Andritz supplies shredder to Elektro Recycling

The new equipment is planned to be operational in the third quarter of 2019.


International technology group Andritz has received an order from Elektro Recycling s.r.o., Slovenská Lupca, Slovakia, to supply a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ for their refrigerator recycling plant in Slovenská Lupca. According to a news release from Andritz, startup for the new equipment is planned for the third quarter of 2019.

The Andritz Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ, type 2500, will replace the company’s existing Cross-Flow Shredder QZ2000 supplied by Andritz in 2006. After the upgrade, Elektro Recycling will be able to process up to 90 refrigerators per hour with the larger QZ2500.

Andritz reports that no cutting tools are needed at the QZ2500 shredder. The machine breaks down the input material quickly and gently using rotating chains so that the individual fractions are exposed and can be separated easily from one another. The encapsulated single-stage system for processing refrigerators recovers environmentally harmful greenhouse gases without any risk of fire and complies with stringent WEEELABEX standards. The supply also includes the conveying system and noise protection cabin. 

Elektro Recycling s.r.o., established in 2002, specializes in recycling of refrigerators and other electrical and electronic waste (WEEE), which not only includes processing but also accredited collection and disposal of WEEE within Slovakia.