Over 150 shredder operators and exhibitors gathered in Indianapolis, October 16-17 to learn and discuss how to best maintain a shredder.
Due to popular demand for the program, registration was cut off several weeks before the event because of capacity restrictions. The two day event started with a tour of an Omnisource yard and then transitioned into classroom education. The classroom portion of the program focused on safety, hammer maintenance and operation, understanding how to best utilize infrared cameras, mining the ASR line for additional materials as well as a host of other topics. Of particular note was the inclusion of a separate track that focused on single and dual shaft shredders typically used in tire, plastic, paper, and non-ferrous operations. This track taught shredder operators how to best maintain their equipment and maximize its efficiency. In addition to the classroom training, there was a vibrant exhibit hall which allowed participants to talk to equipment vendors about their equipment and discuss issues related to operating it. Combined, both portions of the program gave participants the most up-to-date information related to shredder operations and maintenance. The Shredder Operations Forum is one of many programs ISRI hosts throughout the year to give its members information on topics related to running a scrapyard.
ISRI is now in the planning stages of the 2018 Operations Forum which will be held in October 2018 in Atlanta. Please keep an eye out in future months for more information related to this program.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Levy.