First CM Primary Shredder for Japan
Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida Operations and e&Resources of Seoul, Korea are proud to announce the sale of the first CM Primary Tyre Shredder and CM Liberator to be installed in Japan. The equipment has been purchased by the Takahashi Shoji Corporation, which is located on the north island of Hokkaido in the city of Obihiro.
Takahashi installed a Standard CM Tyre Shredder equipped with a 1.5” classifier into their operation during the summer of 2003 to produce tyre derived fuel (TDF) for use as a supplemental fuel in a local paper mill. As the markets have evolved, the company has realised the need to have the capability of processing rear Farm tyres and OTR tyres and also the capability of producing wire free products.
After taking a trip to the USA to see the CM equipment in operation, Mr. Takahashi was very pleased with the performance of the CM Primary Tyre Shredder and its capability to process large truck and the smaller OTRs at rates of nearly 30 tons per hour. He also visited a site that is operating the new CM Liberator. This machine is capable of processing rough shred tyre chips down to a wire free product. After seeing the Liberator in operation, he realized that this machine not only produces wire free material for his market but that the steel that is removed from the rubber would be clean enough that a local steel mill would purchase this material for feed stock. Mr Takahashi said: “I can now turn my waste product into a viable revenue stream.”
The machines will be installed during the late summer/early autumn of 2005.