Today the pipe industry mainly consists of PVC and PE pipes. Traditionally pipe recycling was done in one step withgranulators, this is still a common practice on thinner PVC and to a lesserextent PE pipes.
Advances in engineering create stronger compounds and improved extrusion lines mean that pipe diameters are getting bigger and walls thicker...
this makes the use of granulators difficult. The power consumption when crushing
thick walled, large diameter pipes in agranulator is too high and makes the use of granulators uneconomical.
That's why REGULUS introduced the Horizontalpipe shredder, with it offers a two step solution to achieve a granule fromuncut pipes.
The horizontal shredders can process pipes of up to 8 m length,the pipes are fed into a horizontal feeding trough and forced into the rotor by a hydraulic piston.
The shredded material is then fed into a granulator to beground down to the required granule size.
If required REGULUS also offers the thirdstep to create powder from the PVC pipes that can be
immediately reused to makenew pipes.