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How Are Industrial Shredding Machines Different?

How do industrial shredding machines differ from personal shredders? When most people think of shredding, the little paper fragmentizers from the local office supply store come to mind. However, commercial fragmentizers can pulverize more than personal documents. They can also process steel, plastics, e-waste, tires, construction and demolition waste, municipal waste, wood, military waste, and even radioactive waste. The most commonly used fragmentizers are used for paper. Because sensitive information is contained in personal and business correspondence, these documents are frequently targeted by identity thieves. Reducing access to this confidential information is pertinent in making it impossible for retrieval of this data and protecting employees and the company.

Another common use for commercial fragmentizers is for pallet shredding. Stacks of wooden pallets pose a health and safety hazard. Pallet fragmentizers have an internal sizing screen and reduce wooden pallets to a useable product, such as animal bedding, landscaping mulch, cardboard production, and heating. These machines are able to separate out nails and staples from the recycled wooden product. There are also commercial fragmentizers that process bulkier, coarse waste such as plastics, medical waste, construction and demolition, and untreated municipal waste.

How does one choose the right industrial shredding machines for their industry? Mostly, this will depend on what exactly needs processing. If the industry involves plastic or metal reclamation, dual and quad shaft designs are the most suitable for these types of applications. These two particular designs are able to reduce the material into a fine, uniform output. Because the fragmentizer can be continually fed product, there is little to no downtime. When processing municipal waste, a slow running, single-shaft pre-shredder is recommended for this bulky, coarse waste. The biomechanical treatment of this material is the first step in reducing the volume of waste before it is recycled or incinerated.

The industrial shredding machines on the market today are more energy-efficient than their older counterparts. Most commercial fragmentizer manufacturers pride themselves on their machines’ solid construction, jam proof reversing mechanisms, and dependability – all emphasizing the belief that a quality shredder should maximize performance while keeping operating costs to a minimum. 

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