Selecting the Right Shredder
Industrial shredders are available with a host of different features for tackling specific types of materials. To ensure you choose one that matches your needs, you need to take a few things into consideration:
Material – Rubber and paper are relatively soft, but metals require special blades. The most important consideration is the type of material that the shredder will encounter. Tree branches are usually shredded by a high-speed chipper, while bulky plastics are first processed by a shredder and usually ground into small bits with a grinder. Similarly, a hammermill is required for larger heavy-duty applications like shredding cars.
Desired Output – The required size and state of the output of a shredder is usually defined by the purpose of the shredding process. Some facilities might require the materials to be coarsely separated, while others may need them to be completely pulverized. Single-pass shredders are cheaper to install and operate, but additional compaction equipment will be needed if the material has to be reduced to a small volume.
Capacity – Shredders that are run at nearly their full capacity are more likely to require frequent maintenance, so you should always choose one that has a slightly higher capacity than you need. The larger capacity means that occasional increases in the volume of materials can be dealt with, without needing additional cycles. However, over-sizing by a large margin increases power consumption and space requirements, so balancing the capacity is a key factor for a successful installation.
Feed Type – There are two basic feed types: manual and automatic. Manually fed shredders typically have a hopper that is either hand fed or loaded with a fork lift. Automatic feeders, also called conveyors, optimize the performance and save time by constantly loading materials into the shredder.
Operational Considerations – There are three operational considerations when you’re selecting a shredder: safety, portability, and noise. Depending on your needs, a portable shredder gives you more flexibility, but it might not be feasible if you frequently process larger and heavier loads. Dust and other such airborne particles may be an environmental hazard in some locations and noise is another factor, especially with hammermills.
Maintenance – Shredders are designed to endure heavy stress and strong vibrations, but regular care and maintenance is an essential part of ensuring reliability and optimum efficiency. Cutters, hammers and blades will eventually wear-down and require sharpening, adjusting, and occasionally need to be replaced. You should take into account the cost of parts, labor and downtime, along with the availability of spare parts. Before deciding on the location of the machinery, also evaluate the ease of access for maintenance and repair work.
Northern California Compactors,Inc. , ensure that all your waste consolidation and disposal needs are fulfilled. Keeping your safety and security concerns in mind, we offer a wide range of Avant-garde shredding machines at your disposal. Our high power, industrial grade shredders are specially engineered to chop down any volume of solid waste and are perfect for a wide range of operations.
Benefits of Using Shredders
Whether it is for reducing the size/volume of solid waste or destroying sensitive business documents and other files, shredders come with a long list of benefits.
Using shredders can eliminate unnecessary spending, which is otherwise channeled towards third party shredding services. The greater losses associated with the leakage of secret business information are also minimized by shredding documents before dumping them at abandoned places.
Shredding solid waste material helps in reducing the volume of waste and increases the capacity of containers to hold more trash. A reduction in the number of trips to the disposal ground or recycling plant helps in cutting down the hauling costs in the process. With trash is being managed properly, your workplace appears clean, orderly, and well-organized.
Shredding office documents means keeping business secrets from the prying eyes of competitors. Finely sliced documents are useless for anyone and help keep business information safe from information seekers, even after finding its way to the trash bins.
Range of Shredders
We have categorized our industrial shredders on the basis of cut style, cut level, capacity and the type of material they slice. You can choose one that matches your requirements according to the needs.Tire Shredders
Our Tire Shredders are customized to match every possible need of users. They are perfect to process old and waste truck, car or two wheeler tires into rubberized asphalt, boiler fuels, DE-vulcanization, landfill cover, pyrolysis or DE-polymerization. We deal in both stationary as well as mobile shredders, which hold the capacity to process waste ranging between 1 to 10 tons per hour.
Equipped with highly superior technology, our paper shredders are capable of chopping paper waste into fine slices of 1/8”, or even smaller. They can be used to slice paper, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, brittle plastic, videotapes, small circuit boards, computer disks, box full of paper waste (up to 600 paper sheets) and other related stuff. Such features make them perfect for schools, offices, hotels, hospitals, and recycling stations.
These complete turnkey systems are a gem for users who want to add plastic shredders, chipper shredders, granulators and other kinds of shredders to their arsenal. We offer advanced shredding systems for processing plastic, aluminum turnings, tin cans, wood, paper, glass, steel turnings, aluminum cans, general refuse, carpet, pharmaceuticals, OCC, medical waste and much more.
Our range of Chipper Shredder comprises of well engineered systems that offer complete yard waste management solutions to the users. Build from Avant-garde materials, these shredders are capable of chipping and shredding yard and warehouse wastes. Some more advanced systems also offer the feature of bagging the shredded waste.