PRODUCT SURVEY: SHREDDERS

ACS Group

ACS Group, Wood Dale, Ill., produces the F615 two-shaft shredder. The unit offers 15 horsepower (hp) direct, electric drive and weighs 3,145 pounds. According to the company, features include 57 blades, a contoured chamber, oil-bath lubrication, through-tempered cutters, hexagonal shaft design and touch-pad controls. Production rates average between 900 and 1,400 pounds per hour, the company says.
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Allegheny Paper Shredders

Cross-Shredding technology from Allegheny Paper Shredders, Delmont, Pa., uses a two-stage shredding process, which is designed to create a smaller shred size than conventional strip-cut shredding. The product uses an Auto-Feed System and, according to the company, can be integrated to most shredding systems.
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American Pulverizer

American Pulverizer Co., St. Louis, Mo., has introduced the DRBS-50×60 heavy-duty Block Breaker for processing engines and transmissions. According to the company, the Breaker is designed to handle high production rates and to automatically separate iron and aluminum materials. The slow speed, high torque unit comes with a 75 hp to 100 hp hydraulic or electrical drive package. Other features include an auto-reverse cycle and replaceable cast alloy steel cutters.
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Ameri-Shred

Ameri-Shred, Monroeville, Pa., produces the AMS-15000, a 150-hp hopper-fed paper shredder. The product comes with replaceable cutter hooks to rip and tear paper prior to shredding, according to the company. The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) auto-eye allows for a control-based master start and stop conveyor operation to regulate the amount of paper entering the system. The product also comes with a metal detection system.
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Eurohansa

Zeno single-shaft shredders and grinders from Eurohansa, High Point, N.C., are offered for primary and secondary re-grinding in more than 90 sizes and configurations, according to the company. The ZTLL 100 weighs more than 35 tons and uses a solid steel rotor equipped with the company's cutting tool/anvil system, which can grind more than 10 tons per hour, depending on the choice of classifying screen sizes, the company says. Dual-rotor units also are available.
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Extec

Extec, Essington, Pa., produces the 3600S shredder for tires, remediation work, landfill material, construction and demolition (C&D) material, white goods and timber. The unit runs on a Caterpillar 3406TA diesel engine. Some features include 12 teeth per shaft and an overband magnet under which shredded commercial waste is fed to extract ferrous metals before screening.
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Fecon

Fecon, Cincinnati, Ohio, manufactures the Bull Hog 250H attachment for rubber tire and track machines used in land clearing, site prep, fuel and slash reduction, forest and pasture restoration and processing municipal brush waste. The BH250, to which the unit attaches, weighs 7,200 pounds, is 88 inches wide and offers 180 to 150 hp. According to the company, the attachment can process trees in excess of 15 inches in diameter.
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Harris Waste Management

Harris Waste Management Group Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., offers the HS6090, HS80115, HS98115 and HS125115 shredders for processing automobiles, white goods and select structural steel shapes. Features include an oversized reject door to expel unshreddables, an enlarged top grate, front and back wall castings, and interlocked plates, which carry the forces in place of the welds, according to the company.
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Komar

Komar Industries Inc., Groveport, Ohio, manufactures two- and four-shaft shear shredders. The four-shaft shear is available with 40- to 400-horsepower, and the two-shaft shear is available with 15- to 600-horsepower. The shredders are available with a quick-change screen system; counter-rotating, anti-jam drive; and high-strength hexagon, steel-alloy shafts; according to the company.
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Morbark

Morbark Inc., Winn, Mich., has introduced the Predator twin-rotor unit for processing C&D debris, railroad ties and other contaminated waste streams that are unsuitable for high-speed grinding, according to the company. A 64-inch by 76-inch shredder opening feeds material to a 15-inch diameter counter-meshing rotor. Hooked star shredders are mounted to the rotor in a spiral pattern. The unit features welded construction, hydraulic drive, an electronically controlled auto-reversing rotor system and a 48-inch-wide continuous belt discharge conveyor, the company says.
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SSI Shredding Systems

SSI Shredding Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., has introduced the Primary Waste Reducer line of hydraulic shredders for high-capacity volume reduction. Shredders process materials such as C&D debris, carpet, wood waste, yard debris, MSW and industrial waste up to 80 tph and can achieve up to 70 percent volume reduction, the company says. The unit's open grate design allows fines, such as rock and dirt, to fall through the cutting table without causing wear on the cutters, according to the company. The Primary Waste Reducer line is available in stationary and mobile configurations, and with one or two shafts.
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Shred-Tech

Shred-Tech custom designs and manufactures reduction systems and for a variety of waste reduction and recycling applications. Fields of specialization include systems for scrap tire processing, municipal solid waste shredding, product recovery and destruction, composting, plastics reprocessing, scrap metals reduction, electronic scrap recycling, medical and hazardous waste disposal, and document destruction.

West Salem

The WSM High Torque Shredder by West Salem Machinery Co., Salem, Ore., provides a recycling system for processing wood scraps, industrial wood waste materials, plastics and corrugated material. The shredder is available in three sizes and features an over-sized feed hopper, sizing screens and slow-speed, high-torque cutting action, according to the company. The machine will accept pallet metal, but magnetic separation is available for removing ferrous metals, according to the company.
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