Properly sized and powered screw conveyors eliminate binding and wear issues in crumb rubber and tire recycling applications.

Crumb rubber products, such as landscape mulch and turf infill, are made by shredding and processing car, truck, and semi-truck tires. Screw conveyors – which connect and improve transportation of crumb rubber products between processing stations – provide reliability and operational savings for processors who demand quick, efficient conveying of recycled material.

Like any other recycling application, processing scrap tires doesn’t come without challenges.

The Problem: Binding and wear issues

Incorrectly sized equipment and underpowered drives can cause screw conveyors to bind up and stall out as bulk material size and density changes. Other issues may include excessive hanger bearing wear and flights bending over at the ends of each screw station.

The Solution: Properly sized and powered screw conveyors

Made to order configurations from CEMA standard components and the ability to customize drive horsepower eliminates binding issues and protects equipment from wear damage. Trough screw conveyors have proven especially efficient for transporting crumb rubber products.

While one of the oldest and simplest means of conveying materials, they are compact, versatile, and economical. Depending on the material to be handled, screw conveyors come in light, medium-heavy, and extra heavy duty design. Learn more >>

DYK: According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the industry recycled more than 130 million metric tons of materials in 2015, transforming outdated or obsolete scrap into useful raw materials needed to produce a range of new products. Scrap recycling creates and supports jobs and positively impacts the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, and protecting natural resources.

Ready to learn more? Explore our entire line of Screw Conveyors & Feeders or call the material handling experts at Gulf Atlantic: (800) 792-7427.