Handling equipment for tire recycling facilities

The maintenance of a tire recycling plant appears impossible without special auxiliary equipment. This article draws on the review of handling equipment at Ecomondo made by the Tyre and Rubber Recycling magazine. Ecomondo is trade a fair, which highlights the need to recycle, unites equipment producers, demonstrates various processing practices and enables companies to exhibit their latest developments.

Shredding lines are mainly loaded manually by tire recyclers. However, after the first step of shredding procedure, the larger shred requires additional intervention. MB, the Italian producer, came up with a number of grapples capable of picking large collections of shred. These grapples are designed to collect piles from 6 to 22 ton, so nothing will pose a difficulty for them in moving objects at the tire yard.

CMB also make available a polyp-grad, which has gained high popularity in recycling industry and can handle any kind of solid waste. Ruzzi is a major European firm coming from Italy and producing the claw type grab. It is noteworthy that Italy manufactures numerous types of handling equipment, which creates a room for choice for buyers. Purchasers may be just searching for a front bucket needed for a front loader. Usually, they will be given options by the manufacturer, to get a worthy product equally suitable for the quarry and the recycling yard.

Definitely, the operation of these attachments won’t be possible without special equipment. Hydraulic cranes are often referred to as Hiab by product shippers, however there are so much more to choose from on the market, including products by Marchesi and Palfinger.

The hydraulic cranes are often mounted on lorries and yard equipment. They facilitate loading and unloading in problematic areas and support the rearrangement of stock. When used on an L-crane, the tire waste can be deposited far from hot exhausts.

A perfect positioning of a grab is vital as it will allow it to lift waste from pile and deliver it into the hopper of a shredder, which subsequently removes the area needed for a conveyor feed structure.

The vehicle mounted crane and crab are capable of functioning in different positions anywhere in the plot; another way of using them is to load shred into lorries for transport to fortify kilns.

L-crane with grapple equipment is capable of moving tire balls with ease and can arrange them in nice position demanding less vehicle movements compared to the alternative fork lift maneuver.

Grapples and grabs have a big advantage over a conveyor system – their elements are made of steel and demand less care, including cleaning process and change over. Tire wires normally damage conveyor. Moreover, the dust that results from tire recycling make conveyor harder to clean.

No doubt, hydraulic cranes can carry out such functions as moving containers around the plot and loading them onto lorries if alternate attachments are used with them.

What is striking about hydraulic crane is that it needs to be mounted on the operating stage once, and afterwards it is ready to be used multiple times. Shears can serve as elements of duty cranes with more significant weight. It is common to find them on demolition plots, nibbling at old edifices; still they also can serve as pre-processors for bigger OTR and agricultural tires. If operated skillfully, the shears are capable of moving, picking and cutting bigger tires, tracks and conveyor belts just in one usage.

Article source: Tyre and Rubber Recycling

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