CM Shredders delivers its new tire recycling system to SPSA in Virginia
CM Shredders – one of the leading tire recycling equipment manufacturers worldwide – announced recently the installation of a new state-of-the-art, high-capacity automated tire shredding system for its customer Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) in Suffolk, Virginia, United States.
According to CM’s press release, the new system, which can process end-of-life car, truck and light OTR tires, features CM's brand new HT-250 Hybrid Primary Shredder integrated with a high-volume automatic infeed system. According to CM, the system’s capacity reached 30 tons per hour during runoff tests.
"An array of cameras and advanced sensors are custom programmed to communicate with both the shredder and the conveyance systems allowing the machine to self-meter at high volumes. The operators can view the live camera feeds remotely, allowing them to focus on other tasks as the machine keeps an optimal speed and capacity on its own," said Mario Vazquez, CM Shredders Sales & Marketing Director.
"With high capacities and automation come greater chances of a foreign object such as rocks and rims making it through initial screening protocols," added Vazquez. For added protection, the CM system has an extreme impact protection system. However, it is not accomplished with an old-style mechanical clutch. The company says it is achieved with CM Shredder's advanced electrical controls system. This system provides a torque limiting function that can instantaneously detect and respond to an extreme impact and is much more efficient than an old-style mechanical system. Therefore, no clutch or fan cooler is required, nor do they have to be maintained, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
"I've dealt with machinery all my life, and this is the most impressive piece of equipment I've ever been a part of purchasing," said Dennis Bagley, who serves as SPSA's Deputy Executive Director.