ARJES TITAN 900 takes on heavy-duty tyre shredding
German company HRV GmbH was founded in 1994 to offer a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for the disposal of scrap tyres of all sizes and shapes. In 2011, the family business was handed over to the second generation, leaving Sascha Kühnel and Jan Schenkel to continue running HRV GmbH today. The 50 strong team at HRV deal with any size of tyres they collect.
HRV GmbH shreds around 15,000 tons of tyres to customer specifications every year. It has set itself the goal of recycling as much of the waste produced as possible.
HMV opted for the German-built ARJES Titan 900 as a primary shredder in 2021, and it takes on any type of tyre, no matter how massive. With its powerful 550 hp Volvo Penta diesel engine and asynchronous shredding system, the powerful shredder even shreds several tons of EM tyres with a high percentage of steel content.
Thanks to the permanent magnet fitted as standard, this steel content is sorted out as it arises. After primary shredding, the tyres can be transported more efficiently or be fed directly to secondary plants in the processing industry for further shredding or granulation. Sascha Kühnel believes that the particular strengths of the TITAN 900 lie in its mobility and powerful volume reduction of any tyre size, which also provides significantly more space on the plant premises.
Recycling at HRV’s yard is easy, thanks to the standard track system. In the future, Kühnel even plans to rent out the mobile shredder upon request to fight the problem of illegal dumping of used tyres quickly and efficiently.
Through research on the Internet, HRV GmbH became aware of a YouTube video in which the TITAN 900 shreds EM tyres. Another recommendation was given to Managing Director Kühnel by his fellow business partner, who had to deal with similar challenges and is now in possession of a TITAN shredder himself. The final persuasion came from ARJES sales representative Chris Erbe, who offered his customer the machine for a free test and was available to answer any questions with expertise.
Kühnel and the HRV team are satisfied to have invested in the robust technology of the TITAN 900.