9 Lessons Learned: Shredders

Know about Various Applications and Selection of Industrial Shredders

Know that shredders play a very important role in various applications, and these are from manufacturing, to recycling, solid waste reduction, security, wastewater treatment, oil and gas production, transportation and production of biosolids and others.

You will learn that aside from the many benefits that shredding would offer, there is one most obvious contribution, and this is size reduction. You will further discover more that shredders are also used for processing materials that are used in the production of product or fuel, in protecting business intelligence because it destroys confidential documents, recycling of product or waste, and in the shredding of solids to make sure that a process or equipment runs smoothly.

You will also learn more here that the industrial applications of shredders would also involve destruction of foods, pharmaceuticals, rubber, pallets, steel and plastic drums, furniture, construction debris, tires, containers, corrugated boxes, packaging, labels and other big items. Industrial shredders are also utilized to destroy documents in order to protect the privacy of a person like x-rays, and to protect the information of a company kept in media like hard drives and other electronics.

In case of municipal applications, smaller shredders with multiple cutting teeth that will reduce finer the wastewater in treatment plants are used together with the recycling centers. In the recycling industry, there are many uses that were found for shredders, among them is the recycling of tires to recover rubber, of which will be used and applied in products like hot melt asphalt, basketball courts, playgrounds and shoe products. Other further uses of shredding are on scrap wood that are recycled to produce products like paper and particle board, on plastic bottles recycled into plastic chips that will be used to produce new bottles, and other shredding to reduce wastes in our environment, that will increase a company’s profitability, and reduces emissions of carbon.

The first consideration when you select what shredder to use is the type of material that you will process, and this is based on the fact that different kinds of shredders will function well depending on the kind of materials that will be shredded. To cite an example, it is fit to use a high speed chipper if you are going to shred tree branches. Next example is if you plan to shred a vehicle, you are better off using a hammermill.

In order also to determine the kind of equipment to install, you are to determine first what output requirement you would desire to have. A successful installation can also be achieved if you have the correct capacity that will lead in your choice of which shredder to use.