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Tuffman Equipment manufactures sorting stations, trommels, conveyors, crossbelt magnets, and other material handling and process equipment for recycling…

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Manufacturing Space

The Tuffman® Manufacturing facility located in Crystal Lake, Illinois is equipped to handle advanced manufacturing techniques to keep our equipment designs on the…

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Material Testing

TUFFMAN® Equipment handles even the most challenging materials. But don’t take our word for it. See it for yourself with our state of the art material testing facility…

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Tuffman 415 Trommel

Trommel Screens

Rotary trommels separate and size material, providing high output screening of fines and other minus material. As the material passes through the trommel, the smaller debris falls through the screen openings, passing the larger material on for hand separation…
Magnet Conveyor

Magnetic Separators

TUFFMAN® new CBS crossbelt magnet separators are available in 18 inch, 24 inch, 30 inch, 36 inch, 42 inch, 48 inch and 60 inch models. Cross belt magnets are ideal for recycling operations and are widely used for sorting co-mingled metals and separating various metals from the…
Tuffman Belt Conveyor


In addition to the feed conveyor that comes standard with every TUFFMAN® recycling sorting station, TUFFMAN® also offers inclined slider belt conveyors, horizontal slider belt conveyors, troughing belt conveyors, and vibrating conveyors.
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Sorting Systems

Tuffman® offers sorting stations in a variety of sizes, including 6-bin, 8-bin and 12-bin models, as well as two mini models of 3-bin and 4-bin. The larger models are ideal for sorting construction and demolition debris and municipal solid waste material…


“The team at Tuffman Equipment have been great to work with throughout the whole processes of procuring and commissioning our trommel. All questions were quickly responded to which allowed me to build out the exact model with the options that we required. The equipment showed up on time and in great condition, it was immediately evident that the trommel has a great design and was well built with quality workmanship.”

Kris Heshka, VP – Operations 

KF Hemp Corp.

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The Age of Steel: Recycling Ferrous Scrap

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Recycling ferrous scrap begins, like most recycling processes, in residential neighborhoods. Steel cans and other steel recyclables are usually collected from curbside recycling programs and then transported to a material recovery facility (MRF).

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