Rubber Chopper

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Product Description

For size reduction of bales of natural and synthetic rubbers to facilitate blending with other ingredients or dissolving.

The Hosokawa Micron Rubber Chopper’s extra heavy-duty design can shred bales of rubber and plastic in seconds at a maximum torque of 3Kw/rpm. The machine operates at low speeds (typ 40 rpm) and generates enormous torque to deliver benefits including:

  • Low maintenance
  • Minimised noise, minimal wear
  • Low temperature rise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Controlled end particle size

A bale is dropped into the hopper inlet, the sharp edges of rotating hammers bite into the bale and shear it into chunks against the anvils. As the chunks are pushed through the barrel they are repeatedly chopped into smaller pieces until they pass through the orifice plate. Cut-off knives shear the product as it exits the plate governing the final size of the material being extruded.

Bale Ram Feeder Unit is available for automated feeding – see Specifications for details.

Typical Applications:

  • Butadienes
  • High Impact Polymers
  •  Isoprenes
  • Nitriles
  • Styrene Butadiene
  • Butyrates
  • Natural Rubbers
  • Butyls
  • Reclaim

See leaflet for further applications.

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Various drive assemblies and chopper configurations are available to meet production requirements.

ATEX Certified as required for European Ex-area installation.

Optional: Rubber Chopper Bale Ram Feeder

Designed for the positive and automated feeding of problematic grades of synthetic rubber. Providing Chopper performance increase, higher machine utilisation, no operator intervention.

  • Heavy duty manufacture
  • Oversize pneumatic cylinder operation for maximum bale transit
  • Low maintenance
  • No requirement for chopper unit main drive motor upgrade or machine speed increase
  • Standard fit to 15 inch Chopper unit without modification
  • ATEX certified design available for European installations