The problem with LCD monitors has been solved
We have now added a completely new field to our electronic scrap processing activities…
18.05.2016 -- LCD flat-screen monitors contain mercury in their backlight, which means they are classified as hazardous waste in the sense of the EWC, and belong to collection group 3 of the Electrical and Electronic Appliance Law.
To effectively access this backlighting system, the surface of the screen has to be detached without releasing any pollutants. We have solved this problem with a fully-automated robotic cutting system.
The technology is suitable for monitors up to 55' in size, the process is environmentally-friendly and results in the successful removal of the mercury-contaminated components.
Depending on the number of personnel employed, between 35 and 60 monitors per hour can be processed in this way.