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By Lumistar's Chief Scientist

April 15, 2014

Lumistar Proves to be #1 Leader in Shredder Cameras

Why A High Quality Shredder Camera?
Shredder operators operate their shredder ‘blind,’ due to steam, darkness and view obstruction. Operators often rely on vibration, RPM, and amp gauges to determine if they are about to jam or choke the shredder infeed. Frequently, out of fear, operators consistently underfeed in order to avoid jamming therefore losing valuable time and money. In the November 2013 issue of  the American Recycler, in an article entitled “Metal Shredders Face Stiff Competition”, Frank Goulding, member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Shredder Committee for ISRI, reported:

“His [Goulding’s] shredders are running at roughly 60 percent capacity. They are focusing on lowering cost of production, trying to lean-out the cost of operating shredders and getting down the cost per ton. [He] is focusing on labor and practices, managing energy, looking at wear parts, evaluating equipment they are using to feed and support the shredder, looking downstream at other ways to separate metals and recovering more nonferrous from the residue.”

Our Solution!
With Lumistar’s #1 thermal infrared camera, your operator is able to boost productivity instantly and lean-out the cost of operation by having the operator for the first time fully feed the shredder with confidence, catching unshreddables, including heavies, and avoid jamming when the chute is full or when there is autopilot malfunction. For every hour the shredder runs an equal amount of time must be devoted to maintenance; shredding more efficiently equals less maintenance time, lowering the risk of putting maintenance in unsafe scenarios. By adding Lumistar thermal infrared camera you will see savings in electricity, maintenance, pollution, lower cost of production by gaining efficiency, and lower cost per ton. Our high-tech camera nearly pays for itself in a week if not faster. Technology:
Lumistar cameras are known best in the auto shredder recycling business for being made for extreme industrial environments, unlike delicate scientific off-the-shelf non-shredder infrared cameras. Lumistar’s incredibly high-resolution cameras are custom built for the terrain of a military or shredder environment with industrial-strength casings and integrated shock absorbent systems. Here at Lumistar Corp. we specialize is seeing through the engulfed steam, through dust filled, and smoky auto shredders with our proprietary cutting-edge on-board systems technology. We understand your needs with specialized processors, lenses, housing, and custom heat signatures to sustain extraordinary video quality. In addition, Lumistar cameras are a plug-and-play system with minimal maintenance. Our defense-grade enclosures are stainless steel, waterproof up to three meters, and have industry renowned high-resolution lenses with special coatings that protects the camera and sharpens the image. Why does Lumistar care about new shredder upstream management technology? The search for new technology is the search for improved productivity and a greener planet. Besides, we like seeing our technology become a game-changer as our clients adopt new technology no one else has around them giving them a competitive edge. How soon can Lumistar help your scrap yard by increasing your shredder’s output?


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    Comment by Bobbie Rockwell — April 15, 2014 @ 08:59


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    Comment by Lisa Galasso — April 15, 2014 @ 13:22


  5. I can’t wait to see more videos from Lumistar!

    Comment by generation — April 16, 2014 @ 08:17


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    Comment by tempdance — April 28, 2014 @ 06:35


  9. Shredding late at night saving off the unproductiveness during the day, which results in needing to work your tail off late at night just to reach a deadline. But as I take a justifiable break I can say reading you blog was not a waste of time. Thank you for your technology!

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    Comment by optimus — May 3, 2014 @ 15:36


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