Sennebogen Electric Material Handler Keeps Things Humming at Recycling Operation

Wed January 04, 2017 - National Edition
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Sennebogen 821 electric material handles preliminary sorting and loading of incoming materials.
Sennebogen 821 electric material handles preliminary sorting and loading of incoming materials.
Sennebogen 821 electric material handles preliminary sorting and loading of incoming materials. Sennebogen 821 electric material handler on rail ramp.

Being environmentally friendly takes on multiple meanings for the crew at Remo Recycling AG. Since mid-2015, a Sennebogen 821 electric material handler has been a cornerstone of that ongoing effort.

As part of parent company Hurni AG's corporate standards, the Remo Recycling AG mantra is to recycle and dispose of construction and municipal waste in the most ecologically responsible manner. A unique location offers an additional motivation to use a material handler that works quietly and efficiently with its 90 kW electric motor.

“Due to the proximity to existing housing developments, a main focus of our procurement criteria was on minimizing noise pollution and avoiding emissions,” explains Heinz Gstrein, Remo Operations Manager. “This is optimally achieved by the environmentally-friendly electric motor. Not only does the machine work much more quietly, the electric solution also reduced the operating costs by around 70%.”

With its crawler undercarriage, the Sennebogen 821 electric material handler moves along a special ramp at Remo's Brienne facility, where it handles preliminary sorting and loading of incoming materials at a reach of 36 ft. (11 m). Rails guide movement of the tracks back and forth along the ramp.

Working in an elevating maXCab industrial cab with bullet proof glass and an inclined windshield, the operator has an optimum view of the work area during sorting, Gstrein reports after more than 18 months of use.

Equipped with a waste sorting grapple, the Sennebogen 821 can be supplied with electricity via a trailing cable. Thanks to the electric drive, not only are operating costs considerably reduced in comparison to conventional diesel-powered machines, says Gstrein, but the increased service life of all components and longer maintenance intervals are also notable.

Last but not least, the “green image” of Sennebogen material handlers has been beneficial to the progressive reputation of the Brienne operation, which has been in the recycling business since 1987, says Gstrein. “Everything from a single source,” is the motto of parent company Hurni AG, which offers earthworks and construction materials, in addition to demolition, material recycling and appropriate disposal.

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