K 2019: Lindner Showcases the Latest Micromat Shredder along with the Brand-New 1500 Model

The Lindner Micromat is a top seller in the plastics shredding market. At K 2019 the next generation has been presented along with an additional model and a new and improved universal cutting system. The shredder has been displayed live and in colour in the outside area.

Walking through the outside area of K 2019 this year, for the first time visitors have seen a tent for live demonstrations by the Austrian specialist in shredding technology and recycling systems, Lindner Recyclingtech and its subsidiary Lindner Washtech.

‘The cycle starts here’ is written in large letters above the entrance. And as soon as visitors pass it, its meaning immediately becomes clear. In terms of processes, the mechanical recycling of plastic waste always starts with shredding at the recycling companies. Which is precisely why Lindner is demonstrating the new Micromat 1500 shredder.

Further applications and added features

Based on Lindner’s tried-and-tested technology, the Micromat series has been further optimised to meet current market demands in the plastics industry. And with the 1500 size – meaning a rotor length of 1500 mm – a new entry-level model from the Micromat series has been created. But that’s not all. The most innovative feature is without doubt the new Multiplex cutting system. Thanks to the three-dimensional arrangement of the rotor knives, this exceptional system can shred almost any plastic. As a result of the knives actively pulling in the material, output can realistically be increased by some 40 percent on average compared to previous technologies. Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwert, Head of Product Management at Lindner, explains: ‘During development, we tested a wide range of materials together with our clients and optimised this cutting system’s geometry to cover as many types of plastic as possible. The long-term test finally revealed that the new Multiplex rotor not only increases the throughput enormously, but in some cases even multiplies it.'

In addition to mechanical improvements, the machine’s software and controls were redeveloped from scratch. With the new Lindner Mobile HMI (Human Machine Interface), the manufacturer is reacting to the growing shortage of skilled workers and focusing on extremely simple, self-explanatory menu navigation. The mobile control panel can be placed at the front or rear of the shredder depending on the task at hand, for example a screen exchange. Moreover, the touchscreen only displays the relevant functions.

With the new control software, the shredder is able to communicate with downstream equipment in the process chain and, for example, function as a dosing unit for the facility or pass on data about the materials’ quality to the extruder.

The film specialist

With the Micromat HP series, Lindner is launching a shredder that is specially designed for shredding post-consumer and industrial film. Equipped with a direct belt drive that enables rotor speeds of over 300 rpm, these new machines can produce up to 2.5 times more output than the basic version in this area of application.

Furthermore, the new cutting system is able to precisely cut plastics into flakes for cleaning, sorting and subsequent extrusion in just a single step. The advantage of this feature is that additional fine granulation is unnecessary, meaning that energy and maintenance expenditure is significantly reduced while simultaneously lowering investment costs.

MORE NEWS

RGS Nordic - Urraco 75D & 95DK

The largest waste management company in Scandinavia, RGS Nordic, has its sights set firmly on keeping the environment clean for the future. And it is managing almost a football team of shredders – all made by Lindner. There are good reasons why.

 

Flexible Cutting System for Plastics Recycling

March 2021. Modern plastics come in all shapes and sizes, and are used in countless applications. A flexible cutting system, based on the established Mono-Fix technology, is extending the scope of shredders for plastics recycling.

K 2019: New Hot-Wash System

Recyclates that are barely distinguishable from virgin material – that’s what plastics processing specialist Lindner had in mind when developing the new hot-wash system to be presented at the K 2019 in Düsseldorf.

Kockmann and Lindner Support Clean-up Effort in Flooded Areas

September 2021. The Kockmann company supports the clean-up efforts on the ground using Lindner's mobile shredder Urraco 95DK after a flood wave of epic proportions caused unprecedented destruction in the German Ahrweiler district in July this year.