CM Shredder for SPSA Virginia

CM Shredder's HT 250 (High Torque) Hybrid Primary Shredder

CM Shredders Installs High-Capacity Automated Tyre Shredding System at SPSA Waste Solutions

CM Wins Contract for SPSA in Virginia


CM Shredders, a leading manufacturer of the world's most advanced industrial shredders and recycling systems, is proud to announce the installation of a new state-of-the-art, high-capacity automated tyre shredding system for the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) in Suffolk, Virginia.

 
SPSA is the regional solid waste collection and disposal agency for over one million residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. The Tire Processing Facility at SPSA has continued to see an increase in tyres processed each year. In the past 4 years the tyre flow has doubled, and the percentage of truck tyres has increased significantly. 


Their previous tyre shredder, also a CM Shredder, was in reliable operation for nearly 20 years. The management team at SPSA decided it was time to replace that shredder and an Invitation for Bid was issued to the top shredder manufacturers in the USA. CM Shredders was awarded the tyre shredder replacement contract by SPSA Waste Solutions to manufacture, install, and support the new tyre shredding system. 
The new tyre shredding system can process passenger car, semi-truck, and light OTR tyres at extremely high-capacities and features CM's brand-new HT 250 (High Torque) Hybrid Primary Shredder with a high-volume automatic infeed system.  During the runoff test the system processed in excess of 30 tons per hour

"An array of cameras and advanced sensors are custom programmed to communicate with both the shredder and the conveyance systems allowing the machine to self-metre at high volumes. The operators can view the live camera feeds remotely and can focus on other tasks as the machine keeps an optimal speed and capacity on its own," said Mario Vazquez, CM Shredders Sales and Marketing Director. 


"With high capacities and automation come greater chances of a foreign object such as rocks and rims making it through initial screening protocols," added Vazquez. For added protection, the CM system has an extreme impact protection system. However, it is not accomplished with an old-style mechanical clutch. It is achieved with CM Shredders advanced electrical control system. This system provides a torque limiting function that can instantaneously detect and respond to an extreme impact and is much more efficient than an old-style mechanical system. Therefore, no clutch or fan cooler is required, nor do they have to be maintained, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.  

 
 "I have dealt with machinery all my life, and this is the most impressive piece of equipment I have ever been a part of purchasing,” said Dennis Bagley, who serves as SPSA’s Deputy Executive Director. 


“The new machine can shred and process four times as many tyres as the old shredder, and the old shredder was no slouch. We are very proud of our new facility and of the fact that every scrap of rubber will be recycled - mainly used for TDA or at the landfill.” added Bagley. 

 

"An array of cameras and advanced sensors are custom programmed to communicate with both the shredder and the conveyance systems allowing the machine to self-metre at high volumes. The operators can view the live camera feeds remotely and can focus on other tasks as the machine keeps an optimal speed and capacity on its own," said Mario Vazquez, CM Shredders Sales and Marketing Director. 


"With high capacities and automation come greater chances of a foreign object such as rocks and rims making it through initial screening protocols," added Vazquez. For added protection, the CM system has an extreme impact protection system. However, it is not accomplished with an old-style mechanical clutch. It is achieved with CM Shredders advanced electrical control system. This system provides a torque limiting function that can instantaneously detect and respond to an extreme impact and is much more efficient than an old-style mechanical system. Therefore, no clutch or fan cooler is required, nor do they have to be maintained, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.  

 
 "I have dealt with machinery all my life, and this is the most impressive piece of equipment I have ever been a part of purchasing,” said Dennis Bagley, who serves as SPSA’s Deputy Executive Director. 


“The new machine can shred and process four times as many tyres as the old shredder, and the old shredder was no slouch. We are very proud of our new facility and of the fact that every scrap of rubber will be recycled - mainly used for TDA or at the landfill.” added Bagley.

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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