Recycling Plants

GTS tire recycling plants

The GTS Plants are high performance, heavy duty systems designed for recycling of car, truck and OTR tires. These systems are ideal for the production of clean rubber crumb and the separation of steel and textiles. Using normal temperature and non-chemical processing technology, these recycling systems are cost effective and don't create secondary pollution. The heavy duty shredders utilized in these systems are capable of shredding whole tires including the thick steel reinforcing bead wires enabling fully automatic operation. These plants are intended for customers who require high capacity, tire recycling systems with a capacity between 2,500-6,000kg/hr.

A typical GTS tire recycling plant would include the following components:

• Infeed Conveyor – heavy duty, steel belt conveyor feeds the tires to the shredder.
• Primary Twin Shaft Shredder – shears the tires into strips 
• Conveyor – transport the tire strips to the secondary shredder
• Secondary Twin Shaft Shredder – shears the strips into smaller more uniform sized shreds
• Recirculation System – to control the size of the shreds going to the Raspers
• Raspers - reduces the shreds into 15-20mm chips and liberates steel from the rubber 
• Overbelt Magnet – separation of liberated steel from the rubber chips
• Vibratory Feeder – transports the rubber chips
• Conveyor Belt– transports the rubber chips 
• Granulator – size reduction of the chips to 1-4mm granules and liberates the textile fraction to allow separation
• Vibratory Screen – sorts the granules by size and removes the majority of textile
• Zig-Zag Classifier – removal of remaining textile
• Drum magnet – removal of remaining steel fines
• Big-Bag Station 
• Central De-dusting Unit – removes dust and fines from the system and filters the air before returning it to atmosphere
• Control Panel

A typical GTS tire recycling plant would be configured as shown below.

The correct combination and sizing of the above listed equipment will provide a reliable, efficient tire recycling system that will produce a high quality rubber granulate, clean textile and steel ideal for sale, or for use in further processing equipment. 


Prior to delivery from our facility, all our tire recycling plants are set up and tested under "real world" conditions to ensure the plant capacity and quality of the finished products are guaranteed. Customers are welcomed and encouraged to attend these trials to see their plant in operation, receive training on the operation and maintenance of their system, and to see similar equipment in build.