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A shredder is a device used for destroying various media. Shredders are used to reduce waste volume and reduce costs. Read More…

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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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Shred-Tech $$$

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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Design Shredding Machine

There are four types of ways shredders cut: shearing, tearing, fracturing, and optimum action. Shearing uses scissor mechanisms to cut up the material. Tearing involves pulling apart material with force. Fracturing is a method of shredding used primarily on glass and plastic that involves shattering material. Optimum action uses all three other types of cut at once.

Every type of material can be handled using different shredders. Ductile materials, such as cloth, rubber, soft plastics, paper, soft metals, and cardboard, tend to not be easily fractured. These materials are better disposed of using shearing. On the other hand, friable materials, such as stone, glass, cast metals or wood are easily fractured.

Shredders feed in one of two ways: batch or meter. Batch feeding involves dropping large masses of material into the machine at once. Batches are more likely to clog or take on more than they can shred. Meter feeding involves material getting dropped in using a controlled stream such as a conveyor.

Plastic Shredders

Plastic shredders can be categorized as grinders, chippers, shear shredders, granulators, hammer mills, and all-purpose shredders.

Tire Shredders

Tire shredders are designed for shredding old tires into landfill covers, boiler fuels, rubberized asphalt, and various other products. Typically using shear shredders, specialty shredders, grinders, chippers, and granulators.

Paper Shredders

Paper shredders are designed to shred and dispose of commercial and industrial paper waste. This is usually done using strip-cut shredders, industrial paper shredders, and cross-cut shredders. Commonly used by government organizations, businesses, and private individuals to destroy private, confidential, or otherwise sensitive documents. The shredders range in size and price from small and inexpensive units designed for only a few pages at a time.

Wood Chipper

A wood chipper is a heavy-duty machine that reduces the wood into tiny pieces. Typically trunks and tree limbs are placed through a wood chipper and turned into woodchips. Machines can be stand-alone or made portable.

Scrap Metal Shredder

Scrap metal shredders are used to reduce the size of scrap metal for ease of disposal or recycle. These are commonly used for tin cans, iron, copper tubes, coins, computers, bulk drums, tin, and electrical boxes.

Single Shaft Shredder

A single shaft shredder has less rotating blades, but can still handle:

• Pallets (wood and plastic)

• Rolls of rubber

• Tree limbs

• Excess injection molding materials (molding, sprues, etc.)

Dual Shaft Shredder

Also called a double shaft shredder, this design has two blade shafts and can shred large products that are light and hollow, such as:

• Most forms of construction, demolition, and hazardous waste

• Glass

• Tires

• Drum containers (steel and plastic)

• Wood

• Textiles (and fibers)

• Televisions

• Computers

• Small office machines like fax machines and printers