Single-shaft shredder delivers up to 1/3 more throughput than previous models
Antares is the name of a new line of compact single-shaft shredders made by Lindner reSource which deliver up to one-third more throughput than previous machines in this class. Available in four design sizes and numerous equipment configurations, these units are perfectly adaptable to specific requirements in the plastics processing and recycling industry. Thus, typical applications range from postconsumer materials to special tasks such as in-house recycling of films, filaments, start-up lumps and sheets/plates.
Lindner says that common to all versions of these machines are their high energy efficiency, exceptional operator friendliness, sturdy construction, built-in safety, and very good accessibility of all components. This can reduce both operating costs and maintenance or retooling expenditures, since standard interventions (a change of wearing parts or screen replacement, for example) can be performed very quickly.
The Antares line starts with the Type 1000 model and goes up, through the 1300 and 1600 versions, to the Antares 1900 with its 1,880-mm-long rotor. Each machine can also be equipped with a point-blade rotor for precise high-throughput shredding of materials including big bags, filaments and agricultural films. Alternatively, an energy-saving square blade rotor can be fitted for optimum performance for processing hard plastics. At motor ratings from 37 kW up to 110 kW, the units deliver typical throughputs between 500 and 2,500 kg/h.
Harald Hoffman, Managing Director, Lindner reSource, comments:
“In order to achieve this substantial performance gain by approximately 30 percent, we fully redesigned the blade arrangement along the rotor. Our engineers were thus able to accommodate up to 40 percent more blades. In addition, we revamped the design of the counter blades and optimized the cutting geometry. If necessary, cutting performance can be raised further by mounting an optional stripping comb.”
Another recently introduced Antares innovation is the optional “Skylight” maintenance and service hatch. This all new feature is operated manually and permits a particularly quick replacement of the blades and counter blades, accurate counter blade adjustments and a convenient removal of foreign matter. The hinge-mounted screens are segmented and can be conveniently changed by hand without any use of lifting equipment. An additional option available is a hydraulically-opening screen basket designed to further reduce shredder down time in case of a product change. Plus, an optional rotor cooling system enables the machine to handle heat-sensitive plastics.