Shred and destroy paper, brittle plastics, cardboard, magazines, newspaper, computer disks, video tapes, or small circuit boards. Feed single items or dump entire boxes (up to 600 sheets of paper) into these shredders.

Paper Shredder

What are Industrial Paper Shredders?

Designed to shred and safely dispose of paper waste, industrial shredders are simple paper shredders but they are heavy-duty, technologically-advanced and powerful enough to consume anything from reports and classified documents to soft solid waste like credit card cards, folders and discs containing sensitive data.

Since a 1988 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, putting documents in the trash means you lose any rights of ownership or privacy over them. This is the primary reason that paper shredding services and in-house industrial shredders are an excellent investment for businesses.

Different Types of Industrial Paper Shredders

For high-volume shredding, especially when it needs to be done frequently, industrial paper shredders are an ideal solution. They are typically only used in commercial applications, where large volumes of waste are generated every day, with sensitive customer details, company financial information, etc. Apart from the increased security they offer, these devices are also built to last, and will shred just about anything, making them the best paper shredder choice for many businesses.

There are 6 different ways in which industrial paper shredders operate:

  • Strip Cut Shredders

These shredders use a single set of blades that cut documents into strips. The width of the strips can range from ½ inch, all the way to 1/16th of an inch. Since they have just a single set of blades, strip cut shredders are usually much faster than other shredders of the same size.

  • Cross Cut Shredders

Unlike strip cut shredders, cross-cut shredders have two sets of blades which cut documents into square or rectangular pieces as small as ½ inch by 1/32 inch. Since sections are more difficult to piece together, cross cut shredders offer better security. The sections can also be compacted better, so the eventual volume of waste is reduced.

  • Micro-Cut Shredder

These are the safest paper shredders that can efficiently reduce a single sheet of paper into 1200 miniscule particles. Micro-cut shredders are a perfection paper shredding solution for research labs and government facilities that need to dispose highly confidential documents.

  • Disintegrators

Disintegrators are heavy-duty paper shredders fitted with multiple blades for paper shredding. Certain disintegrators can efficiently shred tapes, USB flash drives, and optical media including CDs and DVDs.  This shredder machine contains two fixed blades and two to five rotating blades that remain attached to a drum located in the center of the machine for shredding paper until the particles are reduced to a size that is small enough to easily pass through the screen.

  • Hammer Mills

Hammer mills function the same way as disintegrators and employ rotating hammers to pulverize paper and other materials. Hammer mills contain a sizing screen that is designed to achieve the highest level of destruction and can be changed according to individual needs. With the right screen, hammer mills can turn paper to dust.  

  • Pierce-and-Tear Shredder

Primarily used as industrial paper shredders, pierce-and-tear shredders are fitted with multiple rotating blades for punching holes in the materials that are being shredded, ripping them into tiny pieces. Most paper shredding services use a truck that integrates pierce-and-tear shredders to dispose the paper waste generated from industrial and commercial operations.  

Advantages of Installing Industrial Paper Shredders

  • Fast and Efficient Paper Shredding

Having an industrial paper shredder on site allows the staff to discard confidential documents or sensitive information right away. Industrial paper shredders are ideal for use in offices, hospitals, schools, hotels and recycling centers.  

  • Reduces Waste Production

Industrial paper shredders are designed to efficiently reduce the size of waste by churning it into highly compressed strips or minute confetti pieces. These small strips or cross-cut shredded sheets take up much less space and can be easily disposed.

  • Complete Data Security

A key benefit of installing industrial paper shredders in commercial establishments is document security. Staff members and clients will be reassured about the safety and privacy of their data when they can see it being safely disposed of in the paper shredding machine that can strip cut as small as 1/8″.  

  • One Time Investment with Cumulative Returns

Industrial paper shredders are available in different designs that vary from simple paper shredders for instantaneous shredding to heavy-duty paper shredders that ensure high security. Businesses aiming to reduce their environmental impact can send shredded paper to a recycling center, since sensitive data has already been destroyed.

  • Ensures Compliance with Company Regulations

One of the biggest benefits of an industrial paper shredder is compliance with company regulations or policies regarding sensitive information, especially when this data must be kept within the office premises.

  • Boosts Company Efficiency

On-site shredding of company documents allows concerns or queries about proper disposal (whether something needs to be shredded, etc.) to be addressed right away. Companies can designate a certain day or time for document shredding, based on the volume of waste produced, allowing for more efficient and hassle-free disposal.

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