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Large-scale project “voestalpine Blast Furnace Service 2018” is complete

Two-thirds of the total quantity of raw iron required for steel production at the location in Linz, Austria is produced in blast furnace A. The renovation of the unit was scheduled for 2018 and successfully completed at the end of September. This meant that 39 feeders for blast furnace burdening delivered by IFE to voestalpine were checked. Some of the feeders have been in use since the 1970s and are at around 250,000 operating  hours. 

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Important system component for Russian waste treatment facility

As part of a large-scale project for the treatment of household waste in Russia, the largest IFE waste screen (3000 x 8000 mm) will also be installed within the plant. Read more ...

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Recovery of non-ferrous metals from fine slag

The IFE VIOS utilizes an absolutely new geometry of the magnetic system which causes a previously unprecedented repulsive force in the non-ferrous parts to be separated. This technology exceeds the sorting result of conventional eddy current separators. Targeted parameterization allows this rotor to concentrate different non-ferrous metals from each other or even PCBs from non-ferrous metals.
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Diploma thesis “screen panel monitoring VARIOMAT" successfully completed

The proven design of the IFE waste screen upper deck combined with the new resonance system VARIOMAT of the lower deck provide for an extraordinary double deck screen.
In the context of a cooperation between IFE and HTL Waidhofen (school for higher technical education), a sensor prototype for early detection of worn screen panels was constructed for this type of screen. Read more...

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Large screening machines for Far Eastern sinter plant

IFE received an order to supply the largest sinter screens in the company's history to the Far East. The total of six linear vibrating screens are used to classify crushed cold sinter (< +100 °C, total input: 955 t/h). Read more ...

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Our team continues to grow

For more than 70 years, the passion of IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH has been in the construction of machines for bulk material handling. That, in turn, requires motivated and dedicated employees, accompanied by a constant growth of our team. Therefore we are pleased to introduce eight new staff members!  Read more ...

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BAT conclusions for waste treatment released

The Industrial Emissions Directive of the European Union includes the stipulation that operating facilities (including waste treatment plants) are only approved if there is no hazard to the Environment. Read more ...

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Visit us at the RWM 2018

Thousands of recycling and waste, business and local authority professionals attend RWM Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham each year, making for a diverse and relevant visitor base. Read more...

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Internship with good prospects

Once again this year, we offer dedicated students the opportunity to gain insights into the daily routine of a mechanical engineering company in the field of bulk material handling. Read more ...

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News from the Chair of Mineral Processing!

The project consortium „Plastic Reborn“, consisting of different chairs of the Montanuniversität Leoben as well as the industrial partners OMV Refining and Marketing GmbH (OMV) and IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH, received the special award „Think the future – young ideas for waste management” 2018. Read more ...

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IFE launches new generation of eddy current separators

The dominant opinion prevailing in the eddy current separator industry, namely that a higher poling frequency equates to a higher sorting quality, is causing some to look at the developments of the products available on the market with skepticism. More and more, the manufacturers of eddy current separators are steadily increasing the number of poles of their rotors and also their operating speed, presumably in order to serve the need for sortability of grain sizes smaller than 1 mm.
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Coke screening with the IFE linear vibrating screen

In the current application, a heavy-duty linear vibrating screen was delivered to a Dutch steelworks to screen coke. The robust screen frame of the IFE screening machine type US 2150x9000 FSV - 2 UG60 (grain size 0-80 mm, feed capacity 250 t/h) consists of extremely durable rubber lined side walls, side fixing bars with molded ceramic and screwed and glued cross beams. Read more...

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Mixed construction waste classification

Experience from more than twenty years in the processing of wastes has shown us that with this type of heterogeneous mixture, which often contains fibrous or sticky material, it is essential to select a suitable screen for the classification. Read more ...

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The Future of Recycling

New and rapidly changing material compositions as well as shrinking product sizes, combined with higher collection costs, present the recycling industry with major challenges. In addition, the increased use of plastics in all substance groups is to be expected in the future, and thus the metallic materials will be further displaced. Read more ...

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The countdown is running!

IFAT 2018 - visit us on booth B6 - 139/238

As the only manufacturer that offers package solutions in the product fields Conveyor, Screening and Magnetic Technology, IFE supplies tailor-made solutions for the processing of recyclables. At IFAT 2018 ...

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Updates from Human Resources

In Austria West there will be a change of employees. Christian Hillinger, who was covering the region till now will be leaving the company. As of 12/01/2017...

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Waste incineration slag

In cooperation with IFE Bulk Benelux, IFE delivers 3 special feeders to Holland...

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Changes in the IFE Sales Team...

... life is a dynamic process of continual change!

Armin Großberger has left our sales team at the beginning of August. His customers and ongoing projects are taken over by the existing team in the usual quality ....

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Small, broken, electric?

Old electrical appliances must be collected and recycled!
We're often not aware that our old electrical appliances contain true treasures. Studies...

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Top News

Our state-of-the-art technology from the magnetic technology sector is being used by a well-known Austrian scrap recycling company...

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Domestic waste processing in the Netherlands

In order to enable efficient screening in the case of difficult-to-screen feedstocks, the use of special screening machines is an ecologically sensible variant. The challenge of screening is...

