Cams wins coveted award for photovoltaic self-powered shredding & recycling plant

Cams has spoken of its joy at winning a prestigious award at the recent GIC (Italian Concrete Days and C&D Aggregates) convention and exhibition.
Screening Static & Mobile / May 8, 2024
By Guy Woodford
The Cams plant at work for Ricci. Pic: Cams

Specialists in the design and production of fixed and mobile crushing, grinding and screening plants, the Italian manufacturer won the 'Product Innovation' award in the 'Machinery and Equipment for Recycling Aggregates' category at the Idra-Italian Demolition & Recycling Awards, part of the fifth edition of the GIC trade show, held April 18-20, 2024, at the Piacenza Expo. 

Cams was recognised for its new fixed shredding and recycling plant for construction and demolition aggregates, which is self-powered thanks to an on-site photovoltaic system. The plant's environmental impact is, therefore, zero, and the noise level is less than 75dB. It was produced for Ricci road construction company in Castiglione del Lago, Perugia Italy.

The Cams senior management team receiving their prize in the Idra-Italian Demolition & Recycling Awards. Pic: Cams

The machines used to make the plant are the primary shredder model UTS 1500, the two-storey, three-selection screen model UVS 42/2, the magnetic belt separator, and the light parts suction system, which eliminates residual material waste and ensures a high-quality finished product. Also noteworthy is the digital remote control, which allows the plant to be controlled remotely using management software capable of tracking daily quantities produced.  

Of particular note is the plant's digital remote control feature, which enables remote management using software capable of monitoring daily production quantities. This demonstrates the project's alignment with the innovative principles envisioned by Industry 4.0. 

"In designing the plant for Ricci, we were inspired by the application of technology in favour of the environment," explains Andrea Trentini, Cams sales director. "The collaboration with the company included integrating the plant with the photovoltaic system present at Ricci's headquarters and remote control for greater productivity. We are therefore very pleased to have won the 'Product Innovation' award at the Idra, it makes us think well that we are on the right path toward a concretely sustainable innovation."

The Cams R&D team with the big prize back at company HQ. Pic: Cams

The Idra-Italian Demolition & Recycling Awards 2024, designed to publicise the work of companies and professionals active in the demolition and aggregate recycling sectors, were part of a record-breaking GIC edition, which attracted 6,000 visitors, 263 exhibitors (including over 40 from abroad) and covered 15,000m2 square meters of exhibition space.