Flexible Shredder for Aluminum Recycling

Austrian company AMAG Ranshofen ordered a new XR3000C mobil-e shredder from UNTHA.

AMAG Casting, the aluminum recycling branch of the AMAG Group, was looking for a flexible, robust single-shaft shredding solution to add to its existing machinery. The machine should be able to process a wide range of scrap aluminum. Furthermore, the new shredder would have to be flexible and robust, with a definable target grain size achieved by exchangeable perforated screens. Two weeks of extensive trial runs during which the material to be shredded was tested in real-life conditions with a mobile XR solution convinced the AMAG decision-makers that they had found the right machine.

Since May last year, the XR3000C mobil-e has been actively used in Ranshofen and shreds aluminum scrap in a wide range of designs, dimensions and homogeneities. The input material comes from scrap metal suppliers in the area. Depending on its consistency, the shredded product is either used directly in smelting furnaces or processed further in sorting plants. The throughput is largely determined by the input material’s consistency and varies from two to ten tons per hour. The greatest benefits for the company arise from the flexibility of the unit, the fact that it is mobile, and from the definable target grain size, thanks to exchangeable perforated screens, UNTHA gave account. As an additional benefit, the machine was equipped with the electric UNTHA Eco Power Drive.

About AMAG Ranshofen
The core areas of AMAG are recycling, casting, rolling, and surface and heat treatment of materials. The Ranshofen site produces mostly coils, plates and sheets in all alloys. Customers from the following sectors are mainly interested: automotive and aerospace industry, mechanical engineering firms, construction businesses and packaging and consumer goods industry.


(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2021, Advertorial, Page 58, Photo: UNTHA)