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A Guide to Maintaining your Waste Shredder to Ensure Maximum Efficiency!

Waste shredders play a vital role in many global business operations and industries by helping them improve their waste disposal, recycling management and the overall cost-efficiency.

Installing a waste shredder for your company is a huge financial undertaking – something that requires correct planning to get right. There are different waste shredders designed and equipped with different shredding systems such as single, two, three and four and horizontal shaft. Therefore, it is important that you choose the correct shredder for your business and ensure that it is regularly maintained to keep all your components in efficient condition.

Maintain your Shredder by Following these Simple but Important Steps

  • Routine and Thorough Clean-up of the Shredding Chamber
    Within the waste industry, there is a large variety and volume of materials that are introduced and processed in the shredder at a time. Thus, it becomes crucial for shredders to be maintained regularly to make sure they don’t break down. The foremost step that you should follow is preventing large downtime by routinely checking and cleaning the shredding chamber. Along with that, replacing and rotating counter knives is also important to ensure optimum performance of the cutters.

  • Maintain Safety using a Safety Switch
    Always follow proper procedures when preparing to access the cutting chamber on your waste shredder. Every shredder consists of an access door leading to the shredding chamber that makes it easier to rotate knives, change screens and clean the rotor. To maintain safety, a safety switch is installed on the machine that prevents turning on the machine when the door is open. It is basically designed to maintain safety during crucial maintenance tasks.

  • Install a Metal Detector
    Installing a metal detector is the best step to prevent the introduction of foreign objects in the waste shredder. It helps to remove the metal pieces that may have gotten inside the system during the pre-sorting process. Though a small piece of technology, a metal detector can make a significant difference in increasing the productivity of your business. Sometimes, a lot of time is wasted in removing foreign objects from the shredder and/or repairing the damage caused by them. Therefore, installing a metal detector is considered a smart approach.

  • Regular Preventive Maintenance
    There is nothing more daunting than an unexpected maintenance emergency. Performing regular preventive maintenance will minimize the chances of an unexpected breakdown. Also, anticipating problems prior will help you to implement measures that will keep your system and operation running smoothly.

With more than 50 years of experience, Zerma has been a leader in waste recycling and reduction and has been a premium supplier of high-quality shredders and granulators. We are committed to providing the best range of machines and accessories to ensure the best quality output. To get a solution that fits the need of every operation and to turn waste into profit, call us today (03) 8792 9777 or send us an inquiry on info@zerma.com.au

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