Untha’s largest four-shaft shredder has been installed at Sittingbourne, Kent-based waste management firm LKM Recycling. The RS150 is intended to maximise materials recovery and revenue generation.
The robust 22-tonne machine will enable LKM to process an array of complex and often heavy-duty materials and products, including aluminium, tyres and uPVC windows. Achieving throughputs of up to 12 tonnes an hour, the RS150 and its quick-change screens can achieve homogenous particle sizes as small as 30mm.
LKM’s annual recycling volumes are expected to increase by up to 25% in line with its ability to process a wider range of materials profitably.
Managing director Tony Hughes said: “It is the first processing machine we have ever bought. It will revolutionise our approach to recycling because we will be able to liberate all materials from the streams we process.
“By shredding and screening uPVC windows, for instance, we will be able to separate the waste into its component parts. This means more material going back into the industry for reprocessing and more revenue yield for us.
“The high torque, slow speed eco-drive concept within the RS150 will help us to keep power consumption low, which minimises our carbon footprint and saves energy costs. You wouldn’t expect such efficiencies within a heavy-duty machine of this size.”