ANDRITZ MeWa successfully starts up new QZ 2500 cross-flow shredder at UFH RE-cycling



ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has successfully commissioned the QZ 2500 cross-flow shredder supplied to UFH RE-cycling in Kematen, Ybbs, Austria.

This unit was installed in the existing recycling plant for refrigerators in record time within just a few weeks and replaces the old QZ 2000 cross-flow shredder supplied in 2009 – also by ANDRITZ MeWa – and which has recycled roughly 1.8 million refrigerators since then. With the new QZ 2500 cross-flow shredder, the annual capacity of the recycling plant is increased substantially.

The QZ cross-flow shredder is the heart of the plant and shreds the refrigerators in a particularly fast and careful process that is also environmentally friendly. After being shredded by the QZ, the fractions containing valuable substances, such as aluminum, copper, iron, and plastics, are removed using suitable separation technology and supplied ready for sale. The environmentally harmful gases contained in the cooling liquids and insulation of refrigerators are removed completely by suction and collected.

In addition to the customer’s great satisfaction with the existing technologies, the many improvements in the new machine generation manufactured in Graz also proved decisive for the customer to invest once again in ANDRITZ MeWa technologies.

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