Vecoplan Shredder Solution at YS Reclamation

Since the installation, YS Reclamation has seen a significant improvement in productivity and product quality.  The design of the Vecoplan shredder produces 40% less fines, which reduces the level of contamination in the extruder process; greatly improving the end product quality.  The Vecoplan shredder is capable of shredding 4 tonnes per hour of baled plastic film.  Which, when compared with the original shredder, means the Vecoplan shredder only operates for 30% of the time.  The energy savings due to the reduced operating time were considerable, especially as the Vecoplan shredder stops when not processing unlike the original shredder.

Once installed and operational, YS Reclamation identified further advantages of the Vecoplan VAZ1700 shredder, with a significant drop in the level of noise and vibration.  Maintenance time was also reduced, with the internal design of the shredder enabling simpler and quicker replacement of worn parts such as blades, which has reduced the downtime for changing knives by 4-hours and the counter knives by 5-hours.

Shredded plastic after the Vecoplan shredder

The engineering team at YS Reclamation were also impressed with the service response times from the UK-based service team.  The Vecoplan shredder also benefits from having remote internet access allowing for online support and program changes remotely.

- Replacing the old shredder with the Vecoplan VAZ1700 has dramatically changed the operating performance of our plant - explained Andy Shelley, YS Reclamation’s Engineering Manager.  - The new shredder performs exactly as Vecoplan explained.  Extended production downtime due to shredder issues is no longer an issue and we are producing a better-quality end product.

The high-quality plastic pellets
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