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Because of the high volume of scrap and waste metal produced by the metalworking industry and other industrial, commercial and consumer sources, an effective method of processing the scrap in advance of reuse is necessary. Read More…

Metal Shredders Metal shredders are industrial shredders that are designed to process scrap or waste metal.
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Cambridge, ON  |  800-465-3214

Shred-Tech is an industry leader in the custom design and manufacturing of waste reduction systems and shredding machinery for a variety of recycling applications.

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Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

Since Vecoplan was founded in Germany in 1969, they have been striving to provide quality products and superior service. Now, with footholds in many additional countries, including the US, they continue to influence the market with various types of equipment, including cardboard shredders.

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Vecoplan, LLC $$$

Wilsonville, OR  |  503-682-3633

Tackling the toughest shredding problems since 1980, SSI Shredding Systems designs, manufactures and supports today's most versatile shredders and size reduction solutions.

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SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. $$$

Grand Prairie, TX  |  877-582-7800

Our long established Saturn-brand industrial shredders are designed with cost and innovation in mind, and provide the benefit you need no matter what you need to shred!

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Granutech-Saturn Systems $$$

Birmingham, AL  |  888-733-8248

Jordan Reduction Solutions is the O.E.M. successor to Mitts and Merrill Material Processing and Size Reduction Equipment. We are proud to continue the legacy of quality that started in 1854; our industrial shredders are designed to process vinyl, plastics, rubber, carpet, PVC, textiles, wood and many other materials. We also supply our customers with used equipment and spare parts.

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Jordan Reduction Solutions $$$
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Production of new steel and other metals can be resource intensive and expensive. Recycling ferrous metals is about 75% cheaper just in terms of energy consumption expenditures than is the mining and processing of new materials. Any method that allows for the reuse of discarded metal is a method that saves money. But in order for a discarded metal product to be remade into something usable, a few things have to happen first.

Metals like aluminum need to be melted and then formed. In order to be melted, the aluminum has to be manageable. Metal shredders take discarded metal products and shred them into sizes that can be easily reprocessed into something useful. For this reason, they are a critical component of the metal recycling process.

The range of metal products that require shredding is enormous; discarded metal products can be as large as automobile frames and as small as soda cans.

Because the range of metal products that require shredding is so variable, the range of shredders must be equally variable to accommodate them. Shredders can be large enough to efficiently shred entire vehicles; the shredder a Sims plant in Wales can shred 450 cars in an hour. Metal shredders can also be mobile for the management of specialized, individual shredding projects. Most shredders involve at least two rollers layered with sharp teeth that rotate toward each other.

A chute positioned above the rollers directs individual items or a flow of items, depending on the scale of the shredding operation, into the rollers. The turning of the rollers and the interaction of the metal scrap with the sharp teeth tears the material apart.

Once the torn scrap pieces are small enough, they pass between the rollers into a collection area or onto a conveyor belt. From that point, depending on the purpose and size of the operation, the material is directed or hauled to its next point of processing.

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