Welcome to the online home of Newell Recycling Equipment!
When my father Alton Newell founded our family business more than 75 years ago, he printed a business card that carried his motto, “We will treat you right”. That has been a guiding philosophy of our companies from the beginning until now. This applies to our employees, suppliers and our customers.
I am proud that my father invented the modern shredding machine and I am proud that almost every shredder being built in the world today has adopted most, if not all, of the design features that were first used in Newell shredders.
It has been my personal responsibility to operate one, or up to 10 shredding plants, to make profits from those operations, on a daily basis since 1960. The president of NRE, Scott Newell III, has been operating shredding plants for more than 30 years. During recent years, shredder plants owned and operated by Newell family members have produced more than 1,000,000 tons per year of shredded scrap.
Operating shredding plants for profit has provided us with the desire and motivation to maximize the efficiency of daily operations in order to get the most return for the investment in money and especially in time spent operating the equipment.
Developments in improving the shredder can be seen in the top and bottom discharge designs, the use of double feed rollers to control feed, the introduction of the first Super Heavy Duty shredders that are able to shred much heavier material, the design of replacement parts to maximize the life and to reduce the cost for those replacement parts and then very importantly, the application of computers to actually operate the shredder and to provide data for management to utilize in the effort to make constant improvement.
This operation of shredders provided the motivation that led us to be pioneers in the separation of the products of the shredding system. In 1974, we began to use heavy media to separate nonferrous metals from the product stream. In 1984, we were among the first in the industry to use eddy current separations and also sensor sorting to increase the value of the nonferrous metals recovered. The air separation systems that evolved through the constant search for better and more efficient separations continue to lead the industry. No one and no other group have even close to the operating experience, the manufacturing experience nor the experience of teaching others how to operate efficiently as we do.
All of the lessons learned while operating those machines are included in the designs of current shredder plants which are being designed, built and installed for our many customers around the world from here at Newell Recycling Equipment. When you buy equipment from NRE, you get the benefit of all of the evolutionary improvements that have been made through the years.
As a part of following that philosophy, established by Alton Newell, “We will treat you right,” it is our desire to share as much information about ourselves and about shredding as is possible. You will find copies of many technical papers as well as press releases and copies of some of our latest advertising. We believe that anything that helps make shredding more efficient and profitable, will bring benefits to us also.
Our design philosophy follows one guiding rule: we will follow the design that yields the lowest cost per ton throughout the life of the equipment. That means that sometimes the original price is higher or lower than alternative designs, but we believe that it will, for sure, offer the best value to the new investment.
With all of this in mind, we sincerely hope that this web site will be useful to you.
Thank you for your interest.
Newell Recycling Equipment, LLC