For more than 100 years, BHS-Sonthofen has been developing, optimizing and building robust and innovative shredding machines that are individually adapted to the conditions at hand. RAPAX was developed in close collaboration with an industrial designer. The aim was to outfit this innovative technology with an intelligent design and to add functional design elements that make RAPAX more resistant and easier to maintain. The result is a completely redesigned state-of-the-art pre-shredder. The extremely robust, high-torque machine represents a new solution that takes pre-shredding to a new level. BHS-Sonthofen’s RAPAX raises the bar in pre-shredding technology.
BHS-Sonthofen launched several research projects to develop an innovative and safe process for the environmentally sound recycling of batteries and accumulators. The new recycling process delivers two distinct advantages: Not only are the valuable minerals prevented from ending up as electronic waste, but the process also helps to counter the impending shortage of raw materials and rare earths. An innovative method is at the heart of the recycling process, which takes place in a protective atmosphere that extends from the crusher all the way to the dryer, where the electrolytes are vaporized. This is how BHS avoids the main hazards of recycling batteries: fires and toxic gases.
The universal shredder of type NGU is a high-speed single-shaft crusher designed for pre- and post-cutting of any material that can be cut. This includes paper, files, data media, textiles, wood, cables, plastics and packaging. It shreds the feed material to a size between 10 and 120 mm.
The BHS rotor impact mill is a high-performance crusher with a vertical shaft that addresses the needs of the recycling industry. The mill’s unique impeller rotor works together with a toothed anvil ring to subject the inserted material to severe mechanical stress. Material compounds are crushed and separated selectively, entangled materials are isolated, and brittle-hard materials are crushed very finely. At the same time, metals are shaped into balls and cleaned. Watch the video to find out how to optimally prepare shredder fractions for separation by disaggregating composite material and pelletizing metals with the RPMX rotor impact mill.
Optimized recovery of copper from motor armatures and electric motors – also known as meatballs – at a customer facility in France thanks to selective shredding using the BHS rotor shredder of type RS 2018. The fed copper armatures and electric motors are first shredded and separated using the RS unit. They can then be separated into pure fractions (e.g., copper, iron, etc.).
BHS-Sonthofen planned and implemented a turnkey plant for the processing and refinement of metals derived from incinerator bottom ash and other metal-bearing fractions. BHS recycling machines are core components of both processing lines, as they allow for efficient shredding.
The BHS Biogrinder (type RBG) is used in the processing of biomass for biogas generation. The BHS Biogrinder is in use in southern Germany to crush and mash organic domestic waste. The upstream substrate processing speeds up gas production in the fermenter. Overall, the biogas plant operates more efficiently and reliably.