Scrap Metal Processing/Recycling

Equipment Solutions For The Recycling Industry

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Scrap Metal Processing/Recycling

Metal recycling is unusually interesting. Steel and iron are ferromagnetic metals. If they are in pieces of scrap small enough they can be lifted out of a pile of scrap metal with a large magnet. Of course, more sophisticated types of large magnets have been developed, and there are always the cranes fitted with large electromagnets that seem to be a staple in gangster movies. If metals are mixed with other materials, electric currents will affect the metals and not the plastics, and this fact can be used to pull the metal out.

Producing metal recycling equipment requires a lot of technological capability. We are very experienced in this area, and can advise you on just what equipment will be suitable for your particular circumstances. Our extensive involvement in the recycling and material handling system industry over the last 30 years has provided us with insights that you can find nowhere else. We want to help you and your organization take on the task of creating an efficient scrap metal and processing and recycling system. Contact us below, and let us tell you about some of our successes in metal recycling, and how we can make your recycling effort a success too.

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About Us

For 35 years Karl Schmidt Mfg. has provided the recycling industry with top-tier customer service. We pride ourselves in doing what is always right for the customer. One of the most important aspects of having a thriving business is service.

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Regardless if it’s a single slider bed conveyor, a small engineering services project, or a single stream MRF, the Karl Schmidt Mfg.’ outlook remains the same, "Do What is Right For the Customer" regardless of their purchase!

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We have been engineering & manufacturing conveyors and related recycling equipment since 1978. We have installed over 2,000 conveyors, a variety of dual stream systems and single stream recycling systems all over the United States as well as internationally around the World.