Shredders come in all sizes. See this fleet of bottle grinders originally manufactured for one of the world’s largest retailers.
… for as little as $350,000.
This is a tire pile in the Middle-East and now someone has the bright idea to cleanup the mess…
With the right money and the right systems it could result in raw material that could be sold worldwide…But that is a full business plan task and few groups have that type of real experience …
Unfortunately it will probably take decades and decades to play in the game of this tire pile cleanup…Look at the Hudson tire pile in Colorado and what a mess that is …and it is still not resolved.
This data is to show the major parts of a shear shredder and their description and their order numbers. All are based on the following drawing
The main items are shown in these sub drawings
item #1 – shredder stand and stand legs
item #2 – infeed hopper not shown
item #5 – ram feed system
item #6 – shredder main support frame for stand
item #10 – shredder end plate assembly
item #11 – shredder end plate bearing
items #32 – gearbox support stand and drive assembly
item #9 – shredder main shaft , one of two
item #12 – shredder wear plate for inner frame
item #13 – shredder end cap for main shafts
item #15 – shaft seal
item #16 – main shaft bearing
item #17 – spacer for shaft
item #18 – shaft end cap
item #19 – shredder cutter
item #20 – shredder cleaning finger bracket
item #21 – shredder cleaning finger
item #25 – inner shaft lock collar
item #26 – sidewall of shredder
item #28 – hydraulic power unit for ram feed arm
item #29 – hyraulic ram feed center cylinder
item #30 – hydraulic ram feed left cylinder
item #31 – hydraulic ram feed right cylinder
item #34 – main drive motor
item #35 – drive motor coupling
item #36 – gearbox for shredder
item #37 – coupling cover
shredder hopper not shown
item #4 – sidewall of shredder
item #7 – end plate top housing
item #8 – bottom cleaning finger bracket
The following video’s were made by Dan, the president of the company.
Tire recycling can be difficult to understand, especially with all the different sources of information on the internet. There will be another post in the following days that will explain the process involved in words.
These video’s were separated into 4 sections in order to separate the different steps you can take in this realm.
One of the hottest subjects in industrial recycling has always been tire recycling. Many companies have made fortunes in this domain and contrary to popular belief the supply of used tires is still growing.
This being said, many companies also went bust gambling on tire recycling ventures. The main reasons being the lack of preparation, the lack of funding and wrong choice of equipment.
Tire recycling is not rocket science, nor is it as simple as house painting. Most problems can be avoided with common sense, but most importantly, you need to choose the right supplier for your equipment.
Our company has installed more successful tire recycling facilities than any other manufacturer in the world. As the developers of most of the technology being used today in this field, we have the all the experience and resources needed to build functional and profitable tire recycling plants.
The end products:
Before even discussing how tires are processed, let us pay attention to what is valuable in the tires.
Tires are composed of three materials: Vulcanized Rubber, Steel and Fiber. These materials are valuable, and one of them has a variable value depending on its final size.
One of the neglected profit components of the tire is the steel it contains. This steel is 98% rubber free when processed through our Rasper. This material can be processed further through our vertical grinder to become completely rubber free. If briquetted or baled, the tire wire can account for as much as 50% of the income generated from a tire recycling operation.
The Rubber and the steel are the obvious money makers in tire recycling. Their value will depend on the final size and purity of the end product. The typical rubber sizes that are sold on the global markets are: 2″ (50mm) chips, known as TDF (Tire Derived Fuel), <1/2″ (<12mm) wire free granules and 5 to 100 Mesh rubber crumb.
The term crumb refers to fine rubber sized products. Crumb sizing is determined by the number of screening holes per square inch. So 25 mesh rubber crumb, as an example, would be screened using 25 holes per square inch. So 25 mesh rubber crumb is about 1/25ft of an inch of vulcanizes tire rubber.
How does it work?
– Step 1:
The first part of the recycling process consists of shredding the tires to a 2″ (50mm) chip. This is accomplished with shear shredders. The number of shredders required depends on the hourly tonnage that you will be processing. For low tonnage operations, a single medium sized shredder like our 5444 with a recirculation system will suffice. High tonnage systems will use shredding lines with a gradual cut and a final screen. These chips are often called TDF (tire derived fuel) because they can be used as fuel for industrial kilns just like the ones found at a power plant or a cement kiln.
– Step 2:
Once we have obtained a TDF particle size, we can move onto the Rasper stage of the process. The Rasper is a machine that is built by only 4 manufacturers in the world. Through experimentation and experience, we have all determined that a single Rasper, or Rasper type machine, will have an output of <1/2″ wire free rubber and 98% clean steel when fed with a <50mm tire chip. These machines come in various sizes and therefore various capacities. At this stage, the end product can be painted and used for landscaping material. It’s also referred to as a rubber mulch.
– Step 3:
Now we can move on to the production of rubber crumb. This task is accomplished by Granulators and crackermills. These are cutting machines that will slice and dice the 12mm wire free down to a 10 to 40 Mesh range. Once this is done, the material needs to be screened to separate the different sizes that are produced and to remove the fiber. In order to obtain a fiber free product, the rubber must be cut down to a minimum of a 10 mesh particle size. The steel removal begins in the Rasper stage and is removed by magnets.
