Granutech-Saturn Acquires Magnatech Hammermill Line to Expand Industrial Shredder Portfolio for Metal Recycling Applications

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The hammermill line originally developed by Magnatech Engineering will now be manufactured and marketed by Granutech-Saturn under the Saturn brand, targeted at both ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling applications. (Company exhibiting at ISRI 2015, in Vancouver, BC April 22-24 Booth #627)

Saturn hammermill

With hundreds of hammermills successfully installed and operating under the Magnatech Engineering brand, Granutech-Saturn will continue and enhance the line's legacy under its Saturn brand." - Matthew Morrison, President, Granutech-Saturn Systems

Granutech-Saturn Systems, a world-leading manufacturer of the Saturn brand of industrial and mobile shredders announced today it has acquired a comprehensive line of industrial hammermills and ringmills, formerly marketed under the Magnatech Engineering brand. “In line with our history of strategic acquisitions, the long established and proven Magnatech line of hammermills provides us with the opportunity to complete our unique line of high-performance shredders and more effectively address a wider variety of material applications, such as non-ferrous scrap metal,” said Matthew Morrison, Granutech-Saturn’s newly appointed President.

With hundreds of machines successfully installed and operating in the United States under the Magnatech Engineering brand, Granutech-Saturn will continue and enhance the line’s legacy under its Saturn shredder brand. Granutech will be manufacturing the Saturn hammermill line in its Dallas-based vertically integrated 50,000 sq. ft. design, manufacturing and machining facility, and will be selling and supporting it globally through its established network of direct sales, distributors and agents.    

Continuity for the line will further be ensured by Granutech’ s hire of Michael Graveman as one of its key account executives with regional responsibility for the metal recycling market. Mr. Graveman was President and chief sales executive at Magnatech Corporation for over ten years. “It was time in Magnatech’s strategic plan to consider outside options on how to most effectively and significantly grow the hammermill business and launch it in a new direction, while ensuring the product line’s legacy. “ Mr. Graveman stated. “With its established leadership position in the recycling market, Granutech’s comprehensive and responsive manufacturing facility and onsite machining and design capabilities, sales channel, and deep industrial shredder product portfolio, make it uniquely positioned to support and grow the hammermill recycling systems business under its Saturn brand and position it for long term success and growth on a global scale, and I’m excited to be an integral part of the next chapter,” he added.

Product Features, Benefits and Applications

The Saturn hammermill series features heavy-duty plate steel construction, and will initially be available in 36 inch, 48 inch and 60 inch diameters, in a total of five different size configurations, featuring speeds of 900-1200 RPM. The Saturn hammermills have several features designed to ensure product longevity, including replaceable wear liners throughout shredding chamber, spider rotors for maximum grate coverage grate coverage, long-life alloy or manganese hammers and grate materials with optional hard-facing to increase cutting effectiveness, durability and life.

For added configurability, the units feature optional direct-drive or belt-drive motors from 150HP to 1250 HP. Available as stand-alone or as a fully integrated system, the Saturn hammermills can also be configured as ringmills, with configurable hammers, and are easy to install and integrate with other equipment. Auxiliary equipment includes conveyors, screeners, dust collection, magnets, and other material handling components. Further downstream processing can be achieved by integrating additional equipment such as Saturn grinders, granulators, powderizers, and refining mills.

The Saturn hammermill excels in a variety of applications which include non-ferrous and ferrous scrap metal recycling, as well as waste-to-energy, medical waste, and bulky waste recycling applications. Ideal for the hammermill is non-ferrous metal recycling, where the applications vary greatly. These can include a large corporate recycler buying UBC bales for shredding to be converted back into beverage cans, or a small recycler who is recovering precious metals from circuit boards or catalytic converters.    Saturn hammermills can shred non-ferrous metals of all sizes at rates between 1-30 TPH, offering high volume size reduction and low fines generation.    For more information on the new Saturn Hammermill, please visit: http://www.granutech.com/saturn-hammermill.html

About Granutech-Saturn Systems
A leader in recycling equipment manufacturing for over four decades, with focus on quality and innovation, the global company that is today Granutech-Saturn Systems Corporation is privately held and based in Dallas, Texas.    The company has vertically integrated manufacturing, with a dedicated 50,000 sq. ft. facility for production, in-house machining and inventory. Granutech reaches customers through a combination of direct sales in North America and through international distributors and agents for localized sales and service regardless of geography. Its world class product offering includes Saturn® shredders & hammermills, Saturn grinders & granulators, and Saturn refiner mills & powderizers, as well as MAC® flat-lid auto crushers and high density balers and loggers. The company also customizes and configures custom models by using its extensive on-site engineering expertise, fabrication and machine shop capabilities, to meet a variety of customer specific needs. To learn more, please visit: http://www.granutech.com

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