Industrial Shredders

Williams Patent Crusher is a leader in industrial shredder manufacturing. We produce an extensive line of rugged, reliable industrial shredders and auxiliary shredding equipment including primary shredders, ripshear shredders and more.

Our durable shredders assist with waste disposal by reducing material down to the needed size. Learn more about our high-volume shredding systems and contact the Williams team today to get started.


What is an Industrial Shredder?

An industrial shredder is a powerful piece of equipment made for shredding materials for recycling or processing. Williams' industrial shredders can reduce a wide variety of materials. Our equipment can be used to shred paper, refuse, wood, wood pulp, metal, and more.


How Do Industrial Shredders Work?

Shredders can be classified by their structure, such as single shaft shredder or double shaft shredder. The shredded material is fed into the machine either through a hopper or a conveyor.

The blades of the shredder grab the material and pull it through, cutting the material. The shredder cuts the material into different shapes, depending on the material and the design of the shredder.


What Is an Industrial Shredder Used For?

Williams’ industrial shredders can handle your most intense waste reduction jobs. Whether used as municipal or industrial waste shredders, our equipment is versatile.

The design of our machines allows them to work as crusher shredders, reducing your large quantities of material. Shredders and crushers are designed to help with industrial and commercial waste processing and recycling.

Our industrial shredders can handle materials including:

  • Batteries
  • Furniture
  • Hospital waste
  • Tires
  • Large catalogs
  • Textiles
  • Glass bottles
  • Wallboard
  • MSW
  • Gallon drums

Shredders can handle any type of material. There are no limits to what you can shred with Williams' industrial shredders.


Why Do I Need an Industrial Shredder?

Industrial operations often produce a large amount of waste, making industrial shredders an environmentally essential tool for your operation. Industrial shredders reduce the amount of waste dumped into landfills by processing your waste in the most compact way possible. Industrial shredding is also important if your waste is to be processed for incineration.


Williams Industrial Shredders

Williams shredding machines are designed and tested under tough conditions. This environment optimizes them for maximum reliability and efficiency.

Our shredders work as one-way and reversible machines, with optional controlled airflow. Machines vary in speed, depending on the material being shredded and the required finished particle size.

High speed shredders from Williams are designed to handle any material you need to dispose of. They also function as industrial crusher machines. Whether it's tires, wood, furniture, or industrial plant waste, we can handle your job.


Industrial Crusher & Shredding Machine Features

When you use Williams shredding equipment, you know you’re getting a high-quality machine that will last. Our industrial shredders feature:

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Convenient loading
  • Easy access to maintenance
  • Precision shredding


Our Line of Industrial Shredders

Finding the right shredding machine for your application needs is crucial. Ensuring you have enough power and cutting force to achieve your desired particle size reduction is key. The variety of industrial shredders offered by Williams ensures you find the best machine for your job.

View our machines below and learn more about our industrial shredding equipment.


TF & XL Shredders

TF and XL Shredders are a specialized group of industrial shredding machines. These machines are generally used for shredding massive quantities of waste and corrugated paper. TF and XL shredders require 100-500HP with a feed rate of 5-25 TPH and are for commercial use only.


XL Rigid Arm Shredder - Williams Patent Crusher


Primary Shredders

Our complete line of primary one-way shredders can also be reversible. These industrial shredders have optional Controlled Airflow Downward/Controlled Air Management (CAD/CAM). Depending on the feed and product desired, a primary industrial shredder can be the only size reduction involved. It can also serve as a preparation or coarse product mill for your application.


Primary Reversible Industrial Shredders - Williams Patent Crusher


Secondary Shredding Machines

Williams secondary one-way shredders and reversible industrial shredding equipment are available with optional Controlled Airflow Downward/Controlled Air Management (CAD/CAM). The design of secondary industrial shredders meets the specific requirements of fuel preparations. With this rugged design, you receive minimized maintenance costs, absolute control of particle size for combustion efficiency and optimized power consumption.


Secondary Reversible Industrial Shredders - Williams Patent Crusher


Ripshear Shredders

Williams Ripshear Shredders feature a slow speed, high torque, disc cutting action. This action reduces solid wastes in a quiet, clean, and economic manner, with minimum vibration. These machines are used to shred tires, waste wood, light metal scrap, and much more.


Ripshear Tire Shredders - Williams Patent Crusher


Nife Hogs®

Williams Nife Hogs® are heavy duty, high performance primary nife granulators. They are ideal for the recycling process of aluminum, cable, plastics, flooring, and other non-friable material. Nife Hog® industrial shredding machines also perform well as tire shredders, separating the rubber from the non-friable metal.


Nife Hog Industrial Shredder - Williams Patent Crusher


Learn More about Williams Industrial Shredders

Contact us today to discuss your application in detail with one of our experienced sales engineers. Call (314) 621-3348, email us at or locate a customer service agent near you.