New Megashredder ® to be Built at Upstate Shredding
on ‘Round-the-Clock' Schedule
San Antonio, TX, (October 3, 2010) —Riverside Engineering today announced that it will begin installation of a new model M-122 Megashredder ® at Upstate Shredding LLC in Owego, New York commencing on November 26. The initial phase of the installation is scheduled to occur over eight days with Riverside 's field staff and local trades working in shifts, 24-hours a day to complete the project. “What usually takes several weeks in our industry for this work will be done in days. Upstate's yard is one of the busiest in the country. By completing the new in-feed roller conveyor system and downstream ferrous metal separation system quickly we will cause minimum disruption allowing shredding and processing to continue as usual while we work,” said Rusty Manning, Riverside's Director of New Equipment Sales. A second phase that includes the shredder section will be installed in February also on a similar expedited schedule.
Custom built for Upstate, the Riverside M-122 has a rotor diameter of 122 inches, it is among the largest shredders in the world and the highest capacity currently on the market. It can process up to 400-tons of ferrous material per hour, uses 1,000 pound hammers, and can ingest the largest vehicles on the road today including 18-wheel tractors and trailers and buses. Designed to accommodate a 10,000 hp motor, the M-122 represents the latest advancements in machine automation and computer controls for maximum processing efficiency, safety, noise reduction and energy conservation. The new in-feed system is a steel-belted conveyor that delivers raw scrap metal into the feed chute of the shredder. The new downstream and ferrous metal separation system consists of fourteen conveyors and six SGM 72 x 110 inch electromagnetic drum units. Two of these are specialized polishing drum magnets that retrieve electric motors and steel that is contaminated with other materials such as waste or copper.
Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman & Son commented on the project: “We are a rapidly expanding company investing in the best available technology upgrades, but at the same time our Owego facility must continue to operate seamlessly to process the growing volume of metals arriving from our customers and feeder yard operations. We look forward to a smooth transition from our present shredder to the new M-122.” This upgrade to the facility is one hundred percent debt free.
When the switch-over to the M-122 occurs, the currently operating Newell 120-inch shredder will be available on the used equipment market.
“We have worked with Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate for many years. It brings us a lot of satisfaction that Adam has faith in Riverside Engineering to do a quick installation and make a major change over without causing problems. We are proud to make this positive contribution to his operation,” said Jim Olson, co-owner of Riverside.
Upstate Shredding is the largest privately held scrap metal company on the East Coast and one of the fastest growing according to a recent ranking in Inc. Magazine. Over the past few years the company has made substantial investments in plant and equipment, including a $25 million dollar upgrade to its Owego operation that recently saw the installation of the world's most technically sophisticated non-ferrous metal separation system. The company is progressing towards an annual goal of $1 billion dollars in annual debt-free sales. It operates two facilities in Owego, one each in Binghamton and Ithaca and recently acquired scrap metal companies in Syracuse, Jamestown and Liberty, New York, and is in the process of acquiring a new facility in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
San Antonio , Texas based Riverside Engineering provides metal shredding solutions for the recycling industry. The company's product offering includes the M-Series Shredders, Rotors, Downstream Separation, Controls Automation and Aftermarket Parts. The company is a certified Rockwell Automation Systems Integrator providing control packages for reliable and safe plant operation.
New Hires and Facility Expansion
Riverside Engineering is pleased to announce the expansion of our
San Antonio Office and Distribution Center.
The Interpark office complex is located at 121 Interpark Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas.
The expansion into the adjacent property supports the company efforts to expand inventory stocking levels and shorten lead times on critical components. The under roof warehouse will grow by 90% from the current size plus there will be an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor storage space available.
In addition to expanding product lines and inventory, the new facility will allow more space for Riverside's custom electrical panel assembly shop. The UL listed and Rockwell certified Controls Automation group will increase their footprint to accommodate the record sales levels and projected growth.
To support the surge in Riverside's Controls/Automation business, Robert Chancellor and Nick Merrill have joined the Riverside team under the direction of Ron Jenkins. Robert comes to Riverside with several years of industrial/PLC automation experience supporting a variety of energy companies. Robert is a licensed journeyman and certified instrumentation technician with specialized skills in project management. Nick is a recent graduate of UTSA with an EE degree. In addition he is pursuing his master's degree at UT/Austin on weekends. Nick's most recent experience has been with Hill Country Electric working counter sales and warehouse management.
