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. Shredders are used in protecting business intelligence with the destruction of confidential product or documents, and also in the processing of materials that are sued in the production of a product or fuel, in recycling of product or waste and in shredding solids to ensure processes and equipment are running smoothly. No wonder that government agencies and municipalities and corporations are using shredders.
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. It is interesting to note also that protection of privacy of corporate information and of individuals, industrial shredders are used in order to destroy the documents, x-rays, hard drives and electronic media.
Different types of wood products like particle board and paper came out from the scrap wood that has been shredded for recycling purposes. The production of new plastic bottles come also from recycled plastic bottles called plastic chips.
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. In comparison, the automatic feeders help optimize the performance of the shredder because the materials are constantly supplied to the shredder.