Thread: Need some ideas

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
  1. #1
    The by-product of my new machining service is clean rubber, I can sell this on to a number of customers for a number of uses, but its going to be long strings ( its being turned off tyres ) its worth more granulated, I need to design and build a machine to chop it up into small chippings. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    How about a garden shredder that you use for branches and tree cuttings etc ?

  3. #3
    m_c's Avatar
    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 1,832. Received thanks 192 times, giving thanks to others 5 times.
    Garden shredders aren't really cut out for anything more than twigs!

    As you'll know, the problem with rubber is blades need to be sharp, and tolerances kept tight.
    I'm struggling to think of a method that doesn't involve large amounts of horsepower or pressure :-/

  4. #4
    interlocking wheels with notches seems to be the most widely used method of shreading anything from paper to hard drives... a really simple concept, probably a pain to impliment

    as its rubber strands your chopping i would have thought you would need contact between your interlocking wheels to "sissor" the rubber so at a guess id say that means hardend wheels or maybe belleville washers/ springs to keep tension on the cutting surfaces

    to get consistent sizes of grain you will need a way of returning the rubber into the hopper untill its small enough to drop through whatever size grate/mesh etc

  5. #5
    This is very hard, the scissor idea needs to be there, ive also got to be carefull that it doesnt rao itself up

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by jpcnc View Post
    I need to design and build a machine to chop it up into small chippings. Any ideas?
    I thought you were designing this machine. :lol:

    What is the quantity per week.

    What size are these long strips.

    Are they all long/same length.

    Are they all the same size cross section.

    What is the cross sectional size.

    Phil
    Last edited by M250cnc; 29-01-2011 at 04:57 PM.

  7. #7
    Im trying too lol! The strips could be up to 5m long at a guess, all similar lengths, with a cross section of around 4mm. Should be up to 100kg per week maybe more

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by jpcnc View Post
    The strips could be up to 5m long at a guess, all similar lengths, with a cross section of around 4mm. Should be up to 100kg per week maybe more
    Yeah that sounds quite easy then, any remuneration on offer. :whistling:

    Phil

  9. #9
    I was thinking along those lines too, it would however need some kind of constant presure to ffed it in though.
    You making an offer phil ??

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by chip View Post
    would an industrial butchers mincer be any good? or at least the way they work.. maybe make something knocked up on a larger scale.
    Meat grinders work on the principle that you force the Shite into a screw, as that screw is turning it forces the shite through a die to produce the finest produce mince. Don't try that with rubber.

    Phil

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Gantry Ideas
    By Tomnewry in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 10:00 PM
  2. BUILD LOG: 5'x3' Ideas and build.
    By Wal in forum DIY Router Build Logs
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 29-12-2012, 02:03 AM
  3. New machine Ideas
    By jcb121 in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-09-2012, 10:18 AM
  4. Ideas and inspiration....?
    By Tom in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-08-2010, 01:09 AM
  5. Any ideas on the best use of this????
    By Ross77 in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-08-2010, 11:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •