Is a clogged waste shredder something that you might have suffered from? If you have, then you know how time consuming and irritating it is to sort out the clogging. Not to mention the money that goes down the drain every minute your shredding process is down.  

Clogging usually occurs when you shred long materials, such as packaging or construction waste. These waste fractions often include long pieces of plastic and fibre fabrics that really love getting wrapped around the rotor. Experience has shown that this is especially a problem for shredders that have two rotors. How to put the pain of a clogged waste shredder behind us?

How can you overcome this?

One option would of course be turning down shredding jobs that may result in clogging, but businesswise, this wouldn’t be a viable idea. Another way of dealing with materials that clog easily is to choose a machine that will eat them without a problem. Otherwise you are between a rock and a hard place: either you accept long downtimes because of clogging or you turn down jobs. 

So, when searching for new waste shredder, make sure that it has lots of torque so it has no problems dealing with materials that clog easily. 

But torque alone is not enough. The knife and rotor design has an impact on your shredder’s ability to prevent clogs as well. When the process is based on shredding rather than crushing, one of the causes of easy clogs is ruled out from the start. And if the engineers have carefully positioned the knives in a patented double spiral, then the shredded materials are distributed more evenly on the rotor. 

Our answer – The TANA Shark

The high torque TANA Shark is the most versatile mobile waste shredder, with excellent capacity and productivity. Our robust machine is made to shred a wide range of materials; TANA Shark’s knife and rotor design prevent clogging, ensuring you a smooth shredding process, maximum uptime and optimised maintenance costs. 

Investing in a TANA shredder isn’t only great for your existing business, but it also provides new opportunities to bite into.