At Columbus McKinnon, we`ve been making shredders specifically designed to process steel-belted passenger and truck tires for the tire recycling industry since 1982. Our complete line of tire shredding products and solutions is specifically designed to meet all your needs - from pre-shredding oversized tires to classifying consistently sized chips to wire free crumb rubber, CM tire shredding equipment has become a recognized leader for the highest production, best chip quality, and lowest operating costs. What`s more, our expertise - coupled with an unsurpassed commitment to customer service and in stock parts has reinforced our leading reputation.
CM has been manufacturing tire shredders and tire processing equipment designed to process steel-belted passenger, and truck tires for the tire recycling industry since 1982. The CM complete line of tire shredding and steel liberation processing equipment offer turnkey solutions and are designed and manufactured at our Sarasota, FL plant to meet all your tire recycling needs. CM tire recycling equipment has become a recognized leader for the highest production, best tire chip quality, and lowest operating costs.
CM manufactures a complete line of Tire Shredding Systems. The CM Primary Shredder is equipped to shred whole passenger, truck, super single farm and OTR tires into clean-cut primary shreds. The CM Single Speed and Dual Speed Tire Shredders process both whole tires and primary shreds down to a one inch minus, clean-cut tire chip.
CM also manufactures two, tire wire liberation systems. Both the CM2R and CM4R Liberator are designed to generate multiple revenue streams by liberating clean steel from tire rubber.
CM Tire Shredders feature a patented knife system manufactured for extremely close knife tolerances which result in tires being cut cleanly with a minimal amount of exposed wire. The Serrated Knife Design on both the CM2R Liberator and CM4R Liberator gives you increased linear inches of cutting area with a patented knife clamping system allowing the steel wire to separate from the rubber tires in the purest, cleanest form possible allowing tire processors to generate revenue from both clean rubber and steel tire wire.
Located in Sarasota Florida, CM has been pioneering the development of tire recycling systems since 1982. CM was the first company to develop 'turnkey' systems specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires with the intent on creating valuable end products, commonly known today as tire derived materials.
Our in depth knowledge of markets for products derived from scrap tires has given us the leading edge in developing tire recycling systems that create value for our customers. Over the years we have work closely with our customers, leading industry professionals and numerous industry associates to assist in the development of innovative market driven solutions for tire derived materials.
As early as 1980 CM recognized the value of the 'Holman Patent' a patented shredder knife system that created extremely close knife to knife tolerances. This system allowed processors to create high quality tire chips with very little exposed steel. This patent was purchased and coupled with an innovative, highly efficient, patented screening system, which together created a system that produced clean cut chips of consistent size. This innovative technology was incremental to the advancement of the tire derived fuel and tire derived aggregate markets. This concept has been expanded on throughout the years and numerous shredder models and knife designs such as the Multi- Stack or Double Stack are available for all applications and markets.
As markets for smaller materials grew CM developed its patented Liberator. As its name denotes the CM Liberator is a highly advanced development in tire reduction and separation technology. As the industry was developing ways to create clean rubber, CM was designing a system to create clean steel. This philosophy greatly differed from most. However, CM engineers knew that if clean steel was produced it could be sold to steel mills creating an additional revenue steam thereby eliminating costly disposal fees. We also knew that if we could produce clean steel, then the byproduct, clean rubber, would also be of exceptional quality as well.
Introduced in 2002 the CM Liberator has lived up to its reputation, of liberating processors from the confines of the past. Not only, does it produce high quality steel at impressive production rates, the rubber produced by its unique pinching, ripping and tearing configuration produces an impressive distribution of rubber sizes. In many cases, processors have forgone the additional milling and grinding systems and instead, have installed additional screening and cleaning capabilities to take advantage of all product sizes produced. This allows them to produce products for all major markets for tire derived materials.
CM has installed over 215 tire recycling systems in 15 countries throughout the world. Our systems process in excess of 500 million tires per years.
In Europe, contact:
Martin Rots, Sales CM-Europe
Office: +31 544 375 053
Mobile: +31 646 377 955
In Asia, contact:
Chris Lee, e & Resources Co., Ltd.
Office: +82 31 7113 987
Fax: +82 31 7113 926
In Brazil, Paraguay, Uraguay, Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Contact:
Office: +55 41 3374 2000
Cell: +55 49 8813 0605
In Venezuela, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Argentina, Chili, Ecuador,Panama & Guatemala Contact:
For Spanish Contact: Jorge Caceres
Tel: 786 337 1791
For English Contact: David Rodriguez
In the US and all other areas, contact:
(800) 848-1071 or
Fax: (941) 753-2308
With CM...the industry leader
At CM, we've been making shredders specifically designed to process steel-belted passenger and truck tires for the tire recycling industry since 1982. Our complete line of tire shredding products and solutions is specifically designed to meet all your needs - from pre-shredding oversized tires to classifying consistently sized chips to wire free crumb rubber, CM tire shredding equipment has become a recognized leader for the highest production, best chip quality, and lowest operating costs. What's more, our expertise - coupled with an unsurpassed commitment to customer service and in stock parts has reinforced our leading reputation.
