Understanding material shredders: How they work and how they're applied
Material shredders provide the first step for many processing operations by reducing extremely bulky and nonfriable materials to smaller sizes. Though shredders are a fairly new type of size reduction equipment, they provide many benefits -- including high power and efficiency -- for a range of applications. This article introduces you to shredder operation and applications and provides information on selecting and maintaining your shredder.
Crushers, hammermills, and lump breakers are excellent for reducing brittle materials. But if your material is nonfriable, or not brittle enough to be easily rubbed, crumbled, or pulverized into powder, you'll need a shredder to reduce the material to smaller pieces. The following information explains how a shredder works and what it's used for and may help you decide if a shredder will benefit your operation.