Cable Recycling Service

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To achieve the required type of end-product different standard recycling plants are available. These standard plants are also the starting point when plants are tailored to suit specific customer requirements. Within the range offered for processing of cables there are plants for processing of dry cables, jelly filled telecommunication cables and greasy underground cables. The standard setup includes a Rasper, a Granulator and a Separation Table. We have standard plants with capacities ranging from 300-4000 kg/production hour. Besides we tailor plants to suit specific customer requirements of e.g. 6,000, 8,000 or 10,000 kg/production hour.

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The system offered by Eldan Recycling for processing of cables is modular and designed to process the following types of input:

Dry Cables
Dry cables usually have copper or aluminium conductors. The insulation is made of plastic, rubber or paper. Power cables may have steel or lead armouring which can be processed in our cable stripper and then process further in an Eldan Cable Recycling Plant. After granulation and separation the metal fraction will have a purity of up to 99.5%

The dry cable types to be processed in an Eldan Cable Recycling Plant are:

  • Hair-wire
  • Harness wire
  • Communication wire
  • Installation wire
  • Power cables with copper or aluminium conductors
  • Copper wire
  • ACSR-wire
  • Mixed household wire
  • Etc.

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Jelly Filled Cables

The purpose of the recycling plant for jelly cables is to separate the copper and plastic fractions from jelly filled cables and to produce clean copper granules free from jelly. The separation works on a sink float principle (closed re-circulation) with gravity of insulation fraction of less than one.

If the jelly cables were to have insulation or other objects with a too high specific gravity, it would be necessary to add to the end of the system either a wet separation table or a dry separation table to separate the copper and plastic fraction.

The purity rate of the copper fraction will be approx. 88% => depending on the material which is being processed. It will, however, be possible to obtain a purity rate of minimum 94% by adding to the Jelly Plant an Eldan Water Separation System and up to 99% by installing an additional Eldan Spinner Separator.

The Jelly Cable plant is environmentally safe meaning that it does not require any special certification or monitoring.

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Underground Cables

Underground cables are heavy armouring cables consisting of a considerable amount of grease, plastics, paper and naturally lead and copper. What makes processing of underground cables so complex is the substantial amount of grease making the material stick together.

Depending on type of cables the Eldan Cable Recycling Plant can give a final separation of at least 99.5% clean metal fraction of either aluminium or copper.

The plastic fraction contains approximately 2- 5% of metal. This fraction can then be further cleaned in a dry way with a Classifier and/or in a wet way on a Water Separation Unit.

  • Downsized material
  • Organic insolation granulate
  • Aluminium granulate
  • Copper granulate

The standard setup for an Eldan Cable Recycling System includes a Rasper (1), a Heavy Granulator, a Fine Granulator (3)and a Separation Table (4). We offer standard plants with capacities ranging from 250-4,000 kg/production hour according to average capacities below;

  • Compact Cable Systems – plant: up to 250-400 kg/ hr*  >>
  • Mini Module – plant: up to 500 kg/ hr*
  • E1000C Cable plant – plant: up to 1,000 kg/ hr*
  • E2000C Cable Plant – plant: up to 2,000 kg/ hr*
  • E2500C Cable Plant – plant: up to 2,500 kg/ hr*
  • E3000C Cable Plant – plant: up to 3,000 kg/ hr*
  • E4000C Cable Plant – plant: up to 4,000 kg/ hr*
  • E1500V Jelly Plant – plant: up to 1,500 kg/ hr*

These standard systems are the starting point when customizing a system to suit specific customer requirements.

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The Eldan Compact Cable Systems have been developed to meet the demands of customers with limited amount of cable, without compromising on the well-known Eldan granulate quality.

The Eldan Compact Cable Systems are designed to process cables with copper or aluminium conductors.

Eldan Compact Cable System (D250C):
Designed for processing of cables with diameters of up to 15-20mm and a length of up to 300mm.
 
Eldan Compact Cable System (E400C):
Designed for processing of cables with
diameters of up to 40mm and a length of up to 350mm.

Benefits:

  • Low processing costs
  • Minimum operator control
  • Little downtime and easy maintenance
  • High output quality (up to 99.5% purity)

As optional equipment for Eldan Compact Cable System E400C;

  • Inlet conveyor for the Rasper (400-3)
  • Buffer Silo located between the Rasper and the Granulator to ensure optimum feeding of the Granulator

Tyre and cable recycling: 
The E1500T can easily be modified to a tyre and cable recycling plant. By adding additional separation and classifying equipment it is possible to design the E1500 plant to be able to process tyres or cables in the same plant. The additional gravity separation table will separate the heavy copper granulate from the lighter plastic fraction from the cables. It only requires cleaning of the plant and diversion of the transport in the system to change from processing tyres to processing cables in the same Eldan E1500TC Multi function recycling plant.

Tyre, cable and WEEE recycling:

  • This really shows the flexibility and advantage of the Eldan modular recycling plant concept!
  • You could say that there are almost no limits for possible plant solutions, meaning that Eldan is able to fulfil any recycling requirements.

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The Water Separation System is a cost - effective solution to recover metal dust and fine wires from the plastic fraction after the metal separation. 

By using a well-balanced combination of water, table inclination and oscillating movements you will get an almost clean plastic fraction with metal losses as low as 0.2%. The metal fraction will have a purity of 98-99% (by weight) after drying of the metal. The water is cleaned through sedimentation and is recirculated in a closed system.
 
The Water Separation System is mainly used in the recycling of:
  • Cables (aluminium and copper)
  • Electronic and electrical waste (i.e. WEEE)

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When processing petroleum based jelly insulated telecommunication cables in an environmental friendly way this is the solution for you. The Eldan Jelly Cable System offers high capacity as well as quality output.

Using only established granualtion technologies and hot water in a closed re-circulating system, the plant easily seperates the steel, plastic and jelly - leaving only a clean copper product of high purity.
 
Consisting of:
  • Pre-Granulator PG1200
  • Fine Granulator FG952V
  • Washing Unit
  • Steam Generator
  • Rotary Filter

To achieve the required type of end-product, different standard Cable Recycling Plants are available. These standard plants are also the starting point when plants are tailored to suit specific customer requirements. Available optional modules for specific requirements within cable recycling are;

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Increase plant capacity
The Super Chopper is a powerful, low-speed, single or dual shaft pre-chopper used for pre-chopping of the input material - partly to size reduce the input and partly to increase the capacity of the cable recycling plant.

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Reduce metal losses
The Classifier (PC12) is used for recovery of the metals remaining in the plastic fraction. Reduction of the metal losses down to as little as 1%.

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Reduce metal losses
The Water Separation Table is used for recovery of the metals remaining in the plastic fraction. Reduction of metal losses down to as little as 0,2%. Also enabling an increase of the capacity of the entire plant.

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Cable Strippers
Cable Strippers are suitable for most cable types within the size range starting at 10mm and then =150mm.

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Alligator Shear
The Alligator Shear M10 is designed to cut metal bars and rods, electrical cables, coils and bundles of insulated and non-insulated wires. The max. setting  (gap opening, outmost position) of the Alligator Shear is 160mm, cutting power of 40 tons.

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Process ACSR cable
For processing ACSR Cables (Aluminum Cable Steel Reinforced) on drums or reels.

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