Q: What is your product?
The Urraco 75 shredder by Lindner Mobile Shredders.
Q: How does it work?
It is a slow-speed twin-shaft shredder suitable for a wide variety of tasks. Its easily interchangeable cutting systems allow different materials to be processed with the minimum of downtime.
Q: Where would it ideally be used?
It has been designed to be fully mobile and semi-mobile, meaning it can be transported to where the shredding task is to take place. This lowers the need for transportation of wastes and feedstocks. It does not require electrical connection.
Q: How is it different?
It has preset cutting shafts in swift-change cradles, allowing cutting shafts to be changed more efficiently. It also has integrated conveyor belts and magnetic separation, allowing recovery of scrap at shredding source.
Q: What are the benefits?
The fact that it is mobile and lessens downtime.
Q: Where has it been used?
This is a new machine, with a six-month proving period in Germany before being released for sale. The first UK customer is Green Recycling of Maldon, Essex.
The machine is modular and adaptable to end use requirements. A good budget indication is around £250,000.
Q Any savings?
It can throughput up to 55 tonnes per hour, which is very competitive.
Q: What about maintenance?
The machine’s concept is unusually simple, allowing operators to carry out routine maintenance in-house. It comes with a fully inclusive engine service contract, while the cutting shafts can be fully reconditioned many times by by Mach Tech engineers.
Q: What is its lifespan?
It has been designed to perform for 20,000 to 30,000 hours, but it may prove to work for longer.
Q: How is it future-proofed?
High-quality engineering ensures it is adaptable to present and projected wastes. It is suitable for wood, biomass and waste, and works well with partners such as Finning and Caterpillar.
Q: Any future applications?
Wood recycling and the wider waste industry. As the idea becomes more tenable, the machine is also suited for landfill mining.
Q: How many have you sold and where?
The machine had its UK launch at RWM in September. We have sold our first one, and will be touring the UK to showcase its benefits during the next six months.
Answers provided by Lindner Mobile Shredder. For details visit: www.l-ms.de
Lindner Mobile Shredder is a ubsidiary of Lindner Recyclingtech, the Austrian based manufacturer of stationary shredding and recycling equipment for waste, substitute fuels and plastics.