The IFAT –world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies – attracted from 30th of May to the 3rd of June 2016, a high presence of international profiles and, compared to 2014, an even increased number of visitors. This year about 138.000 attendants from more than 170 countries visited the leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste, and raw materials management. The top ten visitor countries, behind Germany, were Austria, Italy, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Denmark and Turkey. Rising numbers of visitors were recorded for Australia, China, Israel, Italy and Singapore.

The HAMMEL Recyclingtechnik GmbH exhibited in its big anniversary year on 360 m2 exhibition space the newest innovations and technologies. HAMMEL proudly looks back on more than 20 years of experiences in recycling and shredding in the areas of wood, waste and metal. Technologies for the recycling and the processing of raw materials are in focus so that various materials can be optimally processed and therefore an increase in value occurs. To save costs, time and resources effectiveness and efficiency are capitalized. Customers are demanding optimal screening and separating results in all areas. Here HAMMEL presents individual solutions for any requirement - stationary and also mobile.

HAMMEL showed even 3 primary shredders from its powerful product range with new functions and a jubilee design of its own. Different materials require different demands – HAMMEL provides the optimal solution for each customer.

The HAMMEL small power package VB 450 DK, designed this time in colorful pink, is appropriate for shredding small amounts of material while possessing the advantages of the „big“ primary shredder. The customer receives a well-defined, homogeneous end product in just one working step, for the direct subsequent treatment. Through a track system, the VB 450 DK is mobile and, by its size, easy to handle for transportation. This HAMMEL primary shredder is true to the price-performance ratio. Since 2015, this primary shredder is also available as „DUO“ version with a 4-shaft-system.

Moreover, the 1000th edition of the primary shredder VB 750 was displayed. Sparkling in gold, the HAMMEL multitalent VB 750 D, based on a hock lift frame, received all the attention at the trade fair booth. This machine type fulfills different demands in the areas of waste wood, green wood, domestic- or bulky waste, white goods and aluminium depending on its shaft configuration. This HAMMEL bestseller impressed with an operator-friendly handling, by an „easy to use“ control and low power consumption.

First time, the new HAMMEL VB 950 DK – RED GIANT was to be seen and, camouflaged as a pretest vehicle, the prototype caused a sensation. The RED GIANT is established as a brand name in the recycling branch and is suitable for shredding big-capacity materials in the fields of wood, waste and metal. The „2016 model“ satisfies with its CAT C18 motor, approx. 563 kW, the current European emission standards and the American Tier4i standard. Furthermore, are innovations in hydraulics, cooling and control system. The extended discharge belt, with a drop height of 5.400 millimeter, allows a discharge directly into containers as well as building a higher material cone.

Overall 3.097 exhibitors - 1.695 national and 1.402 international companies - from 59 countries presented on 230.000 m² exhibition space their innovation and new developments for the environmental technology sector. With 45 percent, the share of international exhibitors was higher than ever before.