Sweed Revamps Scrap Chopper Line
Sweed Machinery, Gold Hill, Ore., has revamped its scrap chopper models 450 WM and 450 WM XHD into a newly designed Model 450 DX. The new chopper model unites the scrap chopping benefits of the two models into one unit that the company is calling the 450 DX
Sweed says that its 450 DX scrap chopper is the preferred chopper to tackle high volumes of three-quarter-inch steel banding with clips, plastic banding, lightweight wire and other various manufacturing byproducts. The company adds that the chopper is versatile, making it an excellent product for in-line placement to process slitter-line trim and tube scarf (replacing traditional winders)
According to Sweed, the 450 DX features a single-drive feedworks with a wide infeed, which makes feeding the scrap material an effortless task for the operator, allowing a user to feed large handfuls at once at about 106-feet-per-minute. The one stationary and one rotating knife provide a standard cut length of about 3 inches, and a 1 horsepower motor and external flywheel provides extra cutting capacity for tougher materials.
The 450 DX can be customized for inline applications that require tension control and custom scrap cut lengths. The unit sits on a Sweed stand that moves from one area to another on stout caster wheels that is designed to sit over a Sweed self-dumping hopper. Both the stand and the hopper are sold separately.
Additional benefits of a scrap chopper include reclaiming space for production, aiding in workplace safety and housekeeping, reducing dumping fees and achieving zero-to-landfill goals.