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Andritz starts up a Universal Shredder FRP at Moelven in Sweden

Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has announced that it has successfully completed the start-up of a Universal Shredder FRP at the Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB sawmill in Torsby, Sweden.

Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of a Universal Shredder FRP to process wood waste at the Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB sawmill in Torsby, Sweden (photo courtesy Andritz).

A subsidiary of Norway-headed wood industry major Moelven Industrier ASA, Moelven Notnäs Ransby sawmill produces around 225 000 m3 of sawn goods annually. The wood waste generated will be processed with an Andritz Universal Shredder FRP, type 2000P, which is able to process up to five tonnes per hour.

According to Andritz, the single-shaft shredder breaks down bulky materials into small particle sizes in a single step, making the machine a “perfect example” of how mills can deal efficiently with the problem of waste wood. The FRP is equipped with an innovative pendulum pusher that prevents material ejection and contributes towards a clean and safe work environment.

Previously, Moelven worked with a mobile shredder that caused substantial noise pollution in the surrounding area. At only 81-85 dB, the new FRP is extremely quiet in operation compared to other shredders. The scope of delivery also included the supply of the input hopper and the discharge chain conveyor.

The FRP2000P is Moelven’s second machine to be ordered from Andritz – another FRP shredder is operating successfully at Moelven Soknabruket sawmill in Norway.

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