Precious Plastic Åland
Finally got my thumb out.. And made a page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/preciousplasticaland/ it is in Swedish and English.
Our first project is to build a shredder and a extruder to recycle 3D-prints for Optinova. (The Optinova Group is one of the leading global suppliers of advanced tubing solutions for the global medical device industry)
Will share the development and solutions here on the forum and on our FB page.
Went and got some more materials to the shredder and extruder today 🙂
The frame for the Optinova-shredder is more or less done, some paint and I need to change the bracket on the shredder unit. Now I am waiting for the guys at Optinova to lathe an adapter to the shredder-motor. Will be starting on making the hopper for the shredder.
Did some more sanding and grinding, I did not need to do so much sanding on the parts, but I did need to use a small metal file (rasp) on the holes (first image).
Also did some preassembly to check that everything fits correctly. (second image)
Now I am waiting for the axle/shaft to get done.
Thank you @jegor-m for the advice to stack the blades to check the combined width, my axle/shaft will be 149 mm instead of 148 mm.
Assembled the “Optinova” shredder unit, had some problem with the shredder jamming, spent some frustrating hours solving it. (do not rush and try to assemble the shredder unit fast, have patiance and take your time, when tighting the bolts, check if the axle spins, and make sure your bearings are the same (I had 3 slighly different bearing housing) )
Because I am doing this on my spare time, I usually only got like 1-2 hours each time. And because of the shredder unit problem, I did not get so much done as I hoped for.
Aligned the shredder unit and motor/gearbox on the frame, got some power tool failures.
Now there is the hopper and the electric part left to do.
Slowly getting there.
Today I went and got the adapter for the motor, that the engineers from Optinova made. And it fitted perfect (awesome when something fits perfect and without problems on the first try 😛 )
Now I just need to reassemble the shredder unit, and then I can put the motor, shredder and frame together.
Slowly getting it done. 🙂
Oh now I see! Thanks, I will need to do that with the Optinova motor, but luckily the guys at the Optinova workshop said they will lathe one for me 🙂
Как можно получить схемы,или чертежи? Заранее спасибо.
Okey, so this hold up was a bit longer than expected, but now after some house renovation, broken sewer pipe and a surgery, things are starting to happen again.
After some days fighting with faulty equipment and tools, I finally manage to weld some frames (first image).
Also I will list what tool I used (second image).
Angle grinder (grinding disc and cutting disc), measuring tape, L-square/set-square, wire-brush, (cinder) hammer, welding machine (Arc-welder/stick welder) and of course safety equipment (googles, ear protection, gloves, welding mask.
Thank you @katharinaelleke !
It is a really slow going atm, about to make the frame, but we are about to start installing floor heating in the house, so my workspace is filled up with other stuff right now.
Yeah, you do not need advanced Tools to asseble it, thou it would help making it easier 😛
Also I tried to use as basic tools as I could, and noticed that you do not need so many tools. (this is for assemble the shredder)
Angle grinder, powerdrill, drill stand, vice, countersink (up to 20.5 mm or you can use a big drill), small files/rasps, rubber hammer, center punch, drills (10.5 mm & 9 mm), spanners (in my case 15 mm & 17 mm) threading tap (M5). And protective gear of course.
My wife caught me…. working!
My sanding machine broke down, so I acctually have to do some work :S
Trying to get the lasercut part sanded so I can get an exact measurement on the shredder axle/shaft.
is it work fine?
that extruder screw! wood auger right? tricky idea 🙂 i agreee that buying available parts is cheaper than ordering in machining workshop
Had the jaw coupling rebored. Getting closer and closer to finishing the shredder.
@ashrak Wheere did you buy this coupling so cheap? Usually it cost about 30€ each….
The coupling in the photo is to change shaft diameter usually from 19 to 24 that is the most common size for gear reductors, if there is no shaft (male) you put the shredder shaft directly inside the gear reductor hole.
This coulb be a cheaper and good solution to coupling differen size of shaft, could be 19 to 24 or 24… it cost about 15€
Small update, have ordered the jaw coupling for my shredder and gotten the motor with reducer from Optinova.
The motor is a used one in good condition from Lenze.
The interesting part is that it is only 1kW at 400v 87Hz, but gives 262Nm @ 35rpm.
The engineers say it should work…
Also sketched up the frame with shredder and motor (without electic box, hopper and shelves) during my lunch.
Yes @jegor-m , I do use them 😛 I want to be able to listen to my kids in the future 😀
The motor I am using is a 3-phase 2.2kW with 2820rpm and a 60/1 reducer, so that leaves me with about 47rmp on the shredder. I found these on the scrapyard and it cost me about 30€ I think, need to connect the motor and reducer somehow (think i will be going for the idea Dave used to connect the extruder and motor (first image), and then a jaw coupling for the shredder and reducer (second image) ).
I do not have any plans on making an interchangeable system, because I got a bunch of used motors and reducers.
But if I would find an suitable motor with reducer and a VFD, then I might look into the option on trying a interchangeable system.
And as for the tools, it is for others that are getting started and need to know what to get/buy. 🙂
Nicely done! I like how you add the tooling used as well.
You even use ear protection. An HSE engineer would be proud of you 🙂.
On the side note, I’ve seen some guys use the same motor and reducer to run both the shredder and the extruder. What is RPM of your reducer like? Any plans for making an interchangeable system?
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