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A boost – in more ways than one!

‘Green boost your business’ is the motto under which Komptech is presenting its communications technology Connect! and two all-new and updated machines for shredding. The latest arrivals are Axtor 4510/6210, an all-purpose wood chipper that is perfect for both chipping and shredding, and the Terminator Type V, making the Terminator family even more flexible and versatile.

Since 2018, Komptech’s innovative Connect! monitoring and communications technology has greatly enhanced the availability and efficiency of its machines. Based on a further development of its condition-monitoring system, Connect! is designed specifically for Komptech machines and the conditions in which they are used.

With continuous monitoring, the maintenance of machines will always be based on their condition. Contingency costs can be reduced to a minimum and partial real-time sensor data analysis delivers a reliable and fast-reacting information system. The two central objectives are safety and machine efficiency, which pay dividends for users in every respect.

The ‘two-in-one’ Axtor

The Axtor can shred as well as chip and is designed for wood and green cuttings. In shredder mode with free-swinging teeth, it makes composting material; in chipper mode with fixed blades and lower speed, it makes biomass fuel that is ideal for heating plants.

With 456 HP engine power, the Axtor 4510 is a balanced package with exactly the performance and economy that its target group is looking for. With its small dimensions and a total weight of 19 tonnes in the two-axle trailer version, not only is it very easy to move around, it’s also the right size for small- to medium-scale facilities.

Naturally, this ease of transportation is ideal for contract service providers who need to react flexibly in terms of work place as well as in the service offerings from shredding to chipping.

Although it has the same basic structure and dimensions, the Axtor 6210 is a step up in performance. With 577 HP, throughput of 300 m³ per hour or more is not uncommon. The additional performance comes with higher overall weight, so the 6210 has a three-axle trailer. Both are also offered in self-propelled tracked versions.

Chipping and shredding

Conversion from shredder to chipper is fast and simple. The free-swinging shredder blades can be replaced by fixed holders with precision-cut chipping blades or tough shredder blades in about half a day. Conversion using fixed teeth is even faster, going from shredder to chipper mode in not more than three hours. If two people do the work, it can be done in half the time.

The machine can be very precisely configured for the intended use. With the correct blades and the right screen basket, astonishingly high throughput with excellent fuel efficiency can be delivered with waste wood, trunks, forestry residue, bark or green cuttings. For example, with woody green cuttings processed for composting, throughput of up to 200 m³ per hour is possible.

New chipping drum option

Komptech put customer needs first in upgrading the Axtor series. One example is its outstanding maintenance access, with hydraulically lifting engine cover and roomy service platform with integrated folded ladder. The same goes for the massive sectional steel belt intake system, the continuous discharge conveyor with a cone height of 4.5m, and the hydraulic tilt hopper. Everything is designed with the user in mind, from avoidance of leakage during material transport, to the tough components, to the clever details that help work go smoothly on-site.

A special chipping drum makes the Axtor a full-blooded chipper. Massive chipping blades, widely adjustable advance and a full selection of screen baskets, leave nothing to be desired in terms of the grain size and quality of the chips.

The new Terminator

The new Terminator Type V is one of the most comprehensive developments at the Komptech booth and certainly a highlight of the show. ‘V’ stands for ‘versatile’ and refers not just to the materials the machine can process, but also to its many possible applications.

The focus during development was on users who need to process many different materials, be they household or commercial waste; biomass such as green and shrub cuttings; or used wood. For example, processing biomass requires a more aggressive shredding unit in order to ensure active and steady material intake. Accordingly, the blades on the shredding drum were made 40% higher.

Flexible for users

From the technical point view, the newly developed Terminator Type V is a line extension, in other words a new version of the existing U, F, and XXF shredders. The modular idea played a major role in its development and the ability to easily replace all major components was designed in from the beginning. Our development engineers succeeded in integrating all future variants in the basic layout. This ensures maximum flexibility, because a machine can be set up exactly for the customer’s requirements by putting together the right components.

For the first time, an optional re-shredding unit under the drum is also available, greatly expanding the range of possible grain sizes.

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