Growth led to a world premiere in Randers
EHJ Energi continued to grow significantly, and with an ever-increasing amount of materials coming in, the team found themselves needing an even larger fine-shredder. So, they started talking to M&J Recycling, which was in the process of developing a new, high-capacity electrical fine-shredder, the M&J F320 E-drive. It offered the same power and capacity as its hydraulic counterpart, but used less energy to power it, making it a great option for EHJ Energi.
In addition to in-house tests, M&J needed to run tests on a customer’s site to verify the shredder’s capacity and grain size. The team at EHJ Energi agreed to take part in the tests, so the electric fine-shredder was moved to Randers, where it quickly proved its worth:
”The difference is huge. We now produce about 100 tonnes of RDF pr. day, and we’re experiencing 25-30% energy savings, compared to running a hydraulic shredder. That really matters when you’re running every single day. The electrical shredder was implemented when the energy prices were at their highest, during the energy crisis, which just made the energy savings even more important”, says Nils.
In addition to lower energy consumption, switching to the electrical shredder has also given EHJ Energi a number of other benefits – a more steady operation being one of them:
“It seems to run more smoothly than the hydraulic shredder. The electric drive keeps the RPM more constant, giving the sense of a better flow. There’s no doubt that it is more powerful and has better torque”, Nils adds.