AGR-DAR of Germany installs BRT Hartner bag opener

AGR-DAR of Germany installs BRT Hartner bag opener

Bag opener installation marks the 500th for BRT Hartner.

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May 11, 2017
RTGE Staff
Equipment & Products

BRT Hartner, the Ibbenbueren, Germany-based division of the Eggersmann Group, Marienfeld, Germany, has announced the 500th installation of its bag opener at AGR-DAR in Herten, Germany, in April 2017.

The AGR-DAR facility in Herten processes, sorts and assembles lightweight packaging material for recycling. This procedure starts with the BO bag opener from BRT Hartner. Using a wheel loader, the BO with an integrated feed hopper is filled with bags. The incorporated moving floor conveyor with a new, modified drive pushes the material to the two-part drum. The two halves of the drum are driven separately, and their movement opens the plastic bags, loosening but not shredded their contents during the process.

The drum and its ripping fingers are highly rigid, the company says. A new special coating is designed to quadruple the lifespan of these tools. BRT Hartner says the largest of its BO machines achieves a throughput of up to 220 cubic metres of lightweight packaging per hour and an opening efficiency of 95%.

The material processed by the BO is fed for further treatment by a downstream inclination belt conveyor from Eggersmann Anlagenbau.

“We have successfully cooperated with BRT Hartner in the past, and we are very pleased to optimize the handling process in our new sorting plant with the anniversary machine,” says AGR-DAR Managing Director Lambert Freitag.

Olaf Müller, managing director of BRT Hartner, says the company is happy about AGR_DAR’s repeated decision to purchase its products “as it verifies our quality-conscious and customer-driven focus.”

The companies BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH and Hartner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG merged in 2015 and have been operating under the umbrella of the Eggersmann Group since. The BRT Hartner company locations in Ibbenbueren and Gundelfingen, Germany, provide national and international markets with opening, dosing and sorting systems for the waste management and resource recovery industry.

The Eggersmann Group is a network of companies operating internationally in the areas of construction and recycling technology.