Eldan Recycling A/S

Tyre Recycling Services

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Used tyres are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste today, due to the large volume produced and their durability. The same characteristics which make waste tyres a waste problem also make them one of the most re-used waste materials. Recycled tyre chips can be used for TDF (Tyre Derived Fuel) which is a fuel used for heat plants and cement ovens or for equestrian (i.e. rubber mixed with sand or sawdust used in the horse industry as ground in the stable or at the tracks). Rubber granulate is reused in e.g. sports fields, artificial turfs, rubber mats and moulded products. Rubber powder can be reused in rubber paved asphalt. The recovered steel can be smelted and reused just like non-recovered steel. Finally, the liberated textile has a very high effective burning value and can therefore be mixed with other materials in order to increase that material’s effective burning value.

Eldan Recycling have tyre recycling solutions for processing of all types of tyres; whole car and truck tyres including mining tyre, super singles, earth mover tyres, OTR etc. The capacity of the systems range from 1.500-8.000 kg/production hour. The system is 'multi-size” which means that the size of rubber granulate easily can be changed by merely altering the screen combination. During production of rubber granulate flexibility is a very important factor since the market demand of various fraction sizes will vary.

Within tyre recycling the solutions from Eldan are recognized to offer highest production output quality and flexibility as well as lowest operating and production costs.

Input materials

In the Eldan Tyre Recycling System you will be able to process whole car and truck tyres including mining tyre, super singels, earth mover tyres, OTR etc.

Output fractions

The Eldan system is a 'multi-size' system, which means that the output size easily can be changed my merely changing the screens (i.e. larger or smaller holes). By production of rubber granulate, flexibility is an very important factor since the market demands of various fraction sizes will vary.

Tyre shreds (approx. 50-300 mm).

Shreds are the largest of the output material. The tyres are chopped down to shreds with size of 50-300 mm in the Eldan Super Chopper. Shreds are for example an useful size when transporting used tyres as they need less space, and thereby the transporting costs are reduced.

Tyre chips (down to approx. 12 mm).

Processing whole car tyre or pre-chopped tyres in the Eldan Multi Purpose Rasper chips (down to 12 mm) can be produced. At this stage it will also be possible to remove up to 98% of the liberated steel. The chips can be used for TDF (Tyre Derived Fuel) which is a fuel used for heat plants and cement owns or for “equestrian” (i.e. rubber mixed with sand or sawdust used in the horse industry as ground in the stable or at the tracks). Equestrian protects the legs of the horses and is a big industry in for example UK.

Rubber granulate (depend on requirements).

The fine granulation is a two stage operation which is primarily used for liberating and removing as much textile as possible from the rubber granulates. This keeps the capacity high since the textile otherwise will block the screens and thereby reduce the capacity. After the fine granulation and separation of steel and textile a rubber granulate with a purity of up to 99.9% can be ensured. The final size distribution depends upon the customer’s specific requirements - e.g. 0.8 to 1.6 mm or 1.6 to 3.2 mm. The rubber granulate can as an example be used in production of rubber mat and moulded products. It is also used in sports fields and artificial turfs in for example soccer, golf and athletic tracks.

Rubber powder (10 to 50 Mesh).

With the above mentioned granulate from the Eldan tyre recycling plants, powder with sizes ranging from 10 to 50 Mesh can be produced in the Eldan Powder Plant. Mesh is the number of openings per linear inch of a screen (i.e. the higher number, the smaller particles. The powder from the Eldan Powder Plant comply with ASTM D 5603-96. The powder is for example used in the asphalt industry for “Rubber Paved Asphalt”. There has been some major projects with this in for example USA and Sweden.

Steel.

The liberated steel from tyre recycling can be further cleaned into a steel fraction which is 99% free from foreign material like textile and rubber, and with a heavy weight density of >700 kg/m3. The largest European steel works regularly use recycled, and further cleaned steel produced from Eldan tyre recycling plants. The steel fraction can be further cleaned through the Eldan Steel Cleaning Systems: link.

Textile.

The textile liberated during the tyre recycling process has for a long time been considered a “useless” bi-product which could be purchased or merely picked up from tyre recyclers. It is not as often reused as the rubber granulate or steel, but it can still be used for various purposes. The liberated textile has a very high effective burning value, since it consist of nylon and rubber powder. It can therefore be mixed with other materials in order to increase that material’s effective burning value. As an example - the cement industry mix the textile with alternative fuel with lower effective burning value (e.g. wood, carton, paper, plastic). Some cement plants also use it for cleaning out the sludge from the rotation owns, since the temperature while burning, cause the sludge to burn; hence the own does not have to be closed down for manual cleaning. Finally, the textile can be used as noise insulation and to reduce vibration in industrial plants.

Example of standard set-up (E-line, 4 ton/production hour): 1. Super Chopper, 2. Tumble Back Feeder, 3. Multi Purpose Rasper, 4. Silo V4, 5. Fine Granulator, 6. Classifier PC10T, 7. Fine Granulator, 8. The Classifier PC15 and 9. Aspirator.

Eldan Recycling offer standard and special systems depending on customer requirements in regards to e.g. type of input tyre, production capacity and output size/quality. The systems have capacities ranging from 1,500 - 8,000 kg/production hour. These systems are also the starting point when tailoring solutions to customers.

