Danish company Eldan Recycling has developed a frequency drive for its Super Chopper that offers a lower power consumption and a lower price than previous models, according to a company press release.
For more than 20 years, the Eldan Super Chopper has served as a heavy-duty pre-chopper for recycling processes. According to an Eldan press release, it can be used for pre-chopping most materials such as tires without prior de-beading, cables and electronic and electrical waste, refrigerators, aluminum, municipal solid waste, wind turbine wings, plastics and industrial waste.
The Eldan Super Chopper is now available in frequency drive. The new Eldan Super Chopper Frequency Drive has the same strength, capacity and function as the hydraulic version, but it will also reduce the power consumed, according to Eldan.
“We launched the Eldan Super Chopper with frequency drive during the first quarter of 2018 and it has been very well-received by customers,” says Jan Kjær, manager of research and development at Eldan. “We already have five in operation and an additional five to be installed soon.”
Kjær adds that Eldan’s Super Chopper customers are located all over the world, including Ecuador, North America, Russia and southern Europe.
Additionally, Kjær says Eldan’s Super Chopper with frequency drive features energy consumption levels that are lower than what the company initially anticipated.
“The start-up power is less than 10 percent of nominal KW, and the average power consumption is reduced by up to 50 to 60 percent,” Kjær says.
The Eldan Super Chopper is now available with frequency and hydraulic drive as a single and twin rotor, as well as a heavy-duty version. Visit the company website for more information.