Riverside wheels in tyre shredder

Waste equipment supplier Riverside Waste Machinery has just delivered its biggest ever order. The North Yorkshire-based firm is the sole UK distributor of UNTHA shredders and has sold a £250,000 secondary tyre shredder to Ling Demolition Service of Canterbury, Kent.

The RS100, four shaft secondary tyre shredder, was purpose-built in Austria by specialist shredder manufacturer UNTHA. The RS100 represents a new generation of tyre shredding and metal separation equipment because of its ability to quickly separate metal from rubber and put each into a separate container ready for transportation.

The firm's managing director, Chris Oldfield, argues that this system will be the largest, secondary tyre shredder operating in the country.

He adds: ''The rules of the Landfill Directive mean that there is now a greater need to find alternative uses for the rubber waste from tyres - there was more than 475,000 tonnes of tyres in the UK alone in 2004."

The UNTHA is capable of handling around 250 tyres per hour with its slow-speed high torque. Working in conjunction with the existing UNTHA S120 - two shaft shredder, the new secondary shredder is fed from a hopper with pre-shredded tyres.

After the shredder has liberated the steel wire it uses a system of magnets to remove the metal so it can be set aside for separate recycling.

The shredder's contra shear cutting blades produce a product that is soft and flexible for safety type applications such as children's playgrounds.

Riverside Waste Machinery
www.wastemachinery.co.uk

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