Germany-based equipment manufacturer says one machine can now treat and densify a variety of metal scrap.
, a Germany-based manufacturer of equipment for metal scrap recycling, has introduced its patented Power-S system for the company’s heavy-duty CIB shear range.
The Power-S system range includes shears with cutting strengths ranging from 800 to 1,600 tons, equipped with a lateral precompression box 6, 8 or 10 meters long, which is equipped with an articulated lid and a lateral reducer on either side, forming the compression box, Danieli Henschel says. The lid covers and compresses the scrap, which closes the box. The reducer compacts the scrap by following a lateral movement toward the center of the box to prepare the product, which is then pushed by the reducing ram toward the shear head for the shearing operation.
The Power-S system, patented this year, is installed on the lateral reducer of the precompression box to process mixed metal scrap during treatment and to densify the mix. Danieli Henschel says the innovation is based on a more versatile use of the lateral reducer activated by high-capacity hydraulic jacks, authorizing either a parallel movement or an adjustable angle movement.
The company adds, “We thus offer our customers the possibility to benefit from a single machine capable of treating and densifying all of the types of metal scrap present on the market: mixed or block scrap and either heavy and thick or voluminous.”
As a result, Danieli Henschel continues, “During the same working cycle, the lateral reducer can start to compact the bulk scrap in the box using a parallel movement for rapid compression. Then, in a fraction of a second, it can switch to an adjustable angle movement when the presence of a voluminous block of scrap is detected.”
The company adds, “The lateral reducer then moves into the most appropriate position, following an angle of attack that is automatically defined. It then presses upon a limited surface of the block in question to break it by exercising maximum pressure on the block. The compacting pressure is impossible to achieve with a parallel movement since the contact surface with the scrap is much too large in that case.”
Danieli Henschel says the main strength of its new system lies in its versatile management of the movements of the lateral reducer and the lid, which can be both automatic (an entirely automated working cycle) and manual, using a radio-controlled device or a control booth.