Metso Launches Fine Shredder at IFAT

M&J EtaFineShred 6500 is first product introduced as a result of Metso’s purchase of Holzmag.

May 15, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Metso Recycling, Helsinki, Finland, has introduced the M&J EtaFineShred 6500, the first product to be introduced as a result of Metso’s purchase of Holzmag.

Launched at the IFAT exhibition in Munich, Germany, the two-rotor M&J EtaFineShred 6500 integrates patented technologies in multi-edge rotors, knives and knife fittings and is designed as a solution for in-house and household recycling. The new shredder joins the existing M&J line of EtaPreShredders (1000, 2000, 4000 and 6000).

“Through integration of the superior Holzmag technology in our competence center for waste recycling at M&J we have improved the machine significantly,” observes Kjeld Nielsen, president of Metso Recycling. “The focus was placed on serviceability and easy access to the machine when re-designing the basic principle. The result is a unique housing that can be split for maintenance or service purposes.

Full access to the main knives is ensured and downtime is reduced to an absolute minimum. We are very proud of the result, and I think the market will agree that this machine combines the best from all worlds.”

Due to the patented shaft and cutting technology from Holzmag and the variable screen openings, the M&J EtaFineShred series is able to deliver a homogenous output quality starting at 10 millimeters, the company says. At the same time no heat generation will occur and dust emissions are kept to an absolute minimum. The machine is also designed to offer recyclers higher efficiency in their production setup, Metso adds.

“One more important aspect of the new fine shredder is the service setup, which is fully integrated in Metso Recycling’s global service network. All components, wear and spare parts are supplied from our warehouse, and our service technicians have undergone intensive training to support the EtaFineShred series all over the world,” adds Uffe Hansen, vice president of sales & marketing.

The company says strong interest in the market for the new fine shredder, as well as in a complete solution in combination with the M&J pre-shredder program, led Metso to establish a demo center in Denmark at the M&J site in Horsens. “At the demo center our customers can take a closer look at the machine and the technology we provide. Furthermore, we have samples of hundreds of different materials processed, which underline the capabilities of the M&J EtaFineShred series,” Nielsen concludes.

Metso is a supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries.