Saving time and space: Special preshredder reduces scrap to manageable sizes

In the light alloy foundry at the BMW Group‘s plant in Landshut, all scrap products such as punching waste and sprue systems are recycled and then remelted.

In the course of a renewal of the casting cells in the foundry hall, the work processes were optimised and more efficient processes set up. Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH was awarded the contract to design a plant that enabled the collection and shredding of the foundry‘s aluminium waste directly from the press.

The light alloy foundry at the BMW Group plant in Landshut is one of the most modern foundries in the world. Every year, around five million aluminium casting components, such as engine components or structural components for the vehicle body, are produced there using five different casting processes, with a total weight of 84,000 tons.

 

Light alloy foundry at the BMW Group plant in Landshut with Erdwich
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