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Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Katharina Lenz, Vienna / Austria

Health & Safety

Dismantling doesn't include any harmful steps. Nonetheless workers should wear personal protection equipment like gloves, goggles, apron and robust shoes.

Note: This is a general guide for most angle grinders. As the construction can differ, the dismantling steps mentioned below can vary in their order. However, the described steps show what parts the removal should focus on.

  1. Unscrew and remove the protection cover. Unscrew and remove the protection cover. Unscrew and remove the protection cover.
    • Unscrew and remove the protection cover.

  2. Open and remove the securing nut. Open and remove the securing nut.
    • Open and remove the securing nut.

  3. Unscrew the gear box. If the screws are too tight, use one or a couple of hammer blows to loosen them. If the screws are too tight, use one or a couple of hammer blows to loosen them.
    • Unscrew the gear box.

    • If the screws are too tight, use one or a couple of hammer blows to loosen them.

  4. Lift off and remove the gear.
    • Lift off and remove the gear.

  5. Unscrew and open the case. Unscrew and open the case.
    • Unscrew and open the case.

  6. Unscrew and lift off the protective plate. Unscrew and lift off the protective plate.
    • Unscrew and lift off the protective plate.

  7. Cut the wires of the power switch and remove it. Cut the wires of the power switch and remove it.
    • Cut the wires of the power switch and remove it.

  8. Cut off the carbon brushes.
    • Cut off the carbon brushes.

  9. Unscrew the motor bracket and the protective sheet. Remove the protective sheet.
    • Unscrew the motor bracket and the protective sheet.

    • Remove the protective sheet.

  10. Cut off the wires of the capacitor and remove it.
    • Cut off the wires of the capacitor and remove it.

  11. Unscrew the motor bracket further. Unscrew and remove the metal bracket.
    • Unscrew the motor bracket further.

    • Unscrew and remove the metal bracket.

  12. Unscrew the case and the gear box. Unscrew the case and the gear box.
    • Unscrew the case and the gear box.

  13. Open the motor. Remove the rotor.
    • Open the motor.

    • Remove the rotor.

  14. Remove the stator. Remove the stator.
    • Remove the stator.

  15. Remove the stator. Remove the stator.
    • Remove the stator.

  16. Cut the remaining wires.
    • Cut the remaining wires.

  17. Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).
    • Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

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Tobias Isakeit

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