Eagle International expands tire recycling capabilities
Eagle International, Lyons, Nebraska, has debuted the Eagle Edge 360, which is designed to produce high-quality mulch from the treads and sidewalls of off-the-road (OTR) tires ranging from 33 inches to 63 inches in rim size.
The design features rasp heads in three locations at varying angles. Multiple rasp heads increase the surface area that can be claimed as mulch and speeds up cycle time, according to the company. In addition, operators can shred rubber mulch from the tread and sidewall simultaneously.
“Our goal with this machine was to incorporate automation,” says Joe Brehmer, president of Brehmer Mfg. Inc., the parent company of Eagle International. “Once the machine has been set up, and you tell it how wide the tire tread is, the programmable logic controls (PLCs) take over.” …