The Beginner’s Guide to Recycling

Some Facts about Industrial Shredders – Their Features and Applications

There are many applications that these shredders play making them indispensable, from manufacturing, to recycling, solid waste reduction, wastewater treatment, oil and gas production, biosolids production and transportation, and many more.

The most clear benefit that you will learn from shredding, aside from the other many benefits that it can offer, is that of 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. So that the privacy of a person or a company’s information are protected, industrial shredders are also used to destroy these documents, and others like x-rays, and social media like hard drives.

For municipal applications, recycling centers and smaller shredders with multiple cutting teeth, are combined to produce a finer reduction of wastewater in treatment plants. Where recycling is concern like recovery of rubber, shredders are used to shred tires to make recycled rubber that will be products applied for 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. Another example is using a hammermill to shred cars.

Another factor in determining the kind of equipment that you will install is knowing what output size requirement you would need. Correct capacity is another factor in choosing a shredder so that your installation will be successful.