Eye-catching addition
The Sennebogen 825 E working in Nuremberg, Germany, with an orange peel grab and a scrap magnet.

Eye-catching addition

Scrap recycler SWRN GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany, relies on a Sennebogen material handler.

November 19, 2019

Since the end of 2018, the industrial area around the Nuremberg, Germany, Port has featured something new to catch the eye—an 825 Sennebogen E-Series material handler painted black, the color of choice for SWRN GmbH. The family-owned company uses the mobile scrap handler with a 129-kilowatt diesel engine for on-site sorting, loading and processing of old scrap.

Each month, 4,500 tons of mixed metal scrap are delivered to the 12,000-square-meter (129,000-square-foott) site to be processed and recycled. It consists mainly of nonferrous metals and scrap cable that can be processed further nationally and internationally.

“We need specific storage areas for the 50 different types of scrap that we sort daily and this automatically reduces the space we have for machines,” says Robin Reindel, SWRN’s technical director. “For this reason, we need a very agile but at the same time robust solution, which we have found in our Sennebogen 825 E.”

In addition to the machine’s compact size, the stick’s quick-change system contributes to the machine’s on-site flexibility, according to a news release from Sennebogen, which also is based in Germany.

“We can react quickly to the different material types and, where necessary, switch immediately between the orange peel grab and the magnet plate,” Reindel says.

The standard at Sennebogen is to never build a standard machine, the company says. This is true of SWRN’s 825 E, which has numerous features that cater to the customer's individual requirements. In addition to the custom paint job, SWRN also chose the Maxcab Industry, which can be elevated by up to 2.7 meters (about 9 feet) with continuous windshield and bulletproof glass. This guarantees that the operator can both see his or her work area and be as safe as possible. 

The 14-meter-long equipment also is suited to the challenging tasks on-site. The quick-change system means that the orange peel grab or the magnet plate can be fitted in minutes. The magnet plate is run from an additional 15-kilowatt magnet generator. The generator and the machine’s hydraulic system are finely coordinated to achieve the best energy efficiency levels, according to Sennebogen.

In addition to the quality of Sennebogen’s material handlers, Reindel says the personal contact from Germany-based sales and service partner IBS Baumaschinen was also a decisive factor in the purchase decision.

“Our contact person is just around the corner in the neighborhood,” Reindel says. “We know that we can expect any service-related queries to be handled quickly and reliably, which is very important to us.”