Hungary’s Vasker Plusz adds two Sennebogen electric handlers

Stationary material handlers cover a work area of around 1,000 square meters.

August 5, 2014
RTGE Staff
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Hungarian scrap dealer Vasker-Plusz has added two stationary Sennebogen 825 Electro machines for material handling. According to Sennebogen, based in Straubing, Germany, the electrically-driven stationary machines are covering an area of approximately 1,000 square meters.

Vasker-Plusz Kft, founded in 1989, procures scrap and recycling materials from eastern Hungary and sorts and processes these materials at its site in Békés, Hungary, approximately 120 miles (190 kilometers) east of Budapest. In the course of restructuring its scrap yard, the company has reorganized the entire material flow at the site.

Previously the firm used several mobile material handling excavators, but now the firm relies on the two stationary material handling machines from Sennebogen. Equipped with a 110 kilowatt (kW) electric motor and proprietary material handling kinematics, the machines are equipped for charging the company’s shredder system and for sorting and loading.

Sennebogen says the electric power train offers a low cost of operation compared to conventionally-driven machines. Vasker-Plusz plans to generate the electricity required by the machines itself, directly on site with photovoltaic elements, Sennebogen reports.

Designed with a four-point underframe and 10-metric-ton ballasting, the two 825 machines are designed to be stable. Each machine offers a reach of more than 45 feet (14 meters). One machine sorts and loads the material with a sizable multi-shell grab, while the second machine continuously charges the scrap metal shears and the shredder with a capacity of 25 metric tons per hour, Sennebogen says.

The handlers also feature Sennebogen’s maXcab, designed to provide a panoramic overview and an unobstructed view of the work area because of the elevated position.

Each machine is elevated by 13 feet (4 meters) and each has two color cameras with a large monitor. In addition, the perimeter galleries and railings offer safe operator and maintenance access, Sennebogen says.

Hungary’s Kuhn Rakodógép is Sennebogen’s sales and service partner in the region.