Cutting the right way
The Blue Devil shears scrap through two slow counter-rotating high torque shafts. Each shaft is fitted with 30 individual wear-resistant blades which cut (not pound or tear) the scrap at a rate of 25–30 tonnes per hour. Everything from whiteware, cars with engines, half-inch stainless steel plate and even concrete encrusted re-bar can be shredded with ease. Very little dust is generated, while fires or explosions are practically eliminated due to the slow rotation of the rotors.
Zato Blue Devil runs autonomously without the need for an independent operator, reducing operating costs significantly. Its sturdily designed base frame means there is no need for costly foundations. Hammer mill operators value the scrap which has been pre-processed with a Blue Devil as it increases a shredder’s output by up to 40% while simultaneously reducing wear and tear and energy consumption.
Compared to a shear baler or mobile shear, the Blue Devil has a much higher throughput with lower operating costs and produces a clean dense scrap that can be sold directly to a foundry. The higher density scrap produced reduces yard space, transport costs and lower melt times for a steel mill. With a relatively low capital outlay, low operating costs and high output, it’s no surprise that Blue Devils are popping up at scrapyards throughout the US.