After months of development and extensive testing Gradeall introduced the new MK3 tyre baler.
With over 1 billion end-of-life tyres discarded annually, developing ethical recycling ecosystems is no longer optional – it’s an imperative. However, bulkiness and durability challenges have throttled reprocessing productivity using legacy solutions. Gradeall’s new MK3 tyre baler spearheads the transformation using cutting-edge technology.
A customer complained about how PAS108-compliant bales went into a shipping container. The need to set 3 horizontally and 1 vertically when loading them into a container meant that loading 32 bales into a container could take up to 1 hour.
With the MK3 tyre baler, the aim was to allow bales to go straight into a shipping container 3 at a time, reducing the loading/unloading time from 1 hour to 20 minutes per container.
Loose bales needed securing with metal wires before shipping – a tedious manual task. Their expansion during ejection also prevented directly loading into containers – needing realignment using forklifts and postponing transportation. Such issues restricted lines to under 50 bales daily, hampering circularity goals.
The MK3 tyre baler is itself based on the MK2 tyre baler but features 3 hydraulic rams developing a total force of 75 tonnes. The structure of the machine itself has been strengthened where necessary to cope with the additional pressures involved, Finite element analysis has been carried out to ensure that the baler will withstand these forces.
From testing an average bale weight of 1300Kg was obtained. The bales contained an average of 140 tyres.
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Gradeall’s MK3 tyre baler platform utilises three patented enhancements focused on automating, securing and transporting bales for maximising plant throughput:
By producing stabilised, optimised PAS108-grade bales every 4 minutes sans manual interventions, MK3 balers deliver over 60% production capacity jumps while aligning to international shipping formats seamlessly.
For pioneering waste management firms like Cawleys, investing in Gradeall’s breakthrough platform cements leadership driving the circular tyre economies of tomorrow via infrastructure innovation today. The numbers corroborate the vision. Our future beckons sustainably.
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