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Mobile shredder to take centre stage at IFAT 2016

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World Cement,

Visitors to IFAT 2016 will have an opportunity to see the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder in action.

The pioneering new UNTHA XR mobil-e hit the headlines in February when it was launched by the Austrian-owned shredding specialists. With the same design features as the static XR, which will also be on display at the show, this mobile solution provides customers with identical benefits – high throughputs, low operating costs, energy efficiency, low noise, foreign object protection and ease of maintenance. Yet the XR mobil-e is the first machine of its kind to shred with a low power electric drive and, thanks to its on-board auxiliary power pack, it can be easily moved around a production facility and plugged back in.

The shredder has already been extensively trialled across Europe, to prove its flexibility when shredding MSW, C&I, C&D, wood and other bulky wastes to produce alternative fuels. Yet IFAT will be the first time the machine is demonstrated to the general public.

An XR mobil-e will be on display on UNTHA’s open air site. But a free shuttle service will also transport IFAT attendees from Messe München to a nearby operational site, several times each day. Anyone making this short 20 minute journey will be able to see the XR shredding technology in action, shredding a variety of waste materials. UNTHA’s client will also be on hand, in addition to a team of UNTHA’s engineers, to answer any questions that visitors may have.

Commenting on the reasons to visit UNTHA at the 2016 show, product manager Christoph Lahnsteiner said: “We regularly invite existing and potential clients to our Austrian headquarters, so that they can speak to our team about their projects and see our machines being manufactured. However, the opportunity to get up close to one of our shredders under real operational conditions proves that our technology achieves what we say it does. I therefore encourage anyone with an interest in low cost, energy efficient and reliable alternative fuel production, to come along and see our XR shredder for themselves – whether they’re interested in a static or mobile machine.

“We’ve been delighted to read all the positive reports about our latest innovation, but seeing the shredder in action will tell so much more of the story than a write up ever could.”

Designed to provide customers with maximum flexibility, both the XR and the XR mobil-e can manufacture a wide range of high quality fuels for the WtE, cement, gasifier and biomass markets. A series of interchangeable screens and cutters enable these shredders to be configured according to the output specification, with homogenous particles of 30 - 400 mm achievable.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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