HAMMEL metal plant: End-of-life vehicle recycling

Christina Elter
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End-of-life vehicle recycling

At the end of a useful life, vehicles have a use as a source of spare parts and in the recycling of the remaining material. Approx. 12 – 15 million vehicles / year only in the USA reach the end of life, this has created a strong vehicle dismantling industry.

The process of car recycling is quite complex. All fluids need to be drained and removed, battery, airbags and catalytic converters have to be taken out. Valueable parts are taken out manually (main engine, gear, etc. )

What to do with the remaining car body? HAMMEL Recyclingtechnik GmbH has engineered a complete mobile metal processing plant to shred and sort this kind of materials.

In first step, the car bodies are shred with the help of the HAMMEL slow speed shredder. The well known RED GIANT – now available in a new modern design with special features, is equipped with a powerful CAT C18 TIER4FINAL engine with approx. 563 kW. The infeed of the input material is optimal via the two special counterrotating shafts.

After shredding the output material is transported to a mobile metal screen MMS 150 DK. The integrated vibration finger screen separates the materal < 150 mm. The oversize can be transported back to the shredder. The screened material passes over the vibration chute to the magnet drum for separating ferrous and non-ferrous material.

For further processing the ferrous parts can enter into a secondary shredding stage, e.g. the HAMMEL high speed secondary shredder type HEM 1250 DK. The eccentric discs shred the material down to an end product size of appprox. 0 – 50 mm with oversize.

The non-ferrous parts are sorted into aluminium and shredder light fraction with a semi mobile eddycurrent separator type MWA 1000 E. The HAMMEL plant can also be completed with sorting belts, for the hand picking of meat balls and other material.

All components are connected to each other and the electrical machines can be driven by an integrated generator installed in the screen MMS 150 DK. The advantage is that this plant is “mobil” and can be installed at any other place.

The main goal for processing used cars with the HAMMEL plant is the separation of different

material streams in a simple and cost effective way.

If you want to see a HAMMEL shredder live please visit the next DEMO DAY on 15th May 2019

HAMMEL mobile metal plant
HAMMEL mobile metal plant

consisting of a HAMMEL primary shredder type VB 950 DK, a mobile metal screen, an eddy current system, a HAMMEL secondary shredder type HEM 1.250 DK

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