The UNTHA XR Cutter waste shredder in action
Katie Mallinson

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Boroughbridge’s UNTHA to take waste event by storm

Visitors to the renowned RWM exhibition on 15-17 September 2015 will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to produce Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) in a single pass, with the help of the UNTHA XR waste shredder.

The machine made its UK debut at the 2014 event, attracting vast crowds eager to see the latest innovation from the Austrian-owned shredding experts. But all eyes will be on the XR’s pioneering ‘Cutter’ concept, at this year’s show.

UNTHA UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield explains: “Single-step shredding to produce SRF is not a new concept. However, we’ve spent four years researching, designing, engineering and testing our own methodology – with a new Eco Drive – which can achieve double the output tonnage per hour of competing machines and with 50% less power when compared to conventional electro-hydraulic shredders. This reduced energy consumption can equate to electricity savings in excess of £500,000 over the lifetime of the machine, which would offset the cost of the shredder and more.”

Cost savings will be a significant theme for UNTHA on stand 5R20-S21. Visitors will also be able to use UNTHA’s on-stand calculator, for example, to work out how much they can save per tonne, with the help of the XR.

Chris continues: “This shredder has definitely shaken up the market, reminding people how important it is to carefully analyse both the profitability and environmental efficacy of their shredding operations. Globally, UNTHA is currently working on proposals for more than 250 potential XR Cutter projects. This is in addition to almost £4m of orders secured in the past six months alone. It’s a very exciting time for us indeed.”

As an industrial shredding specialist across many applications, UNTHA’s focus at RWM won’t just be waste. The recycling team will be demonstrating an entire four shaft shredding system – complete with exit conveyor and Fe separator – which can be used to process WEEE, metals, wood, food, cables, medical and confidential waste, to name just a few.

Chris concludes: “Once again we’ll have a light, spacious stand where people can come and network, learn and quiz our shredding experts on the best-practice waste handling techniques for their own plants. We don’t believe in simply handing out brochures and leaving visitors to make their own minds up. We’re here to help and look forward to the conversations we’ll have. RWM 2014 was a record year for us, so the 2015 event has a tough act to follow.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Katie Mallinson .

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