By Lindsay Gale12 May 2015
An electrically powered Sennebogen 821 Electro material handler, delivered by dealer Kuiken N.V., is providing handling of construction and demolition waste at Baetsen Recycling’s facility in Son, the Netherlands, where the company operates two modern sorting plants on an 8.5 hectare site.
At the Ekkersrijt facility in Son, the waste delivered to the site is sorted into 21 partial flows, with the 821 Electro positioned at the start of the process chain where it carries out the pre-sorting into eight different graded categories. The machine is positioned centrally on a ramp, allowing the operator a clear view of the area and the 11 m (36 ft) reach provided by the 821 provides safe reach to all sorting boxes. The machine is in use 10 hours a day and is therefore capable of sorting 120,000 tonnes of material per year.
According to facility manager Marc Peperkamp, the 821 Electro provides a saving of up to 50% in operating and energy costs over the standard excavator it replaced, along with lower maintenance costs and less downtime because no refueling is required.
Thanks to its robust crawler undercarriage, the machine is not only extremely stable but also moves easily along the sorting boxes. It is not just the special material handling characteristics provided by its ULM stick and sorting grab, but also the extended reach that are additional advantages when compared with the predecessor machine. Supplemental LED headlights and multiple surrounding cameras offer an ideal all-round view, even in bad weather.