Reinforced materials are no longer a problem to recycle

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There’s always been a weak point in the demolition and redevelopment industry when it comes to processing reinforced materials. When it comes to recovering reinforced material, companies have been forced to (reluctantly) come to terms with the limitations of the machines they own. A customer of ours, who owns job sites all over Europe, summarizes a common problem: “Costs and downtime soar when it comes to reinforced materials. It’s a well-known fact the problem comes from the iron, and when it’s processed by machinery, it typically cuts the conveyor belt, causing downtime for the job.”

How do you turn this weakness into a strength? By installing one of MB’s jaw crusher buckets to the carrier machine on the job site and crush the reinforced material down to the desired output size. The rebar simply comes out along with the crushed material. The rebar’s separated from the aggregates using the 24V iron separator, a device that’s installed on MB’s unit and operated directly from the excavator cab.

From northern Italy, their customer tells them, “After trying every way to process the gratings that came from some pigsties demolition with a track-mounted crusher on-site, we introduced the BF90.3 crusher bucket into our fleet, and we didn’t have any problems processing the iron. We had no downtime or hiccups that would have slowed down the job, something we would have run into with the other crushers.”

Moving to the heart of a city in Southern France, here’s a construction site where our customer needed to demolish a building from the 1930s to create a new residential complex with 26 units. In this case, using MB Crusher’s BF90.3 crusher bucket and installing it on a Liebherr 924 excavator, made it possible to crush all of the reinforced material, separating it from the rebar and reusing the new aggregates for the parking lot’s foundation. The site manager says: “An excellent economic and environmental benefit that speeds up the job: we quickly got rid of the iron without an issue.”

MB Crusher’s entire range of crusher buckets represents a decisive, quick, and economical way to process reinforced concrete, sleepers, light poles, gratings; on directly on-site with the machine you own. Companies that have chosen MB Crusher’s units, they’ve have chosen to simplify a difficult job.