Metso adds M&J F320 to FineShredder series
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Metso adds M&J F320 to FineShredder series

The company says the new shredder is ideal for producing refuse-derived fuel.

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Metso Outotec has introduced the M&J F320, a powerful flagship in the company’s new FineShredder series targeting the production of alternative fuels like refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF). Created in-house and equipped with an extra-long rotor, it can deliver 23 tons per hour (90 percent below 50 millimeters).

According to the company, the M&J F320 is particularly suitable to produce RDF and SRF in homogeneous sizes. It is built to perform with minimal downtime and has several advantages, including up to 35 percent lower operating expenses, low total installed power requirements and low operational energy costs.

Metso says the low operating costs are due to an innovative design, which features a unique cutting system that requires minimal daily maintenance. Once the rotor knives and static knives have been set in the initial setup, or after a change of knife holders, it does not require routine adjustment.

The M&J F320 also generates a limited amount of heat, so operators can avoid downtime due to materials such as molten plastic.

A unique feature of the M&J F320’s construction is the location of wear parts. The service team has easy access to everything and can replace all wear parts quickly to avoid lengthy maintenance. There is easy access to the shaft from both sides for servicing and cleaning—and the knife blocks have been designed for easy replacement.

Maintenance can be reduced by up to two-thirds with the M&J F320, according to the company, offering higher production yield and significant running cost benefits.

“The M&J F320 is the flagship of our new FineShred series. It delivers towering capacity and is extremely energy efficient. At the same time, you get thoroughly tested quality and a well-thought-out construction that makes servicing and maintenance easier than ever. It will set a new industry standard in the production of alternative fuels like RDF/SRF,” said Morten Kiil Rasmussen, commercial director for Metso Outotec Waste Recycling.