CM’s future evolution & building even further upon two rich innovation heritages. For more than 35 years, CM Shredder has been designing and manufacturing the world’s greatest tire recycling systems. As of December 28, 2018 CM Shredder was acquired and joined the Bengal Machine family of size reduction companies, which includes its sister company, Schutte Hammermill, a New York based manufacturer that has developed an extensive line of size reduction equipment that includes hammer mills, lump breakers, crushers and shredders that provide a consistent and exact finished particle size.
With a combined heritage of over 125 years in business and as leaders in their respective areas of size reduction servicing a wide range of industries and applications, including the world’s greatest tire shredding systems, both CM Shredder and Schutte Hammermill are excited to join forces under the Bengal Machine banner to offer complete, turnkey solutions across all segments of the size reduction market. Through its CM and Schutte brands, Bengal Machine offers a full range of size reduction equipment and systems to fit any application need, all under one roof.
CM recognized the value of the “Holman Patent” a patented shredder knife system that created extremely close knife to knife tolerances. This system allowed processors to create high quality tire chips with very little exposed steel. This patent was purchased and coupled with an innovative, highly efficient, patented screening system, which together created a system that produced clean cut chips of consistent size. This innovative technology was incremental to the advancement of the tire derived fuel and tire derived aggregate markets.
As markets for smaller materials grew CM developed its patented Liberator. As its name implies, the CM Liberator is a highly advanced system for the liberation of tire wire from the rubber. CM knew that if clean steel was produced it could be sold to steel mills creating an additional revenue steam thereby eliminating costly disposal fees.
For the processor looking to maximize their profits adding a Steel Reclaim System after the Liberator will further screen and separate comingled steel and rubber that is generated from the tire recycling process. The material value can be greatly enhanced by this additional Zero Waste Processing solution. The system utilizes a special screen in combination with magnetic separators to reclaim all of the steel and rubber.
CM has also added milling equipment to the line-up with the most recent addition of the Dual Drive Crackermill. This technology allows processors to remove the remaining nylon fiber from the rubber fraction and to further reduce the rubber granulate to powders ranging from 20-80 mesh which is used in many applications including, rubberized asphalt for roadways and a wide variety of molded products.