Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator is introducing a new family of shredders for plastics: the Raptor Series. The modular units feature a world-first with their ‘open-hearted’ design, and other features include a unique cutting system, tilt-back hopper and design for integrated granulation.
Global sales and marketing director Bengt Rimark said: “We make sure that the machines are tailored for each other so we can offer complete recycling systems.”
There are 36 base configurations of the Raptor available so it can handle a variety of customer applications, and the modular systems feature two diameters and two widths.
There are two system designs for pushing material into the rotor: FlexiPUSH and PowerPUSH. The latter is available with an extended pusher length, and there are also three cutting systems: Quad Cut, Claw and Power Wedge.
The cutting chamber features a textured floor to reduce the risk of material adhering or finding its way under the pusher, and is offset by five degrees to enable liquids to drain away.
The Quad Cut cutting system for general plastic waste features a solid knife that allows the full use of all four cutting edges.
The low cost of ownership of the Raptor Series is accomplished through the speed with which it can be cleaned and maintained. The ‘open heart’ design enables direct access to the shredder rotor and cutter chamber for simplified cleaning and servicing.
Its front door, hinged on the side, provides unrestricted access to rotor and screen. Once the door is open, the shredder hopper mounted on a rear hinge can be tilted back.
The machine can be in a completely open position in less than one minute after it has stopped running. Once open, all fasteners are accessible from the outside using air-driven tools, while the screen and granule bin can be handled by a single operator.
The screen cradle design does not require the removal of bolts in order to take out the screen. The same tool is used to unlock the front door and to rotate the rotor.