Electronic Scrap Recycling Plant ES

The plant consists of pre-crusher, a separation unit, a granulator, a separation for shredded plastic (foils, dust), iron, synthetic material and aluminum/copper.

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

CHEMA-ES 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 ES

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

Throughput: 3 or 5 t/h

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Key Benefits:

  • No manual pre-crushing
  • Adjustable grain size
  • Modular design of plants

Items which can be recycled:

  • Small household appliances
  • Large household appliances
  • Information and communication systems

Reusable materials can be extracted