Press Release: JWC Environmental Launches Monster Stack Customizable Cutter Stack

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Unmatched Cutter Customization

SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 16, 2021) – JWC Environmental (JWC), a world leader in wastewater solids reduction and removal equipment, announced today the launch of its Monster Stack™ customizable cutter stack. Monster Stack allows customers to mix and match the right cutter at the right location for their specific waste stream while optimizing grinder performance and unit longevity. JWC is the first and only company in the industry to offer this unique and much-needed solution.

Monster Stack addresses the specific challenges above and below the waterline – stainless steel for the exposed cutters in an acidic environment above the waterline and alloy steel for the cutters grinding rocks, grit and heavy debris at the bottom of the waste stream. There’s also the option to use Wipes Ready® cutters for those installations affected by disposable wipes.

Monster Stack Features:

  • Customized stack design for individual waste streams
  • The ability to mix and match different cutters in a single stack
  • Individual cutters manufactured to extremely tight tolerances to provide the best grinding and shearing action
  • Optimized grinder performance and longevity

“We’re pleased to offer our clients a customizable solution that allows them to specify a cutter stack that matches their unique waste stream at an economical price point,” said Greg Queen, president of JWC Environmental. “This degree of customization is unmatched in the industry. No other company comes close to offering the number of tooth profiles, thicknesses or materials as JWC.”

The performance advantage with individual cutters isn’t affected by mixing different cutters in a single stack. JWC manufactures individual cutters to very tight tolerances that are not possible with a monolithic design. Since monolithic designs inherently have greater space between the cutters to make sure they will not interfere with each other, a cutter stack with individual cutters like Monster Stack has more effective shearing action as they are designed for closer spacing.

Monster Stack is available on select Muffin Monster®, Channel Monster®, Channel Monster® FLEX and HYRDO units. Additional information can be found in the Knowledge Center.

About JWC Environmental

JWC Environmental, a Sulzer Brand, is a world leader in solids reduction and removal systems for municipal, industrial, and commercial applications. Our solutions include our legendary Muffin Monster® and Channel Monster® sewage grinders, Auger Monster® all-in-one headworks, Monster Wash Press and Monster Separation Systems®, Monster Industrial shredders, and IPEC industrial screens to solve unique wastewater processing situations. We partner with our customers to help them run efficient and compliant wastewater treatment operations as well as solve challenging size-reduction problems in industrial processes. JWC Environmental is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and has a global network of representatives, distributors and regional service centers to meet local customer needs.

Press Release: JWC Environmental Relaunches Monster Metal® Grinders With Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 21, 2020) – JWC Environmental (JWC), a world leader in wastewater solids reduction and removal equipment, announced today the relaunch of its Monster Metal grinders featuring a trade secret alloy and industry-leading five-year warranty.

Monster Metal grinders feature cutters that last twice as long as typical industry cutters and work in both abrasive and corrosive environments commonly found in wastewater treatment plants. JWC conducted intensive in-house and field testing to validate that the proprietary material and design outperformed other cutters in wear resistance and corrosion.

“We’re excited to bring back Monster Metal to the wastewater treatment market. Previously, operators had to choose between corrosion resistance or abrasion resistance. With Monster Metal, they no longer have to compromise,” said Greg Queen, president of JWC Environmental. “And they can rely on a five-year warranty to increase the longevity of their grinder cutters.”

Monster Metal is available on select Muffin Monster®, Channel Monster® and Channel Monster® FLEX units. A five-year warranty covering the cartridge and wear components is included on Muffin Monster units while a three-year warranty is available for Channel Monster and Channel Monster FLEX units.

About JWC Environmental

JWC Environmental, a Sulzer Brand, is a world leader in solids reduction and removal systems for municipal, industrial, and commercial applications. Our solutions include our legendary Muffin Monster® and Channel Monster® sewage grinders, Auger Monster® all-in-one headworks, Monster Wash Press and Monster Separation Systems®, Monster Industrial shredders, and IPEC industrial screens to solve unique wastewater processing situations. We partner with our customers to help them run efficient and compliant wastewater treatment operations as well as solve challenging size-reduction problems in industrial processes. JWC Environmental is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and has a global network of representatives, distributors and regional service centers to meet local customer needs. More information on JWC Environmental is available at jwce.com.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Gets a Grip on Grease Receiving

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Grease is offloaded through the JWC HOT to screen out unwanted trash and debris.

In 2009, the Wastewater Treatment Plant of West Lafayette, Indiana seized revenue and energy-savings opportunities for the thousands of gallons of grease the facility receives per month. The treatment plant implemented a major upgrade and installed two microturbines to generate electricity to make use of the methane produced in their digesters. The plant also installed a grease receiving station to convey grease to the digesters to increase methane production for the microturbines.

The plant handles, on average, 18,000 gallons of grease per month, and the material varies widely in consistency and fluidity. Thick grease prevents heavy solids from settling in the metal trap, while thin grease allows most of the debris to flow through the grease tank uninhibited. The plant soon found that, without a grinder on the discharge side of the grease trap, debris from the thicker grease entering the grease tank would get pulled into the grease pump and cause blockage, severe damage and continual maintenance at a big expense to repair the pump.

To solve the problem, the plant installed a JWC Environmental Heavy Object Trap (HOT) in 2011. The HOT (model GRS) features an adjustable bar screen with ½ inch (12mm) spacings, ideal for catching debris before reaching the pump. As grease is unloaded from the truck, the debris is captured by the HOT bar screen and allows the grease to flow freely through the pump without process interruption.

Since the installation of the HOT, the plant has significantly reduced the amount of debris being discharged into the grease tank. Plus, the easy-to-clean bar screen has cut down on operator maintenance and repair expense, decreasing downtime for the facility.

For more information, visit our septage and grease receiving page or feel free to request a quote from us!