Single Shaft Shredder
The single shaft shredder is a widely used type of machine. It consists of a single, solid shaft with square blades bolted into it. This shaft rotates at about 80 RPM, depending on the model, and these blades pass through a bed knife on the base of the cutting chamber. A hydraulic ram continually pushes the material against the shaft of the shredder for continuous cutting.
The single shaft shredder is an ideal machine for plastics, paper, wood, organic waste a wide variety of non metallic materials.
The size of the machine required for each project depends on the initial size of the material, the number of kilo's, or tons per hour that you need to process, and the final particle size desired.
The single shaft shredder is almost always used with a screen, which retains the material in the cutting chamber to reduce the material even further. The standard cut on a single shaft shredder is 25mm, that is the size of the cutting blades. When retaining the material in the chamber with a screen, the machines can produce particle sizes of 10mm
Two Shaft Shredder
The concept of the two shaft shredder came from America. The history of these machines is a little obscure, but we believe the first shredder company ti be Saturn shredders from the USA, as they have been in business the longest, since 1972. These machines can be used to process all types of waste at all types of tonnage rates, depending on the size and power of each machine. These shredders work like chinese paper shredders, they have two shafts, filled with circular, hooked blades and spacers that turn into each other. The machine cuts the material like many pairs of scissors, with infinitely long blades. These shredders are primary reducers, depending on the size of the shredders, the cut sizes will vary from 15mm to 200mm. The shredder makes long linear cuts, just like a paper shredder. This machine is widely used in tire recycling as the first machine in any system.
Two shaft China shredders can be used for paper waste, electronic waste, metal waste, medical waste, tires, wood waste and many more. If you know what size machine you need, please visit our models page to see our selection. I you would like to know what machine would be best for you, please contact our sales team at the following page.