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Efficiency and quality in plastics recycling at K 2019
Source：Plastics News Asia
Date Published：7/29/2019 05:07:47 PM
HERBOLD Meckesheim strives to achieve efficiency in plastic recycling through its innovative size reduction machines that will be presented at K 2019
HERBOLD Meckesheim will be presenting tried and tested process solutions for the treatment of plastic waste at K 2019 Düsseldorf in addition to its wide range of machines. The solutions from HERBOLD are based on 40 years of experience and continuous innovation in post-industrial and post-consumer applications.
“Size reducing, washing, separating and drying, and agglomeration are our main processes. Our customers value our wide range of machine options and the ability to obtain custom plant designs from a single source. With our focus on the circular economy, we are fully in line with the current spirit of the times and with one of the main topics of the K 2019 trade fair”, says Werner Herbold, one of the two general managers.
In the area of pre-shredding, the company promotes its new EWS 60/210 Shredder which meets the demand for high-performance shredders that can process entire bales is increasing, especially when used in washing lines. Herbold will present the EWS 60/210 for the first time at the K 2019 trade fair. This shredder was developed for dry operation as well as for wet operation and will impress you with its maintenance-friendly design in addition to its high capacity. The machine is designed to be very robust and durable. In many plants, the crusher is the first stage in the process. In this stage, foreign bodies are often impossible to avoid. For this reason, we have taken some of the special features of this stage into account during its development that cannot be found in any other machines on the market. “We focus on making a perfect wear-protected rotor that, in addition to custom knife configurations, is equipped in particular with bolted armor plating and a special grinding chamber seal”, stated Daniel Zeiler, Head of Sales. The time-consuming hardfacing of rotors is therefore unnecessary. The two-sided belt drive is low-maintenance, and to safeguard against foreign bodies, there is a clutch that prevents damage to the machine when uncrushable feed material is encountered. The maintenance concept is tailored to ensure optimal accessibility based on ergonomic considerations. The first machines are already successfully in use at customers in Europe, and the official product launch will take place at the K 2019 trade fair.
The new EWS 60/210 Shredder
Another model is the new DWS two-shaft shredder, a two-shaft shredder with the stator positioned in the middle. This model will be presented as a new innovation at the fair. Due to the large surface area of the rotor, the machine has a very good feed performance and is suitable for materials that can only be fed in doses using conventional shredders such as big bags or high-volume containers.
Herbold granulators will also take important position at the company's booth. The SB granulators with force feeding have been used successfully worldwide for many years. “We have consciously redesigned this series of machines to enable complete horizontal charging”, stated Karlheinz Herbold, who is responsible for the technology as the Executive Director. The feed material is not fed into the grinding chamber from the top through the force of gravity as in the case of standard granulators, but by even feeding the material into the grinding chamber horizontally at the height of the rotor using screw conveyors. To accomplish this, the machine housing and feed system were completely redesigned to meet all requirements in terms of size-reduction performance as well as ease of access for maintenance purposes.
In recent years, Herbold has invested a lot in the area of washing lines. In addition to its own technical department, it has assembled a motivated team of process technicians and project engineers. "We focus on providing our customers with comprehensive consulting," stated Achim Ebel – Division Manager for washing lines. For this reason, the company looks closely at the planned input quantities and compositions, but at the same time keep an eye on the desired applications for the washed end products.
New developments in washing lines will also be featured at K 2019.
Herbold Meckesheim GmbH