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Aluminum Trim & Recyclable Metal Conveying


The Aluminum Association

Quickdraft is a preferred vendor for aluminum roll stock manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers for edge trim removal. Our systems are typically used for pneumatically conveying either shredded aluminum trim to collection hoppers or continuous aluminum trim to a baller. Our systems can convey aluminum edge trim at speeds up to 6,000 FPM and thicknesses up to 0.079 inches.   In addition to aluminum edge trimming, Quickdraft has provided systems to convey aluminum punch outs and shavings, stainless steel, brass and copper trimmings, dust, slag, borings and chopped steel plate up to 3/16” thick. 

Quickdraft uses Venturi Technology to convey the continuous or chopped metal material. As a result, the material does not pass through any moving component and the systems are extremely maintenance friendly and production reliable. In addition, Quickdraft conveying systems are designed and fabricated with the durability required to withstand metal conveying in an industrial environment on a 24/7 basis. Pneumatic conveying improves operator safety by enclosing potentially dangerous metal scrap from pickup to discharge. Most Quickdraft metal conveying systems are used to efficiently convey the metal to be recycled for further use. 

Versatility in Scrap Metal Conveying

  • Systems available for chopped and continuous trim as well as borings, slag and shavings
  • Blower is located away from the production line and sound reduction equipment is available to meet mill requirements
  • Telescoping and pivoting intake arrangements are available as necessary
  • Various types of dust collection systems are available including cyclonic and wet scrubber dust collectors
  • Explosion venting and suppression systems available
  • Diverting discharge chute can direct material to multiple collection devices
  • Systems eliminate operator interaction with metal edge trimmings and scrap
  • Material can be conveyed directly outside to collection trucks or train cars
  • Material can be collected from multiple locations for applications like boring, punch out or shaving collection
  • Controls are available that can be integrated with plant control systems

Production Reliable Aluminum Trim Conveying Systems

  • Maximum line speed at all trim widths and at all thicknesses
  • Systems are guaranteed to perform as specified
  • Consistent dependable operation
  • Built for industrial environments and designed for 24/7 operation. Our systems have less downtime and last longer
  • Built for your specific requirements to ensure success. No “pre-packaged” solutions that may not fit your application
  • Designed for maximum simplicity and minimal operator interaction
  • Attention to detail means every aspect of your system is designed for success down to the ducting and inspection doors; special duct connections are provided to eliminate gaps where metal pieces could snag
  • Eductor units and blowers are performance tested prior to shipment
  • Quickdraft turbo eductor blowers are specially built at Quickdraft for the required performance and precision balanced resulting in a long operating life
  • With our own production facility, we control the quality of components in our systems

Maintenance Friendly

  • No moving parts in contact with the material
  • No moving parts internal to the eductor
  • Turbo blower is direct drive with no belts or sheaves, blower requires minimal attention
  • Elimination of moving components in the material flow path means elimination of most maintenance problems
  • Minimal preventative maintenance is required for reliable operation
  • Detailed maintenance and operation manuals are provided
  • Systems are designed to allow maintenance access for critical components
  • Durable construction means a system that requires less attention from the maintenance staff
  • The eductor tube is constructed of materials specifically selected to provide superior wear resistance (abrasion resistant steel and a chrome plated nozzle)
  • Other items that are prone to wear (y-connectors, elbows, separators) are constructed of heavy gauge abrasion resistant steel to provide the greatest service life possible

File Downloads

  1. PDFs:
    1. Trim Chopper QDC-67
330.477.4574 1.855.Venturi
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