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. Aside from the obvious benefit of shredding which is size reduction, shredding has other range of benefits out of the operation. Not only are shredders used in the production of a product or fuel, in the recycling of product or waste, in shredding of solids to ensure processes and tools are running smoothly, these machines are also used in the protection of business intelligence by destroying product or documents. These are reasons enough for government agencies and municipalities, and corporations to employ shredders in their operations.
In the industrial aspect, the applications of shredders would cover in the reduction of solids like destruction of food, pharmaceuticals, rubber, pallets, steel and plastic drums, furniture, construction debris, tires, containers, corrugated boxes, packaging labels, and other materials that are bulky. 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.
Different types of wood products like particle board and paper came out from the scrap wood that has been shredded for recycling purposes. It is also wonderful to know that plastic bottles are recycled into plastic chips for the production again of new bottles, and shredders play the role in this process.
In the selection of shredder, you are to identify the specific material that are to be processed so you can find the right shredder considering there are various types of shredders available. Kinds of shredders are exemplified in shredding branches with the high speed chipper, plastics with a rotary knife cuter, and cars of are shredded with the use of a hammermill.
Another criteria that you have to set is the desired output of your shredder in order to identify the right shredder for your needs. Some materials may need to be reduced further to smaller size and if so, even if you like to use single pass shredder for its low cost, you may need your equipment to be more compact to perform the job.
The capacity of the shredder to handle correctly the material and its load is important to make the installation a success.
Note that shredders are categorized into two kinds of feed, and the most common are the manual and automatic. Shredders are manually operated by a hopper, and it is through hand feeding of the material that a work is done or use of a machine like fork lift to drop the material into the equipment. Meanwhile, an automatic feeder aids in the optimization of the performance of the shredder because it can constantly and regularly supply the materials into the shredder.