WLK 1500

The proven multi-talent with 1,500 mm working width

The WEIMA WLK 1500 is designed for high throughput rates and lend themself to the shredding of almost all types of waste - especially for: Plastics. Plastic lumps, pipes, automotive scrap, blow-molded materials (PE/PET/PP bottles, buckets, pallets and containers), as well as paper, cardboard, wood and light metals. Numerous machine options ensure optimum adaptation to any application. The shredder can also be ideally integrated as a pre-shredder in a two-stage process solution.

Pallets and waste wood shredding with a WEIMA WLK 1500 @ Bropack, Germany

A WEIMA WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder shreds pallets and waste wood from the production at Bropack in Dornham, Germany.

Flexible control for changing material flows

WEIMA only requires one control panel to precisely control one or more machines including the conveyor system. The built-in Siemens PLC control is optimally adapted to the shredding process. Various slide controls and rotor settings can be conveniently adjusted to the desired application. All control cabinets are designed in-house and built in our German production facilities.

Perfect cutting gap thanks to adjustable counter knives

The interaction between the cutting knife and the counter knife has a significant influence on the material throughput and the shredding result. To maintain a perfect cutting gap even with natural wear, counter-knives of this series are manually adjustable as well as reversible. Optimum cutting geometry keeps shredding energy-efficient, minimizes wear costs, and significantly extends the service life of the knife.

Universally applicable V rotor for demanding applications

Many of our customers describe the profiled V rotor as a best in class for shredding. The material intake is optimally designed with two rows of knives. The V rotor stands for high throughput rates, low energy consumption, reduced thermal stress and low wear costs.

Big Bag shredding and recycling in Romania

A WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder shreds Big Bags. An EREMA Intarema Extruder further reduces the shredded Big Bags into granulate.

Precise cut with F rotor for flexible materials

The F rotor impresses with its controlled infeed behavior and its precise cutting geometry – especially with flexible materials such as films, filaments or veneer. It can be equipped with either bolted-on or welded knife holders. In addition, a robust wear protection made of Vautid is possible for more abrasive materials.

F rotor for veneer, big bags, fibers, ropes, strings

WEIMA F rotor for flexible materials

Controlled material feeding by ram with serrated plate and segmented floor

The ram feed can be controlled manually, cyclically, or load-dependently. Depending on the application, it makes sense to supplement the classic material ram with more technical options. To prevent possible jamming and improve its guidance, the ram can be guided on rollers. In addition, WEIMA recommends the use of a segmented floor – especially for very thin materials.

Fishing nets (ghost nets) shredding with a WEIMA WLK 1500 at Yangil Enpla, Korea

At Yangil Enpla in Incheon, Korea, a WEIMA WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder is used to shred fishing nets and other fibers for recycling and the production of regranulate.

Shredding of pallets in the cutting chamber of a WLK 1500 shredder

Shredders of the WLK series can be used flexibly

Offset rotor bearings protect against dust and foreign matter

The shredding of particularly resistant materials requires correspondingly robust bearings that are easy to maintain. WEIMA uses long-life, spherical roller bearings, whose stable design and offset mounting from the machine frame protects against impacts and uncontrolled power transmission. Their additional shaft seal ring effectively helps against the intrusion of contaminants or dust.

Homogeneous shredding results thanks to flexible, interchangeable screen

Adapt the screen to your needs. The smaller the hole diameter, the finer the shredded material that is discharged. Screens can be exchanged flexibly and are bolted as standard.

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Easy integration of conveyor technology thanks to generous belt cutout

Machines with a conveyor belt cutout make material discharge clean and efficient – ideal for production lines. For example, conveyor belts up to 600 mm wide can be seamlessly integrated. Alternatively, material can be discharged via suction or screw conveyors.

Robust electromechanical drive with in-house WAP gearbox

For most applications, electromechanical drives are the classic choice because they are easy to maintain and robust. WEIMA's special feature: we manufacture our own gearboxes that are specially designed for shredding operations. Torque monitoring and shock-absorbing vibration dampers round off the package. A hydrodynamic start-up clutch is available as an option for further protection of the machine.

More space for material discharge

by raising the machine frame
If you need more space for discharge, we recommend the optional increase of the machine frame by up to 200 mm. This makes your production even more flexible.
More space for material discharge

Even higher throughputs with turbo hydraulics

The ram of a shredder is moved back and forth hydraulically. With turbo hydraulics, this happens even faster. For continuous operation, additional oil cooling and a length measuring systems are available upon request.

Vibration damping machine feet for less vibration in the building
Thanks to compact feet made of hard rubber, there is no need to anchor the machine to the plant floor. The installation remains flexible. More importantly, disruptive vibrations that negatively affect the surrounding area are effectively avoided.

Paper and cardboard shredding at easy2cool in Bavaria

The WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder shreds voluminous bales of paper waste, cardboard and paperboard for the production of insulation material.

Better material absorption for particularly large pieces

Instead of classic angled hoppers, WEIMA has relied on a design that is rounded along the front side for many years. This has two decisive advantages: the feed volume is increased. In addition, disruptive material bridges are effectively avoided – these occur especially with large material pieces. In this case, the shredder cuts itself free.

Materials

Samples of our shredded materials

Success stories

What our customers think

XXL Tilting Table for Insulation Boards Shredding at UNILIN

To achieve ambitious sustainability targets, UNILIN Insulation relies on a WEIMA WLK 1500 shredder at its site in Desselgem (Belgium) for shredding production scrap and waste from insulation board production. The distinctive feature is the hydraulic tilting table, that can feed panels up to 5.5 meters long into the shredder.

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Wood pellets from timber scraps at Kloboucká lesní

Kloboucká lesní shreds wood waste from the production of glued laminated timber with a WEIMA WLK 1500. From this, high-quality pellets for heat generation, which they distribute themselves – an additional income source that is also sustainable for the environment.

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easy2cool employees stand in the production area with the coolers in their hands

All the taste, none of the waste

Producing paper products generates a lot of waste. In the classic recycling cycle, the production waste or surplus is shredded and then returned to the production process. The Munich start-up company easy2cool has a different but equally sustainable use for paper waste. Using a WEIMA WLK 1500 Shredder, revolutionary and sustainable insulating elements are made from corrugated cardboard packaging.

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The WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder from WEIMA stands in front of a building. In the background is the associated control cabinet and the transport system consisting of screw conveyors and spirals.

New WEIMA wood shredder for heating and drying technology from Bropack Bronner Packmittel

In the course of growth and expansion to four different locations, Bropack Bronner Packmittel GmbH decided to build a new headquarters. Together with WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH, Steiner GmbH, Nolting Holzfeuerungstechnik GmbH and Mühlböck Holztrocknungsanlagen, an innovative system was designed for an in-house drying and heating system.

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Shredded waste wood in palms of hands

Grayson Lumber: Maximizing Efficiency and Sustainability with WEIMA Shredder

Grayson Lumber has successfully integrated a WEIMA shredder into its operations to process wood waste generated during lumber production. By utilizing the shredder, Grayson Lumber has found an innovative solution to repurpose wood waste, which is then utilized as fuel in an on-site boiler.

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Kayaks on the recycling wave

In Exeter, UK, Devon Contract Waste recycles a wide variety of hard plastics. This includes not-so-everyday items such as fuel tanks, kayaks and road cones. The central component of the recycling plant is a WEIMA WLK 1500 single-shaft shredder.

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