Saubermacher – Austria Processing plant for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
Founded in the 1979 as a small family-owned company, Saubermacher has developed into a group with around 3,800 employees and 75 locations with holdings in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.
On 10th November 2010, the recycling-park in Unterpremstätten was taken into operation, as the first electro-waste processing plant in the Alps-Adriatic region.
At the end of 2012, the e-waste processing plant entered a second stage of expansion.
The aim was to implement an automatic separation of composite materials, in order to achieve higher yields as well as to optimize all steps of the recycling chain.
The remaining materials were to be crushed, broken down, granulated, and sorted according to colours and materials.
For reasons of space, the sorting machines were placed outdoors and had a variety of sorting programs that could be easily and quickly selected, depending on the task.
The first REDWAVE sorting machine extracts a mixed residual metal fraction. In a second step, the REDWAVE sorting machine separates the residual materials according to colours.
Depending on requirements, the RED WAVE sorting machine can be used flexibly to sort either green printed circuit boards or different coloured plastics.
This can be set by simply pressing a button and new sorting programs can be expanded or changed at any time.