CM Shredders – one of the leading manufacturers of tire recycling equipment in the world based in the United States – tells about its most versatile and cost effective machine for recycling end-of-life tires into rubber chips.

Designed for fast and efficient downsizing of end-of-life tires, The CM Whole tire to chip system has two speeds, one for passenger tires and one for semi-tractor trailer tires. According to the manufacturer, the system can process whole tires in a single step while producing clean cut and consistently sized tire chips at high capacities.

Versatility and fast installation

CM pinpoints that the system can be supplied in stationary or mobile configurations. Unlike many other systems in the market, CM says, its systems come as a turnkey package and include infeed conveyor, discharge conveyor, sub frame, stands and platforms as well as a control panel with PLC Controls. The manufacturer says all systems are pre-wired and tested at the factory, which allows systems to be quickly installed and commissioned in the field. Most systems are operational in two – three days after arrival on site. This saves thousands of dollars in freight, site preparation and field installation costs, according to the company.

CM Dual Speed Chipping Shredder - whole tires to 1" chips for fuel in one step. | Video by CM Shredders.

Tire shredder’s knife cost reduced by over 300%

CM pinpoints that in the tire recycling plant operation, the cost associated with knives is the leading cost driver to operating a shredder. CM’s system, the manufacturer says, can be equipped with CM's patented knife technology, which allows it to process more tires at a lower cost. The knives can be repositioned, reground and reused up to 6 times. CM’s replaceable knife systems run longer between knife changes, take less time to change and cost less to replace. This allows operators to reduce knife cost by over 300% and provide one of the least costs of ownership of any shredder on the market today, according to CM.

Article "TDF: the fossil fuel alternative" by Mario Vazquez (CM Shredders), USA & Frederick De Raedt, Alterros - Alternative Resource Recovery Solutions, USA.

As regards to tire-derived fuel (TDF), escalating fossil fuel prices, an increased competitive environment and the pressure of more stringent environmental regulations remain primary concerns for the cement industry. However, there is one variable that most cement plants can control directly: their thermal energy costs.

With coal still being the number one natural resource used in cement manufacturing facilities worldwide, its substitution by end-of-life tires is not only environmentally sound, but will also help increase a cement plant's sustainable competitive advantage.

To learn more about this and other tire recycling systems offered by CM, please navigate to TDF Feedstock Systems offered by CM Shredders.

Press release by CM Shredders.