Helsinki-based Metso has developed a new hammer series, the Metso Alloy Hammer, with the goal of extending the lifetime hammers used in automobile shredders. Featuring a special alloy, the cast-steel hammers produced by the group's own foundry are designed to ensure substantially enhanced economic efficiency and can be used in all Metso's Lindemann shredders, according to the company.
The special Metso alloy, in combination with a specific post-treatment process, helps to keep the shape of the hammer for a longer operational time. The result is a higher production over the extended hammer life, the company says.
“Our customers in Europe have been very satisfied with our optimized hammer solution,” says Michael Pogritz, product manager, Lindemann shredder parts, sales and service manager, Central and Eastern Europe. “With this hammer, they have achieved a longer uptime, and they have needed fewer hammers per year. Our customers have seen significant savings in their shredder operation, making their business more profitable. We are very pleased to note that the hammer provides an excellent cost-per-ton shredding result.”