ERJ staff report (BC)
Borehamwood, UK - Symphony Recycling Technologies has launched a semi-automatic tire cutter designed to be small enough to be used by neighbourhood garages and capable of completely scrapping a tire in 60 seconds.
The SymTyre-S300 is said to be the first application of a technology that allows tires to be cut into three parts - the two sidewalls and the tread - in one process. It then makes a transverse cut of the tread, turning it into a strip of rubber.
When the tyre has been dismantled, the components can be loaded into a specially designed cage or â€œstillageâ€.
Symphony says it believes the SymTyre-S300 will allow more control over the disposal of scrap tires, reducing illegal dumping.
The company intends to offer a collection service for the flat-packed tires. The SymTyre-S300 unit will be available either for sale or rental.
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