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Küttner Schwingtechnik joint venture at the 61st Austrian Foundry Congress

At the end of April, Küttner Schwingtechnik presented itself as a joint venture of the companies IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH and Küttner GmbH at the 61st Austrian Foundry Congress in Gurten (Austria) ...

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New Waste Framework Directive to Change Recycling Sector by 2030

According to four legislative proposals adopted by the European Parliament in March 2017, up to 70% of household garbage is set to be recycled across the EU...

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Magnetic Technology: Plastics Recycling in Action

Plastic waste is first checked for contaminants when it arrives at the recycling facility. This process removes impurities or foreign matter that could interfere with the recycling process. In the above case, the aim is to separate aluminum foil and a variety of aluminum parts from the plastic portion.
The IFE Eddy Current Separator is ideally suited for this type of application...

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Is Your Fertilizer as Good as Your Spreader?

The highest mechanical requirements are a prerequisite for efficient scatter.
Steady flow through the spreader, large scatter range, good cross distribution and reliable results under all conditions – the spreader performance depends on the density and size of the grit, which has to be monitored closely by fertilizer manufacturers...

 

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Newcomer in Sales

For the past six years, he has worked at IFE in engineering design in the areas of casting and magnetic technology...

 

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Return to Marketing in March 2017

After time off for the birth of her son, she is back in Marketing alongside Carina Krenn...

 

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IFE Survey: Semi-mobile machines

Dear business partner,

In striving to secure our economic success in the future, we – the IFE Aufbereitungstechnik – always try hard to further develop our machines and technologies and bring them to the next level.
In future, the development of mobile and semi-mobile machines will be an interesting topic at IFE...

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IFE’s first time at IFAT Eurasia

For the first time, the IFE Aufbereitungstechnik was represented at the IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul. Eurasia’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies took place from February 16th to 18th and was a meeting point for more than 11.300 representatives of the environmental sector from more than 70 countries. Around 230 exhibitors from all over the world showcased the latest solutions and products for the environmental sector on an exhibition space of 17.000 m².
Together with our Turkish sales partner Enver Köse, the IFE Aufbereitungstechnik, represented by Christian Haas, presented itself at the Austrian group stand of...

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IFE impressed at the regional Inter-Company Ski Championship

The IFE employees proved their sporting talents at this year's 45th Lower Austrian Ski Championships on the Forsteralm. The organizers - the Landesskiverband NÖ and the NÖ Betriebssportverband - offered the participants a professional giant slalom run and an excellent slope preparation. In an ideal winter weather, Stefan Haselsteiner, Franz Fuchsluger...

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IFE sets up subsidiary

In order to better position itself in the foundry machine market, IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH has set up a joint venture together with the plant manufacturer Küttner. The existing market potential underlines the decision to merge the two companies.

The subsidiary operates under the name...

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IFE wishes a Merry Christmas

Another successful year is coming to an end! Twelve eventful months passed by and now we look forward to the upcoming Christmas season.

The IFE Aufbereitungstechnik takes a little breather. Therefore we close our doors from 12/24/2016 to 1/8/2017. The last day for delivering goods is 12/23/2016, the first day of delivery in the new year is 1/9/2017.

We would like to thank you for...

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IFE screens for copper ore mine

Recently, the IFE Aufbereitungstechnik supplied two linear vibrating screens of the type US 2400x8000 FSV-2UG80 for a copper ore mine in Mongolia. IFE has already equipped this plant with seven machines of this type. In the course of the next modernization step...

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MPGK relies on IFE machines

In the past 14 months, our Polish customer MPGK established a modern plant for the biological treatment of organic waste in Katowice (Poland). IFE supplied a waste screen and a Trisomat for the screening of MSW and C&I. At the same time, IFE equipped...

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CWRE – a big success

On November 9th and 10th the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo took place in Toronto. The CWRE is the premier event for waste & recycling professionals in Canada. This year the show attracted more than 3,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors from across Canada, the United States and abroad...

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Pre-announcement Christmas holidays

Although there are still a few weeks to Christmas, we would like to announce our Christmas holidays.

We are at your disposal until December 23rd, 2016.
From December 24th, 2016 to January 8th, 2017 our company is closed.
We again take care of your needs from January 9th, 2017 on.

Please note that in the week between Christmas and New Year...

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Strong exhibition presence at the end of the year

IFE also shows a strong exhibition presence in late autumn and winter.

On November 9th and 10th IFE Aufbereitungstechnik will be represented at the CWRE, the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, in Toronto. The trade fair brings together professionals from various sectors of the waste and recycling industry. Together with our Canadian sales partner EUROTECH Process, IFE presents its entire product range and addresses your specific applications.
Visit our booth #1403!

The last exhibition of the year...

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IFE spiral elevator for the recycling industry

Recently IFE Aufbereitungstechnik supplied a spiral elevator to a well-known recycling company in Germany. It is used for the vertical transport of electronic waste and was delivered in dust-proof design for this purpose. With a conveying height of 7m and a total height of 8.5m this spiral elevator is one of the highest IFE has ever built.

