Austrian shredder manufacturer Untha has launched the third generation of its XR series of waste shredders.
The XR shredder line, which can be used to process a range of materials including waste wood for biomass fuel or in refuse derived fuel (RDF) production has been available to waste operators for close to 10 years.
The third generation unit is similar in design to the existing XR range but modifications have been made to the interior of the machine to enable processing of a wider range of materials, Untha has claimed. It is available in both static and mobile formats.
Modifications include different cutter configurations, torque settings and motor modifications to adapt to different material specifications.
Commenting on the new unit Untha’s head of waste shredding, Peter Streini, said: “We have always known the capabilities of the XR are virtually limitless. We are a problem-solving team hungry to engineer ever-smarter solutions for the global waste market as it continues to push new boundaries. But, as with many technological industries, the process takes time.
“The evolution of the XR has therefore been an iterative process – this third series machine has been three years in the making and has taken months of trials and €1,000,000 to perfect. But now we have a truly remarkable shredder with flexibility like no other equipment in the marketplace. It can tackle everything from ordinary commercial waste through to incredibly complex applications like pulper ropes. And we’ve designed the machine so that it achieves the throughputs achieved by a higher speed shredder, with far lower wear rates, operating costs and energy consumption.”
Mr Streini added: “The build and rigidity of the kit, along with its in-built protection from ‘unshreddables’, has opened up a whole new world of opportunity. We’re even configuring one machine that gives excellent recovery rates when using optical sorting equipment within a MRF or fuel preparation line – this would have previously only been possible using two shaft technology.
“The waste industry is, quite rightly, continually demanding more, and this shredder addresses that yearn for more flexibility, more uptime and more profits.”
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