Trusting Proven Technology - Case Study
- Recycling areas: Cable
- Company name: Sepchat
- Located: Bretagne, Centre, Paris regions, France
- Founded: 1947
- Employees: 150
Sepchat group specialises in the recovery of ferrous and nonferrous metals by offering a complete solution, containing services and waste recycling, to companies, communities and individuals. The company was founded little over 60 years ago. In 2008 the Sepchat Group was dissolved when the SLG recyling-group (Sepchat-Le Gall) was formed. Today SLG recycling (managed by Jean-Philippe and Philippe Le Gall) include seven companies and 17 sites based over three regions in France. € 16,8 M (2003), € 55 M (2008)
Sepchat group specialises in the recovery of ferrous and nonferrous metals by offering a complete solution, containing services and waste recycling, to companies, communities and individuals. During 2005 Sepchat decided to expand its activities to include cable recycling, which was an area that had not been explored by them before.
During 2005 Sepchat decided to expand its activities and acquired the a facility in Bonneval. They decided to invest in cable recycling, which was an area that had not been explored by them before. At this time there where no competition within this field in the area.
The company wanted a flexible plant which also could process other things than just cables. The company wanted to process different kind of copper and aluminium cables, as well as light iron and aluminium scrap. All the material is to be fed with grab. The planned process capacity was about 150-200 tons per month (2,5 tons of input per processing hour). The desired output size was maximum 1-5 mm. They had heard good things about the Super Chopper, and were very interested in that as well.
During the exhibition Pollutec in Lyon, 2005, Sepchat got in contact with Eldan Recycling, and soon after a visit to one of the reference factories in Denmark was arranged. After having seen the reference factory they decided to “upgrade” the line that they first had in mind. They wanted stronger machines (a HPG instead on a Rasper1207), to have the opportunity to process heavier materials. They acquired one Cable Shredding Plant and one Cable Granulation/Separation Plant was ordered. These two plants are two stand alone units, but are also built to work together.
The cables are first processed in the Cable Shredding Plant (type A-SC1412) which basically chops the cables down to smaller pieces, shreds. The input material consists of mixed dry copper cables with diameters up to 100 mm. The input load is up to approx. 10 tons per processing hour. The output is cable shreds between 0-300mm. The size reduction makes them easier to process in the Cable Granulation/Separation Plant, and therefore increases the plant capacity.