Riverside Engineering has developed and launched a Shredder Energy Demand Management program that reduces peak demand usage and saves operators an average of 20 to 30% in energy costs! The company's Demand Shaver system is a proprietary algorithm with user selectable parameters that automatically controls the shredder feeding and material flow to smooth power consumption and eliminates expensive spikes in energy demand. The PLC-based program monitors real-time power consumption, shredder data including RPM, Load and Motor Thermal Capacity. Based on the monitoring of these process variables, Demand Shaver will adjust Infeed and DFR to an optimal rate based on the utility rate structure with minimal impact to overall production volumes. For further details please see the Riverside Automation website at http://www.megashredder.com
Riverside Engineering M-69 Shredder and Downstream System Introduction
Riverside Engineering, a leader in auto shredder systems, has introduced its new M-69 Shredder series. The M-69 X 107 design utilizes many of the technological advances found in the company's MegaShredder® product line. The engineering challenge was to retain the critical features of the MegaShredder® in a smaller shredder at a more affordable price to ensure a high ROI with limited risk for monthly processing volumes in the 3,000 to 8,000 tons per month range.
When powered by a 2500 HP drive motor, the M-69 shredder system is capable of processing more than 75 tons per hour. The M-69 can handle whole car bodies, white goods, light industrial scrap, lightly compressed logs and bales due to its high inertia rotor and heavy hammers. The complete system package includes shredder, motor drive, infeed, one magnet downstream, single roll feeding, chute and controls package. Riverside 's M-69 equipment package is complemented by project management and installation services.
For more information on the M-69 Shredder and Downstream turnkey solution, please go to megashredder.com
Bending the Energy Cost Curve
Riverside Engineering has developed and launched a Shredder Energy Demand Management program that reduces peak demand usage and saves operators an average of 20 to 30% in energy costs!
The company's Demand Shaver system is a proprietary algorithm with user selectable parameters that automatically controls the shredder feeding and material flow to smooth power consumption and eliminates expensive spikes in energy demand.
The PLC-based program monitors real-time power consumption, shredder data including RPM, Load and Motor Thermal Capacity. Based on the monitoring of these process variables, Demand Shaver will adjust Infeed and DFR to an optimal rate based on the utility rate structure with minimal impact to overall production volumes.
For further details please see the Riverside Automation website at megashredder.com
" World Record " Shredding System
Riverside Engineering " World Record " Shredding System - General Iron, Chicago
Fort Wayne Installation
Omnisource Fort Wayne New Downstream Separation And Automation Controls
Press Release 8/15/08
San Antonio, Texas – February 27, 2008 – Riverside Engineering has announced the successful installation of a new Downstream Separation and Controls Automation system for Omnisource Corporation's, Fort Wayne, Indiana recycling facility.
The dual magnet separation system included 12 conveyors, Z-Box & Cyclone, Picking Station and Magnet support structures. In addition, Omnisource did a complete Control Automation and Motor Control Center upgrade. The shredding and separation processes will be controlled by a Rockwell Automation system designed by Riverside. The company is now using Riverside's Cruise Control automated feed system and the H2Pro water injection system.
“Riverside was actively involved with Omnisource's engineering staff over the last several months in developing a Downstream solution designed as the best fit for Omni's 98 X 104 shredder mill and the mix of scrap at the Fort Wayne operation” says Randy Brace, president of Riverside.
Omnisource Corporation, a subsidiary of Steel Dynamics, (omnisource.com) has its corporate offices and largest recycling facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Over the company's 65 year history of scrap processing, Omnisource has grown to one of the leading scrap recycling companies in North America.
The San Antonio, Texas based Riverside Engineering (megashredder.com) provides metal shredding solutions into the recycling industry. The M-Series Shredder product line is designed to meet the needs for recycling operations of all sizes. The company is a certified Rockwell Automation Systems Integrator providing control packages for reliable and safe plant operation.
Andersen's Salvage Shredder
Andersen's Salvage Purchases Shredder Plant from Riverside Engineering
Press Release 7/10/07
San Antonio, Texas - July 10, 2007 - Riverside Engineering has announced the sale of an M-88 Shredder System to Andersen's Sales and Salvage for their Greeley, Colorado recycling facility.
The Shredder System ordered by Andersen's Sales includes the 88 X 112 Shredder Mill, Feed System, Operator Station & H2PRO Water Injection. The Shredder plant will be powered by a 4000 HP DC Shredder Drive supplied by Quad Plus and the company's upgrade plan will include a new downstream separation system from Osborn Engineering. The shredding and separation processes will be controlled by a Rockwell Automation system designed by Riverside.
Based on the new capital investment the firm expects to increase their production capacity to shred and recycle over 15,000 tons per month of scrap autos and other metal products into raw materials for reuse by primary metal industries.
"Our choice of Riverside was based on their heavier hammer and the higher inertia of their rotor compared to other shredder manufacturers 80-inch machines." said Dean Andersen, owner of Andersen's Sales. Mr. Andersen expects the new processing facility to be installed by early 2008.
"We have integrated several of the key design features of our MegaShredder into the smaller M-88 system." says Randy Brace, president of Riverside. "We are excited about the opportunity to work with the Andersens on this project. We have high expectations and Andersen's Sales is the perfect customer for our first M-88 installation." The M-88 will complement Riverside's M-122 and M-106 models plus the Newell legacy systems supported by the firm.
