Case Study: UMO to the Rescue

UMO for scrap recycler
UMO for scrap recycleUMO to the Rescue



A successful North American scrap metal recycling company decided to research upgrading their facility. Operating a fully integrated facility, they purchase a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap from a variety of sources ranging from manufacturers & industrial producers to demolition contractors. Products they recycle range from scrap vehicles, appliances, demolition scrap, copper and other ferrous and non-ferrous scrap. They then are able to sell: shred, heavy melt, cast, turnings, and busheling.

A key part of this company’s process requires a conveyor to remove materials from under their scrap steel shredder.

Unfortunately the maintenance on the belt conveyor they were using was very high and the belting very expensive.


GK was asked to assess the situation and custom engineer a solution that would effectively solve their maintenance and repair expenses while fitting in the existing area available.


General Kinematics’ Under Mill Oscillator was recommended for this situation. A UMO would not only be able to effectively handle the impact from their scrap steel shredder, but simultaneously fit in the small space available. All the while, a GK UMO is designed to high durability standards while minimizing repairs and downtime.


The scrap metal recycler was impressed with both the installation of the Under Mill Oscillator and operation capacity. It has been running with very little maintenance since being installed in 2011.


About General Kinematics

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, holding more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application. Today, over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries. For more information about General Kinematics products and services, visit the company’s website at



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