Recycling machines and custom-made recycling solutions

ANDRITZ MeWa develops and manufactures recycling machines and complete solutions for the recycling of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), refrigerators, oil filters, household- and domestic waste (RDF), used tires and much more.

Innovative standard solutions as well as our individually tailor-made solutions convince with profitability, efficiency and reliability. The key to the success of the complete plants are our recycling machines for the primary shredding and granulating as well as our process know-how of over 30 years.

ANDRITZ MeWa supports its customers in realizing their plans and meeting their individual requirements economically, efficiently and exactly. The goal is to re-use the recycling material as new raw materials, like pure metals and plastics, and to substitute fuels and bioenergy.

ANDRITZ MeWa recycling machines: flexible, highly productive and reliable

The ANDRITZ MeWa machine range consists of different special aggregates, which perform their work in the complete recycling process: in the primary shredding, the secondary shredding and the fine granulation as well as the breaking up of material composites and making recyclable material accessible at the same time.

Every kind of material demands a very special treatment, for which ANDRITZ MeWa has developed optimized technologies for their effective and efficient treatment. All recycling machines are characterized by their flexibility, efficiency and reliability and process the input material to pure, valuable substances combined with a high throughput.

Universal Rotary shear

Universal Rotary Shear UC

Application: Primary shredding

Examples: Bulky waste, aluminum profiles, tires

Short description:
The Universal Rotary Shear UC reduces the volume of materials or prepares
waste for incineration. Often the output material runs through further process
steps, which can however only take place after the material has been pre-shredded

Universal Granulator

Universal Granulator UG

Application: Secondary shredding, granulating

Examples: Cable scrap, plastics, aluminum, e-scrap,
tires, oil filters

Short description:
The Universal Granulator UG shreds and granulates to defined output sizes of 5-100 mm. Depending on the input material, special basic equipment is offered for an optimized output.

Universal Cutting mill

Universal Cutting mill USM

Application: Fine granulating

Examples: Aluminum and copper cables, tire rubber, plastics

Short description:

The Universal Cutting Mill USM shreds and granulates to defined output sizes of 0-4 mm. The result is convincing with sharp cuts which can be regulated individually.

Universal cross-flow shredder

Universal Cross-flow shredder QZ

Application: Breaking-up of material composites

Examples: E-scrap, refrigerators, composites of aluminum/copper/plastics

Short description:

The Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ ensures a gentle and fast disintegration of material composites. Valuable and contaminated parts remain intact and can be sorted out without difficulty after just one process step.

Universal Bio-QZ

Universal Bio-QZ

Application: Substrate preparation

Examples: Bio waste, packed food, corn silage, sugar beets, grass cut, horse manure

Short description:

The Universal Bio-QZ prepares the input material ideally for the fermentation process in biogas plants. The total gas yield increases in comparison to input systems without pre-treatment. At the same time the packaging is separated from the organic material.


ANDRITZ MeWa recycling plants: profitable, efficient and reliable

The ANDRITZ MeWa plant range offers recycling solutions for a wide variety of different applications: Electronic and electrical waste, refrigerators, cable scrap, aluminum scrap, automotive parts like oil filters, motor blocks and tires, domestic and industrial wastes.

All materials contain valuable parts, e.g. copper, aluminum and iron, which are available and can again be sold as secondary raw materials when processed properly.

Electrical waste

Electrical and electronic waste

Examples: Household appliances, consumer electronics, computers

Result: Freed PC boards, cables, transformers, capacitors, aluminum, copper, iron and stainless steel

Short description:
In a single-step process the recyclable material composites are broken-up and sorted into clean fractions.



Examples: Refrigerators, freezers with CFC/pentane

Result: Aluminum, copper, iron, plastics

Short description:
The recyclable material is extracted from the equipment in an environmentally safe manner. Due to the encapsulated system of the plant the harmful greenhouse gases of the cooling agent can be recovered.

Metals and special solutions

Metals and special solutions

Examples: Aluminum waste, steel turnings, fiber-glass, PVC, batteries, spray cans, used beverage cans

Result: Broken-up ferrous and non-ferrous metals

Short description:
Special plant solutions for the most varied types of composite materials break-up the valuable recyclable components.

Automotive parts

Automotive parts

Examples: Tires, oil filters, motor blocks, catalytic converters

Result: Iron, non-ferrous metals, rubber, plastics, oil

Short description:
For a wide variety of automotive parts our recycling plants extract the valuable components and ensure at the same time an environmentally sound treatment of the sometimes oil-bearing parts.

RDF production

RDF production

Examples: Household and industrial waste

Result: Plastics, textiles, PVC, paper, metals

Short description:
After the shredding process and separation of the valuable components the remaining calorific value fraction is processed to substitute fuel.

Waste from the paper industry

Waste from the paper industry

Examples: Rejects, pulper rags

Result: Metals, refuse derived fuels, PVC

Short description:
Depending on the strength of the waste composite from the paper industry different systems for the primary shredding and granulating are used, which extract the metals and process the rest to substitute fuel material

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