Shredder residues, i.e. light fraction (SLF) and heavy fraction (SHF), contain not only plastics, fluff, glass, minerals, but also metals such as copper, aluminum, iron and stainless steel in a wide variety of grain sizes. For more than 20 years we have been engaged in SR processing and metal separation.
Definitely a must-have for the treatment of shredder waste is a simple metal separation! Anything else would be like a car or wheels. (A)SR Basic is connected directly to the discharge conveyor of the shredder or operated offline and includes screening as well as classic eddy current separation with the SICON EddyPro.
The second stage of shredder waste processing is already standard in over 90% of all shredders worldwide. (A)SR Advanced complements the components of the (A)SR Basic with the VariSort sensor sorter for generating a Zurik fraction alongside the Zorba from the SICON EddyPros!
The third stage comprises the maximum yield of metal separation from shredder waste: in addition to Zorba, Zurik and fine Fe, copper with high purities, aluminum, stainless steel and, if desired, certain alloys can also be separated here. This is achieved by AirKnife, AirFloat, WetFloat® and FinesTuning®, among others.
Sometimes it’s all about the little things in life, like the fine fractions from the shredder residues. Many operators already have screening plants for shredder waste and could use a SICON FinesTuning® to separate metals (Fe and NF) from the material < 20 mm, whether inline or offline!
Our AirSort® range of air classifiers is a classic yet efficient zigzag classifier available with both closed loop and dust collection systems. Practical maintenance doors, adjustable rear panels and an innovative wear part concept reduce your operating costs!
No shredder waste without plastics. But what to do with them? Landfill, separation and recycling or incineration? It is often a question of economic efficiency. The SICON PolyFloat® separation technology enables the separation of plastics with purities of > 98%, so that the fractions produced receive positive market prices.
Details matter: The EcoShred® Imtec series includes balling mills to improve non-ferrous metal separation. The aim is not to reduce the size of the material, but
to change the shape so that downstream separation units (such as SICON AirFloat and WetFloat®) function optimally.
For high performance and low operating costs: The EcoShred® Cuttec granulators find their optimal application in cable processing, as they do not simply shred, but break up the input. However, these machines are also suitable for processing bottles, foils and e-scrap!
Meatballs and E-motors
Meatballs are small copper anchors that do not belong in Fe scrap, but can bring their own added value if they are well crushed and then separated into iron, copper and aluminum. The same applies to electric motors, which we “process” in the same way.
The core of efficient e-motor and meatball processing is the vertical shredder: Our EcoShred® Vertec series includes models S to XXL with drive powers from 150 up to 900 HP and throughputs of up to 10 mt/h. The massive shredders manage meatball and electric motors of up to 3.0 kW (4 HP).
When you need a little more throughput: The little slim brother of a vehicle shredder is our EcoShred® Slimtec for throughputs of up to 18 mt/h. The hydraulically swivelling rotor and extra solid wear plates make the Slimtec slim yet robust; with a pressing device and 800 HP even for entire car bodies!
The combination of ballistic and magnetic separation with a wide range of product-specific adjustment options. It separates a copper-free Fe fraction from any Fe part that may not have been fully digested, which is then fed in again. The result is high-quality, low-copper Fe scrap.
For many years separating tables for the separation of copper and aluminum have been tried and tested. The SICON AirFloat separating table series includes various sizes of machines, each adapted to the specific application, but always in a closed design and including small buffer hoppers for controlled feeding.
The wet version of a separation table are the separation tables of our WetFloa® series for up to 1.5 mt/h. This density-based separation of metal mixtures of all kinds produces a constant product quality and requires no dust removal. The water circulation system reduces water consumption.
E-scrap: A separate, heterogeneous type of scrap that should not only be collected separately, but also be processed: SICON e-scrap recycling plants of the WEEE Tuning series are completely geared to the processing depth you want. Take a look at what is possible!
WEEE (Waste from Electric and Electronic Equipment) contains a very large proportion of valuable metal fractions. Our WEEETuning is modular and can go as far as plastic separation, but mostly includes PCB, cable and metal separation.
Rare, but it happens: Some customers have a pure PCB fraction that needs to be processed separately! No problem for us, because thanks to the modular design of our systems, the PCB module can be operated separately to achieve added value through gentle shredding and metal separation.
The pinnacle of metal separation is our LaserSort with side discharge. Up to 15 different metal alloys can be detected and sorted in one pass. Typical applications are the extraction of pure aluminum alloys and the separation of various mixed metal fractions into their components.
We offer you the complete range of sensor sorting technology: From simple metal detection coils (M-Sensor) to X-ray transmission (RT-Sensor) and laser technology (LS-Sensor/LIBS), various working widths can be served. Our sorters are 100% made in Germany and ideal for use in the scrap environment.
Powerful yet cost-effective: Our single-shaft shredders are ideal for particularly solid and voluminous materials and work on the principle of high torques at low rotor speeds. We adapt the machine and its tool configuration perfectly to your specific application!
Double is better? Not necessarily: Our twin-shaft shredders also work according to the principle of high torque, low rotor speed, but due to the “packing” of the two shafts they are particularly suitable for large-sized material and are also used by us as “rotor shears” for electric motor shredding.