At this years’ K-show 2019, the next generation of Micromat was presented along with an additional model and a new and improved universal cutting system. The shredder was displayed with live demonstrations by the Austrian specialist in shredding technology Lindner, in an outside area.
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.
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