Recycling Plant for Electronic Scrap RPES

The plant consists of pre-shredder, a separation unit, a post-shreeder, a separation for shredded plastic (foils, dust), iron, synthetic material and aluminuim/copper. Additionally a plant for CRT separation was integrated.

After the e-waste is delivered the the loose parts such as CRTs, glass, batteries, cables, etc. are removed. In the first step the e-waste is cut into 50mm wide stripes then separated manually from hartened shafts, capacitors and printed circuit boards (PCBs). Only then the sighted e-waste is moved to the post-shreeder where it is shredded into < 30mm pieces.

The recyclable material – aluminium/copper, iron, and plastic are separated subsequently.

  • Dust and shredded plastic is separated from the main flow with a Zig Zag sparator.
  • Pieces of iron are taken out using a magnetic separator belt and a neodymium magnet separator.
  • The eddy-current separator removes the residual NE-material from the plastic.

The pellets from the hammer mill can be separated into aluminium and copper.


One RPES system can recycle up to 3 or 5t per hour of e-waste.

Adelmann-RPES recycling system characteristics

The monitoring system which includes data loggers is useful for continuous recording and supervision of the entire system. The camera observes the feed to the pre-shredder.

It is even possible for a tele-diagnosis to be made via modem.

Recycling Plant for Electronic Scrap RPES

In Germany, the mix of input components is composed of approx.:

18 - 20% household appliances
(electric irons, newer vacuum cleaner motors, small-sized transformers)

35 - 40% brown goods
(radio, video)

15 - 20% individual components
(i. e. TV chassis)

10 - 20% residual components


3 or 5 t/h

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Technical Data Daten RPES

MaterialE-scrap and white goods (no refrigerators)

3 - 5 t/h

  • Removal of contraries (cables) and recycables

Pre-Shredder ADELMANN (AVZ)

  • Separation unit
Post-ShredderPost-Shredder ADELMANN (ANZ)
Separation of recyclable materialsSorting:

- FE-fraction
- Plastics
- Al/Cu
- Circuit boards

Exhaust air
  • Dust suction