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A varied trade fair autumn – POL-ECO

In mid-October IFE presented itself at the Pol-Eco-System 2016, the international trade fair for environmental technology and sustainable development in Poznań (Poland). 600 exhibitors from 25 countries presented their product innovations to an international specialist audience. With this remarkable number of exhibitors, the well-frequented Pol-Eco-System is one of the leading trade fairs in the recycling industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

The IFE-booth was very well attended. The exhibited IFE-Sort...

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New rotor for INPXS Stratos

A growing tendency can be observed in the waste sector to separate valuable materials such as copper or aluminium from fine materials. Recycling companies have to follow these market requirements. IFE Aufbereitungstechnik therefore enhanced its Stratos, the eccentric eddy current separator for the separation of finest non-ferrous metals. The modified machine is considerably stronger than the well-proven type and thus can separate even more fine aluminium, copper or brass parts form electronic scrap, industrial waste, aluminium slag or others. 

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IFE honours employees

We count on our loyal employees!

On September 22nd IFE Aufbereitungstechnik celebrated the end of another successful financial year. The management board took this opportunity, to thank its long-standing employees for their loyalty to the company.
Fifteen employees were honoured.

We congratulate you all to your jubilees and look forward to many more years with you by our side! 

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A varied trade fair autumn – RWM

With the RWM, the "Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition 2016", an exciting fair autumn started for IFE. England's leading trade fair for recycling and waste management took place from September 13th to 15th at the NEC Birmingham. Around 600 exhibitors presented their latest technologies and product innovations from the recycling sector to a broad audience of waste management specialists, public authorities and institutes. Apart from well-known exhibitors, the fair also offered various show highlights and successful networking events and thus attracted 13.000 visitors...

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New addition at the electrical design department

My name is Patrick Körner, I am 22 years old and have been working at the electrical design department of IFE since September 1st.

I was born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs and I also grew up here. Together with my girlfriend I live in my parents' house in Waidhofen, where we share a floor with my grandparents.

I spend a considerable part of my spare time as a volunteer at...

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New representatives for the USA

With the companies SICON and ZARS IFE found two ideal partners for its representation in the US market...

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First order from Canada

At the moment our Canadian representative EUROTECH PROCESS SYSTEMS INC. is installing two IFE Trisomat flip flop screens of the Type ST 2000X8400FD at a compost handling plant in Calgary...

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50 years IFAT – IFE reports positive results

Around 138,000 visitors from more than 170 countries attended the 50th edition of the IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management in Munich, from May 30th to June 3rd, 2016.
3,097 exhibitors from 59 countries presented their new products and innovations for the environmental technology sector on a trade fair area of 230,000 m².

Also IFE was represented among the numerous exhibitors. With its new and modern booth design IFE presented itself in a completely different way than in former years...

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88 years at IFE - Franz Humpel & August Kefer.

Upcoming retirements

After many years of faithful membership to the IFE-family, two dedicated employees leave the company for their well-deserved retirement.

  • Franz Humpel, Head of Coordination in the Production department, leaves IFE after 43 years.
     
  • August Kefer, Head of Logistics, says goodbye to IFE after 45 years...
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60th Austrian Foundry Congress in Bad Ischl

From April 7th to 8th, the 60th Austrian foundry congress took place in Bad Ischl.
This year's event was held under the slogan "Industry 4.0 - implementation in foundry”. Interesting lectures and a comprehensive program led more than 280 participants from six different countries to Bad Ischl...

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Visiting the ISRI Convention & Exhibition 2016

From April 2nd to 7th, 2016 the ISRI Congress (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada took place. In addition to the congress an exhibition for scrap recycling was held on April 5th and 6th...

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Messeteilnahme an der Save the planet

Trade fair participation at the Save the Planet

This year IFE again was represented at the Save the Planet, the international exhibition and conference on energy efficiency and renewable energy in Sofia. The annual fair is marketplace for manufacturers, traders and service providers from the industries waste management, recycling and environment.
The exhibitors had the chance...

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New website online

Recently, IFE Aufbereitungstechnik went online with a completely new design:
modern – informative – customer-oriented.

Besides the optimization of the visual appearance, the IFE website is now optimized for all devices (tablets, smartphones) and therewith available without restrictions. Even a barrier-free use of the website is possible now...

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Every end is a new beginning

All good things come to an end.

After many years of faithful partnership we recently had to say goodbye to our representative Zbynek Gregor, who went into his well deserved retirement. For more than 20 years Mr. Gregor accompanied IFE - 20 years full of dedication and loyalty...

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New additions at the purchase department

The retirement of our Head of Logistics, August Kefer, results in new department structures. The free position in the purchase department is taken over by an experienced purchaser...

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New separation system for testing purposes

Recently, IFE put a semi-mobile fe/nf separator in operation. The roll-off tipper separation system has been developed by IFE and consists of a charging feeder, ferrous / non-ferrous  separator, discharging belts and a control cabinet. The individual elements are mounted on a truck frame...

 

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Extension of the IFE production area

180 m² of extra space for assembly could be created after relocating the technical design department. Our design department had to move to another venue due to spacial restrictions. By renovating this free area,...

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