Baling & Shearing
Baling & Shearing

Machines that compress and shear a variety of scrap materials to create a more homogeneous, higher density material

The baling process increases the density of lighter scrap into manageable blocks for more efficient handling, transportation and denser charges into melting furnaces. For scrap too large to be melted within a furnace, shearing/mechanical cutting is done to reduce its size. Shearing can provide benefits over more traditional methods of gas and oxy-cutting, by reducing the yield loss of scrap and improving safety. Many steel waste streams generated on sites or purchased scraps can be recycled quickly and efficiently using Harsco Environmental’s shearing technology and expertise. This system of work allows the shearing equipment to be moved to the scrap as opposed to moving the scrap to the shearing zone, reducing transportation costs and reducing our carbon emissions. Shearing of steel waste has further benefits to our environment through the reduction of fumes and dust and can offer a smaller operating footprint.

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