Danish City Deploys Eldan Cable Recycling Plant

Small cable recycling unit is used to process materials generated by city departments.

February 28, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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The city of Faaborg-Midtfyn, Denmark, has chosen Eldan Recycling A/S to provide it with a cable recycling plant. The first machine of its recycling system, a Micro Module, was installed in the beginning of 2012 and has subsequently been running at full production. Eldan is based in nearby Faaborg, Denmark.

In November 2012 the second machine, a Rasper R400-3, was delivered and installed to work in tandem with the Micro Module, according to a news release from Eldan.

“The modular approach is one of our trademarks,” says Flemming Hansen, Eldan’s product manager. “It gives our customers possibility to gradually grow their business as we see at the municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn. The Rasper R400-3 will increase capacity and make it possible to process larger cables. We are very proud to have the municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn as one of our new customers as they are situated in the same geographic area as Eldan Recycling.”

“Investing in this cable recycling plant is a way to benefit from our internal competence within waste management since we see a profitable business within the recycling industry,” says Jes Knudsen, CFO of Faaborg-Midtfyn. “Eldan Recycling is well experienced and also a local organization that we know for many years. We have high expectations on the reliability of the equipment and look forward to start processing cables at full capacity.”

The cable recycling plant processes dry cables collected from building and restoration projects in the city, with the output sold to scrap metal recyclers. The recycling plant’s processing capacity will be up to about 400 kilograms per production hour, according to Eldan.

Since 1956 Eldan Recycling has been involved in developing machinery and methods for recycling tires, cables and WEEE. Since its founding the company has built and installed more than 830 plants and 7,100 single machines. More information on the company can be found at www.eldan-recycling.com.