A modular recycling plant for small amounts of scrap

The compact, modular Eco-Impact recycling plant was developed especially for recycling small amounts of scrap, with a performance of up to 2 t/h and changing places of use. The system comprises two modules arranged on two container platforms, making it suitable for transport on a truck or by sea. Once it arrives at its operating site, the Eco-Impact recycling plant can be used almost immediately, as it requires no installation. It can crush electrical and electronic equipment that is no longer used and, with Module 2, offers a complete manual sorting line as well as the automatic separation of ferrous metals.

Structure of the Eco-Impact recycling plant

The Eco-Impact recycling plant comprises two modules: Module 1 for shredding and separation as well as Module 2 for sorting. Module 1 contains the material input system via a conveyor belt, the RS 1109 Rotorshredder, the drive elements, a dust removal system, and the entire control system. Module 2 comprises the sorting station and consists of all components required for efficient manual sorting and automatic FE separation. This includes conveyor belts, a magnetic separator and storage containers for the sorted material. The RS 1109 Rotorshredder is the heart of the Eco-Impact recycling plant. It crushes up the old equipment at the same time as separating composite materials so that the individual components can then be removed by the combination of the manual sorting station and automatic separation system.

Functional principle of the modular recycling plant

In module 1, the input material is filled into the inlet box of the conveyor belt and falls into the working chamber of the Rotorshredder. High-speed rotary hammers hurl it with enormous force against the inner wall lined with solid Hardox plates. The impact force shreds the input material and composite materials are separated. The shredded material continuously leaves the working chamber via a discharge valve, the gap width of which is adjusted according to the desired shredding results. Furthermore, the shredding ratio can also be influenced by the infinitely variable speed control and thus adapted to different input materials by means of two parameters. The material arriving by conveyor belt at the sorting and separation station is shredded in such a way that most components are exposed, but batteries and capacitors, for example, are not destroyed.

Sorting is carried out manually at four workstations in module 2. At the end of the sorting line, a magnetic separator removes the ferritic material. An automatic separator for non-ferrous metals is optionally available. At the end of the process, the material is separated into motor armatures, copper pellets, capacitors, batteries, circuit boards and – depending on the expansion stage – into ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

RS 1109 Rotorshredder - the heart of the Eco-Impact

At the heart of the Eco-Impact is the BHS RS 1109 Rotorshredder. It consists of a cylindrical working chamber with a vertical shaft. Mounted one above the other on the shaft are pairs of crushing tools with articulated joints. They are aligned horizontally and stabilized by centrifugal force. The input material is fed from above into the working chamber, and is subjected to intense impact, punching and shear forces as it enters the range of the tools. As the material is only in the rotor chamber of the machine for a short time, there is no thermal load on the material, thus allowing simple separation of plastic parts from other materials.

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Brochure "Eco-Impact" (PDF / 2.6 MB)
Brochure "Eco-Impact"

Product brochure for Eco-Impact - modular recycling plant

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  • A cost-effective solution for small amounts of scrap
  • Compact and modular structure
  • Proven shredding technology
  • Easy transportation
  • Flexible usage

BHS recycling technical center

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Technical article

Cost-effective recycling – even for small quantities of scrap

5 | 2015
October 2015
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Cost-effective recycling – even for small quantities of scrap

BHS-Sonthofen developed the new, compact, modular Eco-Impact recycling system especially for throughputs of up to 2 t/h and for use at different locations. It crushes electrical and electronic equipment that is no longer used and has its own complete manual sorting line as well as an automatic separation system for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This means that the system ...

Size: 827 KB
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