Mounted material handler allows one employee to both handle material and operate a scrap shear.
The family-owned enterprise, Bandinelli SpA, in Lombardy, Italy, has added a mounted Sennebogen 860 Electro material handling machine at one of its two sites to feed its scrap metal shear. This equipment solution was implemented in collaboration with Sennebogen’s sales and service partner Cesaro Mac, headquartered in the province of Venice.
Bandinelli SpA specializes in the recycling of scrap and old vehicles and has used a Sennebogen 860 to charge the 2000 tonne scrap metal shears since 2012.
Equipped with a 250 kilowatt electric motor, the machine is designed to offer energy efficiency and to work without emissions or the need to refuel. Power is supplied directly via the special gantry construction. With a reach of 21 meters, the 860 also services the sorting and loading stations, in addition to the scrap metal shears. An additional Sennebogen 835 M is used as a mobile machine.
For the new installation, the company wanted to bring together the control units of the materials handling machine and the operation of the scrap metal shears. Sennebogen reports that with this installation, both can be operated and monitored by one person. The Sennebogen 860 was mounted on a rigid four-point gantry undercarriage at a height of 8 meters. Thus the materials handling machine sits directly above the shear cylinder where it offers an unobstructed view of the Danieli-Henschel scrap metal shears as well as an ideal overview and freedom of movement all around the system, Sennebogen says. The handler features the company’s PortCab designed to offer a spacious cab for the driver and a free view of the shears and work area. Equipped with bullet-proved windows and the perimeter railing, the 860 is also built to meet rigorous safety requirements.
The overall control of the system takes place in the cab, and the control system can be operated autonomously by one person, Sennebogen says, facilitating an efficient work process.