WEIMA’s Powerful Shredder Leaves a Lasting Impression at WasteExpo 2023

trade show 18.05.2023

The recently concluded WasteExpo 2023 in New Orleans, held from April 30 to May 3, provided a platform for industry leaders to showcase their latest innovations in waste management and recycling. Among the impressive exhibits at the event, one particular machine stood out and captured the attention of attendees: the WEIMA PowerLine 3000, an enormous shredder that left onlookers in awe.

So long, New Orleans

The WEIMA PowerLine 3000 shredder boasted an immense rotor, spanning an impressive 3 meters in width and 800 mm in diameter. Adorned with a staggering 240 durable cutting knives, the static shredder allowed show attendees to approach and even touch the massive rotor, providing them with a firsthand experience of its magnitude. Witnessing the PowerLine up close served as a testament to the extraordinary capabilities of the machine, leaving visitors amazed by its sheer size and power.

The inclusion of the PowerLine shredder on the show floor allowed WEIMA to highlight its unique features. The machine's oversized infeed hopper showcased its ability to process large volumes of waste efficiently. Equipped with a hydraulic drive for enhanced flexibility in shredding mixed waste streams, the PowerLine can also be fitted with an electric drive or a mechanical drive, making it suitable for more consistent waste streams.

PowerLine 3000: Built to last

Recognizing the importance of proper maintenance for the longevity of any machine, WEIMA showcased the user-friendly maintenance features of the PowerLine. The screen basket, which ensures a consistent particle size after shredding, can be easily opened for cleaning during maintenance. The lift-up door of the machine provides convenient access to the rotor knives and bed knives, facilitating routine maintenance tasks. The 60 mm knives can be rotated up to four times to keep the material throughput optimal and prolong the life of the machine.

Learn more about the features of the PowerLine 3000 single-shaft shredder. About this machine

Throughout the event, the WEIMA team was presented with questions about the company's experience in shredding various types of waste, including industrial waste, construction debris, and post-consumer municipal solid waste, among others. While the exhibited shredder was undoubtedly impressive, WEIMA emphasized that their machinery lineup encompasses shredders of all sizes, catering to diverse waste management needs.

Reflecting on the event, WasteExpo 2023 provided an exceptional opportunity for WEIMA to showcase its integral role in waste recycling processes. By featuring the extraordinary PowerLine shredder and its impressive capabilities, WEIMA reinforced its commitment to advancing sustainable waste management practices. As the exhibition concluded, it became evident that effective waste management truly starts with shredding, and WEIMA's PowerLine 3000 undoubtedly stole the spotlight at this year's WasteExpo.


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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