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Komptech Crambo

Komptech got its start in 1992 when the Austrian region of Styria became one of the first in Europe to introduce separate collection of biodegradable, or “green,” waste — items like grass clippings, leaves, branches and kitchen waste. That required new processes and equipment, and Komptech took advantage of the opportunity by introducing its first product, a compost turner. As demand for keeping green waste out of landfills grew so did Komptech’s product line. The company now manufactures more than 30 different types of machines primarily used for shredding, separating and treating wood waste, so it can be transformed into usable materials.

Komptech Crambo

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • The Crambo, a dual-shaft shredder, is popular with operations that compost, ferment, mulch or convert wood waste into biomass for use as a renewable fuel.
  • Available in both hydraulic drive and mechanical drive variations, Crambo machines feature a large shredding compartment, two long, counter-rotating shredding drums and a unique tooth shape that combine to process even the bulkiest materials easily.
  • Cat® industrial engines provide the power required for maximum throughput, helping operators process more green waste more quickly. And low-speed, high-torque operation helps resist metal contamination — reducing wear and operating costs.
  • Caterpillar's brand reputation was not the only deciding factor in integrating Cat engines into Komptech equipment.  As important are the power options Cat engines have available to fit different size machines.
  • The Cat dealer network provides a level of dependability and service quality that Komptech, who operates in over 70 countries globally, has come to rely on.

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Cat C9.3B

  • The Cat® C9.3B industrial engine is offered in power ratings up to 456 hp (340 kW) and peak torque 1810 Nm (1335 lb-ft) allowing for platform downsizing while maintaining Caterpillar reliability and durability.
  • Engine is over 12% lighter while offering 18% more power and 21% more torque than previous engine models.
  • The engine combines a new high pressure common rail fuel system and advanced aftertreatment technology to produce exceptional power density.
  • The C9.3B provides the exceptional power Komptech equipment requires in the toughest job site applications and most rugged environments.
  • Cat engines also maximize performance with simpler engine systems and reduced installation complexity through modular, flexible designs fit for your equipment application.

 

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CAT C13B

  • The Cat C13B Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings up to 577 hp (430 kW) and peak torque 2634 Nm (1943 lb-ft).
  • Engine is over 32% lighter while offering 20% more power and over 120 million hours of customer application experience. 
  • With a 65% reduction in size and 63% in weight from its previous engine equivalent, the Cat C13B is unparalled in supporting engine downsizing without an impact to overall performance. And with an absence of an EGR, the C13B provides a simplfied installation process, saving OEMs valauble time and costs.
  • The C13B is designed to allow OEMs to downsize their engine platforms, lower installation costs and maximize uptime by providing long life in the toughest applications.
  • At Caterpillar, safety is a prioirty which is why we put all our engines through rigous rounds of testing and validation — including more than 120 mililon off-highway hours for the Cat C13B. We make our engines reliable, so operators can focus on keeping their work site safe, secure and in service.

 

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CAT C18

  • The Cat C18 6-cylinder, 18.1 liter industrial engine is offered in power ratings up to 800 hp (597 kW) and peak torque 3710 Nm (2736 lb-ft) and provides a compact, flexible and quiet engine system that's ideal for your equipment application.
  • The engine is designed for optimal power and torque with a proven aftertreatment reducing the cost of installation and ownership while providing maximum uptime.
  • Common core engine shared with other Cat industrial engine models offers common machine interfaces and controls architecture. Allows customers to develop commonality in products, parts and service among equipment in their fleets.
  • Engine is designed for low parts and labor maintenance requirements reducing overall cost of ownership.
  • The modular engine platform offered by the C18 engine complements a global customer base while providing factory solutions to reduce equipment manufacturers' design and installation costs.

 

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CUSTOMER:

Komptech

PRODUCT:

Komptech Crambo

LOCATION:

Frohnleiten, Austria

SCOPE OF ENGINE USE:

Cat® C9, C9.3B, C13 and C18 U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent and Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V Industrial Engines

CAT DEALER

Zeppelin Austria

OUT OF THE LANDFILL, INTO THE MARKET

“Green innovation” is Komptech’s focus: Building machines that help keep our planet livable for future generations. The company got its start in 1992 when the Austrian region of Styria became one of the first in Europe to introduce separate collection of biodegradable, or “green,” waste — items like grass clippings, leaves, branches and kitchen waste. That required new processes and equipment, and Komptech took advantage of the opportunity by introducing its first product, a compost turner.

As demand for keeping green waste out of landfills grew, so did Komptech’s product line. The company now manufactures more than 30 different types of machines primarily used for shredding, separating and treating wood waste, so it can be transformed into usable materials. The Crambo, a dual-shaft shredder, is popular with operations that compost, ferment, mulch or convert wood waste into biomass for use as a renewable fuel — yet another way Komptech’s products contribute to a more sustainable world.

Available in both hydraulic drive and mechanical drive variations, Crambo machines feature a large shredding compartment, two long, counter-rotating shredding drums and a unique tooth shape that combine to process even the bulkiest materials easily. Cat® industrial engines provide the power required for maximum throughput, helping operators process more green waste more quickly. And low-speed, high-torque operation helps resist metal contamination — reducing wear and operating costs.

The mechanical drive version, known as the Crambo Direct, includes two additional gear boxes that drive higher throughput and lower fuel consumption. Crambo Direct models run at up to 95% efficiency (compared to 60-65% for hydraulic drive) and are ideal for operations that use the machine 1,000 or more hours a year.

POWER FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

Since 2005, Komptech has relied on Cat engines for all its shredders. The company is proud of its status as a premium brand and refuses to settle for anything less in the engines that power the Crambo. “The Cat and Zeppelin brands stand for dependability and quality,” says Christoph Feyerer, Komptech’s head of product management and marketing. “The worldwide reputation of Cat engines boosts the resale value of Komptech machines for our users.”

The right choices. It wasn’t just reputation that led to the selection of Cat engines, however. It was also the range of power options available. The entry-level Crambo 3400 and 4200 Direct are powered by the C9 and C9.3B, the mid-sized Crambo 5000 and 5200 Direct  by the C13 and the high-powered Crambo 6000 and 6200 Direct by the C18. Each model delivers the same drum torque to shred tough materials. But as engines get larger, drum speeds rise to increase throughput. “If you’re just starting out and limited in capacity, you can choose a smaller model, then advance the power stage as you need to process more materials,” Feyerer says.

The right coverage. The Crambo operates in more than 70 countries, so Komptech offers both EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and Tier 3 equivalent engines for every model. Such a global presence also requires a strong support network, and that’s where Komptech sees the biggest advantage in working with Caterpillar and Zeppelin Austria. “Our customers require maximum uptime, so the full-coverage service and quick reaction times of the Cat dealer network are indispensable,” Feyerer says. “The Komptech/Caterpillar/Zeppelin partnership can’t be matched.”

The right team. Komptech has worked in close partnership with Zeppelin Austria for more than 20 years and decided to use Cat engines in its shredders exclusively in large part because of the dealer’s outstanding support. In addition, Cat dealers CGT, Pon and Teknoxgroup serve as distributors of the Crambo throughout Europe. “It’s important to us to have long-term relationships, so we can offer our customers the right product and the best support,” Feyerer says.

“THE CAT® BRAND STANDS FOR DEPENDABILITY AND QUALITY. THE WORLDWIDE REPUTATION OF CAT ENGINES BOOSTS THE RESALE VALUE OF KOMPTECH MACHINES FOR OUR USERS.”

 

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