What Types of Solid Waste Are not Suitable for Processing with a Shearing Shredder?

Shearing shredder is a common solid waste treatment equipment that decomposes waste materials into smaller particles through methods such as shearing, tearing, and cutting for further treatment or recycling. However, despite its powerful functions and wide applicability of materials, shearing shredders are not suitable for handling all types of solid waste. This article will focus on the limitations of shearing shredders in the treatment of brick and stone waste, and thick metals.

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1. Limitations of Brick and Stone Waste

Brick and stone waste usually includes concrete, bricks, tiles, and stones. Although shearing shredders can handle many types of waste, they have some limitations when dealing with brick and stone waste. It is not a problem for solid waste to contain a small amount of bricks and stones. When dealing with large amounts of brick and stone waste, it is not recommended to use shearing shredders. It is better to use jaw crushers, impact crushers, cone crushers, etc.

1) Insufficient shearing:

Brick and stone materials are usually harder and require stronger tearing and cutting abilities. The main working principle of a shearing shredder is shearing, but for hard bricks and stones, its cutting ability may be insufficient, leading to low efficiency and even equipment damage.

2) Wear and damage:

Handling hard bricks and stones may lead to increased wear on the blades or cutters of the shredder, thereby reducing the service life of the equipment and increasing maintenance costs.

2. Limitations of Thick Metals

Thick metal waste such as steel plates, steel beams, etc. are not suitable for processing through shearing shredders, either.

1) Equipment overload:

The weight and strength of thick metals may cause the shearing shredder to overload, causing equipment failure or performance degradation.

2) Severe wear and tear:

Handling thick metals may cause severe wear and tear on the blades and cutters of the shredder, resulting in frequent maintenance and replacement.

3) Small size fragments:

Shearing shredders may produce relatively small metal fragments, which may be detrimental to subsequent processing and recycling, especially for heavy metals.

The shearing shredder is widely used as a solid waste treatment equipment, but there are some limitations in the treatment of brick and stone waste, and thick metals. For these types of waste, it is more suitable to use other specially designed treatment equipment, such as jaw crushers, impact crushers, etc. When selecting solid waste treatment methods, it is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of various technologies based on the characteristics and treatment requirements of the waste, in order to ensure safe and smooth waste treatment, comply with environmental regulations, and promote sustainable development.

GEP ECOTECH is a manufacturer of solid waste disposal equipment. We have a variety of types and models of shredding and crushing equipment to choose from. We also have highly experienced engineers in the industry, who can design different solutions according to your material characteristics and final output needs. Should you need any help, please feel free to contact us.

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