Method of and apparatus for cutting vehicle tires
Apparatus for shredding rubber tires and other waste materials
Solid waste comminution machine
Document shredding machines
Method of resource recovery from used tires
Apparatus for shredding rubber tires
ApplicationNo. 856306 filed on 05/14/1997
US Classes:241/79.1, By adhesion, electric field force, specific gravity, or chemical change241/157, All comminuting zones of rotary surface type241/243Intermeshing
ExaminersPrimary: Husar, John M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB02C 18//06
AbstractA rubber reduction and recycling system with dramatically reduced power requirements. The present invention provides a series of reduction stations which successively reduce the size of the rubber, typically in the form of tires, to eventually result in crumb rubber. The power requirements are dramatically reduced by providing a fixed cutting plate through which the teeth of the cutting apparatus pass and cut the rubber in a shearing fashion. Moreover, the teeth of the cutting apparatus pass through the fixed cutting plate at an angular disposition so that at any given point, a relatively small portion of the rubber is being cut and thereby consuming power. Finally, the power consumption is reduced by providing the teeth on rotating shafts in a plurality of series of arcuate patterns. Therefore, at any given time, only a relatively small number of teeth in each series cut at the same time and thereby require power.