Germany – Breitsamer Entsorgung, a recycling company based in the German city of Munich, is on track to recycle 40 000 tonnes of wood during the current year following the installation of a new mobile shredder.
The UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder is claimed to be more environmentally friendly and more economical than a traditional diesel engine owing to its Eco Drive concept. ‘In addition, the low speed nature of this shredding system keeps the noise of our pellet production at a very low level, as well as producing a very low amount of fine particles,’ comments the company’s managing director Thomas Breitsamer.
The XR3000C can be repositioned around the site, enabling ‘easier and safer’ maintenance because it can be moved out of the production hall. Perforated screens can be removed in less than 30 minutes, says UNTHA.
According to Breitsamer, his company can now offer ‘excellent’ recycling not only in waste wood classes 1 to 3 but also in class 4, and can sell recovered metals to the steel industry. ‘This flexibility is important because we have several customers in the thermal and material recycling industry who require granules in various sizes,’ he explains.
With an annual processing and storage capacity of 205 000 tonnes, Breitsamer Entsorgung’s main business focus is construction, commercial and industrial scrap. In 2014, the company opened a dedicated waste wood processing plant.