Eagle International Offers the Edge 360 OTR Mulcher

Eagle Edge 360

Eagle International has been known in the tyre recycling world for decades as a leading authority authority on hydraulic tyre shears and off-the-road (OTR) tyre downsizing. Now, Eagle has announced its first machine capable of producing rubber mulch. The Eagle Edge 360 is designed to remove high-quality mulch from the treads and sidewalls of OTR tyres ranging in sizes from 33-inch through 63-inch rim size.

Eagle International Develops OTR Tyre Mulcher

Eagle has developed a unique design that features rasp heads in three locations at varying angles. Multiple rasp heads increase the surface area that can be claimed as mulch and speeds up cycle time. In addition, operators can shred rubber mulch from the tread and sidewall simultaneously.

“Our goal with this machine was to incorporate automation,” says said Joe Brehmer, president of Brehmer Mfg., Inc., the parent company of Eagle International. “Once the machine has been set up, and you tell it how wide the tyre tread is, the programmable logic controls (PLCs) take over.”

The Edge 360 uses semi-automation through PLCs that adjust for speed and rasp pressure. The PLCs maximise efficiency by providing consistent pressure and tyre rotation to remove mulch evenly across the whole surface of the tread. Operators can also control rasp angle and depth with a remote function.

The entire system includes the Edge 360, a high-efficiency vacuum, cyclone, magnet, conveyor, hopper, and bag stand. Brehmer continues, “I wanted the Edge 360 to have an element of transportability that Eagle International equipment is known for. We designed this machine to come apart in sections so that it can be transported to different locations. It can be set up where the tyres are being stored, recover the mulch, and tear down to move on to the next location.”

Eagle International has been building hydraulic-powered tyre recycling equipment since 1991. The company is based in Lyons, Nebraska.

The Edge 360 uses semi-automation through PLCs that adjust for speed and rasp pressure. The PCLs maximise efficiency by providing consistent pressure and tyre rotation to remove mulch evenly across the whole surface of the tread. Operators can also control rasp angle and depth with a remote function.

The entire system includes the Edge 360, a high-efficiency vacuum, cyclone, magnet, conveyor, hopper, and bag stand. Brehmer continues, “I wanted the Edge 360 to have an element of transportability that Eagle International equipment is known for. We designed this machine to come apart in sections so that it can be transported to different locations. It can be set up where the tyres are being stored, recover the mulch, and tear down to move on to the next location.”

Eagle International has been building hydraulic-powered tyre recycling equipment since 1991. The company is based in Lyons, Nebraska.

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

 

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