving area (or other places in the plant where the plastic banding is generated). This new high-speed version is known as the Model ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Point of generation chopping

    Pressure to reduce costs and the ups and (recent) downs of the economy are forcing manufacturers in all industries to implement lean manufacturing principles, a process designed to reduce costs while delivering high quality products within a shorter lead-time. Lean manufacturing principles can also help reduce the waste that costs small and large companies thousands of dollars each year. Sweed ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • In a down economy

    Look to Recycling and Safety to Save Sweed Choppers can turn scrap bands into profits. For nearly 50 years, Sweed Machinery has been designing and manufacturing recycling equipment to help companies control their scrap problems. “We design machinery to meet existing needs and develop custom modifications for individual customers” said Cory Graper, Sweed’s sales manager. ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Three way partnership

    Scrap Producers—Scrap Dealers—Sweed Machinery 1. Scrap Producers Storing unwanted scrap for even a short time takes up valuable manufacturing space that could be used for production. For example, loose banding that customarily fills up a 30-yard dump box needing 160 square feet of plant space can normally fit into two 55-gallon drums after its chopped. ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Eliminate the #1 hazard in the tube mill industry

    Article from June issue of Tube and Pipe Journal Nearly every day mill operators are injured while dealing with red-hot, razor sharp tube scarf. Sweed Machinery’s TS450 OD Scarf Chopper is the solution that is proven to reduce the risk of serious injuries, make handling of scarf manageable, and increase mill production. Installing a Sweed chopper in place of an existing winder ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Sweed machinery attends ISRI

    Sweed Machinery is attending the annual ISRI convention at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada this year! The ISRI convention provides professionals in the scrap industry an opportunity to network and gather the latest news and trends available for scrap recyclers. With their line of scrap choppers, shears, and wire and cable separation systems, Sweed helps scrap recyclers ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Sweed model 5703 XHD magnetic separator system

    Built for the most extreme linear scrap challenges Model 5703 XHD Chopper Put four cable-annihilating rotary knives on a beefy 600 lb flywheel that’s driven by up to 60 HP of raw power and you have a super heavy-duty rotary shear with a serious appetite. Sweed’s taken their popular 5703 rotary shear, originally introduced in the early 90’s, and ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

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