Andersen's Sales and Salvage is based in Greeley, Colorado with a 38-acre recycling facility consisting of metal shredding operations along with a self-serve auto parts business. Since the company's founding in 1959, Mr. Kennie Andersen, along with his son Dean, has grown this family owned business into a leading ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processor in the Northern Colorado region.
The San Antonio, Texas based Riverside Engineering (rsengr.com) provides metal shredding solutions into the recycling industry. The M-Series Shredder product line is designed to meet the needs for recycling operations of all sizes. The company is a certified Rockwell Automation Systems Integrator providing control packages for reliable and safe plant operation.
Metal Scrap Recycling Equipment Sales Engineer
The Metal Scrap Recycling Equipment Sales Engineer position will apply knowledge of engineering, project management, industrial-level metal recycling technologies and Riverside Engineering's array of services to research, analyze, and evaluate customer product application proposals, requirements and specification needs in order to assist the Company interpret and understand the technical aspects of customer product needs, requirements, etc.; determine engineering, design, technological, and manufacturing feasibility of proposed solutions to customer needs, requirements, etc.; develop and present accurate and compelling responses to customer requests for solution proposals to their metal scrap recycling needs; and provide both pre- and post-sales support. The Metal Scrap Recycling Equipment Sales Engineer will be responsible for selling to new prospects as well as for touching base with existing customers to ensure high renewal and satisfaction levels for the Company's customers in the metal scrap recycling industry.
Confer with customer technical and management staff in order to elicit, document and understand their needs, requirements and specifications for metal scrap recycling material processing and handling operations, this will include the evaluation and analysis of customer existing ferrous and non-ferrous plants and systems in order to identify weak, in-efficient, or outdated points in their systems and the proposal design solutions to improve the operation, efficiency, etc. of their existing systems.
Maintain knowledge of the latest generation of non-ferrous separation equipment, non-ferrous separation processes, and non-ferrous separations technologies utilizing airflow in order to assist the Company with the analysis and integration of the latest generation of non-ferrous separation equipment, non-ferrous separation processes, and non-ferrous separations technologies utilizing airflow into sales and solution proposals to customers.
Utilize evaluations to provide technical assistance and guidance to company management in its business decision making process with regard to customers.
Help facilitate the development, delivery, and negotiation of project bid proposals and sales contracts with customers.
Utilize engineering analysis of customer proposed product applications and needs in order to assist product design and engineering teams plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.
Function as central intermediary and interpreter for all technical, operational, and logistical change management and contract questions, concerns and other communications between the Company and customers.
Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products and solutions to customers and prospective customers.
Arrange for demonstrations or trials of products.
Visit prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or catalogs, and to inform them about product pricing, availability, and advantages.
Research and identify potential customers for products or solutions.
Assist with the development and delivery after-sales customer training and support.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Eighteen months of mechanical design or engineering experience within the ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling industry which involved developing recycling plant systems or structures that include.
Utilization of airflow-based separation technologies.
Riverside Engineering, Inc. is changing for the future with the creation of two companies that will work collectively to provide focused solutions to the recycling industry. Riverside Engineering, Inc. will continue to be headquartered in San Antonio , Texas and will focus on shredder design, fabrication, controls and downstream. Riverside Products, Inc. located in Moline , Illinois will concentrate on genuine wear parts production and innovative rotor design.
RIVERSIDE ENGINEERING, INC. (REI) provides highly engineered metal shredding solutions into the recycling industry. In addition to the introduction of the M-Series Shredders , Riverside Engineering has developed industry leading Controls and Automation packages that are custom designed to meet all of the operating requirements of each customer. Riverside Engineering's recent installations include: several M-Series Shredders , innovative Double Feed Roll Systems supported with its proprietary Cruise Control automation features and H2Pro Water Injection Systems . The company takes pride in close working relationships with our customers. Riverside Engineering provides innovative design and cutting edge technology to the recycling industry to improve performance, increase the ease of operation and reduce downtime.
RIVERSIDE PRODUCTS, INC. (RPI) provides the recycling industry with next generation rotor designs and top quality wear part castings. The continued global expansion of casting sources allows Riverside Products to be your premier supplier of alloy and manganese wear part castings. With Riverside Products continued material and design development and the ability to custom design a rotor to meet your needs, Riverside Rotors continue to be the standard. Riverside has successfully introduced the New “Revolution” series of rotors and with this rotors lower energy costs and reduced wear, Riverside Products has just taken the biggest step forward in rotor design in the past decade. Riverside Products will work closely with all of our customers to provide the best wear parts and rotor solutions available.
Knowing the needs of our customers has lead to the creation of this business structure and allows Riverside Engineering and Riverside Products to concentrate on our areas of expertise and provide the focused responses that our customers demand. Both companies will work closely together to serve the recycling industry with new ideas and solutions