The role of shredders is an indispensable one in several applications in manufacturing, recycling, solid waste reduction, security, wastewater treatment, oil and gas production , the production and transportation of biosolids, and many more. There are other plenty benefits that the shredding operation can offer aside from its obvious role in size reduction. Some benefits in using shredders are in the processing of materials to produce product or fuel, as protection in business intelligence by the destruction of confidential product or documents, in the recycling of product or waste, and shredding solids to ensure that a process or equipment would run smoothly. These are reasons enough for government agencies and municipalities, and corporations to employ shredders in their operations.
The industrial world apply shredders in the reduction of solids such as food, pharmaceuticals, rubber, pallets, steel and plastic drums, furniture, debris in constructions, tires, containers, corrugated boxes, packaging, labels, and other big materials. For the purpose of protecting the privacy of individuals and corporate information, industrial shredders are used for the destruction of documents, x-rays, media drives and other electronics.
Another use of shredders is in the shredding of scrap wood so it can be recycled and used in manufacturing different kinds of wood products like paper and particle board. Plastic chips are also recycled with the use of shredders into plastic chips and are turned into new bottles.
Different kinds of shredders are fit for certain kinds of materials, and so you are to select the right kind to be able to excel in the processing of your material. For example, a high speed chipper is used in shredding tree branches, while in shredding cars, a hammerhill is used, and plastics are processed using a rotary knife cutter.
For you to be able to determine what kind of shredder you will install is to have the idea of the output size you desire. You may want to use a single pass shredder since it costs less, but if you need to reduce the material further, you may require a more compact equipment.
The capacity of the shredder to handle correctly the material and its load is important to make the installation a success.
In shredders, there are basically two types of feed that are common and these are automatic and manual. With a shredder that is manually operated, a hopper is features and the work is done through hand feeding of the material or with the use of a fork lift to put the material into the equipment. In comparison, the automatic feeders help optimize the performance of the shredder because the materials are constantly supplied to the shredder.