02 UNTHA NEWS • The reliable brand! The new QR class: trouble-free shredding of recyclable materials UNTHA is expanding its product range and launches a new generation of extremely reliable, versatile high-performance single-shaft shredders: the QR class, which is all about the problem-free shredding of recyclable materials. With the QR class, operators can be sure of avoiding unscheduled downtime. These machines do the job they were built for – efficient, reliable shredding! The QR class was developed and realised over a twoyear period, in cooperation with users from industry and commerce. This cooperation has resulted in a new series of single-shaft shredders that leave nothing to be desired. In addition to the robust, universal cutting unit, indestructible body and reliable, completely maintenance-free pusher technology, the technical highlights of this product also include a resilient drive system that comes with a safety coupling. In contrast to standard units, the QR class does not require a shaft stub as the gears are integrated in the rotor, resulting in a significant reduction of repair efforts. chamber and the efficient emptying of the hopper and removal of foreign objects. Furthermore, the pusher may be positioned in a way that allows ergonomic, safe cleaning. The machines are extremely user-friendly, with operation being based on a high-resolution touchscreen display, intelligent pusher controls, long maintenance intervals and quick, safe access to all machine components. All these factors combined make operation and maintenance of these units as easy as never before. The QR class ranges from a rated capacity of 22 to 180 kW and comes with a cutting unit width of 800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1700 and 2000 mm. Yet another outstanding achievement is the multi-functional flap that allows quick and easy access to the cutting Symbol picture of the QR1700 > The UNTHA Carefree Package „Premium“ worth up to EUR 15,000* is now included in the purchase of a QR unit! This promotion is valid until 30 June 2016. Market launch promotion Test centre Two UNTHA test centres ensure trials with the widest variety of materials on different machines under realistic operating conditions. The goal is to find the optimally configured machine for the respective application area. For UNTHA customers, this means 100% confidence in their investment decisions. Reliable shredding technology for medical waste disposal Belgian plant manufacturer AMB has specialised in the disposal of hospital waste and offers clients complete turnkey solutions. When it comes to shredding, the company relies on the tried-and-tested UNTHA 4-shaft shredders. Their compact design, low-maintenance operation and robust construction make them ideal elements in the overall plants, which are in permanent operation. Hospital waste cannot be disposed of without being processed first. Alternatively, it must be incinerated in a refuse incinerator, which is a costly process. To dispose of *Depending on the type of machine and area of application A comprehensive test log, including video and photo documentation, is generated for every test series and thus serves as reliable proof for the achieved performance data. Moreover, these tests give UNTHA valuable information that helps to optimize existing machines and develop new technology. UNTHA would be happy to conduct a practice test with your material free of charge. hospital waste safely and professionally, it must first be treated in several specific process steps. AMB has specialised in the planning and manufacturing of small processing plants for medical waste. The waste is delivered in small containers that are emptied into the hopper of the shredder using a tilt-and-lift device. Next, UNTHA‘s compact RS30/40 shredders get to work, shredding the material down to less than 30 mm. Thanks to their compact design and structure, these shredders are easy and quick to integrate in the overall plant. Their robust, slow-running cutting system requires little maintenance, thereby ensuring a high level of availability. After the shredding pro- Please schedule an appointment by calling: +43 6244 7016 0 cess, the material is heated with microwaves in a separate chamber and the temperature is kept constant for a whole hour. After this step, the material is removed to a container via a discharge screw conveyor. The result: finely shredded, neutralised waste that may be disposed of or landfilled in a cost-efficient manner. AMB has recognised the enormous advantages of the dependable UNTHA 4-shaft technology and will certainly continue to rely on it in future. < AMB complete plant with UNTHA RS30