The majority of size reduction systems in the medical waste
industry, regardless of brand name, are designed and operate with double,
contra-rotating shafts with hook-like cutters ground to a sharp edge. These
systems may each perform the task sufficiently as long as the cutters do not
repeatedly come in contact with the abrasive non-shreddable materials, which is the
most serious concern when processing medical waste.
Cutters with this design must be reground when they get dull or replaced
when they break. These units must be disassembled from the top of the
shredder. It is not unusual to have twisted or broken shafts. Often times
the shafts and cutters must be lifted out with a hoist.
Hook shaped cutters can break at the hook, or even split in half.
Abrasive materials, such as tough plastic, will tear the sharp cutting edges
into rounded, dull, cutting edges.
Time and materials involved can run into thousands of dollars, not to
mention the down time that may require special hauling of untreated waste at
higher than usual costs.
The Vecoplan medical waste rotary grinder utilizes a side push-arm
ram that eliminates "bridging." It allows a much larger hopper and feed
opening than traditional systems. It pushes all the material into the
rotating cutters. The PLC electronic controls can "feel" the resistance of
the material and adjust its pushing force accordingly. Most systems are
equipped with vertical rams and may cause materials to bounce. All other
shredders must have their hoppers neck down to the size of the cutting
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