UNTHA NEWS • The reliable brand! 07 2015: A successful year for the business unit waste 2015 was a highly successful year for UNTHA, with an unprecedented number of projects being generated for the business unit waste. Peter Streinik, Head of the waste business segment, is proud of the great number of implemented projects: „With the market launch of the XR series in 2014, we were able to claim our stable position as a renowned provider of premium shredders. Over the last 18 months, we have convinced customers in more than 15 countries that UNTHA offers the best and most reliable solution for shredding tasks, and I am also pleased to report that we were able to further consolidate our long-standing partnerships with prominent plant construction companies.“ Is there a project that stands out for Peter Streinik? „It goes without saying that each individual project makes for a great reference. However, I am particularly proud of the fact that we were able to gain a lasting foothold in Asia, with the realisation of several reference units in South Korea and Vietnam. This important growth region will remain enormously important for us in future, which is why the expansion of our distribution partnership network in a range of Asian countries will remain a key priority for 2016.“ The wide range of facilities realised in 2015 reflects the broad application spectrum and versatility of the XR and TR series. They reach from compact, cost-efficient system solutions for the single-phase production of calcine fuel all the way to highly complex, extremely powerful recovery plants for the production of high-grade fuel for main burners. For the most part, UNTHA shredders process household, industrial and commercial waste as well as bulky and production waste into high-grade recovered fuel for the cement industry, but increasingly also for fluidised-bed combustion systems in RDF plants. Christian Lanner, Technical Director of the waste business segment, is more than satisfied with the plants that were commissioned in recent months: „In 2015 alone, we were able to successfully commission a wide range of additional units in the XR and TR series. Our customers – who are often UNTHA pilot customers in their respective countries – are enthusiastic about the shredding performance, but also about the extremely high level of availability of our units. Many of the plants we installed over recent months achieve a significantly higher throughput rate than the customer expected, while using less energy at the same time. This fact underlines the incredible performance and cost-effectiveness of UNTHA shredding units.“ When asked about the greatest challenge for 2015, Christian Lanner replies: „The most challenging project by far was the one for Holcim Vietnam, where rubber, textile, Goretex and leather waste from shoe production are processed into high-grade recovered fuel in a singlestep shredding process. To be honest, when I first saw pictures of this material, I was sceptical about whether we would be able to solve this particular shredding issue, despite my many years‘ experience with shredding technol- ogy. Following a series of tests performed at UNTHA, we finally came up with the perfectly tuned machine in cooperation with the customer. Since September 2015, an XR3000C has been shredding nearly 200 tonnes of this incredibly difficult material – reliably and steadily, day after day, in a three-shift operation. With this recovery line, Holcim Vietnam was able to increase its substitution rate of conventional fuels to the highest rate in the company‘s history.“ 2016 has also started exceedingly well for the business unit waste: „We were able to recruit the first reference clients for the revolutionary XR mobil-e. And we are particularly proud of the unit for Lober Entsorgung GmbH in Bavaria, which opted for an XR3000C unit after a 6-month trial run in April 2016, shredding a wide range of industrial and commercial waste. We are confident that the benefits this unit offers – a highly efficient drive system, paired with a high level of foreign object protection, exceedingly low maintenance efforts and minimal noise and dust production – will convince many more potential clients here at the IFAT of the desirability of the XR series“, Peter Streinik concludes. UNTHA offers complete solution for the destruction of hazardous waste In December 2015, Slovenian company Kemis d.o.o opted for a customised, complete solution from UNTHA. The company now employs a powerful RS100 4-shaft shredder with integrated pusher and discharge conveyor for the destruction and shredding of hazardous waste. Kemis d.o.o. is a local waste disposal firm that has specialised in the disposal of hazardous waste, ranging from liquids to solid materials such as workshop waste. Another core competence of the waste disposal firm is professional product destruction, for instance of products that are past their sell-by date, full IBC containers or packaged medication. As the feed opening of the company‘s previous 2-shaft unit had been too small and the machine had yielded a highly inhomogeneous granulate, it was decided to replace it with a new unit. The decision was taken in favour of the robust, tried-and-tested RS100 4-shaft shredder with integrated pusher, central lubrication system and discharge conveyor belt. Following extensive tests at the UNTHA testing facility, an ongoing basis, thereby significantly reducing mainteit soon emerged that the RS100 would be the perfect nance efforts on the part of the company. The integrated shredder to handle the different feed materials. An addi- quick-change screen system makes it easy to exchange tional pusher makes sure that even large-size items such the screen, should the operator wish for a different granas barrels or IBC containers are gripped and shredded ulate size. efficiently by the cutting unit. The automated central lubrication unit ensures that the most important „The unit has been running constantly and reliably since lube points are taken care of on its installation. We are particularly impressed by the wide range of materials that we are able to process with this unit and by the high throughput rates!”, says Emil Nanut, Managing Director at Kemis. The material is fed into the hopper of the shredder by a forklift truck and the shredded output is transported to a container by the discharge conveyor belt. Thanks to the homogeneous size of the granulate, customers receive a higher bulk density, thereby reducing the number of disposal trips per week, which in turn reduces costs. < RS100 with integrated pusher and discharge conveyor.