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      The dream team for wood disposal

      Success Stories Ilsfeld, 20.03.2020

      CNC World, a British vendor of CNC machines, has recently started to process its wood waste mechanically in order to heat the workshop in a resource-saving manner. The combination of shredder and briquetting press has proven to be a real dream team.

      For many years CNC World Ltd. has been selling automated position cutting systems such as CNC milling machines, plasma and water jet cutters and lasers. As part of its expansion in Norwich, Great Britain, the machine specialist was able to extend its demonstration area and advance the recycling of wood waste.

      Valuable Waste


      When wood is processed with CNC machines, waste is often produced from the offcuts. Over time, large amounts of excess wood waste can accumulate. The disposal of this waste can be very expensive. Although in-house recycling initially involves investment costs, it offers many advantages in the long term.

      CNC machinery with extraction

      CNC machinery with extraction

      With FERCELL (the British dealer for WEIMA machines) as a consulting partner, CNC World has chosen a complete solution from WEIMA. The scrap wood is first shredded with a WEIMA WL 4 single-shaft shredder and then pressed into stable briquettes using a WEIMA C 140 briquetting press. The wood briquettes are then burned in a wood-burning oven. This way the workshop can be heated and additional costs saved.

      Robust and low maintenance: the WEIMA WL 4


      The WEIMA WL 4 shredder is a proven classic in the product portfolio of the shredding specialist from Ilsfeld. It shreds wood waste of all kinds and is in use in thousands of wood processing companies all over the world. The machine is characterized by a very robust design and extremely long service life. With a rotor diameter of 252 mm, a rotor length of 600 mm and an output of up to 18.5 kW, the WL 4 shreds any wood waste at a high throughput volume to a homogeneous grain size. The WAP gear developed by WEIMA is manufactured exclusively by WEIMA and is extremely maintenance-friendly, low-wear and resistant to foreign material.

      The WEIMA dream team for disposal of wood waste: WL 4 and C 140 with a wood-burning oven

      The WEIMA dream team WL 4 and C 140 with a wood-burning oven

      Briquetting saves space and costs


      Once the material is shredded, it can be processed into briquettes. The compact and low-maintenance C 140 briquetting press from WEIMA was the optimal solution for the requirements of CNC World. The machine has a throughput of 40 kilograms per hour and is therefore particularly suitable for small and medium-sized companies. With the C 140 CNC World compacts its shredded wood waste into solid briquettes – the addition of binding agents is completely unnecessary. The volume of wood waste can thus be reduced by up to 90 percent. This saves space and is cost-efficient. The highly compacted briquettes with a diameter of 40 mm are particularly suitable for combustion in a wood-burning oven, as their calorific value is comparable to that of lignite. Thus, CNC World can heat its own buildings in an environmentally friendly and cost-saving way.

      Shredding, briquetting and subsequent burning of the waste material offers CNC World a sustainable alternative to heating with fossil fuels. The briquettes that are not used for heating can also be sold to generate additional income.

      The dust extraction with filtration system

      The dust extraction with filtration system


      Julia Kirsch


      WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

      Bustadt 6-10

      74360 Ilsfeld (Germany)


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      About WEIMA

      More than 35,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders and briquetting 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 and briquette 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 and briquette 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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