The household waste products often contain large amounts of metallic objects, which are dumped when no more in usable conditions. The broken down appliances and worn out metal utensils are often thrown out as parts of garbage. The waste materials from steel industries, automobile factories and foundries also contain huge amounts of metal parts that can be recycled. As most of these metals can be reused in other forms, the scrap metal shredding is the only way to recycle these large metallic parts.
Advantages of scrap metal shredding for recycling process
- Easy transportation = When the large sized metallic chunks are shredded into smaller pieces, the transportation becomes much simpler as it is easier to carry the lightweight scrapped metals. It is also more convenient to fit these scrapped metals into the trucks that are usually deployed for the transportation purpose.
- Convenient recycling – It is not easy to recycle large metal bodies and thus, the process of industrial scrap metal shredding is highly beneficial for putting these waste metallic parts into reuse. These scrapped metals can be used to manufacture many useful items, saving the environment from huge amounts of waste products.
- Separates different metals – The waste metallic debris dumped from the automobile industry and foundries generally contain different types of metals. The scrapping of these metals help in distinguishing and separating all these metals, resulting in easy recycling processes of these individual metals.
Different types procedures for shredding scrap metal
- Shearing is actually the term used for cutting down the scrap metals of ductile nature into smaller pieces with a sharp-edged tool that resembles a scissor. The sharp edges clash against each other during the shredding scrap metal procedure, to cut the large metal sheets into uniform smaller bits very easily. The sizes of these sharp cutters and the hooks attached to these machines depend on the dimensions of the metal pieces to be held and scrapped.
- Tearing is the process used for pulling apart the thin ductile metal sheets with huge force, to distribute into smaller strips of varying lengths and widths. It is used in such cases where the uniformity of the resultant pieces is not so much essential in recycling procedures.
- Fracturing is the best process applied for shredding scrap metal, if those metals are brittle in nature and can be broken into several shards. Usually, huge amount of energy is released during this procedure and the little pieces of friable metals may shot upwards while breaking, instead of breaking into long metallic strips. So the mechanics handling this operation always use protective glasses to save their eyes from possible injuries.
So the type of shredder to be used depends on the specific shredding procedure that needs to be applied for scrapping of the metals. Previously, the shredders operated very slowly that was not enough to fetch satisfactory benefits. However, now the tools made with latest technology work very efficiently and faster, resulting in the production of larger amounts of scrap metals within least duration.