Arjes starts 2021 with a strategic reorientationPublished 30/12, 2020 at 10:01
At the beginning of next year, Arjes GmbH will present a strategic reorientation and divide its double shaft shredders into three basic product lines. These will consist of: ‘Impaktor-Arjes Compact class’; ‘Ekomaxx-Arjes Intermediate Class’ and ‘Titan-Arjes Heavy Duty Class’.
The mobile ‘Impaktor250evo’ double shaft shredder has gained international recognition since its launch, now being considered an essential tool for many small to medium sized companies within the demolition and processing industry. The extremely flexible and robust shredder features a unique combination of track system and hook lift version, a revolutionary shaft quick change system, an innovative ‘SCU’ control and a shaft design that extends the machine's range of applications. In addition to numerous applications for construction and demolition waste, the mobile and stationary shredders making up the company’s ‘Compact Class’ are also suitable for processing railway sleepers, rootstocks, old and trunk wood, tyres, household and commercial waste and many other applications.
The new Ekomaxx product line will replace the VZ750 D/DK and VZ 850 D/DK series pre shredders in the first half of 2021. The main reasons for this decision was due to technological advances that could not be further implemented in the design of the machines, as they would be too complex or too expensive. In the Arjes ‘Intermediate Class’, the concept of economic sustainability is the main focus in the development, with the goal being clearly defined as ‘to achieve an ideal cost efficiency ratio for the maximum benefit of our customers and users’.
Under the name ‘Ekomaxx800’, the first machine in this product line will be equipped with the same features that are already standard with the Impaktor and ‘Titan’. These include a standard track system, revolutionary quick exchange system for shafts, an innovative SCU control system and a paddle shaft design that ensures long operational lifetime and durability. Demand for the new Arjes concept has increased within its price range in recent months as the Ekomaxx800 main applications include the processing of green waste, waste wood and root wood, as well as in the treatment of household, commercial and bulky waste. The shredding of old tyres, paper and cardboard are also not a problem with this machine.
The key differences that make the Ekomaxx800 a more efficient and economical machine than its predecessor (VZ850 D/DK) are self-evident. They include a smaller engine with emission Stage V, an optimised and more powerful hydraulic system, a reduced total weight, lower acquisition costs and more equipment fitted as standard. “Our aim is to develop a shredder which is in the price range of a VZ 750 D/DK, but has the performance of a VZ850 D/DK. The machine is currently still in the final phase of development and is undergoing the appropriate test runs. However, in the first half of 2021 the newly developed Ekomaxx800 double shaft shredder will be available to all users, with the focus on optimum efficiency, and will conquer the recycling market with its innovations,” said company managing director Thomas Hayn and technical director Norbert Hammel.
Arjes’ Titan stands for strength, reliability and durability, with these characteristics being key in the development of the ‘Heavy Duty’ class double shaft shredders (for reference, the ‘Titan950’ was previously known as the ‘VZ 950Titan’). From the second half of 2021, the 16l stage II engine of the Titian950 will be replaced by a 13l stage V engine, which delivers at least the same throughput capacity. A more compact version, the Titan900, is set to be introduced in the second half of 2021.
In order to provide high levels of functionality over a wide range of applications with the best results, the mobile shredders are equipped with a track system as standard and are available in two different sizes. All Titan shredders feature Arjes’ shaft quick change system, the innovative SCU control and a shaft design that is designed to meet the most difficult requirements. The Titan is ideally suited for various applications within the construction and demolition industry, including shredding light metal, car bodies, truck and tractor tyres, processing of household and commercial waste as well as for use in composting and wood processing plants.
With the increasing importance of renewable energy sources, the use of electric shredders is also becoming more and more popular. For customers with special requirements regarding exhaust and noise emissions, a stationary electrical version has been developed, the ‘Arjes-Pu’. These are designed to be energy saving and efficient for the user as they can be used for shredding the most difficult materials with considerably less maintenance. Within the Impaktor and Titan lines, these are already standard, but an electric power unit version is also being developed for the Ekomaxx line.
From 2021 onwards, all Arjes machines will only be equipped with an asynchronous drive and intelligent control system for the shredding shafts, which is set to deliver user friendly and uncomplicated operations by remote control.
Incorrect information about Arjes products in PDi 5-2020 now rectified
In PDi Magazine issue 5-2020, the magazine accidently published incorrect information about the Arjes VZ850. The magazine stated that the VZ850 is a new product, which is not correct. The information has been removed from our internet site: www.pdworld.com but still unfortunately appears in our printed magazine. However, we are now happy to publish the correct information from Arjes.