Recovery of pure non-ferrous metal fractions

There are many types of cable waste, ranging from wires to heavy ground cables. Electrical conductors contain copper or aluminum, and the sheath may contain plastics, lead, textiles and steel. Mixed cables of all types can be processed with BHS systems technology without the need to presort the material.

  • The cables are coarsely cut using the BHS rotary shear (type VR) in the first stage. This results in part sizes of 100 mm in length. The rotary shear reliably cuts even particularly thick cable strands into shorter pieces. Undesirable materials are separated out before the second stage of shredding.
  • In the second reduction stage, when there are no more contaminating materials, the BHS universal shredder (type NGU) shreds the cables down to pieces of 10 to 20 mm. Composites consisting of the insulating material and electrical conductors are largely separated in this process.
  • If required, this is followed by a third crushing stage using a BHS rotor impact mill of type RPMX. These machines are able to further disaggregate and granulate fine cables, in particular (telephone wires, for example). This helps to ensure a smooth separation process.
  • The necessary classification and sorting processes take place between the shredding stages and after the last stage. A dust removal system is used to minimize dust emissions.

BHS plans and delivers complete plants for cable processing. BHS recycling systems have a modular design and therefore easily scale with your company’s growing requirements.

Video "Recycling of cables"

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Brochure “Rotary impact mill for recycling (RPMV & RPMX)” (PDF / 2.6 MB)
Brochure “Rotary impact mill for recycling (RPMV & RPMX)”

Product brochure for rotary impact mill (RPMV & RPMX) for recycling applications

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Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)" (PDF / 3.7 MB)
Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)"

Product brochure for Rotary Shear (VR)

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Brochure "Universal Shredder (NGU)" (PDF / 1.7 MB)
Brochure "Universal Shredder (NGU)"

Product brochure for the "Universal Shredder (NGU)"

Size: 1.7 MB

Advantages of recycling technology from BHS

  • Proven shredding technology
  • High system availability
  • Modular system concept
  • Market-ready product qualities
  • Competent service

BHS recycling technical center

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