The right recycling solution for your needs

The Recycling Technology division of BHS-Sonthofen offers a comprehensive range of machines, processes and full-scale plants for the recycling industry, waste disposal and environmental technology. We offer a comprehensive range of recycling machines for the efficient processing and pre-/post-shredding of a wide range of recyclable and waste materials. Depending on requirements, this includes machines implementing crushing, cutting or tearing technology. You benefit from obtaining solutions from a single vendor: We accompany the entire process from consulting, process development and profitability analysis through to the planning and commissioning of turnkey recycling plants.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Comprehensive product portfolio
  • Turnkey recycling plants from a single source
  • Consulting for process engineering
  • Test center allows for customer-specific tests
  • Profitability analyses

Turning waste into resources

Waste materials are valuable as they contain highly sought-after resources. The focus of our experience lies in the fields of metal recovery, domestic & industrial waste, refuse-derived fuels, gypsum board and disposal as well as biomass applications. Our solutions shred and crush the feed material to the desired size, and they pelletize or isolate material composites. This provides the ideal basis for subsequent separation and sorting processes.

From coarse to fine – from a single source

A recycling plant comprises many stages, each with different requirements – from very rough to highly refined processing. With our broad technology portfolio and extensive market and process know-how, we have the right tool for each production step. We also offer best-of-breed technology for particularly voluminous or bulky materials that need to be handled early on in the processing chain.

Pre-shredding on a new level: RAPAX

BHS-Sonthofen’s new RAPAX combines design and functionality in a powerful pre-shredder. Would you like to see more of RAPAX? Simply click here to start!

Pre-shredding on a new level: RAPAX

BHS-Sonthofen’s new RAPAX combines design and functionality in a powerful pre-shredder. Would you like to see more of RAPAX? Simply click here to start!

Comprehensive portfolio for leading-edge productivity

BHS offers compact machines that make material shredding efficient across a broad range of applications.

Experts in plant engineering

Recycling plants are complex: we are at your side from the initial consultation to the commissioning of your turnkey system.

RAPAX

Powerful, robust pre-shredder for intelligent, flexible pre-shredding of a wide variety of valuable and waste materials.

Rotorshredder (RS)

The Rotorshredder (RS) can do it all! Optimally shreds, separates and disaggregates valuable and residual metaliferous waste materials.

Rotor impact mill (RPMV & RPMX)

Ball shaper operating based on unique crushing principle

Universal Shredder (NGU)

Continuous high-performance crusher for all cutting-related applications

Rotary shear (VR)

Versatile, heavy-duty crusher for tough shredding tasks

Impact crusher & impact mill (PB & PM)

Low operating costs coupled with superior crushing performance

Rotor centrifugal crusher (RSMX)

High-performance crushers for hard or abrasive recycling materials

Whitepaper: “The efficient recycling of lithium-ion batteries”

Read all about the opportunities, challenges, and various process involved with recycling lithium-ion batteries.

Whitepaper: “The efficient recycling of lithium-ion batteries”

Read all about the opportunities, challenges, and various process involved with recycling lithium-ion batteries.

Tests give certainty

Which technical solution is the right one for your recycling process? Don’t leave anything to chance. Our team of specialists will test your material at our test center and develop a solution tailored to your specific needs.

E-Waste World | Metal Recycling | Battery Recycling - Conference & Expo 2024

06/26/2024 - 06/27/2024 | Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

ICBR 2024 - International Congress for Battery Recycling

09/10/2024 - 09/12/2024 | Basel (Switzerland)

IFAT India 2024

10/17/2024 - 10/19/2024 | Delhi (India)

Recycling turnkey line for e-scrap in France: Shredding for value

June 2024
Most people use electronic devices without giving much thought to the end of their lives. Envie, a French specialist in the recycling of electrical and electronic scrap, focuses on safety and sustainability. To do so, the company has two technological aces up its sleeve: a primary shredder (VSR) and a Rotorshredder (RS) from BHS-Sonthofen.

Two biogrinders for an organic waste plant in China

November 2022
In China, BHS-Sonthofen is already widely known as a reliable partner for recycling technology. Good word of mouth convinced the operator of a waste recycling plant in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in northwest China to order two biogrinders for the recycling of kitchen waste. The treated organic material mainly consists of the food waste from homes and restaurants. Some adjustments to meet the specific requirements of the project led to an improved efficiency of the BHS technology with increased biogas production and better process stability.

