With the new Axtor 4510, Austria-headed Komptech GmbH, an international supplier of technology and equipment for the mechanical and biological treatment of solid waste and biomass, is offering an all-purpose wood chipper that is the smallest in the Axtor series, but like its bigger brothers is perfect for both chipping and shredding. This makes it a "perfect entry-level machine" for small to medium-sized plants as well as contract service providers.
With the new Axtor 4510, Komptech rounds out the proven Axtor series at the lower end of the scale. Like its big brothers the Axtor 6010 and Axtor 8012, this new machine can shred as well as chip and is designed for wood and green cuttings.
In shredder mode with free-swinging teeth, it makes composting material, while in chipper mode with fixed blades and lower speed it makes biomass fuel that is ideal for heating plants. With 456 hp and the same rotor dimensions as the Axtor 6010, the new Axtor is according to Komptech, “a balanced package with exactly the performance and economy that its target group is looking for.”
With its small dimensions and its total weight of 19 tonnes in the two-axle trailer version, it is both very easy to move around, while also the right-size for small to medium-scale facilities. Easy transportation makes it ideal for contract service providers, who need to react flexibly in terms of work sites as well as in their service offerings, from shredding to chipping.
Fast shift between chipping and shredding
Komptech highlights that conversion from shredder to chipper is fast and simple: In a few hours, the free-swinging tools can be replaced by fixed holders with precision-cut chipping blades or tough shredder blades. Conversion using fixed teeth is even faster, going from shredder to chipper mode in under one and a half hours.
There are few limits to the flexibility of the Axtor 4510 as it can be very precisely configured for the intended use. Whether waste wood, logs, forestry residue, bark or green cuttings, with different blades and the right screen basket it can deliver astonishingly high throughput with excellent fuel efficiency.
For example, with woody green cuttings as a structuring material for composting, a throughput of up to 150 m³ per hour is possible.
The Axtor 4510 is not a simple downsized version of a larger machine but designed with customer needs first. One example is the Axtor 4510’s outstanding maintenance access, with hydraulically lifting engine cover and roomy service platform with integrated folded ladder.
The same goes for the massive sectional steel belt intake system, the continuous discharge conveyor with a cone height of four and a half meters, and the hydraulic tilt hopper. Everything is designed with the user in mind, from avoidance of leakage during material transport to the tough components to details that help work go smoothly on-site.