Machines equipped with special components designed to cope with extreme Nordic cold.
Stena Metall Group, based in Göteborg, Sweden, is using several material handling machines from Germany-based Sennebogen at its Stena Recycling facilities in Sweden.
The Stena Metall subsidiary consists of recycling operations in five regions in Sweden plus a network of more than 200 scrap metal collection and processing facilities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland.
As part of its scrap metal processing operations, Stena has ordered several Sennebogen machines for its sites in Sweden. The machines are delivered and serviced by local distributor OP System.
According to a Sennebogen news release, a specially equipped Sennebogen 825 M is in use at the Stena Recycling site in Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden.
The drivers work in scrap handling and load numerous containers in temperatures as low as minus-30 degrees Celsius (minus-22 degrees Fahrenheit). For optimal operation in extreme conditions, the material handler has been equipped with electric pre-heating for the motor block and hydraulic oil formulated to offer unrestricted operation even in extremely low temperatures. Electric cab pre-heating was also included for the driver.
The use of low-temperature oil also offers improved viscosity and enables the machine to be used in challenging extreme conditions, according to Sennebogen. In addition, the Sennebogen Vario Tool system allows operators to switch quickly between different attachments, such as from an orange peel grapple to a lifting magnet.