Long-Life service contract for high machine availability at recycling company in Austria

April 2022
Wear parts that aren’t made the manufacturer of a machine often promise to be a more cost-effective alternative to the original spare parts. However, they also pose risks to a continuous production process in the long run. Frequently, these spare parts are inferior to the original – not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of service, maintenance and availability. METRAN Rohstoff-Aufbereitungs GmbH therefore opted for a BHS LONG-LIFE service contract for its two rotor impact mills of type RPMV 1113 in 2022.

Turning waste into energy with the BHS universal shredder in Romania

March 2022
Sustainable use of residual materials has become economically and ecologically indispensable for many industrial processes. In Romania, German-based concrete producer Heidelberg Cement therefore looked for fuels derived from household waste. The company turned to local waste recycler Pacos, where a universal shredder (type NGU) from BHS-Sonthofen has recently been installed to produce RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel)- fractions. The implementation was quick and straightforward – due to the full-service support of BHS-Sonthofen and its local partner CTE Solution.

Crushed it: Transforming waste into energy with the BHS Biogrinder

February 2022
Green energy is not all the same: Indian company Mithras Green Technology uses the Biogrinder of type RBG 08 from BHS-Sonthofen to produce sustainable energy solutions from organic municipal waste. Now the company not only saves valuable resources, but also a lot of time.

BHS technology used for the innovative HALOSEP recycling process

February 2022
The EU wants at least 50 percent of household waste to be recycled and the rest to be used as a source of energy in waste incineration plants. However, waste incineration produces ash – a hazardous waste contaminated with salts and heavy metals that must be disposed of in special landfills, which involves long transport routes and high costs. The Danish power plant operator Vestforbraending uses the HALOSEP technology developed and patented by the Swedish group Stena Recycling, a process solution that makes it possible to dispose of ash as normal waste. In this project funded by the European Union, technology from BHS-Sonthofen is used for two steps at once.

An environmentally friendly alternative to peat: The Biogrinder efficiently processes compost

February 2021
The Biogrinder from BHS-Sonthofen is successfully used by a cooperative in northern Germany for the production of an alternative to peat. A mobile plant with a control system from BHS Control Systems was implemented. The plant efficiently shreds surpluses of compost material and produces a substance that is suitable for use as an environmentally friendly alternative to peat. For example, the product is added to the production of potting soil to reduce the amount of peat contained in it.

It’s all about the purity: high-grade aluminum concentrate from incinerator bottom ash

February 2021
French waste recycling company Norval has been using an impact mill (PM) from BHS-Sonthofen for aluminum processing in the final process step since June 2019. The sturdy machine frees the pre-sorted aluminum fraction from the waste incineration system from undesired adhesions, thus reliably ensuring that a high-grade aluminum concentrate is obtained.

Efficient recycling of electrical waste thanks to pre-shredder

October 2020
Recycling of electronical waste often makes pre-shredding necessary - but batteries and capacitors must not be damaged in the process. At the French Rousset facility near Marseilles, Triade Électronique, a subsidiary of Veolia, operates a recycling plant for electrical and electronic scrap. A customized pre-shredder from BHS-Sonthofen is used to facilitate efficient shredding. The built-in counter-crossbeam simplifies manual sorting and thus increases the share of saleable recycling materials.

September 2020

Recycling company in the UK relies on plant technology from BHS to process ASR fractions, electronic scrap and meatballs

May 2020
A British company commissioned a recycling plant that was planned and implemented by BHS. The plant is designed to handle a variety of materials such as automotive shredder residue (ASR) fractions, electronic scrap and so-called “meatballs” (electric motors and motor armatures). The process developed together with the company is based on a profitability analysis and ensures marketable end products.

Two shredders for an SMP plant in China

January 2020
BHS-Sonthofen has delivered recycling technology for an SMP plant in Wuxi City of Jiangsu province, China. Toxic industry waste is usually disposed together with the packaging – for example steel drums or big bags. Roten, the Chinese company responsible for building the recycling plant, asked for solutions for the first step of the recycling process, which is the shredding of waste materials delivered in big bags. The customer's main requirement was high machine availability. BHS-Sonthofen opted for a two-stage shredding process with shearing shredder VR 1215 (hydraulic drive) and VR 0912 (electrical drive).

