These industrial shredders come in a variety of sizes and can have applications in many industries where large waste needs to be condensed before disposal. Some of the most common types of shredders use shaft grinders, hammer mills, slow speed sheers or refining mills to process materials. Sometimes waste shredding is just the beginning of the recycling process, particularly for recycled metals. Read More…
Shred-TechCambridge, 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.$$$
Vecoplan, LLCArchdale, NC | 336-895-1963
Since Vecoplan was founded in Germany in 1969, they have been striving to provide quality products and superior service. Now, with footholds in many additional countries, including the US, they continue to influence the market with various types of equipment, including cardboard shredders.$$$
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.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.$$$
Granutech-Saturn SystemsGrand Prairie, TX | 877-582-7800
Our long established Saturn-brand industrial shredders are designed with cost and innovation in mind, and provide the benefit you need no matter what you need to shred!$$$
Blower Application CompanyGermantown, WI | 800-959-0880
Since 1933 Blower Application Company has provided customers with industrial waste disposal solutions. Paper, foil, light metal, plastic, wood pallets and skids are no match for our five varieties of shredders. We offer horizontal floor shredders, piggyback shredders, warehouse shredders, core shredders and pallet shredders. Our products minimize noise, dust, maintenance and energy consumption.$$$
Waste shredders can be built to run on electrical or gas power and many of the larger ones run on a gas powered generator that puts out enough horsepower to process objects as large as old cars and appliances. Most shredders process materials by running them through a series of rotating discs and blades that crush them and then forcefully separate them so that the remaining materials can be easily condensed for disposal or repurposing.
Some waste shredding units have a conveyor belt attached to them. This belt carries that shredded waste to a bin or depository, preventing the waste from quickly building up around the machine if it is used frequently.
Most waste shredders have a hopper located on the top of the machine. This hopper is where the waste must be placed. From here it is pulled directly into the machine to be shredded. This equipment can be very dangerous, so it is important that the appropriate safety precautions are used when operating a waste shredder. A control and management system is attached to the shredder, and this can be used to operate the machine by controlling speeds and output.
Waste shredders are equipped with an emergency stop feature that immediately shuts the entire system down if someone is in danger or if material somehow becomes jammed in the mechanism. Most waste shredder manufacturers offer support for their systems, so you can contact them for repairs if you experience any mechanical issues.