Tile recycling plant built around VSI crusher

By |  March 28, 2017
Cemco's tile recycling plant

Cemco’s tile recycling plant

Cemco Inc. introduced a portable industrial tile recycling plant as a zero-waste solution for crushing stockpiles of unused tile into a fine product that’s suitable for use as a raw material.

The entire system, which is mounted on a custom trailer for convenient hauling, can be fully operational within an hour of arriving at a jobsite, Cemco says. Cemco works closely with companies to customize plant designs to suit a variety of material recycling applications.

Cemco designed the portable Industrial tile recycling plant around its Turbo 54 VSI (vertical shaft impact) crusher. The Turbo 54 is an efficient, highly productive VSI that’s capable of processing a variety of aggregate and industrial minerals. It handles materials as large as 2 in. and uses centrifugal force with stationary anvils to crush it along natural stress lines into a uniform, cubical, high-quality product. The crusher features a single-drive motor with input horsepower capabilities up to 250.

The closed circuit plant also includes a primary crusher, a dust-collection system, a triple-deck incline vibratory screen and a vibratory feeder. A 500-kilowatt generator powers the equipment for ultimate location flexibility.

“This plant is absolutely one-of-a-kind,” says Jennifer Hise, vice president of Cemco. “A customer approached us looking for a portable option for tile recycling. By adapting the plant’s components to fit on the relatively compact surface of a single trailer, we eliminated the need to transport the equipment separately and reconfigure the plant at each site. This saves time and money, and it’s a concept we adjust and adapt to suit other companies needing portable solutions for industrial recycling.”

The plant is mounted on a custom 65-ft., 98,000-pound quad-axle trailer with self-leveling hydraulic jacks for easy setup, according to Cemco. The company designed and built the trailer to meet Department of Transportation specifications. The plant is 12 ft. wide with a transport height of 14 ft., 11 in.

Designed for a single product output, the plant efficiently crushes tiles to as fine as 20 mesh. This allows operations to reintroduce the material to the product stream, which makes money, rather than bringing the material to the landfill at an average cost of $24 per ton.

The plant runs with a 50- to 75-tph feed rate and a 30-tph output at 6 mesh. The plant can crush as fine as 20 mesh, but at a somewhat slower output rate. Changing screen sizes expands the plant’s capabilities to crush other industrial materials or aggregate.

The portable industrial tile recycling plant was manufactured at Cemco’s Belen, New Mexico, facility and is built to meet all Occupational Safety & Health Administration and Mine Safety & Health Administration safety standards, the company adds.

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