News

IFAT 2024: BHS focuses on metal recovery and battery recycling

March 5, 2024
BHS-Sonthofen will be focusing on metal recovery from metal-containing waste materials such as electric and electronic scrap (WEEE), incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and automotive shredder residue (ASR) at this year’s IFAT (Booth B4-351/450). A second focus topic is the efficient and safe recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

Rapax wins "Good Design Award 2023"

January 22, 2024
At the end of December, BHS-Sonthofen won the internationally renowned "Good Design Award" in the "Industrial" category for the RAPAX. The intelligent design of the high-performance pre-shredder, which was developed in collaboration with the industrial design company DT Design Tech, impressed the jury. The Good Design Award is considered the world's oldest design prize.

BHS-Sonthofen receives order for BASF battery recycling plant

September 1, 2023
BHS-Sonthofen is supplying BASF with a plant for the mechanical reprocessing of lithium-ion batteries into black mass. This marks the third large-scale plant for BHS, with the first one having operated successfully for over a year. As a result, customers can benefit from the combined experience and know-how of BHS, providing them with increased investment security.

Daniel Zeiler – the new head of Recycling Technology

January 19, 2023
The new year begins with a change at BHS-Sonthofen: Daniel Zeiler will be taking over as the head of Recycling Technology division. He replaces Alfred Weber, who had successfully managed sales for the Recycling Technology division since 2007 and retired at the end of last year.

New sales partner for recycling machines Down Under

December 5, 2022
BHS-Sonthofen is working with a new sales partner in the field of recycling technology: With CEMAC technologies Pty Ltd, BHS has gained a strong partner for its customers in Australia and New Zealand. The company looks back on more than two decades of experience in the planning, construction, and equipment of recycling plants.

BHS-Sonthofen publishes whitepaper on recycling lithium-ion batteries

November 15, 2022
The whitepaper addresses various methods for safely processing lithium-ion batteries and the challenges associated with these new technologies. In it, BHS also presents its own new, innovative process that recovers valuable resources such as nickel, cobalt, lithium and copper from batteries and rechargeable batteries. The whitepaper is available to download free of charge on the BHS website.

All shredding processes take place in a nitrogen atmosphere

June 9, 2022
What to do if there is the danger of hazardous waste and ingredients escaping during recycling? With the first inertizable recycling plants from BHS-Sonthofen, safe processing is now possible – to the benefit of people and the environment: The universal shredder of type NGU and the rotary shear of type VR enable the safe shredding of hazardous materials in a protective atmosphere.

BHS rotor impact mill with new hammer design optimizes output quality

May 11, 2022
BHS-Sonthofen has launched its proven rotor impact mill, which features a new hammer design and maintenance concept. The high-performance crusher with a vertical shaft is used to fine processing of metalliferous composites and industrial waste. Customers benefit from significantly improved output quality, easier maintenance and a higher degree of machine availability.

IFAT 2022: Focus on fine processing of metal-containing residues and battery recycling

April 20, 2022
At this year's IFAT (Booth B4-351/450), BHS-Sonthofen is focusing on the fine processing of metal-containing residues – for example from automotive recycling or electrical and electronic scrap. A second focus is the process for recycling lithium-ion batteries, which has been tested in various reference cases. BHS will present exhibits related to this process, such as a rotor impact mill with a new hammer design, a horizontal dryer, and a separating table.

Biomass Processing in the Philippines Made Possible by BHS Biogrinders

March 11, 2022
Dole Inc. generates large amounts of pineapple waste, which the world’s leading supplier of fresh fruit uses to produce biogas in the Philippines. The company is looking to generate around 8 MW of power at the two plants each year in the future. To achieve this goal, Dole is deploying a Biogrinder from BHS to efficiently process substrate.

Battery recycling: Safety in testing comes first

February 24, 2022
When recycling lithium-ion batteries, the safety of people and the environment is paramount. Thanks to the comprehensive and sophisticated safety system, the approved monitoring body (ZÜS) has now approved tests on battery recycling in a protective atmosphere at the Sonthofen test center.

Expansion of the technology portfolio through participation in RW Recycling World

January 31, 2022
Further growth of the BHS-Sonthofen Group of Companies through the expansion of the technology portfolio to include separating, sorting and classifying technology. Since September 2021, BHS has held a 50% interest in RW Recycling World GmbH in Switzerland. Founded in 2002, the company has technologies for crushing, separating, sorting, sifting, balling, screening and separating. For the Recycling & Environment division in particular, this represents an expansion of the depth of value added and process competence, further strengthening the company’s own market position.

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