WEIMA at ISRI: Scrap Recycling Done Right!

trade show 30.03.2023

From April 17th to 20th, WEIMA will be showcasing its cutting-edge industrial shredding and compressing machinery for scrap recycling at ISRI 2023, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. The scrap and recycling industries face unique obstacles and depend on proven solutions and industry expertise. At the event, WEIMA will be discussing the numerous advantages of size reduction machinery in the context of recyclable materials in today's advanced manufacturing landscape.


Customized Size Reduction Machinery for Scrap and Recycling

With a focus on the scrap and recycling sectors, WEIMA provides a diverse selection of size reduction machinery that caters to an array of needs. By offering personalized equipment, WEIMA can deliver bespoke solutions that effectively handle a range of applications with the end objective in sight. From metal, paper, wood, plastic, to waste, every industry benefits from WEIMA machinery customized to meet the distinct demands of each material flow.


Briquette Press Machinery for Scrap and Manufacturing

WEIMA is bringing their TH 1500 M briquette press matrix to Nashville, which is specifically engineered to transform loose chips, turnings, or shavings into compact briquettes that measure 150mm x 60mm. The TH 1500 M is similar to the TH 800 M briquette press in that it produces round briquettes with a diameter of 80mm, and both models offer dual discharge for increased throughput, as well as a catch pan and a swivel PLC control. The catch pan located beneath the machine captures any cutting fluid that may be expressed from the briquettes, and a sump/pump alternative is available to reintroduce this fluid back into the manufacturing process, further maximizing its value.

The TH-series machinery can compress a variety of other loose materials as well, including paper dust, wood shavings, and more! About this machine

Benefits of metal briquetting

Metal briquetting is a highly advantageous process that provides numerous benefits. Loose chips and turnings that result from metal product manufacturing are often cumbersome, sharp, and difficult to handle. However, by compressing them through briquetting, the materials can be reduced to a manageable size and shape with minimal handling required. This enhances safety, optimizes storage space, and facilitates recycling or smelting. Many recyclers prefer to receive scrap metal in its compressed form, as it reduces burn-off and maximizes its value.

Light alloy briquettes

Briquettes from light metal shavings

Aluminum briquette

Aluminum briquettes


The right tool for the job

Recycling metal is a highly efficient way of utilizing this valuable material, and reducing its size is often the initial step in the recycling process.

With WEIMA machinery, it's possible to shred light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, copper, brass, bronze, and steel milling waste. Prior to being processed further, bulky materials are typically shredded to achieve a uniform size. The WMS 60 is one of WEIMA's machines that can efficiently shred light alloys for recycling or further processing. At the ISRI event, WEIMA will have a WMS 60 on display for attendees to observe.

A 3d rendering of a WEIMA WMS 60 single-shaft shredder

WEIMA WMS 60 single-shaft shredder

Learn more about WEIMA's metal shredding capabilities Click here

More than metal recycling

Scrap comes in many forms from a variety of manufacturing processes. WEIMA has four decades of experience in the wood, paper, plastics, packaging, and biomass industries as well. Attendees can use our cutting-edge touchscreen display at our booth to discover more about the WEIMA machinery that makes it all happen. The possibilities are extraordinary, and the WEIMA team is looking forward to spreading the word about sustainability in manufacturing at ISRI and beyond!

Find the WEIMA team on the show floor at booth #2216 from April 17-20, 2023!


WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

Bustadt 6-10

74360 Ilsfeld


Additional Information


More than 40,000 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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