• Automated Systems for Processing Metal Turnings and Recovering Cutting Fluids

  • Automated Conveyor Systems for Metal Stamping, Laser and Die Cast Scrap

  • Custom-Engineered Fluid Filtration and Recycling Systems

Metal Turnings Shredders

Improve safety and housekeeping while reducing the volume of metal turnings

PRAB Metal Turnings Shredder

The development of an automated scrap metal process begins with the volume reduction of metal turnings. Milling, turning, screw machining, and Swiss machining operations all produce various size, length, hardness, and configurations of waste depending on the tool, operation, and material characteristics. The comprehensive focus on Turnings and Chip Processing provides metalworking companies with a cost effective, automated, and safe way to process all types of metal scrap. The first step in this operation is to create flowable chips from metal turnings.

PRAB's Metal Turnings Shredders are available in conveyor mounted configurations for use in a chip processing system or as stand-alone units for volume reduction at the source.


Features Include:

  • Reduces light to moderate wads of non-hardened metal turnings and loose chips
  • Low speed operation generates less heat and increases safety
  • Friction clutch protects drivetrain components
  • Dual counter-rotating shafts with cast cutter disc and spacer combinations produce shearing, ripping and tearing action
  • Cutter discs and spacers are case hardened steel
  • Automatic reversing feature allows cutters to reverse
  • Externally mounted, standard T-frame motor
  • Shafts secured by double bearing housings
  • Bearings are non-self-aligning to prevent shaft flexing

Conveyor Mounted Shredders

System Integrated Volume Reduction Solution

Conveyor-mounted Metal Turnings ShredderPRAB's SMD line of two-roll industrial metal shredders are efficient solutions for volume reduction of flowable chips and turnings of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These units are integrated into complete chip processing systems and provide volume reduction of scrap prior to wringing or briquetting operations. The quiet, energy-saving dual shafts operate by ripping and tearing turnings into manageable, shovel-grade chips for further processing.

Shredders come in 6 standard sizes:

Conveyor-mounted Metal Turnings Shredder Installation
  • SMD12: 12 in (20 cm)
  • SMD18: 18 in (46 cm)
  • SMD24: 24 in (61 cm)
  • SMD30: 30 in (76 cm)
  • SMD36: 36 in (122 cm)
  • SMD48: 48 in (122 cm)


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Stand Alone Shredder (Horizontal Axis Shredder)

Reduce Metal Turnings at Their Source of Generation

The Horizontal Axis Shredder (HAS) is a two-roll industrial metal shredder featuring an efficient solution for breaking up turnings and bushy wads of metal. PRAB metal shredders reduce scrap volumes so you use less space for storage and can operate safer work areas.

Horizontal Axis Metal Turnings Shredder Horizontal Axis Shredder - Metal TurningsHorizontal Axis Metal Turnings Shredder - Top View

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