In Hall 25 (Booth F66) at LIGNA 2023 in Hanover, the shredding specialists from Vecoplan will be showing the VPC - the Vecoplan Pallet Crusher - live at a trade show for the first time. Together with the VHZ wood shredder, material and distribution centers as well as DIY stores, for example, receive an efficient unit to continuously shred pallets and boxes made of wood. Until now, they had to rely on powerful and large single-shaft shredders to process the large-volume wooden components in continuous operation. This required a correspondingly large footprint. With the combined solution of VHZ and VPC, the user saves space. In addition, if a load carrier is fed directly to the shredder, the throughput rate is relatively low due to the "airy" design of the pallets. In the VPC, the bulky parts are not cut but broken. Pre-shredded in this way, they then reach the further reduction stage. This increases throughput by up to 50 percent compared to single-stage shredding. And according to Vecoplan, the customer benefits from minimal wear. This combination has already been successfully adopted on the market.

The VPC is connected to the Vecoplan Smart Center (VSC) via the cloud. The machine builder already presented this concept at LIGNA 2019, but the experts have since significantly expanded the VSC to include additional digital services such as online commissioning, remote service, KPIs and access to a media database. Interested trade show visitors can find out exactly how this works in detail at the Vecoplan booth.

Another trade fair highlight is the relaunch of the VTH 450 biomass chipper, which is used in chipping plants in the energy and pellet industries, in biomass cogeneration plants, and boiler feeding systems. The VTH 450 is the first machine from the biomass biomass chipper family to be designed by Vecoplan in the new industrial design. The developers placed particular emphasis on ergonomics and efficiency. In addition, the new design reduces the escape of dirt - for example, due to the closed side walls of the machine and the internal drive. Cleaning work can thus be significantly reduced. Another advantage: Despite the closed enclosure, the relevant areas are easily accessible for service technicians.

Vecoplan will also show the first shots of the prototype of the new VVB primary crusher. A user who produces fuels from biomass has this genuine world first in operation to put it through its paces. Vecoplan presents figures and details on the VVB for the first time in Hannover.