At this year’s IFAT in Munich, Austrian environmental equipment manufacturer, Komptech launched four new machines, including biowaste shredding equipment and a windrow turning machine.
The centrepiece of the company’s presentation was the Axtor 6010 (above) universal shredder. The new machine extends Komptech’s product range in this category with what it described as a highly functionality but compact shredder.
The manufacturer explained that the Axtor 6010 packs 590 HP underfloor-mounted Caterpillar diesel engine, with a tough power band and optional gearbox drive.
According to Komptech, while the new machine is the little brother of the Axtor 8012, it has been designed specifically for the medium to high output category.
To achieve this the company explained that numerous components have been downsized to fit the lower power, like the feed ramp, intake opening and chipping drum, without diminishing utility.
In fact, according to Komptech, it has achieved the opposite, with the Axtor 6010 being the right size for most facilities and operators to use to capacity.
In fast-running shredder mode the shredder it generates material for composting, while in slow-running chipper mode it makes fuel for heating plants. Depending on the input material, Komptech said that the Axtor 6010 either chips or shreds with its shredder blades.
Crambo direct – green and efficient
Another shredder that Komptech introduced to the public at IFAT is the new Crambo direct (above) slow running high torque machine for shredding all types of wood and green cuttings.
Complementing the existing hydraulically driven model, the Crambo direct has a drive train that is said to combine the functionality of hydraulic with the efficiency of mechanical drive.
The new mechanical drive with automatic transmission is claimed to have numerous advantages, such as higher efficiency and lower fuel use, while retaining full functionality like overload protection, reversing and two shredding speeds.
The company explained that the degree of shredding can be adjusted flexibly, either by changing the screen basket, or even more conveniently by changing the entire screen basket cartridge.
The Bio-Basket XL also debuted at the show, and is said to allow operators to get more fuel product out of green cuttings, while reducing their own fuel consumption.
The new Crambo direct is one of the machines in Komptech’s new green efficiency® innovation programme.
Komptech’s new ‘green efficiency’ branding is being reserved for its products featuring new drive technologies with substantially higher energy efficiency than current state of the art systems.
On the composting side of its product line, Komptech launched the new Topturn range.
Starting with the X53 variant, the company said that the product line has been updated throughout using experience gained over thousands of operating hours.
Numerous modifications are said to have been made to improve operator comfort, controls and maintenance, and reduce emissions to meet the latest standards.
This includes a larger cab, new operating panel, automatic steering, much better access and more comfortable working position through hydraulically folding engine panels, which also double as platforms when doing maintenance.
The company added that a key aspect is still the choice of wheel or track chassis and said that it can offer the right turner ‘to order’, with three sizes and many options available.
Hurrifex – windsifting and stone removal in one
Finally, Komptech used to the opportunity to present what it described as a “new class of machine”.
According to the manufacturer, the Hurrifex combines the benefits of the Stonefex and the Hurrikan, performing windsifting and stone separation in one pass.
Komptech said that this dual capability makes the Hurrifex especially suitable for composters and green-cutting processors which have to battle not just stones but also plastic contaminants in order to turn out a clean fuel product.