UNTHA wood shredding technology at the largest Czech pallet manufacturer
Klaus Timber a.s. is one of the largest manufacturers of wooden pallets in the Czech Republic. Following an expansion of its production, the company has invested in another high-performance wood shredder from UNTHA shredding technology. The LR1400 is used to recycle the company’s residual solid wood.
Klaus Timber employs around 280 people spread across a total of three locations. Its largest company premises, covering approximately 7.3 hectares, are located in Dvorec, where around 65,000 cubic meters of sawn pallet timber are processed every year. After expanding its production facilities for the manufacture of single-use pallets, boxes and lids, the company was looking for a powerful shredder to recycle its residual solid wood. It required a machine capable of being operated over two shifts and reducing residual wood to a size smaller than 30 mm. As the shredder would be constantly loaded with residual wood, a throughput of 2,000 kg/h was required.
LR1400 for high throughput
The managers at Klaus Timber finally decided on the powerful LR1400 with a rated capacity of 2 x 22 kW. For this specific application, the shredder was equipped with a second row of cutting blades to achieve the required throughput of 2,000 kg/h. Materials are fed into the shredder on two conveyor belts. To ensure the shredder can also be loaded via the wheel loader, it was equipped with a corresponding, wide hopper. The company opted for the variant with the 45° machine frame to increase the filling volume of the shredder. Once shredded, the wood chips are transported via a trough chain conveyor to a bunker, where they are used for generating heat and operating a kiln.
Many years of successful collaboration with UNTHA
Klaus Timber a.s. is a long-standing customer of UNTHA and already operates two shredders (LR630-15 KW with over 19,000 operating hours and an LR1000-30 KW) at various locations, which were implemented by the Czech sales partner AC Word. Thanks to the high reliability and longevity of the existing machines, the company decided to invest in the powerful LR1400 when expanding its production facilities. “We are extremely satisfied with our three existing shredders from UNTHA. They have exceeded all expectations in terms of reliability, performance and longevity and are still running as smoothly as the day they were purchased. The collaboration with UNTHA and our partner AC Word was a huge success too – from the planning right through to the acceptance of the machines,” explains Marcel Klaus, Managing Director of Klaus Timber a.s.