Scaw Metals opts for SENNEBOGEN

Scaw Metals Scrap Processing Division opts for green solution

Scaw Metals Scrap Processing Division is the first to use SENNEBOGEN material handlers since the German-manufactured machines joined Babcock’s range of premium construction equipment available in southern Africa. The SENNEBOGEN 830E electric material handlers were custom built to Scaw Metals specifications and are being used to offload scrap metal from trucks to be fed into a shredding machine, as well as to offload trucks. They are also the first SENNEBOGEN machines to be used in South Africa for rugged scrap processing applications. Scaw Metals Scrap Processing Division, based in Germiston, operates the largest scrap shredder in Africa as part of its processing facilities.

Scaw Metals opts for SENNEBOGEN

Claude Delport, Babcock Sales Representative for SENNEBOGEN, says that these robust material handlers are the ideal choice for this application due to their unique durability and performance, providing outstanding longevity in tough working environments.

SENNEBOGEN’S range of material handling equipment is one of the widest in the world, offering the optimal and most efficient solution for any material handling task. Their simple, yet highly efficient technology coupled with robust design allows for minimal operator downtime as customers can continue with operations even in most situations of electronic failure. Delport says that if downtime does occur, Babcock’s national footprint means technicians are close on hand with technical assistance and spare parts.  “Babcock’s aftermarket support and service gives our customers a distinct advantage as we provide around-the-clock local support that is quickly and easily accessed,” says Delport.

The 830E material handlers delivered to Scaw Metals Scrap Processing Division in Germiston form part of SENNEBOGEN’S E-Series, a new generation of environmentally friendly electrical units designed for demanding continuous use in material handling applications. Offering a diverse range of attachments, maximum operator comfort and optimised technology, these green efficient models combine SENNEBOGEN’S established high performance with zero fuel consumption and utmost safety. With the additional advantage of the elevating cab, operators have a clear view that assists with increased productivity on site.

The 830E units come with a choice of either electric motor or state-of-the-art Tier 4 emission standard diesel engines with optimised engine settings for reduced fuel consumption and modern exhaust gas treatment for cleaner air.

“Scaw Metals chose an electric motor as it has the potential to reduce long-term operating costs by up to 50 percent. In addition, the emission-free, electro-hydraulic motor is environmentally friendly and features low-noise, vibration-free operation,” comments Delport. 

Representing uncompromising performance in all areas, the equipment’s high quality components and avoidance of over engineering guarantees a long product life and high value stability. Sophisticated motor technology, innovative ECO mode for auto idling, and no-load automatic stop function provides the optimal balance between increased performance and reduced consumption.

Other advantages of SENNEBOGEN’S green efficient technology include:

  • A 90% reduction in soot particles and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon emissions
  • Two robust slewing gears and extremely hardy cylinders for fast work cycles and reliability
  • Centrally accessible measuring and lubrication points and manageable technology save time and effort in everyday operation
  • High quality components and oils assist in achieving higher efficiency levels
  • High-tech cameras at the rear and sides keep the operator fully aware of his surrounds. 

Delport says that as a partner that is trusted to deliver, Babcock provides on-site service technicians and comprehensive technical support on all aspects of the operation, maintenance and repair of the machines and, together with SENNEBOGEN, guarantees the speedy, global supply of spare parts. Babcock’s technicians are trained at the SENNEBOGEN Academy in Germany where a demonstration park, state-of-the-art media technology and training halls facilitate knowledge transfer at the highest technological level. Customers purchasing SENNEBOGEN machines then receive handover and operator training from Babcock.

The SENNEBOGEN material handlers are suitable for waste management, timber handling, steel mills and scrap handling, bulk material handling at ports and demolishing work, and are largely custom built to individual customer specifications and designed for high performance capacity. The machines are available with a selection of robust modular undercarriage solutions such as mobile, crawler, rail, gantry, or stationary units with options for pylon’s for added height; as well as various grabs and attachments.

The SENNEBOGEN machinery available from Babcock includes a range of material handlers, duty cycle cranes for foundation work, dredging work, drop ball work and dragline applications, lattice boom crawler cranes for high stability heavy duty lifting, port cranes and mobile harbour cranes with a lifting capacity of 125 tonnes.

A family-owned company, SENNEBOGEN was founded in 1952 and has since grown to become a full service provider and quality leader in crane technology and material handling. Its global footprint encompasses 120 sales partners and 300 service support centres worldwide.


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