EcoRip® Neo

The basis for a more efficient shredder process

Processing shredder feedstock with the aid of EcoRip® Neo always makes good sense both technically and economically. The SICON EcoRip® Neo Pre-Shredder is characterized by a high output at defined particle sizes and is also especially easy to maintain. That makes the EcoRip® Neo series the benchmark in terms of technology and efficiency when it comes to processing shredder feedstock.

The EcoRip® Neo is ideal for both pre-shredding mixed scrap with an optional integrated screening step as alternative to a guillotine shear, as well as for pre-shredding shredder input material prior to loading onto a shredder infeed conveyor. The SICON EcoRip® Neo can also be flexibly used as an effective stand- alone solution or can be subsequently added to an existing system.


Its key advantages include:

  • improvement in the performance of the main shredder by up to 30 % with increased reliability (reduced wear and tear and decrease in emissions)
  • lower energy costs (kWh/mt of Fe output) with improved quality of scrap (higher density)

In order to realise the advantages of the EcoRip® Neo, the control system of the main shredder is adapted by a SICON automation system.

The EcoRip® Neo leads to a considerable improvement in the performance of your shredder plant with reduced specific total cost of ownership. The result is a significantly improved competitive situation for your company.

EcoRip® Neo and rotors

EcoRip® Neo is an economical alternative to the classic guillotine shear for pre-shredding mixed scrap with subsequent screening and Fe separation.

EcoRip® Neo - Your benefits at a glance

  • Generating a homogeneous and coarse-grained scrap
  • Material preparation for an efficient sorting of NF metals with integrated Fe separation
  • Efficient separation of inert and magnetic fines (oxides)
  • Optimized and faster loading of sea containers for scrap export
  • Lower specific investment costs compared to conventional shredder systems


Metallurgical advantages

  • Optimization of filling process of scrap baskets thanks to increase in bulk density of mixed scrap and thus improved use of space
  • Decrease in number of scrap baskets used smelting process
  • Higher metallurgical yields and thus lower quantities of slag
  • Reduction in specific energy costs per ton of raw steel


EcoRip® Neo as upstream addition to a shredder line

  • Pre-shredding of bales, auto bodies, mixed scrap – use of bales is thus also possible in smaller shredders
  • Separation of inert fines with the aid of integrated screens upstream of the main shredder
  • Increase in performance of main shredder (by up to 30 %) with corresponding adaptation of electronic control system of the main shredder
  • Significant decrease in wear and tear of main shredder
  • Prevention of explosions occurring in the main shredder, thus decrease in emissions
  • The combination of EcoRip® Neo and main shredder enables SICON’s dry AirTuning exhaust purification process – Fully automatic operation of entire shredding system possible
  • Increase in scrap density due to full box shredding
  • Increase in recovery of NF metals thanks to improved preparation
  • Quality control of baled scrap
  • Prevention of unshreddables being fed into the main shredder, thus resulting in a significantly improved operational reliability
  • Segmented rotor for simplified maintenance and customisation options







Efficient pre-shredding at the highest level

The EcoRip® Neo pre-shreds ELV, scrap bales and logs and can then be processed further without any problems.

EcoRip® 200 NeoEcoRip® 250 Neo
Feed width [mm]2,0002,500
Top rotor (slow moving) [kW/PS]120 / 160 205 / 279
Bottom rotor (fast moving) [kW/PS]335 / 455710 / 965
Flipper [kW/HP]22 / 3037 / 50
Top rotor (adjustable) [min–1]3-63-6
Bottom rotor (adjustable) [min-1]14-2014-22
Output [mt/h]
Output [t/h]: Mixed scrap, ELVsUp to 70Up to 100
Output [t/h]: Bale density < 0.8 t/m³/50 lbs/ft³Up to 40Up to 70
Output [t/h]: Bale density < 1.0 t/m³ /62 lbs/ft³Up to 30Up to 50-60

Product video

The video shows the operation and advantages of the EcoRip® Neo pre-shredder.

Duration: 1.57 minutes

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