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Washington Electric Motor Dismantlers

Eventually every electric motor outlives its usefulness and needs to be replaced by a newer, more up-to-date model with more functions.

Recycling the valuable components of those discarded electric motors is economically feasible using the Bronneberg Electric Motor Dismantler from Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems in Washington, DC. Typically, valuable copper and aluminum components are shrouded in tough cast iron or hard aluminum outer casings that, at first glance, seem impenetrable. With the electric motor dismantler’s three-step process, the re-useable components can be rescued from the casings and internal structure to yield these highly valuable components.

Workings of the Electric Motor Dismantler

Certified in the European Zone (CE Certified), the Bronneberg motor dismantler is capable of disassembling even the toughest motors and separating any and all valuable components.


  • The machine, with accessories specific to many processes, is 400V-5.5 kW-powered.
  • The dimensions of this system are 59 inches wide by 33.5 inches deep by 98.4 inches high.
  • The equipment weighs approximately 3300 pounds (1400 kg). Designed to be moved around cities like Washington easily, the motor dismantler can be pulled out when needed and stowed while idle.

Motor Dismantling Process

In preparation for the mechanical dismantling of the electric motor, outer pieces and attachments that can be removed should be unscrewed and put aside. This should reveal the actual external housing of the electric motor.

The Bronneberg industrial electric motor dismantler from Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems in Washington, DC employs a three-stage process to harvest the valuable material within.

Stage one: The operator initiates the separation and removal of the outer casing to expose the elements of the electric motor. With extreme high pressure exerted by the splitting apparatus, the cast iron or aluminum housing is cut on opposing sides to separate and peeled away to expose the inner workings. The anchor/rotor is then removed.

Stage two: The second stage is the cleaving of the stator or transformer block into two equal pieces. By opening these up, copper coils are now exposed and ready for separation from the remaining parts and materials.

Stage three: The third stage of the process involves pulling the copper wiring away from the surrounding metal through which it had been threaded by means of a complex hydraulic system. The housing is literally pulled away, leaving the copper wiring fully exposed and unattached.

The result: a volume of valuable copper wiring cleanly separated from a pile of scrap metal and plastic that may also be recycled.

Mid-Atlantic Waste in Washington and Bronneberg Partnership

Since 1946, Netherlands-based Bronneberg has been an international leader in the design and manufacture of durable, innovative and profit-generating waste handling equipment. From the beginning, Bronneberg’s problem-solvers have produced a wide range of equipment that target the economical salvage of equipment and cable components. Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems in Washington, a US-based innovator in recycling, is the exclusive North American distributor for Bronneberg equipment.

Contact Us for Your Industrial Motor Dismantler in Washington, DC

If you are able to accumulate a significant number of electric motors and accessories for dismantling, then the Bronneberg motor dismantler is a perfect solution for recycling for profit. With a modest investment, this durable system will pay back the investment and earn continually over a long period of time. An average-sized electric motor will require just minutes to disassemble and segregate the valuable components.

Contact Mid-Atlantic Waste today and discuss the valuable benefits that this recycling resource can bring to your company’s bottom line. And trained personnel in our Washington location can help you evaluate the potential benefits and develop a projected cost/yield analysis over time.

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