Austria-based Lindner-Recyclingtech has introduced its Micromat HP (High Performance) model shredders, which it calls “extremely efficient universal shredders for processing plastics and other [materials].”
While the machine sizes and technology are similar to Lindner’s existing Micromat 2000 and 2500 systems, the company says increases in output of up to 30 percent “are now a reality” thanks to the HP upgrades. The new Micromat HP single-shaft shredders, like the existing ones, can be flexibly configured to any desired purpose and boast a low-energy design with minimal maintenance requirements, says the company.
Lindner says it has redesigned the rotor geometry to allow the knives to be used more efficiently per rotation. An optimized Siemens control unit also contributes toward that goal, meaning the Micromat machines are ideal for shredding plastic scrap and all other kinds of municipal, industrial and commercial scrap “to an exact, pre-defined grain size,” says the company.
Micromat HP shredders can be equipped with either a 132 kilowatt (kW) or 160 kW motor to drive the rotor with a speed of 105 RPM. The design of the gearbox and a connected safety clutch means “damage to the machine caused by foreign objects and obstructions can be avoided, meaning no more long machine downtimes,” according to Lindner.