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Used in recycling of household, commercial, and bulk waste, XR shredders employ UNTHA Eco Drive. Water-cooled drive motors do not require fresh air supply and ensure safety in case of thermal outages. Shredders can be equipped with either ripper or cutter system, in combination with XR strainer bar system, to ensure specified fraction size of 50–400 mm. Along with synchronous motors, features include resqueezing feeder, self-contained design, and 7 in. color touchscreen monitor.

Original Press Release:

Next Generation UNTHA XR: The Smarter Way to Shred Waste

Kuchl. With the re-launch of the highly acclaimed XR shredder range, UNTHA sets even greater standards in the recycling of household, commercial and bulky waste. Thanks to clever in-built technology, which achieves minimal operating costs with maximum performance, this new waste shredder is a true innovation. Not only does this new model stand out in the marketplace; it also places UNTHA shredding technology in a league of its own, when it comes to waste recovery.

The new XR model range is the logical and progressive next step in the development of a very successful and established shredder brand and also offers a large number of new features. The revolutionary robust drive concept – UNTHA Eco Drive – ensures up to 50% less energy consumption compared to other commonly available electro-hydraulic drive options. Furthermore, the water-cooled drive motors require no fresh air supply and are thus absolutely safe in the event of thermal outages. The utilisation of cutting-edge synchronous motors also achieves a maximum level of efficiency, which makes the UNTHA Eco Drive one of the most energy efficient drive systems in the market. In addition, maintenance expenditures can be reduced to a minimum as coupling, belt, hydraulic pumps and shaft stub are no longer required.

In order to meet individual customer requirements, UNTHA engineers have developed two different, configurable cutting systems. The new XR shredder can therefore be equipped with either the "ripper" or the "cutter" system. In combination with the patented XR strainer bar system, this ensures a specified fraction size of 50 to 400 mm, depending on the desired specification. A resqueezing feeder placed inside the cutter system improves the feeding behaviour of the rotor, in the event of low material density, and the self-contained nature of the system, ensures an efficient processing of the entire material. The ripper teeth (rippers) can be easily replaced and the multiple use cutter plates (cutters) reduce downtime to a minimum, in the event that service is required. And if extraneous materials block the reliable cutting system, the fully automatic flap for non-shreddable items simply ensures a quick, secure and comfortable removal of the foreign object.

During the new development, special emphasis was put on the ease of service and maintenance. The machine is operated comfortably via a 7-inch touch screen colour monitor containing a visual display of all parameter settings, programs and fault alerts. Smoother, quicker and safer access to all machine components, a service platform that ensures ergonomically correct posture when working at the cutting unit, and foregoing special tools, have thus been very well received by service engineers. Furthermore, the compact design of the XR model range makes installation in existing systems easier, and the low filling height ensures a smooth material charge with the wheel loader.

"We are convinced that with the launch of the XR model range we are ushering in a new age in the field of efficient and modern shredders. There is no smarter way to shred waste!" says Christian Lanner, Head of Product Management at UNTHA.

The new XR model range will be launched at the IFAT ENTSORGA 2014 trade fair in Munich and all interested visitors are invited to personally explore the multitude of new innovations and quality features in hall C2, booth 121 / 222. UNTHA shredding technology looks forward to your visit!

PR contact:

Martina Schörghofer

UNTHA shredding technology

Kellau 141

5431 Kuchl

phone: +43 (0) 6244 7016 30


© 2013 UNTHA shredding technology

Bildtext: Prototyp XRneu

UNTHA shredding technology:

UNTHA shredding technology develops and produces innovative and reliable shredding solutions for a vast number of applications. These range from the shredding of wood for thermal recycling to the processing of waste into secondary fuels. The company was founded by Anton Unterwurzacher in 1970 and is headquartered in Kuchl near Salzburg. UNTHA shredding technology has more than 120 employees and a global distribution network with partners in more than 40 countries all over the world.

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