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. There is no common use of an industrial shredder as they can shred paper as well as a car depending on the size and design of the industrial shredder. The Industrial shredder is commonly used to reduce the recycling cost of transport but also upgrading of the material by shredding metals, plastics, aluminium, dump cars and as well as waste materials such as municipal solid waste or standard garbage.

An industrial shredder is any shredder that can be used in an industrial application (rather than a consumer application). They can be equipped with different types of cutting systems: horizontal shaft design, vertical shaft design, single-shaft, two-shaft, three-shaft and four-shaft cutting systems. These shredders are slow speed or high speed, and are not restricted in being classified as an industrial shredder by their speed.

The largest scrap metal shredder in the world was designed with 10,000 hp by the Schnitzer steel group of Portland, Oregon in 1980. The 9,200 hp (6,860 kW) Lynxs at the Sims Metal Management plant at the mouth of the River Usk in Newport Wales has 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.