PAST AND FUTURE OF SCRAP PROCESSING MACHINERY

Marco Garuti

PAST AND FUTURE OF SCRAP PROCESSING MACHINERY


Today’s scrap recycling equipment is so much safer to operate and better performing than the past. At the end of the first half of last century a huge amount of physical labor was required for moving, sorting and preparation of scrap.

This type of work, performed within scrap yards where security was certainly not a priority, led to daily serious accidents.

Also energy consumption was not an issue and it was not uncommon to see scrap-processing machinery like scrap shears operate with 6, 8 or even 10 electric motors.