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Driving the “Green Steel” cycle

In 2021 the European Union presented the "Fit for 55" climate package. It is intended to achieve the objective laid down in the European Climate Law of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% by 2030 in comparison to 1990 levels, and to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050.

Increasing numbers of steel companies are banishing blast furnaces and replacing them with electric arc furnaces. Instead of coke and iron ore, scrap metal is melted down. Compared with the use of a blast furnace, steel production from scrap produces around 80% less greenhouse gases. The conversion to so-called "electric steel" is one of many new paths the industry is taking.

400 bar Hydraulic Technology

  • Numerous LINDEMANN machines are equipped with a hydraulic drive system with up to 400 bar pressure, which is still in a class of its own. The complete system, including the components, is designed to achieve maximum performance with the lowest possible energy requirements.

Green Steel Cycle

  • When looking at the large shredder plants from LINDEMANN, it also quickly becomes clear that the company has long since assumed a leading role in terms of environmental protection. From the material preparation of the scrap, separation of the fractions, and the proven reduction of emissions right up to results analyses for determining the purity level of the processed material: LINDEMANN is committed to the whole green steel cycle.


  • All LINDEMANN machines are equipped with the quality and technology relevant to steel processing in compliance with the green steel cycle. Here, amongst others, LINDEMANN enters into targeted strategic partnerships with companies that upgrade our machines with useful and valuable technologies, enabling us to optimally contribute to the green steel cycle. 

economically and ecologically efficient

  • Preservation, enhancement, and increased efficiency of our existing machinery base, with upgrades to electrical and hydraulic controls and drives
  • Reduction of pollutant emissions by 20 to 50%

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

  • Load peaks are reduced to a few small peaks via intelligent and fast motor current control, depending on the infeed of material to the rotor
  • Uniform power grid utilization
  • Up to 10% lower specific energy costs per metric ton of production

Shredder Drive Assistant (SDA)

  • Production increase of up to 20%
  • Homogenized material input
  • Significantly lower load peaks
  • 80% lower peak amplitudes
  • Operator support and relief (worker health and safety)
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