CM Supplies Turnkey Plant to Badger Materials Recycling

CM's CM Dual Speed Chipping Shredder as supplied to Badger

CM Recycling Solutions, the Sarasota, Florida based manufacturer of tyre recycling systems, has announced the sale and commissioning of a new turnkey CM whole tyre-to-chip system to Badger Materials Recycling.

Badger Materials Recycling Supplied with Turnkey Plant

Headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Badger Materials Recycling LLC has been a leader in the recycling industry for the state of Wisconsin since 2013.  Badger and partners Wolf, MCC, and Tri-County Paving, recently received the "2018 Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Overall Program Award" from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for Excellence in recycling collection and processing, and for their ongoing efforts to provide clear education on recycling materials. 

The flagship equipment of Badger Recycling's new tyre recycling programme is centred around a new CM Dual Speed Chipping Shredder. CM's dual-speed stationary chipping shredder is equipped with patented "Multi-Stack" knives which utilise replaceable knife inserts made of through-hardened tool steel. These knives can be reground, repositioned and used a total of 3 times. 

The system can be mobile or, as in this case, stationary and is capable of processing passenger, truck, SUV and semi-truck down to a 2" chip that is sold as tyre-derived fuel and feedstock for crumb rubber production.

On average, the CM Shredder knives will be able to process 320,000 PTE (Passenger Tyre Equivalent) per use. With the machines ability to utilise its knives three times it will be capable of processing roughly 960,000 PTE's per knife set. This patented feature also utilises the closest knife to knife tolerances possible. This allows the system to produce the cleanest cut chips with the least exposed wire.

This is exactly what Badger Materials Recycling's fuel customers require. All of these features provide for the lowest operating cost and the least cost of ownership over time. Michael Ettner, President of Badger Materials Recycling LLC said that one of the many contributing factors to purchasing CM equipment was meeting and working with the CM team. 

"I found the management team for Columbus McKinnon to be very helpful and experienced with assisting us with the start-up and commissioning of the equipment," said Ettner. "I would certainly recommend CM to someone who is serious about tire recycling. Our experience with CM has been an incredibly smooth venture."

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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