Turkish steelmaker to acquire Danieli Lynxs shredd

2 February 2015

The Turkey based steelmaker Tosyali has purchased a Danieli Lynxs DCR 2227 shredder for the steel company's Oran, Algeria, facility from Danieli Centro Recycling, an equipment company headquartered in Buttrio, Italy.

According to Danieli, the sale marks the first partnership between Danieli Centro Recycling and Tosyali, one of Turkey's largest private iron and steelmakers.

The Oran, Algeria site produces more than 1 million metric tons of liquid steel per year from its electrical arc furnace. The arrival of the shredder is expected to improve profit yields through greater flexibility on scrap purchasing and a reduction in furnace transformation costs.

Mr Davide Braga, executive manager of technical sales at Danieli Centro Recycling, describes the company's experience as a steelmaker as crucial to the sale. The most famous Danieli slogan sums it up perfectly: We know the art of steel. We know exactly what a steelmaker is looking for in a product. We are not only selling recycling equipment, we also provide added value in terms of know how.

The DCR 2227 shredder is a 4,000-horsepower machine that offers an output of up to 100 metric tons per hour and a yearly capacity of up to 400,000 metric tons of shredded scrap. Standard features that are included with the shredder are its high inertia, long life, enclosed and capped rotor; heavy-duty rotor bearing housings; and a single unified base structure to increase strength in the vicinity of the anvil, Danieli reports. 

Mr Braga said that flexibility in terms of feedstock purchasing is the greatest benefit of the shredder. When a customer invests, they want to know how soon they can recover outlay costs. In general, when producing one ton of steel with an electrical furnace, 80% of the total production cost comes from the cost of raw materials. Sourcing less expensive scrap, shredding and raising the quality of your final product therefore impact enormously on profitability.

He added that a shredder allows steelmakers to source less expensive feedstocks and to produce fresh scrap, compared with imported material which may have lost yield through oxidization during storage or transport. Density is another issue.. ur technical team recommends a density of between 0.9 and 1.1. If the material becomes too dense, it can lead to inclusions within the scrap. A more open feedstock will have a higher heat exchange, which results in a shorter melting time.