Full Power! WEIMA will be at IFAT 2014 with the PowerLine 3000 Shredder in tow!

The countdown is on! At the world’s leading trade show for waste and raw materials management, WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH will present the PowerLine 3000 single-shaft shredder to the public. It will be equipped with an innovative and 250 kW strong Hägglunds-Bosch-Rexroth hydraulic drive. The trade show will take place between May 5 and May 9. 

This year, we really needed one thing: Space, and lots of it. Weighing in at 40 tons, the PowerLine 3000 is three meters in working width, and almost seven meters from floor to the top of the hopper. It’s no wonder the PowerLine 3000 ranks among the largest shredding machines manufactured by the Ilsfeld-based mechanical engineering company. The generously dimensioned outdoor area of the IFAT in Munich is the ideal location for this machine. However, show attendees are also able to inform themselves before going outside by visiting WEIMA’s info point right between halls C1 and C2.


Picture 1: WEIMA PowerLine 3000 single-shaft shredder

The versatile shredder is part of the prosperous PowerLine shredder series. In addition to the PowerLine 3000, there is also a PowerLine 2000 and 2500 in compliance with smaller working widths. Each machine can be fed by wheel loader, gripper or conveyor belt. Regardless of whether the machine is used as a single-stage solution or as a high-output secondary shredder in multi-stage processing, the PowerLine can cope with various fractions, also with highly contaminated materials. This includes industrial waste, bulky waste, production waste, rejects, paper, wood waste, textiles or carpet. WEIMA delivers the optimum size reduction results.

Whenever contaminated material needs to be shredded, hydraulic drives have a definite advantage. Due to the fact that there is no classic gearbox being exposed to wear and shocks, they perform more responsively and less insensitive to foreign materials such as heavy metal parts.


Picture 2: Powerful Hägglunds-Bosch-Rexroth hydraulic drive with 250 kW

A hydraulic drive also works very efficiently wherever extremely high cutting force is required. This can be the case when it comes to shredding PP, filaments, multifilaments or big bags, made possible by a high torque and breakaway torque. Hydraulic drives are extremely flexible. Since the rotor speed can be adjusted steplessly, the shredder is optimally designed for the material to be shredded (no matter if it is hard, soft, solid or fibrous.)

Further PowerLine features are the hydraulically swiveling screen basket for more user-friendly maintenance and the PowerLine rotor that is specially designed for extreme applications, bearing 108 cutting knives. Its vautid cover and hardened / bolted rotor shaft is low-wear, especially when foreign objects enter the cutting area.

At IFAT 2014 in Munich, it will also be possible for visitors to learn about WEIMA’s newest innovation in the shredding industry – the WQZ (chain impactor) series. In comparison with single-shaft and four-shaft shredders, the WQZ does not have fast wearing tools such as turning and fixed knives or granulating screens.

Picture 3: WEIMA WQZ 900 Chain Impactor

Instead, a massive and up to 1,200 rpm rotating chain is used for breaking up different materials, compounds especially. Approximately 80% of the size reduction takes place via the impact of the accelerated feed material against itself. The accelerating tools can be changed in less than 15 minutes. This leads to an optimal disintegration of the composite materials (ex. electronic scrap) in an extremely short time with very little wear.

Finally, WEIMA is going to present the latest trends of the briquetting industry. There will also be several pressing units on display in WEIMA’s outdoor booth, showing how WEIMA transforms trash into cash!

Picture 4: WEIMA briquettes in different shapes and sizes 

The recycling of metal offers numerous advantages. In addition to the tremendous volume reduction, it becomes easier to further process metal briquettes. At the same time, storing and transporting briquetted material is more comfortable. In addition, there is a possibility to regain expensive coolants, residual oil or emulsions that can feed the lubricant circuit again. The weight of the metal briquettes being produced allows it to sink thereby producing less slag and burn-off.



The WEIMA Group has been building shredding machines for almost 30 years for a wide range of applications with customers in the plastic, wood and recycling industry from all over the world. The WEIMA Group has about 170 employees around the world with sales locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia. The production range includes single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, granulators, briquette presses and systems including accessories.


WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

Contact: Thorsten Blumenau, Marketing

Bustadt 6-10

74360 Ilsfeld (Germany)

Tel. +49 - (0) 70 62 - 95 70-0

Fax +49 - (0) 70 62 - 95 70-92



WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

Bustadt 6 - 10
74360 Ilsfeld
Phone: +49 (0)7062 95700
Fax: +49 (0)7062 957090
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