For more than 35 years, CM has been designing and manufacturing the world’s greatest tire recycling systems. On December 28, 2018 CM 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, both CM Shredders 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 the 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 instrumental 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 to create an additional revenue steam and eliminate costly disposal fees.
For the processor looking to maximize profits, adding a Steel Reclaim System after the Liberator will further screen and separate commingled steel and rubber that is generated from the tire recycling process. The material value can be greatly enhanced with the addition of the Zero Waste System. 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.