New electric waste shredder

The new VS420E Hybrid from Edge Innovate offers significantly reduced CO2 production, reduced operating costs, reduce servicing and a higher percentage uptime for its operators.
VS420E Hybrid from Edge Innovate Photo: Edge Innovate

Edge Innovate VS420E Hybrid model replaces the traditional 310Kw Caterpillar engine with two 132KW motors that provide the exact same production capacity and torque levels to that of a diesel/hydraulic drive unit. A small 55Kw diesel engine provides the flexibility of tracking, and use of all set up functions. An additional 11Kw auxiliary motor allows for all set up functionality to be available in both “Electric” and “Diesel / Hydraulic” modes.

The VS420E offers a host of design features as standard. For instance, to shred, Edge’s “Plug and Shred” function enables operators to connect and disconnect the shredder to the grid in the matter of minutes. As like the diesel hydraulic version, the VS420E combines Edge’s Intelligent Load Management and the VS Status Alert System. The two systems work in tandem to ensure the efficient loading of the shredder. This in turn, allows the operator to achieve consistently high throughputs and most importantly, experience minimal downtime. Unlike other hybrid shredder versions, the VS420E can adjust set up functions such as conveyor discharge angle in “Electric Mode” whilst also having the ability to track small distances to form new material stockpiles. Again, reducing operational downtime.

The high material throughputs achievable by the VS420E is made possible thanks to a set of 2m long, high torque shredder shafts that can be customised to suit a customer’s exact application and to create a designated final product piece size.


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