Shred-Tech’s Justin Johns explains how the company’s plant-based shredding systems highlight continuous improvement, quality and innovation.
Shred-Tech began in the late 1970s producing stationary two-shaft shredders for a wide range of manufacturing plant-based applications.
By the middle of the decade, Shred-Tech had developed one of the world’s first mobile shredding trucks, designed to shred confidential office paper and documents on-site.
The company also offers a range of plant-based shredding and recycling systems, including two-shaft and four-shaft shredders, single-rotor screened shredders and granulators, as well as large primary shredders.
According to Justin Johns, Sales Manager Shred-Tech Asia, Shred-Tech’s latest product innovation is the CR2A645 plant-based shredder.
He explains that the CR2A645 is ideal for shearing engine blocks, cylinder heads and general mixed metal scrap.
“The shredder features four Linde hydraulic motors powered by two 200-kilowatt power packs,” Johns says.
“Hydraulics allow independent shaft speed and ration direction for re-orienting materials in the chamber when shredding large or difficult items.”
The CR2A645 has a maximum shaft speed of approximately eight rotations per minute.
“Replaceable segmented tool teel cutters last 1500 to 2000+ hours depending on application, with metal throughput rates between 15 to 20 tonnes per hour,” John says.
He adds that the company’s commitment to building best practise shredders requires a laser focus on continuous improvement, quality and innovation.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Canada, Shred-Tech prides itself on a global commitment to engineering innovation and quality. The company also has offices in Thailand, the US, the UK, Japan and Australia.
“More than 6000 shredding and recycling systems have been installed worldwide in locations as diverse as Fortune 500 manufacturers, hospitals, government and military facilities.”
Johns explains that almost every order is customised to a certain extent – with two systems rarely identical.
Shred-Tech’s custom process begins with gathering customer requirements, including the nature of the material, reduction size and required volumes needed to shred.
Johns says that the reason for the shredding can even influence the final equipment design.
“With cutting chambers ranging in lengths from 85 to more than 3000 millimetres, and horsepower ranging from five to 1200, Shred-Tech can configure a system for virtually any shredding application,” he says.
The company’s systems are configured with the correct knife design, chamber size, horsepower, feed and discharge rates to suit the application.
“In many cases, customers approach Shred-Tech with a problem that many of their competitors haven’t been able to solve,” Johns says.
“Since Shred-Tech has a broadly skilled in-house engineering team, they are able to work closely with the sales department and the customer to find a viable solution.
“Coupled with a vigorous quality control process, in-house assembly and manufacturing, Shred-Tech builds and manufactures the world’s best shredding and recycling systems.”
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