Why Tough Jobs Call For Industrial Shredders


In the recycling industry, waste materials are graded according to size. Deploying an industrial shredder for the degradation of waste is a crucial step in waste management and processing. There are different types of shredders, ranging from those used in home and office settings to those used in industries. Shredders are therefore graded according to capacity, application, and sometimes power rating.

One would then expect shredders to be deployed based on the type and size of the material to be shredded. Tough jobs need tough and rugged shredders. Some of the tough materials requiring industrial shredding are:

Galvanized cardboard:

Galvanized cardboard is reinforced cardboard sheets used majorly for transporting fragile equipment. After being used repeatedly, they need a proper shredding process to smaller units that can be recycled. Regular office shredders are incapable of handling this, so industrial shredders are used.


Ceramic is highly recyclable but tough for smaller shredders. Not a problem for industrial shredders though, as they can shred the seemingly rugged ceramic materials within minutes. The output size determines the type of shredder to be used. Industrial shredders have both the size and power advantage that can crush ceramic products or wastes to the most harmless particle size in the most compelling ways. 

Wood and Glass:

These tough guys are no match for industrial shredders equipped with fine cutters.

Others include food wastes, seafood, and hazardous wastes.

Essential Parts of an Industrial Shredder

Industrial shredders are very different from office or home shredders used for shredding a few paper sheets at a time. These parts make them efficient at handling industrial waste.

1.    Cutters: The cutters of modern industrial shredders are made with alloy steel. Alloy steel means a mixture of steel and other elements which increase strength. Alloy steel cutters are much more efficient in cutting through steel, agriculture products, wood, and ceramic. The cutters may be individual, paired, or coupled.

2.    Motor Rotor: Powerful motors function to drive the cutters. These rotors are low rev, high-powered motors that drive cutters fast to an impressive shredding rate. Motors have a labeled grade according to their capacity in horsepower (hp).

3.     Automated process checker: Sometimes, the size of the load is more than the rating. That can obstruct flow processes. An automated process checker quickly identifies the extra load and removes it at once to resume shredding.

4.    Shaft: The shaft produces torque for driving the shredding process.

Only industrial shredders can cut up materials with precise sizes and energy efficiency.