Eagle Punch Cutter III Launched

Eagle International Punch Cutter III makes handling OTR tyres a more accessible process

Eagle International Announces Punch Cutter III for OTR Downsizing

Eagle Offers OTR Downsizing Solution

Eagle International has been working with various tyre recyclers in the U.S. and Canada to improve the way tyres are reduced and recycled. The Nebraska-based manufacturer makes tyre shears, derimmers, bead removers, and sidewall cutters to handle small ATV tyres up to giant OTR tyres. Eagle International has developed a new machine in their portable OTR downsizing equipment line: The Punch Cutter III.

The Eagle International Punch Cutter III is a new product for the off-the-road (OTR) tyre recycling market. This third instalment in the Punch Cutter line cuts away the sidewalls from OTR tyres up to 70/70-57. The scrap tyre is loaded onto the machine and lifted into place. Then a ten-inch blade punches through the thick rubber on the outside edge of the tread.

"Removing the sidewalls from OTR tyres presented a particular challenge that we were excited to tackle," said Joe Brehmer, president of Brehmer Mfg., Inc., the parent company of Eagle International. "We know that this machine can help recyclers make better use of end-of-life OTR tyres and create more sources of revenue."

Recyclers can expand their capabilities with the Punch Cutter III when used in conjunction with the OTR Downsizing System from Eagle International. The Punch Cutter III removes the sidewalls and gives access to the tread for reuse. Then the Eagle OTR Debeader pulls the steel bead from the sidewalls for scrap. Finally, the Eagle Titan II or Titan Plus cuts the sidewall into smaller pieces for shredding or pyrolysis.

"There are a lot of materials to extract from an OTR tyre," explains John Tejkl, sales representative for Eagle International. "Since the make-up of the rubber is different in OTR sidewalls than in the tread, the tread is much more desirable feedstock for downstream processing. However, several different parts of the tyre create value once extracted. Now that we have developed an easier way to separate the tread from the sidewall, it opens up even more possibilities."

Eagle International has been building hydraulic-powered tyre recycling equipment since 1991. The company is based in Lyons, Nebraska, and their top-of-the-industry capacity allows their equipment to process more significant amounts of feedstock than their competitors.

"Removing the sidewalls from OTR tyres presented a particular challenge that we were excited to tackle," said Joe Brehmer, president of Brehmer Mfg., Inc., the parent company of Eagle International. "We know that this machine can help recyclers make better use of end-of-life OTR tyres and create more sources of revenue."

Recyclers can expand their capabilities with the Punch Cutter III when used in conjunction with the OTR Downsizing System from Eagle International. The Punch Cutter III removes the sidewalls and gives access to the tread for reuse. Then the Eagle OTR Debeader pulls the steel bead from the sidewalls for scrap. Finally, the Eagle Titan II or Titan Plus cuts the sidewall into smaller pieces for shredding or pyrolysis.

"There are a lot of materials to extract from an OTR tyre," explains John Tejkl, sales representative for Eagle International. "Since the make-up of the rubber is different in OTR sidewalls than in the tread, the tread is much more desirable feedstock for downstream processing. However, several different parts of the tyre create value once extracted. Now that we have developed an easier way to separate the tread from the sidewall, it opens up even more possibilities."

Eagle International has been building hydraulic-powered tyre recycling equipment since 1991. The company is based in Lyons, Nebraska, and their top-of-the-industry capacity allows their equipment to process more significant amounts of feedstock than their competitors.

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.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

 

Make sure you don't miss a single issue

Click here to subscribe and we'll make sure of it.