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Metso expands pre-shredder portfolio citing ‘huge demand’

Metso has developed two new K-series pre-shredders; the M&J K160 and M&J K210. The new models were made especially for sites with a 5-45 tons per hour production requirement.

The M&J pre-shredders come with the wide variety of proven knives developed by Metso to accommodate various specific needs. With the open cutting table design, operators do not need to pre-sort the waste being loaded into the shredder; this translates to higher capacity with less manpower and fewer breakdowns.

’Due to tightening legislation for waste treatment, the demand for competitive pre-shredders is increasing around the world,’ says Metso’s waste recycling specialist Morten Kiil Rasmussen. ’One of the strongest growth markets is Asia, where the need for efficient waste management solutions is becoming more important.’ There is a ’huge demand’ for reliable pre-shredders in Asia.

Customers have been asking for a wider range of competitive pre-shredders for a while now. ’By launching the new M&J K-series with one shredder replacing an existing shredder and the second shredder complementing the capacity range, we can cater to much wider requirements, and an even broader range of waste producers can benefit from the unique advantages that Metso can offer with the M&J shredders,’ Rasmussen comments.

The major pre-shredder benefits:

  • The unique bi-directional shredding system (both synchronous and a-synchronous) with two shafts provides superior performance with all waste, resulting in ‘unbeatable uptime’.
  • The proven knives geometry reduces the risk of wrapping on the shafts, resulting in less bridging and fewer cleaning stops to improve capacity.
  • The modularity ensures that only relevant components need to be maintained, ensuring a longer lifetime with lower operating costs.
  • The M&J K-series pre-shredders have a robust and proven construction and are easy to access, making maintenance fast and service costs low.

800+ shredders worldwide

Over 800 Metso waste shredders are currently in operation globally. Most of them are installed in China, followed by the UK, Germany, France and Italy.  Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.2 billion in 2018. Metso employs over 13 000 people in more than 50 countries.

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