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Untha launches first electrically-driven mobile shredder


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Untha has launched the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder. The ‘XR mobil-e’ is the latest innovation from the Austrianheadquartered alternative fuel production experts. With the same design features as the static XR, 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 it is the first machine of its kind to shred with a low power electric drive and due to its on-board auxiliary power pack, it can be easily moved around a production facility and plugged back in, says the company. Designed for maximum flexibility, the XR mobil-e can also process a variety of materials including MSW, C&I, C&D, wood and other bulky wastes, to produce a wide number of high quality fuels for the WtE, cement, gasifier and biomass markets. A series of interchangeable screens and cutters enable the shredder to be configured according to the output specification, with homogenous particles of 30-400mm achievable. Peter Streinik, Untha’s Head of Business Unit Waste, said, “When we revealed our all new XR in 2014, the level of worldwide interest was phenomenal. In only six months we received orders totalling 5.000.000 EUR, from customers eager to minimise their capital expenditure through the procurement of one single-step SRF shredder. “We continued to talk to the market to uncover what further operational challenges we could address. The need for a robust, flexible and efficient mobile waste shredder was apparent.” The XR mobil-e is supplied on tracks with an adjustable exit conveyor and ferrous magnet to ensure the extraction of valuable metals. With low fines production, it is said to create minimal dust and combustible material during the shredding process. This combined with the slow-speed shredding concept and electro-mechanic, rather than diesel-hydraulic, drive, considerably reduces the fire risk and hence insurance premiums, according to Untha.