September 12, 2019: Wirtz Manufacturing unveiled a ‘complete plug and play’ recycling system at the International Secondary Lead Conference in Bali on September 2.
Battery Recycling Systems, one of the Wirtz group of companies, has developed an RTR (Ready To Run) series of equipment for recycling batteries, which the company says simply arrives on site in one box, can be assembled in less than a day and offers four product separation streams — metallic lead, paste, separators and polypropylene.
The system can recycle 1-24 tonnes of lead batteries a day, and is ideal for small recyclers, said vice president for sales and marketing Doug Lambert.
Presenting the system at the conference, director of engineering Robert Wirtz said the system also included a robotic ingot stacking unit, air filtration systems and after filters — “all operated from a single control panel,” he said.
“It cuts cost, time and resources and we give every installation full global support,” Wirtz said.
Battery Recycling Systems, which makes all the separate components of a recycling system — such as bag house air filtration systems, breaking and separation systems, cascade refining systems, effluent treatment plants and rotary furnaces — has more than 70 installations worldwide, Wirtz said.