Zerma install mammoth horizontal shredder, and more

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PHOTO: Sizabantu Piping Systems’ Renier Van Wyk next to the ZRS series pipe shredder with Zerma’s Jeff Cawcutt. Zerma have successfully installed over 125 pipe shredders since the first machine over a decade ago

JEFF Cawcutt and his Zerma Africa team are grateful to have had a busy couple of months, installing several Zerma shredders and granulators around the country.

Sizabantu Piping Systems, established in 2002 as a specialist supplier of plastic piping to the civil, industrial, mining and agricultural sectors; and having grown from strength to strength, partnered in 2012 with Molecor Canalizaciones of Spain, the acknowledged world leader in the production of bi-axial orientated PVC pipe (PVC-O).

With Zerma’s experience in the pipe recycling sector as the first to conceptualise, manufacture and install horizontal shredders for long lengths of large diameter pipe, Sizabantu decided Zerma was their first choice for the project.

As one of the largest independent electrical distributors in Southern Africa, Dynamic Distributors understands the electrical wholesale market and what it takes to be an industry leader, which includes a clear focus on manufacturing and recycling their in-house waste. Having operated a Zerma GSC series granulator for over 14 years, it was time to partner their original granulator with a Zerma ZBS series shredder to also process their in-house lumps and purgings. The machines are connected by an intermediate conveyor and integrated to ensure optimum production while avoiding overfeeding.

For over 40 years, Vacuform 2000 has been a leading manufacturer of technical blow-moulded and vacuum-formed components for the automotive industry, now in a JV with the global giant Motherson Sumi Systems Limited. Supplying high quality parts such as cockpit and console ducts and window washer and radiator expansions bottles, requires technical know-how, experience and machinery that keeps pace with the rigorous demands of the automotive industry.

With their latest installation of Zerma in-line granulators, Vacuform is able to immediately return production waste back to their blowmoulding machines. In addition to the standard features, these granulators are fitted with multiple cooling devices, high temperature conveyor belts with all-metal detectors, are fully soundproofed, include de-dusting systems, energy saving devices such as soft-start and torque monitoring, and several other options to optimise the recycling of the thick, high temperature parts.