Industrial shredder

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Industrial shredder. This shredder is set up in line with a granulator, in order to reduce the size of the processed material more.

An industrial shredder is a machine used for reducing the size of all kinds of material. Industrial shredders come in many different variations and sizes. Some examples of materials that are commonly shredded are: tires, metals, car wrecks, wood, plastics, and garbage. However by far, the most common use of an industrial shredder is to shred high volumes of paper documents. Industrial shredder is commonly used to reduce the recycling cost by shredding metals, plastics, aluminium, dump cars and as well as garbage materials.

Industrial shredders can be equipped with different types of cutting systems: single-shaft, two-shaft, three-shaft and four-shaft cutting systems. These shredders are all slow-speed systems, in contrast to hammer mills which are generally high-speed systems.

The largest scrap metal shredder in the world is the 9,200 hp (6,860 kW) Lynxs at the Sims Metal Management plant at the mouth of the River Usk in Newport Wales with access by road, rail and sea. It can process 450 cars per hour.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Sims UK opens multi-million pound metals recycling terminal LetsRecycle, 17 November 2004. Retrieved: 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ Newport Hosts one of Europe's largest recycling facilities Materials Network Wales, Summer 2006. Retrieved: 3 June 2010.
  3. ^ Powering the World’s largest Industrial Shredder, 30 September 2009. Retrieved: 3 June 2010.