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Bridging continents with Wood Recycling Solutions

HAAS Recycling from Germany has supplied solutions for wood and organics recycling for over 3 decades. With installations and machines across the globe, their systems have also been in use in Australia for over 10 years.


A recent installation at CUP Recycling, Germany, deals with up to 60,000 tonnes of waste wood. Since 1997, CUP Recycling GmbH in Goldbach has been part of the WERNER group of companies (WERNER RC GmbH), a powerful family-run company in the waste disposal industry.


CUP operates a processing plant for C&D waste, waste wood and green waste. These materials are professionally cleaned of impurities and shredded into all standard grain sizes. Valuable raw materials are returned into the economic cycle.

The new waste wood plant was needed to process an annual volume of 30,000 - 60,000 tonnes of all grades A to C.



Ralf Berninger, Technical Operations Manager at WERNER RC GmbH /CUP Recycling GmbH about the challenge


"Our end product specifications were, firstly, a high-quality chip 0 - 100 mm for reuse (chipboard industry), and secondly, a pre-shred 0 - 300 mm for thermal recovery (generation of process steam and electricity). However, the challenge was that the processing building had already been built and the available space had therefore already been determined.


The system was designed by HAAS in a way that we can process pre-shredded material separately. Which means that the remaining part of the plant (almost 70 %) is not in operation during this time. This guarantees a minimisation of costs in terms of wear, maintenance and energy consumption!”


Overview of the plant process:


The TYRON 2000-E XL 2.0, equipped with fine tools 9/9-4, pre-shreds the waste wood. The following electric overband magnet separates the exposed coarse iron parts. A bi-directional conveyor transports the pre-shredded waste wood (0 - 300 mm) either to the storage bay outside the building or to the ARTHOS 1600-E hammermill for secondary shredding.


The ARTHOS shreds up to 40 tonnes of pre-shredded waste wood per hour to a size < 100 mm. The ballistic chute removes hard and heavy items and guarantees trouble-free operation, while protecting the hammermill. As such downtimes are minimised!


A heavy chain conveyor equipped with an automatic chain tensioning and chain lubrication system transports the material to the non-ferrous separator. The reversible screw conveyor underneath the non-ferrous separator enables a special fraction to be discharged directly into processing building or, alternatively, the end product to be transported onwards to the fully automatic storage bay filling. Finally the end product is transported with a movable conveyor belt to the required storage bay (in total 5 bays).


The entire plant is equipped with a dust suppression system. State-of-the-art misting technology binds the existing dust.


Optimally controlled

The control room is located in a container in the processing building, from there the plant is controlled. In addition, two mobile tablets enable flexible control & operation of the plant. During commissioning, the CUP Recycling team received comprehensive training in operation and maintenance of the system.


Conclusion of CUP RecyclingGmbH:


"It was perfect timing from HAAS. We at CUP were just starting the project planning for the new waste wood recycling plant when HAAS introduced itself to us. At that time we were already in contact with other companies. We had already received various plant concepts.

Patrick Szubrin (Sales Manager Plant Technology) and Sascha Kloft (Managing Director) finally convinced us with the individual plant layout as well as various planning details.


In advance, we visited a couple of already installed HAAS systems and were able to personally convince ourselves of the performance of the systems. Already at that time, we have been impressed by the compact design and the construction of the conveyor belts and chain conveyors. The performance of the systems was outstanding. The overall package from HAAS convinced us!"


We feel very comfortable with HAAS and maintain a cooperative business relationship.”

Michael Völker (Organisation WERNER Entsorgergemeinschaft) and Ralf Berninger (Technical Operations Manager at WERNER RC GmbH & Co. Recycling Centrum KG)



CEMAC technologies represents HAAS in Australia.