Recycling technology provider Arjes has commissioned its 1 000th Impaktor 250 evo mobile twin-shaft shredder. The machine is being installed at Dunmow Group in the UK.
The popular model, launched in 2016, gained interest at the 2018 Bauma expo and has since become a ‘must-have’ for many companies in the demolition and recycling sector, according to Arjes.
‘When I heard we were getting the one-thousandth Impaktor, I didn’t really know what to do with it at first,’ says Sam Malins, managing director of Dunmow Group. ‘There are a lot of them in use in the UK and I honestly didn’t realise how good the machine really is. It’s a fantastic machine.’
Malins notes that Arjes shredders have gained momentum in the UK in the last five years due to their excellent price-performance ratio. ‘These days, it’s nice to have a machine that simply consists of engine, gearbox, hydraulics and shredding shafts without a lot of electronics that will break sooner or later,’ he adds.
Dunmow plans to use the new Impaktor for processing waste wood as well as its main task of crushing hardcore. ‘What I really like is the constant throughput of 70 to 80 tonnes per hour. That’s what it reliably does all day, every day,’ says Malins who wants to order two more machines of the same type.
Dunmow also operates an Arjes Titan 950 shredder at its Essex yard. The machine shreds 500–600 tonnes of bulky waste per day and already has more than 1 500 operating hours on the meter. It has sparked ‘shredding competitions’ between crew members and the recycler’s social media account shows how they have tackled a taxi and even a complete boat (see video above).
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