When looking for either a new or used piece of equipment for plastic size reduction there are few things to keep in mind.  Should you buy a granulator, shredder or pulverizer (pulveriser)?   What kinds of accessories do you need?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What material are you planning to reduce?
  • What is the initial Moisture?
  • What is the thickness of the material?
  • How are you feeding the material?  Will the product be loose or bailed?
  • Are there any impurities in the plastic?
    • Sand
    • Clay
    • Metal
    • Other
  • What is your power supply?
    • 230/460/575
  • What is the finish size you'd like to end up with?
  • What is your required throughput?
  • What are the physical characteristics of your environment?
    • Temperature and Altitude
  • Accessories
    • Feeding Conveyor
    • Magnetic Separation
    • Discharge Conveyor
    • Wear Proofing
    • Metal Detector
    • Suction Group
    • Metal Separator
    • Dust Filtration and Collection
While this isn't an exhaustive list, knowing these elements can help you and your salesperson make the right choice for your application.