A new “Flagship” in the FineShred Family

Metso Outotec Waste Recycling has launched a new shredder “created from scratch”.

“M&J F320” is the name of the company’s complement to its new FineShredder series targeting the production of alternative fuels like Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). According to the manufacturer, the machine is equipped with an extra-long rotor and can deliver 23 tons per hour (90 percent below 50 millimeters). “It is built to perform with an absolute minimum of downtime,” Metso Outotec Waste Recycling underlined. At the same time, the M&J F320 had several obvious advantages compared to the industry benchmark:

  • One of the most competitive OPEX in the industry (up to 35 percent lower)
  • Low total installed power kW (up to 20 percent less Kilowatt)
  • Low operational energy costs kW/h (approx. 20 percent less)

As reported, the low operating costs are due to an innovative design: “The M&J F320 has a unique cutting system that requires minimal daily maintenance. Once the rotor knives and static knives have been set in the initial setup, or after a change of knife holders, it does not require routine adjustment like other competitors.” The shredder would also generate a limited amount of heat. Thus, the operating company could avoid frustrating downtime due to, for example, molten plastic.

According to the provider, the modular design of the shredder ensures fast servicing. The service team has quick and easy access to everything and can thus replace all wear parts quickly to avoid lengthy maintenance. “There is easy access to the shaft from both sides for servicing and cleaning – and the knife blocks have been designed for easy replacement, should the need arise.”


(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 50, Photo: Metso)