Capacity ramps up at socially responsible recycler
S-Firma, a recycler based in Moravany,
Czech Republic has installed a new cable re-
cycling facility to meet growing demand. De-
signed and built by THM recycling solutions of
Germany, the line has a throughput capacity of
0.8 tonnes per hour.
The facility consists of a granulator for pre-
shredding cable waste, a magnetic separator for
sorting the metals, a cutting mill and all neces-
sary conveyor equipment.
Input material is scrap cable from both house-
holds and industry. Processed cables produce
a copper/plastics fraction with a grain size of 4
mm. From these grains, a pure copper fraction
is obtained in a downstream separation plant.
S-Firma has a workforce of 80 people of whom
around 80% are disabled. It offers comprehen-
sive services in the field of waste recycling, in-
cluding the disposal of hazardous waste. The
company is equipped with all the technical so-
lutions and machinery required for a smooth
waste treatment process.
S-Firma’s services include the buying, loading,
collecting, sorting and processing of paper as
well as a wide range of plastics, e-scrap, metals
and hazardous waste streams. Municipalities,
cities and waste collection centres make up the
lion’s share of the supply.
A company with more than 30 years of expertise
in manufacturing and development of recycling
machines, THM has installed more than 1 000
recycling machines worldwide. Its product
portfolio includes granulators, crushers, cutting
mills, shredders, and pre-shredders.
Copex: pandemic could not stop equipment orders and deliveries
The coronavirus crisis may have hit scrap
recycling businesses around the world but in-
vestment in new machinery and technology in
many cases has continued as planned, according
to French shear baler manufacturer Copex.
Even at the peak of the pandemic, the company
shipped machinery to customers in Europe
and Asia, it says in the latest issue of the online
Copex Magazine. A mobile version of the Re-
flex model shear baler, with a 650 tonnes cut-
ting force was delivered to Lithuanian company
UAB Baltic Metal. In March, Sims Metal Man-
agement confirmed the purchase of two units of
the stationary S-Wing scrap with 1 000 tonnes
cutting force, the most powerful of the series
recently developed by Copex.
Despite the restrictions, Copex has built a Li-
dex shear baler for the Polish recycling company
Metzlom Ligeza. The unit has a cutting force of
1 000 tonnes, an eight-metre compression box
and hydraulics of 4 x 110 kW.
Copex has also shipped its first Reflex mobile
shear baler to China during this period. This
machine has a cutting force of 900 tonnes, a
blade width of 900mm and a compression box
of seven metres. It will soon be operational at
Shoujia Recycling in Nanjing.
Meanwhile, Veolia Recycling Solutions in Swe-
den has received a 1 000 tonnes cutting force
Lidex scrap shear. The machine is designed to
meet the specific needs of treatment of oxy-fuel
scrap from industries in the Falköping area,
northeast of Gothenburg.
Copex has had a subsidiary in Saarbrucken, Ger-
many since January to boost sales and support
of its shear balers in German-speaking markets.
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