CM produces chip quality
Continuing our efforts to satisfy industry standards, CM systems are designed to provide the cleanest cuts in the industry with no steel wires exposed. This unprecedented chip quality, a critical concern given that market specifications limit the amount of wire that can protrude from a tire chip, is the result of our patented knife design, which provides the closest knife-to-knife tolerances in the industry. Since our system uses the highest grade of steel alloy knives, the CM machines can maintain chip quality longer.
The CM Solutions approach
At CM, our customer service begins well before the sale. To add incredible value to your system, our dedicated team of experts visit your site to:
- Gather and analyze detailed facts to understand your operation needs and make sure you get the equipment to fit your unique applications.
- Determine the type of tire shredding equipment you need to ensure maximum production and efficiency.
In 1982 CM introduced the first turn key system to process whole tires into clean cut consistently sized chips with very little wire protrusion. The systems ability to cut the steel reinforced wire cleanly and the systems ability to produce consistently sized chips allowed the product to be mixed with coal and other solid fuels. More importantly the chips could be metered and fed with existing material handling equipment, without clogging or jamming feed screws or rotary air locks. This innovation was largely responsible for the creation and growth of the tire derived fuel market that exists today.
Since that time, CM has developed and continues to develop numerous types and styles of tire recycling equipment, along with integrated processing systems. Over the years, CM has vertically integrated its product line, which includes the CM Liberator that liberates the steel from the rubber in an extremely clean manner. In addition, feed bins, magnetic separators, vibratory conveyors and clean wire separators can be added to create efficient processing systems that separate the rubber and steel fragments. Optional rubber screening and aspiration systems utilized for sizing and nylon fiber removal are also used to service a multitude of markets for tire rubber.
Today CM tire recycling equipment can be supplied separately or arranged in a multitude of designs to produce high quality, value added tire derived products that range from tire derived fuels, rubber mulch, playground materials, field turf, asphalt rubber and rubber for numerous molded rubber and industrial applications.
Tire recycling systems are typically divided into stages and at CM we have them listed in three processing stages as shown below:
Size Reduction Stage (SRS) – Whole Tire Processing
The processing of whole tires into shreds or specifically sized chips. This product can be used as feed stock for further processing or be utilized for tire derived fuel (TDF) or tire derived aggregate (TDA).
Steel Liberation Stage (SLS) – Tire Wire Removal and Separation
Tire shreds or chips from stage 1 are processed for the removal and separation of tire wire and rubber. This stage can include fiber aspiration and/or course screening. Steel can be recycled by steel mills in the manufacturing of new steel. Rubber can be utilized as rubber mulch, playground and field turf or for crumb rubber feed stock.
Screening, Milling and Cleaning Stage (SMCS) – Product Sizing and Cleaning
The process of screening a multitude of different sized rubber that is clean of wire into product size ranges and the removal of any additional contamination as well as possibly the further reduction of over sized rubber particles. The rubber can be utilized as rubber mulch, playground material, and athletic field turf or crumb rubber.
Complete System Solutions
There are numerous ways to design a system to produce a number of different products. The systems shown here are only a few examples of CM’s ability to produce custom designed systems for your specific needs.
An example of CM’s innovative abilities is the Zero Waste System, which takes the high metal content rubber from a TDF operation, normally a waste material, and processes the material to remove and separate the steel and rubber, which creates two more value-added materials, clean steel and ground rubber that can be sold instead of being sent to landfill.
There are about 300 million scrap tires produced every year in the United States (about 1 tire per person), of which roughly 259 million End up in some form of beneficial use, with around 241 million being Sent to one or more of the 3 major environmentally – safe and profitable markets listed below.
Tire Derived Fuel (TDF)
One of the first, and still the largest, market for processed scrap tires, is as a fuel. Tire Derived Fuel has become a popular source of cleaner energy, with a higher BTU than coal, stable and readily available, and requiring little preparation to burn. In a coal-burning plant, a pound of TDF may displace as much as 2 pounds of coal.
Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA)
Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) has physical characteristics that make it well suited for many civil engineering applications. It has vibration damping properties which can be used in highway and light rail projects to minimize vibrations; as well as road beds, and supporting highway embankments. It also has good drainage properties for septic systems leachate systems.
Mulch, Playground, Field Turf & Molded Products/Asphalt
Ground rubber, also referred to as crumb rubber, is a wire-free fine rubber particle which can be incorporated into rubber and plastic materials such as floor mats, vehicle mud guards, carpet padding, adhesives, playground cover, landscape cover. sporting arenas, and molded products.
Columbus McKinnon Corporation's Customer Service is second to none.
We carry a complete line of replacement parts for all CM Tire Shredding Systems with shipping on standard parts generally within 24 hours. Our dedicated Customer Service team is available to take your part orders via e-mail, telephone or fax. We use various freight carriers to ensure you will receive your package on time and at the lowest cost.
We also provide Field Service Technician support if your machine needs maintenance and/or repairs. Our Technicians can generally be on your site within 24 hours (depending on site location).