– How to tackle a tire recycling project:
Every tire recycling project is different. No two businesses will produce the same end product and the same production rate simply because a tire recycling plant is dependant on the market it caters to. Some operations will specialize in TDF , others in fine crumb while another operations specialize in the mulch business. Each venture also depends on the local tire supply.
There are important steps you need to take before entering the engineering stage of your project:
– Find a building with proper zoning.
– Obtain the proper permits. The permitting stage can take between six months and up to two years.
– Establish a tire supply contract.
– Study your local market to find buyers for your end product. Review the sale of your end products.
– Move to an engineering stage to select a system design.
– Have the system built
– Start production
So who are we?
Although the Shredders involved with the Burda Group and Global Recycling Equipment and Shredderhotline.com started in 1966 this data reflects the Saturn Shredder Line and History of the Burda Family
This product line started in 1972 with the Burda family inventing the first industrial shear type shredder.
The Saturn Shredder Brand built in Wilsonville Oregon USA by the Burda Family Saturn Manufacturing Group.
The was sold to the Mac Group in Texas in 1980.
Then the Burda Family under the direction of Dan Burda started the SSI Shredder Group. It was expanded with partners in 1981 to 1983 as a competing line against the Saturn Shredder.
In 1987, the Burda Family sold and converted their shares in SSI International, into the Eidal International Line of Shredders and Recycling Systems.
At this time subcontract manufacturing was the direction of the company which eventually resulted in the manufacturing of shredders in almost every country in the world.
In 1993, Eidal International and the Global Recycling Equipment, Shredderhotline.com Group began the production of the Eidal Shredder line in China….and the first to make shredders of this type within China….
Since that date, we have expanded our production capabilities to every type of complete recycling system needed in the world…
We build systems that can process tires and separate the rubber from the steel and fiber.
The Global Recycling Group now owns a wide range of product lines….
There are over 30,000 machines and systems installed worldwide that use our technology….
Apasco / Mexico
BFI Swire / Hong Kong
Bridgestone do Brasil
Central Carolina Tire
Dack REC AB / Belgium
Dillon Tire Recycling
Environmental Volume Red. & Recycling
First State Tire
Hitachi / Japan
Hsin Lung / Taiwan
Perco / France
Komatsu / Japan
Monitor Tire Disposal
Oguma / Japan
PCC Group / China
Quality Tire Recycling
RMC / U.K.
Ty Achieve / Taiwan
Wise County, VA
Here are others who we have built shredder for….
1. Boeing Corporation
3. Merck Pharmaceutical
4. Mercedes Benz
5. Freightliner Group
6. City of Stamford Connecticut
7. City of Miami Florida
8. City of Louisville KY
9. Baker Rubber Polyteck Landstar
10. Sandia National Labs
11. Bergey Tire Pennsylvania
12. Greater Greenville Sanitation District
13. Bristol Myers Squibb
14. Hoffman Larouche
15. Marion Labs
16. Ultrapoly Recycling
17. Carlisle Plastic
18. Coletta Recycling
19. City of Atlanta
20. City of Chicago
21. Wisconsin Power and Light
22. General Motors
23. Dow Chemical
24. Ford Motor Company
25. Eastman Kodak
26. Highpoint Sanitation District
27. Utah Metal
28. Rasmusson Construction
29. Western Waste
30. Chip it All
31. Waste Management Inc.
33. Upjohn Pharmaceutical
34. Colt Refining
35. Omni Products
36. Kubota Heavy Industries
37. Hitachi Heavy Industries
38. City of Odense Denmark
39. Stoke on Trent England
40. Pasqualinni Rubber Italy
41. Animat Canada
42. Westinghouse Hanford
43. Tennessee Valley Authority
44. Olin Corporation
45. Scottdell Foam
47. Material Processors Inc
48. Amoco Chemical
49. City of Sacramento California
50. Anhaeuser Busch Container Recovery Division
51. Coors Recycling
52. Recycled Rubber of Greece
53. Zhejiang Group China
54. MRI England
55. F and B Tire Recycling
56. Bodin Oil
57. INMETCO Group
58. ORFA Corporation
59. Mash Inc
60. Willamantic Waste
61. Ravenswood Disposal
62. Shoreline Industries
63. Vantage Plastic
64. Acorn Tire Processing
65. Cycletech Tire Processing
66. Dominon Tire
67. Unlimited Resources
68. OMNI Products
69. Boston Recycling
70. Chemical Waste Management
71. Ciby Geigy
72. Ogden Martin
73. Great Western Carpet
74. Zanker Resources
75. Excel TSD
76. U Shred It
77. AMG Resources
78. Exide Battery
79. Garmatter Salvage
80. LWD Inc
81. ARI Tire Recycling
82. Rollins Environmental Services
83. Dayco Corporation
84. Tooele Army Depot
85. Ensco Arkansas
JOINT VENTURES, LICENSES OR AGREEMENTS
