Major Polish Tyre Recycling Plant Chose ITS Granulator
- 10 May 2012
- Product News
ITS has supplied a granulator model ITS170/67 which has been installed as part of a complete tyre recycling facility in the Orzel SA, Poland.
Orzel SA, very much a family business established in 1984 and listed on the Warsaw stock exchange, have been active in the tyre market since 1998 specialising in the following areas; automotive services, wholesale tyres, online sales and the collection and recycling of used tyres.
WIL AG consulting and engineering have been contracted to design, construct and commission this 25,000 ton tyre recycling turn-key facility. They selected the ITS170/67 because of it's reduce total granulating function cost, reduced maintenance and operational costs and increased productivity providing increased revenue per hour.
The ITS170/67 is driven by a 160kW electric motor connected via V belts to a large flywheel. This grinder will process 2000 kg/hr of pre-shredded car and truck tyre pieces 20mm in size down to around 0 - 5mm. The special staggered rotor blades geometry offer an extremely smooth and gradual cutting action requiring very low energy consumption compared to traditional straight blade granulators. The maintenance of this machine is extremely simple and quick to carry out.
After the recycling process any steel or fluff textile is further removed leaving a clean ground rubber. A portion of the product is selected by a sieving system and subdivided into various particles sizes to obtain batches with a uniform granular consistency depending on the final destination of the product. A part of the granules around 4mm in size will further be processed down to 0 - .08 mm to be used in other applications.
The ground rubber output, as 2 - 5mm fraction, is used in road surfacing as part of the asphalt mix. This size is also suitable for the production of street furniture and anti-shock pavements used in children's play fields or in running tracks and other sports fields such as tennis or basket courts. The .08 - 2mm fraction is used in the manufacture of soundproofing and anti-vibration panels for the construction industry and under railways to absorb vibrations.
ITS is a dynamic Italian owned and operated company with more than 15 years consolidated experience to the recycling industry, specialising in the design, manufacture and worldwide supply of granulators and other ancillary machinery for the size reduction of plastics and rubber to include other types of material. Recently ITS have signed a UK and Ireland distributorship with Excell Environmental Solutions Limited. Specialist size reduction system suppliers to the plastics, wood and paper recycling industry.
ITS granulator range covers single machines with installed power ranging from 22kW to 250kW to include complete turn-key installations designed to process specific products into granules and powder.
For further information and to discuss your granulator requirements contact Excell Environmental Solutions Limited.