Shredders have very important role in many applications of manufacturing, recycling, solid waste reduction, security, wastewater treatment, oil and gas production, biosolids transportation and production, and others. There are other plenty benefits that the shredding operation can offer aside from its obvious role in size reduction. 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. 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.
For example, scrap wood is shredded for recycling purposes for the use in the manufacture of different kinds of wood products such as particle board and paper. 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. While plastics are processed in rotary knife cutter, and shredding cars are done using a hammer mill, other materials like tree branches are shredded using a high speed chipper.
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. 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.
Another feature of your shredder that you make sure of is its ability to handle the right capacity so if success of the installation is to be obtained.
Be aware of the two basic feed types of shredders, and the most common ones 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.