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Komptech to show new energy saving shredders and screeners at IFAT 2022

A shredder shreds organic waste on a job site
A Komptech e-mobile Crambo 5000

The EU Action Plan for higher recycling rates presents the waste industry with major challenges. At IFAT 2022, environmental technology provider Komptech will show how plant operators can react flexibly to changing framework conditions. Processing mixed waste is one focus, and the company is introducing high-performance shredders Terminator 5200 direct SL, Lacero 8010, and Crambo 5000 in an e-mobile version, as well as the newest generation Multistar L3 star screen. 

The separation of mixed waste streams is a challenging task in waste treatment. Efficient mechanical processes can contribute greatly to separation accuracy. The machines developed by Komptech cover all the steps in mechanical waste splitting: shredding, screening, separation, and sorting. These machines offer many parameters that can be adjusted to influence the quality of the output.

"As a supplier of all-in solutions, at IFAT we're showing system designs that perform specific recycling tasks while accounting for the composition of the input material and the quality requirements of the recycling industry," exsays plains Christoph Feyerer, Komptech's head of marketing and product management.

Separating contaminants from organic waste

Komptech also has an answer to the problem of increasing contaminant content in organic waste. Using the low-speed Crambo shredder avoids excessive reduction of contaminants such as plastic film and packaging. This makes it possible to remove a large part of the contaminants in subsequent screening. For screening, Komptech offers star and drum screens, mobile as well as stationary. Komptech also provides solutions for the separation and fine screening of contaminants from compost.

At its trade booth, Komptech uses models, animations, and videos to show the broad scope of its products and solutions for waste and biomass processing, with application areas, machine and system technologies, and their practical implementation. This includes services, as well as various rental and purchase options. Customers have the option of deploying a machine only temporarily or testing one extensively before purchase.

"IFAT gives us the ideal forum for detailed consultation talks and for answering individual questions," says Feyerer. 

The focus topics of emerging markets and sustainability round out the company's IFAT presentation.

"For emerging markets, we're showing processing solutions for countries and regions which are just getting started with systematic waste economies," says Feyerer.

Sustainability is a focus of Komptech's strategy. The company contributes to environmental protection in all of its business activities, not just with its machines and system solutions. The sustainability strategy in the Komptech CSR programme is aligned with the Agenda 2030 sustainability goals.

Save on energy costs

Against this background, Komptech's portfolio is being expanded with high-efficiency drive modes. Half of its machines are already available in e-mobile or hybrid versions. At IFAT the company is showing a semi-mobile machine with the Crambo e-mobile and a stationary electrically driven machine with the Terminator direct SL. With comparable output, they save up to 70 percent of energy costs over conventional machines. Furthermore, they allow the use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, making a direct contribution to CO2 reduction.

Machines for biomass processing and construction waste recycling

At the open-air VDMA Demonstration Days area, Komptech is showing the Lacero 8010, a new high-speed shredder with a large rotor. It's the most powerful machine in the Komptech portfolio and is suitable for shredding wood and green cuttings. In the Biomass Zone, attendees can also see an Axtor 4510, a Crambo e-mobile, and a Multistar L3 star screen of the newest generation, live and in action. In the VDMA Crushing Zone a Nemus 2700 shows what it can do in processing light C&D waste.

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