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Live from Karlsruhe: the very best in shearing and shredding

For demonstrations of recycling equipment, the Karlsruhe trade fair in south-west Germany is undoubtedly the place to be. During the three-day open-air Recycling Aktiv show, 8500 professionals could see how 3000 tonnes of scrap materials was moved, shredded, sorted and baled.

For the second time, the recycling and construction sectors joined forces for the Recycling Aktiv and Tiefbau Live trade shows featuring a total of 1500 machines and pieces of equipment. Main trends spotted: mobile solutions becoming more and more important; increased effort on solutions to sort out higher quality scrap; and wood recycling as a fast-growing niche.

From Lindner with love

Among the recycling equipment and technology providers were IUT/ Taurus, Lefort, Liebherr, Hammel, Komptech, Caterpillar, Sesotec, Goudsmit, Ta-po, and Lindner. ‘It’s great that we can simply demonstrate our solutions’ capabilities to a specialist audiences,’ says Clemens Jäger, sales manager at Lindner. ‘Our highlight was the combination of our Urraco 75 DK mobile shredder with the latest stage V engine and the ZetaStar 75 F2 DK star screen for transforming waste wood into a standardised final output size.’

Changing cutters

Lindner also showcased its ‘just patented’ exchange system for the Miura twin-shaft shredder. This new technology makes it possible to change the entire cutting unit in less than 60 minutes, according to Jäger. ‘The operator is thus able to quickly fit an additional pair of shafts for different materials, like waste wood or commercial solid waste.’

More Recycling Aktiv expo highlights will be published in the upcoming issue of Recycling International.

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