Focus on circular economy – WEIMA shredders at Fakuma 2021

Trade Shows Ilsfeld, 03.08.2021

Finally, trade shows are back. After more than one and a half years without events and personal interactions, the anticipation of face-to-face trade shows is palpable. At the 27th Fakuma, WEIMA will present fundamental process steps on the way to efficient recycling of plastics at a joint booth with its long-standing partner Neue Herbold.

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Recycling, sustainability, and the circular economy are not only a hot topic in the industry, but also among operators and the public. While on the one hand it is about guaranteeing that new products are recyclable (keyword Design for Recycling - D4R), on the other hand it is also about ensuring that recyclates can be used. This is the only way to ensure that plastics remain in the cycle for an extended period of time and that plastic waste is used as raw materials for new products in a resource-conserving manner.

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The topic of circular economy will also be in the foreground at the booth of the Ilsfeld-based shredder specialist. After all, a functioning recycling economy can only be realized with high-quality recyclate. To meet the strict quality criteria, the best possible processing of the plastic is necessary.

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WEIMA WLK 1000: Single-shaft shredder for large-volume plastic parts, films, and fibers

At the booth, WEIMA will present the versatile WLK 1000 single-shaft shredder. It stands out for its high throughput and flexibility in daily use. The WLK 1000 shreds not only massive start-up lumps, production waste or large-volume plastic parts made of PE, PP, PVC, PU or PET, but also tear-resistant fibers and films to a homogeneous size. The first step on the way to producing high-quality recyclate.

WEIMA WLK 1000 single-shaft shredder for plastic waste

WEIMA WLK 1000

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First-class shredding results

The shredder can be optimally adapted to any application with various equipment options. The V-rotor, with a working width of 1,000 mm and a diameter of 370 mm, delivers first-class shredding results. For flexible materials such as films, filaments, and fibers, WEIMA also offers the F-rotor for a particularly precise cut. The counter knives of the WLK 1000 are manually adjustable and reversible. This allows the appropriate cutting geometry to be optimally configured for each material stream. As a result, shredding remains energy-efficient, wear costs can be minimized, and knife service life can be significantly extended.

Plastic flakes form HDPE pipe shredding

Shredded HDPE pipe flakes

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Flexible for varying material flows

The speed of the rotor can be continuously adjusted via the optional frequency converter. This makes the machine particularly flexible, especially with changing material flows. The large-volume hopper with the innovative log spacer shape prevents the formation of material bridges even when shredding particularly large parts. Direct filling takes place via the low loading edge by conveyor belt, gripper, wheel loader or manually and is therefore convenient to operate.

Mixed rigid hard plastic packaging scrap

Rigid packaging plastic waste

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Two-stage processing of plastic waste

A two-stage processing system is often required to achieve particularly fine particle sizes. In cooperation with the granulator specialist and long-standing partner, Neue Herbold, WEIMA has already implemented many joint customer solutions. Shredders from WEIMA can be precisely operated and controlled via Siemens PLC control. They have common interfaces (such as PROFIBUS or PROFINET) and can thus be optimally integrated into existing production systems. This also includes peripherals such as extraction, metal detection and secondary crushers. This optimizes the use of downstream production machines (such as washers and extruders) and increases the efficiency of the recycling line.

Two-stage shredding solution with WEIMA shredder and Neue Herbold granulator

WEIMA shredder and Neue Herbold granulator

WEIMA Sales Manager Gunter Schippers is looking forward to face-to-face discussions with users and customers at booth A6-6201. Visit WEIMA at Fakuma 2021 from October 12 to 16, 2021 in hall A6, booth A6-6201.

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About WEIMA

More than 40,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders, briquetting and drainage presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste for more than four decades. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, cutting mills, briquette presses, packaging and drainage presses. The popular blood orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

Made in Germany. Built for the world.

Shredders, briquette and drainage presses from WEIMA are exclusively made in Germany and come from production plants in Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Every year, more than 300 employees work on around 1,200 customer solutions from around the globe. We have long-standing sales and service locations in the USA, Poland, India and China. More than 80 representatives supplement this global presence.

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