Shredder boosts efficiency in the production of recycled materials

Belgian plastics recycler Tivaco is converting clean post-industrial scrap into high-grade pellets. On its latest, fully automated line the company uses cutting-edge Austrian/German technology to provide recyclates of highest possible quality at throughputs of up to 1,700 kg/h.
Micromat Plus 2000 and Erema’s INTAREMA® 1714 TVEplus® working together at Tivaco: Lindner’s high-performance shredder prepares the starting materials so as to boost the throughput capacity of the downstream extrusion process by up to 15% in comparison with direct processing.

Cornerstones of this line are a Micromat Plus 2000 shredder from Lindner Resource and a downstream Intarema 1714 TVEplus recycling/extrusion line from Erema. The shredder, which is precisely tailored to the capacity of this extruder, shreds filaments, tapes (raffia), Big Bags or nonwoven fabrics made of polyolefins (PE, PP) to the ideal size for processing in the extruder. Using this preshredding process means that Tivaco has been able to increase the throughput capacity of the Intarema system by up to 15% in comparison with direct processing of the unprocessed material.

Thanks to its capacious hopper, the shredder can be charged with batches of up to 2 tonnes of material by forklift truck/tipper and acts, so to speak, as the stockpile for the extruder. A precision controller and numerous programs for a wide variety of different materials mean that the shredder can be set so that it always supplies the extruder with exactly the quantity of shredded material which, depending on the nature of the material, the extruder can handle. Any metals exposed by the shredding process can be detected and separated by means of a metal detector and magnet.

The Micromat Plus 2000 is one of Lindner Resource’s comprehensive range of shredders for the plastics industry. The Micromat series has a wide variety of drive systems, rotors and blades that can be freely combined with one another. This means that the shredder can be adapted to a particularly wide range of materials, so increasing productivity. The configuration devised for Tivaco is optimised for problematic materials such as Big Bags, filaments or stretch films. The shredder is equipped with a 160 kW motor which is designed for high throughput and small grain sizes using a clean starting material. Further components include special screens and a point blade rotor with a length of 2,000 mm and a diameter of 563 mm which is fitted with 43 × 43 mm blades, four sides of which can be used, to ensure precise cutting and a high throughput.

The line described here can been seen in operation at Youtube.




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