Largest order in the company’s history on the occasion of its 30th anniversary: ARP, manufacturer of systems for chip disposal and recycling based in Alpirsbach-Peterzell in Baden-Württemberg, has double reason to celebrate these days.

The Ronal Group, a long-standing partner and customer of ARP, is currently building a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. After Queretaro, where Ronal has already 2001, this is the second site in Mexico, with an annual capacity of two million aluminum wheels. Disposal or automatic recycling of the chips is an important factor in the economical production of aluminum wheels. ARP is proud that Ronal is once again relying on its experience and proven systems.

With the planned system, the chips are sucked off the production machines fully automatically. Special attention will be paid to the combination of suction blower, chip volume and suction pipe: on the one hand, because long suction distances have to be covered, and on the other hand, because the location at about 1860 meters above sea level limits the suction power. In order to avoid wasting energy unnecessarily, ARP’s control technology optimally adapts the performance of the blowers to the requirements.

In the processing plant the chips pass through the cleaning and drying process. They are then fed in doses to the melting furnaces. Due to the cleaning of the chips and the special feeding system to the melting bath of the furnaces, the loss of material through burn-off is extremely low. In addition, the exhaust gas load is reduced, since the chips wetted with oil were cleaned before melting.

Similar systems from ARP are already in use in the Ronal Group’s existing plants in Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland and Mexico.