Saving time and space: Special pre-shredder reduces scrap in aluminium foundry to manageable sizes and optimises intralogistics process
In the light alloy foundry at the BMW Group's plant in Landshut, all scrap products such as punching waste and sprue systems are recycled and then remelted. For this purpose, the die-cast parts were previously collected in containers without being shredded and were removed from the basement of the foundry with considerable use of manpower. In the course of a renewal of the casting cells in the foundry hall, the work processes were optimised and more efficient processes set up. Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH was awarded the contract to design a plant that enabled the collection and shredding of the foundry's aluminium waste directly from the press. For this task, the recycling expert adapted the RM 1350 pre- shredder to the local conditions. On-site shredding means that the containers with scrap parts and punching waste have to be transported far less frequently to a large container, which contributes to a significant increase in operating efficiency. In cooperation with the technical department of the BMW Group, Erdwich also developed a sophisticated safety system for monitoring the condition of the machine.