An industrial shredder is a machine used for reducing the size of all kinds of material. Industrial shredders come in many different variations and sizes. Some examples of materials that are commonly shredded are: tires, metals, car wrecks, wood, plastics, and garbage. However by far, the most common use of an industrial shredder is to shred high volumes of paper documents. Industrial shredders can be equipped with different types of cutting systems: single-shaft, two-shaft, three-shaft and four-shaft cutting systems. These shredders are all slow-speed systems, in contrast to hammer mills which are generally high-speed systems.

The largest scrap metal shredder in the world is the 9,200 hp (6,860 kW) Lynxs at the Sims plant at the mouth of the River Usk in Newport Wales with access by road, rail and sea. It can process 450 cars per hour.

Experience the mighty mega-shredder. The world's largest metal recycling machine can reduce the equivalent of 450 cars an hour to an unrecognisable pulp, shredding 9 million tonnes of scrap metal every year.

Film Duration: 47 min .