The Perfect Productivity and Safety Duo: Lindner’s Komet Series 3 and Fire Prevention System (FPS)

Spittal/Drau (Austria), June 2022. The high-precision shredder series Komet is the gold standard in secondary shredding  an even more productive and maintenance-friendly version was showcased at IFAT 2022. The German TÜV-certified Lindner Fire Prevention System protects against potential sources of fire, primarily caused by rechargeable batteries that are still present in today’s material steams.

For almost twenty years, Komet series shredders have been converting non-recyclable material into highly calorific solid recovered fuels worldwide. The engineering, robustness, precision, cost-effectiveness, and high throughput of the Komet series models have made them what they are today – the benchmark in secondary shredding. Yet over time, the demands on the waste and recycling industry have changed due to a lack of qualified workers, soaring energy costs, and a need for higher productivity.

The new Komet Series 3 takes on these challenges and took centerstage at IFAT 2022 with efficient solutions such as the automatic belt tensioning system (ATB), a dust-proof drive unit and new software. While new software features increase productivity, the ATB ensures constant and, therefore, optimal power transmission. In addition, compressed air protects the drive unit from contamination, which significantly reduces the maintenance required. An additional benefit: the new and improved control panel is intuitive and incredibly easy to use.

Our loyal clients have accumulated over 20 years of experience with our secondary shredders. We took this wealth of experience and — this was extremely important to us — incorporated it into our product development,' explains Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth, Head of Product Management at Lindner. 'From our point of view, that's the best way to optimise machines in line with clients' needs.'

 

In addition to the Komet Series 3, Lindner featured the in-house developed FPS Fire Prevention System at IFAT 2022. Highly flammable rechargeable batteries and lithium-ion batteries can still find their way into the material flow. If these batteries are damaged during the shredding process, this can lead to a dangerous build-up of heat which, without an early detection system, is often only spotted in the storage area – with dramatic consequences.  The TÜV-approved Lindner FPS provides a solution to this problem.  Self-cleaning infrared sensors mounted on the discharge belt scan the temperature of the materials on the conveyor belt. If the temperature exceeds defined parameters, the infrared sensors activate the cooling nozzles, which spray water over the area, effectively eliminating the hazard.

In cases where extreme heat develops, the conveyor belt switches off, and the potentially hazardous materials, mostly damaged batteries, can be removed by hand. In addition to a terminal box that indicates the FPS' status, the scope of delivery also includes a control cabinet with the software, necessary ports and an additional water tank in case the water supply is interrupted.

 

Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth adds: 'Everything arrives pre-assembled and is plug & play - all the valves, the water tank and the hydraulics are supplied protected in the control cabinet — it’s what people expect from Lindner. An ingeniously simple system that can also be implemented in already existing shredding solutions. The control cabinet monitors up to two independent cooling lines and can be expanded as required using plug-in elements. The German TÜV confirms the FPS's functionality and its conformity with the current European fire prevention standard.'

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