Tyre shred production

An Eldan Tyre Shredding System (an A-line) turns the whole tyre into tyre shreds (50-300 mm). As an example: including one of our larger pre-choppers (Super Chopper SC-1412) capacities up to 10-12 ton/production hour can be reached processing car tyres and up to 6-8 ton/production hour can be reached processing truck tyres.

Tyre chip production

An Eldan Tyre Chip Production System (a B-line) turns tyre shreds (e.g. from the A-line), pre-cut tyres or passenger tyres into tyre chips. As an example: including a large Rasper (Multi Purpose Rasper MPR160 with Ø60 mm screen) pre-chopped tyres/tyre shreds (max. size of 300 mm) can be turned into 2” chips (50mm chips) at approx. 5 ton/production hour.

An Eldan Tyre Chip Production System (a C-line) turns whole passenger tyres into tyre chips at the same time liberating up to 98% of the steel content. As an example: including a large pre-chopper (Super Chopper SC1412) and a large Rasper (Multi Purpose Rasper MPR160) a mix of passenger car tyres (75%) and truck tyres (25%) can be turned into up to <50 mm chips at approx. 5 ton/production hour.

Rubber granulate production

An Eldan Granulation and Separation System (an D-line) turns the whole tyre into a high quality rubber granulate, textile and steel. As an example: pre-chopped car and truck tyres (size: 50-300 mm) can be turned into 1–4 mm rubber granulate (99,9% free of liberated steel and textile) at approx. 4 ton/production hour. If desired, the rubber granulate can be further downsized or pulverized. The steel can be further cleaned (up to 99% clean steel wire with a density over 0,7).

An Eldan Granulation and Separation System (an E-line) turns the whole tyre into a high quality rubber granulate, textile and steel. As an example: processing car and truck tyres at 8 ton/ production hour 1-4 mm rubber granulate (purity up to 99,9%), textile and steel (purity up to 96-98% and a density of approximately 0,3) can be produced. If desired, the rubber granulate can be further downsized or pulverized. The steel can be further cleaned (up to 99% clean steel wire with a density over 0,7).

With the Eldan Mining Tyre Recycling solution you can turn your huge mining tyres into rubber granulate or powder. The solution offers proven, high quality technology combined with the flexibility to decide the size and quality of the output. It is possible to process tyres with diameters of up to 3-4 meters and weights of up to 4-6 ton per tyre.

The huge mining tyres are handled and pre-cut by a heavy duty demolition shear into pieces which fit the infeed of the Eldan Super Chopper (SC2109). This machine is designed to process voluminous and tough waste. In the Super Chopper tyre shreds are produced, and steel wire is liberated. The free steel wire is then removed by a powerful Overband Magnet. The tyre shreds can be further processed in an Eldan Tyre Granulation and Separation Plant. Depending on your specific requirements a high quality rubber granulate and clean steel wire can be produced.

Eldan Recycling has developed a 'small' capacity recycling system which give our customer a flexibility out of the ordinary - to process tyre, cable or/and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). We introduce to you the Eldan Multi Function-plant (E1500).

E1500T - Processing tyres

The Eldan tyre plant, E1500T is a simplified version of our larger tyre recycling plants. Like other Eldan solutions, this system is of modular design, which enables the possibility to add on to the system if required.

The system is simple, yet very effective, in order to minimize the number of machines and also space required.  The E1500T only needs one operator for running the plant and one operator for handling the input tyres and and the output rubber granulate, textile and steel. The operation costs are low, due to the simple plant layout and the maintenance friendly machine design. The E1500T is the solution if you are looking for a less space-requiring, lower capacity tyre recycling plant.

The E1500T can process almost all types of tyres. As an example: processing truck and car tyres a 0-4 mm rubber granulate (95 – 99% free of liberated steel and textile) can be processed at approx. 1-1.5 ton/production hour.

D1500T – decreasing capacity, still processing tyres

If it is required to simplify the plant further, the Super Chopper and the inlet conveyor can be removed. The plant Is then called D1500T, and can process whole car tyres and pre-shredded truck tyres.

E4000T – increasing capacity, still processing tyres

If required, it is possible to further increase the capacity of the E1500T plant by upgrading it to an E4000T. The E4000T-upgrade includes adding a pusher, a stronger pump station, an additional Fine Granulator and a Classifier, buffer silos TBF and V4, among other additional machines. The E4000T can process up to 4 tons/processing hour, and produce an output of rubber granulate, 99.9% free of liberated steel wire and textile.

E1500TC - processing tyres and cables

The E1500T can easily be modified to a tyre and cable recycling plant. By adding additional separation and classifying equipment it is possible to design the E1500 plant to be able to process tyres or cables in the same plant. The additional gravity separation table will separate the heavy copper granulate from the lighter plastic fraction from the cables. It only requires cleaning of the plant and diversion of the transport in the system to change from processing tyres to processing cables in the same Eldan E1500TC Multi function recycling plant.

E1500MF - processing tyres, cables and electronics/WEEE

It is possible to extend the E1500TC to also being able to process WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) input as well as tyres and cables. As for the above described cable extension, the same plant can be expanded with the addition of a heavy duty Granulator and Eddy Current Separator and transports and the plant will now be able to process almost any type of input of tyres, cables or WEEE scrap materials.

This really shows the flexibility and advantage of the Eldan modular recycling plant concept. You could say that there are almost no limits for possible plant solutions, meaning that Eldan Recycling is able to fulfil any recycling requirements.