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Shredder Economics in Recycling and Size Reduction

Shredder Economics in Recycling and Size Reduction
26 May 2021  |
The economic and overall benefits of the addition of shredder equipment matter in recycling applications where the goal is to turn scrap and non-conforming parts into a more manageable form for further processing.

Shredders add economic benefits in recycling applications because of the reduced labor and safety risks from manually cutting up scrap products. The use of a shredder can reduce the energy, power, and size requirements of secondary operations such as granulation while increasing the consistency and purity of recycled materials.  All these benefits add value to the bottom line in addition to reducing maintenance costs and manual processes while increasing versatility and up-time.

Selecting the correct shredder does not need to be intimidating. There are many options and designs, but rest assured there is a match for each application depending on the type of materials being processed, throughput, desired particle size, feeding method, etc. The good news is that Amos Mfg., Inc. is here to help.

Amos offers shredders from 1 HP to 400 HP and beyond, with a wide selection of industrial shredders for a variety of applications. A dual or two-shaft shredder is ideal for primary size reduction and destruction applications such as defective products, tires, metals, construction materials, plastics, paper, cardboard, industrial waste, and electronic scrap.  The large, low-speed, heavy-duty cutting design makes it more robust when faced with contaminated waste streams containing non-shreddable materials. When the uniform particle size is required, the quad or four-shaft technology may be more suitable by combining the reliability of the two-shaft shredder with the addition of sizing screens for controlling particle size.  There are also custom designs available including custom cutter profiles to suit the customer’s needs.

The Amos comprehensive approach for problem-solving, delivery and service provides a well-supported, complete system including ancillary equipment such as vibratory feeders, conveyors, magnetic separation equipment, balers, and mezzanines, and more.

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