1. HITACHI ZOSEN – OSAKA JAPAN – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
2. KUBOTA CORPORATION – OSAKA JAPAN – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
3. SPERRY VICKERS – DUBLIN IRELAND – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
4. GABELLI GROUP – NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SHREDDERS
5. TIANJIN TRADING CHINA – SHREDDERS AND CHIPPERS
6. ZHEJIANG TRADING GROUP – ZHEJIANG CHINA – CHIPPERS
7. SICHUIAN TRADING GROUP – SICHUAN CHINA – CHIPPERS
8. CUMBERLAND ENGINEERING – RUBBER SYSTEM
9. WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT – TDF SYSTEM
10. BOEING WICHITA – C AND D SYSTEM
11. ADM – TDF SYSTEM
12. CITY OF MIAMI – TIRE SYSTEM
13. CITY OF STAMFORD CONNECTICUT – C AND D SYSTEM
14. NELMOUR GROUP – SLOW SPEED SHREDDERS
15. ALLSTEELE – SLOW SPEED SHREDDERS AND GRANULATORS
16. COMBUSTION ENGINEERING – NUCLEAR WASTE COMPACTOR
17. TEREX RECYCLING GROUP – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
18. POWERSCREEN – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
19. NEWELL SHREDDERS – SHREDDER DEVELOPMENT
20. REW GROUP – KCRT CRYO PLANT EVALUATION
21. RIT – COLORED RUBBER BUSINESS PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT
22. DOVER GROUP, MARATHON DIVISION, REDUCTION TECH SUBSIDIARY
23. MARATHON DIVISION – SHREDDER BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
24. REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY – SHREDDER BUSINESS OPERATION
25. CITY OF PORTLAND – ORIGINAL TIRE COLLECTION PROGRAM
26. CITY OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY WASTE TIRE SHREDDING PROGRAM
27. CITY OF GREATER GREENSBORO – BULKY WASTE PROGRAM
28. CITY OF NEW YORK – BULKY WASTE SHREDDING PROGRAM
29. CITY OF PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND – PLANT LIQUIDATION
30. CITY OF ATLANTA – SHREDDING PLANT EXPANSION
31. MONTENAY POWER – FIRST SHREDDING PLANT PROGRAM FLORIDA
32. FIRST EXHIBITOR ASPHALT PAVING INDUSTRY FOR RUBBER ROADS
33. FIRST EXHIBITOR BIRMINHAM ENGLAND FOR WASTE SHREDDERS
34. FIRST EXHIBITOR PARIS FRANCE FOR WASTE SHREDDERS
35. FIRST EXPORTED SHREDDER TO JAPAN VIA NISHO IWAI
36. FIRST EXPORTED SHREDDER TO ENGLAND VIA METAL BOX
37. FIRST EXPORTED SHREDDER TO KOREA
38. FIRST EXPORTED SHREDDER TO ITALY VIA PASQUALINNI RUBBER
39. FIRST EXPORTED SHREDDER TO DENMARK WITH MRF
40. FIRST EXPORTED MRF PLANT IN WORLD IN COPENHAGEN DENMARK
Original post from: CNBC
As commodities prices rise, scrap-metal recyclers are gleaning treasure from trash.
Pushed by rising appetite worldwide, scrap-metal production has soared since 1999. At the same time, U.S. scrap metal prices have more than quadrupled, too, hitting an all-time-high earlier this year.
Recycled metal is cheaper than mining and producing virgin steel. The process takes about 60 percent less energy, according to the National Recycling Coalition.
“This sector looks promising,” says Eric Glover, an analyst at San Francisco-based Canaccord Genuity. “We are long-term bullish.”
Through April 27, the Cannaccord Genuity Recycling & Environmental Services Index had climbed 10.2 percent this year versus 7.8 percent for the S&P 500 index.
“Companies can control purchase costs,” says Brent Thielman, a research analyst at D.A. Davidson. “About 75 percent of the costs are variable.”
Right now, scrap metal supplies are unusually tight, as people cling to appliances and cars longer amid a slow economy. Yet demand from emerging markets is rising. That means higher profits for scrap metal recycling companies in the U.S., the world’s largest scrap metal exporter.
The metal recycling story definitely caught the attention of Jack Robinson, portfolio manager of the Winslow Green Growth fund. Robinson says metal recyclers are tapping into another macro-scenario — dwindling commodities. “Yet demand for appliances and cars in emerging economies is growing,” he says.
Metal recycling is limited to a handful of publicly-traded players, though. The U.S. recycling industry is highly fragmented — with over 1,600 mostly small players. A few are battling to dominate the metal recycling niche, wherein no company has more than a 20 percent share.
The company recycles auto parts and steel that it also uses in production. “Schnitzer is well managed and the capital structure is strong,” Robinson says. “Inventories can turn quickly.”
Glover also like Schnitzer. He thinks earnings will grow 45 percent to $4.16 per share, versus $2.86 in 2010.
Both Metalico and Schnitzer have been aggressive acquirers. Schnitzer has made eight acquisitions in the past year.
“The name of the game is dominating a geographic region,” says Glover, so that revenues can come from both rising commodity prices and acquisitions.
“It’s another pure play,” he says, “which we like.”
Spinning metal into gold, it seems, is the new green.