Building the world's finest clay working equipment laid the foundation for innovative solutions in mineral processing, waste management and resource recovery
Our stiff extrusion equipment is ideal for agglomeration of small grain raw materials in the following industries:
- Clay products
- Coal & synfuels
- Steel mills
- Laterite ore
- Wastewater and bio-solids
- Other industries
Over 90% of the bricks produced in the U.S. are made with J. C. Steele machines. Our experience with clay working equipment — crushing machinery, grinding machinery, feeding machinery, pug sealers, extruders and auxiliary equipment — has value for companies looking for innovative thinking in mineral processing, waste management and resource recovery. The foundation we’ve built with high torque, high powered machinery provides our customers with high-value options for agglomeration, recycling and commercialization.
More efficiency, plus lower capital and operating costs for a superior return on investment
Used in agglomeration and pelletizing applications, our stiff extrusion equipment offers compelling advantages for processing small-grain raw materials — our extruders can process up 100 metric tons of plastic and non-plastic material per hour, while requiring fewer additives than other processes. Our machines process coal fines, coke breeze, steel mill wastes and iron scale quickly and efficiently, for a better return on investment and a more robust bottom line.
Companies in coal and synthetic fuels, metals and minerals are discovering what our brick, block and tile customers have known for years. Machinery from J.C. Steele & Sons is “brickyard tough,” designed and engineered for trouble-free operation and minimal maintenance, and able to thrive in the most demanding applications and most extreme environmental conditions, without sacrificing easy access to all wearing parts. The primary frames on our extruder and pug sealer machines, for example, are virtually unbreakable — made from heavy castings of ductile (SG) iron. We cast our wearing parts from durable 28PC high-chrome iron alloy and our gearing and bearings are designed and built for smooth, quiet operation and a long service life.
Application engineering plus a long-term commitment after the sale
We work closely with customers on application engineering, with a wide range of in-house resources and an unmatched commitment to parts and service (you can read more about our warehousing and inventory commitment here).
You can see the industries we currently serve at the left. If you don’t see your industry, but you’re interested in talking about our engineering for agglomeration, stiff extrusion and pelletizing applications in waste management and resource recovery, talk to your regional J.C. Steele & Sons sales representative or call us at 1.704.872.3681 (in the U.S. call toll-free at 800.278.3353).