‘The cycle starts here’ was the slogan adorning the entrance to Austrian machinery maker Lindner’s demonstration area at K, as the company showcased its latest model in the Micromat shredder series alongside a new hot-wash system.
Ear plug-wearing visitors watched the next generation Micromat 1500 shredding a tough mix of materials before dispensing flake into a container. It was shown working in tandem with a Loop Dryer dry-cleaning system in daily live demos.
“This Micromat model is a smaller machine than the others in the series, so more of an entry-level system,” explained Pia-Maria Steiner, marketing and PR for Lindner. “This machine at the fair has been sold to Comberplast from Chile, which recycles fishing ropes into pallets. These ropes are very tough to shred as they are extremely robust.”
During the exhibition the shredder was handling a variety of HDPE-related packaging. The 1500 size refers to the length of the rotor in millimetres.
Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth, head of product management at Lindner, illustrated the Multiplex cutting system, which has a three-dimensional arrangement of rotor knives to enable it to shred almost any plastics. This means that output can be increased by some 40 per cent on average compared to previous technologies.