The role of shredders is an indispensable one in several applications in manufacturing, recycling, solid waste reduction, security, wastewater treatment, oil and gas production , the production and transportation of biosolids, and many more. On top of the obvious benefit of shredding which is size reduction, it offers a multitude of benefits too. Shredders are used in protecting business intelligence with the destruction of confidential product or documents, and also in the processing of materials that are sued in the production of a product or fuel, in recycling of product or waste and in shredding solids to ensure processes and equipment are running smoothly. These are reasons enough for government agencies and municipalities, and corporations to employ shredders in their operations.
In the industrial aspect, the applications of shredders would cover in the reduction of solids like destruction of food, pharmaceuticals, rubber, pallets, steel and plastic drums, furniture, construction debris, tires, containers, corrugated boxes, packaging labels, and other materials that are bulky. It is interesting to note also that protection of privacy of corporate information and of individuals, industrial shredders are used in order to destroy the documents, x-rays, hard drives and electronic media.
Another use of shredders is in the shredding of scrap wood so it can be recycled and used in manufacturing different kinds of wood products like paper and particle board. It is also wonderful to know that plastic bottles are recycled into plastic chips for the production again of new bottles, and shredders play the role in this process.
Different kinds of shredders are fit for certain kinds of materials, and so you are to select the right kind to be able to excel in the processing of your material. Kinds of shredders are exemplified in shredding branches with the high speed chipper, plastics with a rotary knife cuter, and cars of are shredded with the use of a hammermill.
Another criteria that you have to set is the desired output of your shredder in order to identify the right shredder for your needs. You may like to use a shredder that costs less like the single pass shredder, but if the material has to be reduced further to very minute size and to be compressed some more, then your equipment has to be of higher compact function.
For a successful installation and operation, another aspect of your shredder that you are to look into is the capacity of the equipment.
Note that shredders are categorized into two kinds of feed, and the most common are the manual and automatic. Shredders are manually operated by a hopper, and it is through hand feeding of the material that a work is done or use of a machine like fork lift to drop the material into the equipment. On the other side, the automatic feeders can optimize the performance of the shredder by constantly supplying the materials to the shredder.