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Waste Initiatives’ shredders are heavy-duty machines designed for industrial applications and can be configured to efficiently process a wide range of materials, including: paper, cardboard, plastic, ferrous and non-ferrous metal and tyres.
Shredders in either high or low speed usually have a perforated screen which governs the final shredded product size by not allowing product through until it has been shredded small enough by the rotating cutters against the static cutter. Single shaft shredders are Top loading.
Shaft shear type shredders are almost always slow speed, with the product exiting the shredder almost entirely determined by the width of the cutters. Shear type Two shaft shredders come in Top loading and throughfeed format.
High-volume shredders with sized output determined by perforated screen size. Often used in the plastic industry for in-house recycling through to waste processors shredding MSW and Waste-to-Energy plants. Rugged and reliable, these machines are available with high or low-speed configuration depending on processing material.
Our WT48200 is one of our most robust single shaft shredders capable of shredding a wide range of products. This very robust shredder has extra-large gearboxes for very high torque. Fitted with a sizing screen to control output size and a pendulum push in arm to ensure maximum cutting efficiency. The cutters can be rotated for extra life expectancy and more economical operation. This shredder is the ultimate in robust single shaft shredding for a wide range of recyclable products.
Slow-speed shredders for heavy duty size reduction. Particle size determined by width of the cutters and output at undetermined lengths. Can be used in principle size-reduction application where output sizes are not critical – ideal applications include abbatoirs, tyres & E-scrap.
Four Shaft shear type shredders have a perforated screen attached, which determines the product size exiting the shredder. The second two sets of cutters on the side shafts return any product unable to fit through the perforations in the screen back to the cutting chamber for reshredding. Product exiting a four shaft shredder is determined by the cutter width and the holes (perforations) in the screen. Four shaft shredders are fed vertically.
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For over 40 years, Waste Initiatives' shredders have provided businesses across Australia with an efficient and cost-effective solution in some of the most demand shredding projects. Our shredders are heavy-duty machines designed for industrial applications to process a wide range of materials. Whatever the scale of your waste disposal, our commercial shredders can be configured to efficiently shred the paper, cardboard, plastic, ferrous, and non-ferrous metal to tyres.
With proven reliability and top-notch performance, Waste Initiatives can customise our shredders to suit your disposal requirements. Our high and low-speed commercial shredders feature a perforated screen. This specialised screen governs the final shredded product size by not allowing the excess product to pass through until it has been cut small enough by its rotating cutters against the static cutter. Our industrial single shaft shredders are top loading, ideal to cut down and waste recycle materials from wood, rubber, and molding purgings.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a shredder machine?
How do industrial shredders work?
- Place the materials into the hopper (you can also opt for a force-feed system, such as a conveyor belt, force-feed ram or hydraulic pusher to automate this step).
- The spinning shafts will shred and break up the materials as it falls down.
- A rotating sizing screen helps ensure that aggregate is small, and if not, the particles return to the shafts to get grinded down again.
- The final shreds come out on the other side of the plastic shredder. Ready to be used or processed further in factory and warehouse applications.
What type of shredder is suitable for me?
- Cardboard (OCC),
- Plastic Film,
- PP Bags,
- PVC Pipe,
- Aluminium Cans,
- Plastic Drums,
- Secure Documents,
- Circuit Boards,
- Medical Waste,
- Organic Waste,
- Hard Plastics,
- Aluminium Cans,
- Product Destruction,
- Bottles & Cans?
How much does a shredding machine cost?
Are the shredders available for hire?
How to maintain an industrial shredder?
- Install a metal detector on your conveyor belt to detect metal that will block and damage your machine before it does.
- Regularly oil your industrial shredder machine’s parts, and ensure good quality
- Keep spare parts nearby for replacements.
- Schedule a preventative maintenance plan or another type of servicing plan with technicians to prevent wear and tear from turning into greater damage.
- Remember to properly train your workers so that they understand how to safely and efficiently handle the machine.