Austria’s shredding technology expert Andritz has received an order, through plant developer Krones, to supply six single shaft shredders to a plastics recycling plant in the US. The shredders will be installed in two lines for polypropylene (PP) Start-up of the first line will take place in 2024.
The ADuro S 2400 shredders provide a dry shredding solution, claimed by Andritz to result in ‘less fines, extended wear parts lifetime and thus lower costs compared to the classic wet milling solution typically used in such applications’.The shredders will reduce the material to less than 15 mm particle size.
One of the benefits of the ADuro S 2400, says Andritz’ director of global product management Thomas Gemeiner, is that energy consumption is kept ‘to a minimum’ thanks to an intelligent pusher control system. One time-saving and safety feature is the possibility of adjusting the cutting gap without having to open the machine.
In addition, the rotor design prevents the ropes from being wrapped around the rotor and it has a reverse function for cleaning, ‘thus improving uptime of the shredding process’.