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Salvadori announces US patent issuance for tyre shear

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Salvadori Srl, a leader for end-of-life tyre and conveyor belt recycling technologies, has announced that the US Patent Office has issued a patent for their MT-Rex® Tire Shear created to downsize tyres up to a 63 in. dia. The patent acknowledges Salvadori’s proprietary system, which positions the tyres and the shearing mechanism to handle the extreme demands of downsizing off-the-road (OTR) tires.


Samuel Salvadori, the Inventor of MT-Rex, said: “Simplicity was the key. Back in the day, there were very complex solutions trying to address the need of downsizing huge mining tyres. My goal was to bring many components in a single machine and make the process simple and safe. This is how MT-Rex was born.”

Salvadori MT-REX is the first fully automated system capable of managing tyres up to 63 in. and provides a continuous flow of clean and standardised sized tyre chunks. With a processing time of less than 1 hour for a 63 in. tyre, when continuously operated, MT-REX can downsize more than 7000 tyres/yr and consistently feeds more than 35 000 tpy of clean and regularly cut pieces to a traditional shredding line.

Andrea Pitto, Salvadori Sales Manager, added: “All Salvadori solutions focus on waste to value systems to enhance our clients’ business and bottom line. A mining operation can convert a high-risk eco-liability into a valuable resource, while driving sustainability and playing an important role in the circular economy.”

Salvadori solutions help to drive this circular economy and aligns with parent company TRC’s 4r vision of repair, reuse, recycle and repurpose.

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