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Performance-Optimized Shredder is built for durability.

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Performance-Optimized Shredder is built for durability.

Jul 23, 2013 - Along with direct drives, VAZ 1600 features double sidewalls that help reduce wear as well as eliminate contamination of and heat transfer to bearings. Reversible counter knives lend to extended life, while hydraulic swing-up screen carriages accelerate and facilitate access to rotor as well cutting chamber to facilitate cleanout, tramp metal removal, and routine maintenance. Other features include rotatable screens that can be turned 180°, increasing wear life.

Original Press Release

VAZ 1600 NewGen Shredder from Vecoplan

Press release date: Jul 22, 2013

The VAZ 1600, one of Vecoplan’s New Generation shredders, incorporates a wide range of innovations that improve performance, increase durability and decrease maintenance time. These features and options include: direct drives, double sidewalls, reversible counter knives, hydraulic swing-up screen carriages, rotatable screens, and externally adjustable counter knives.

Direct drives increase torque, eliminate drive belts, lower maintenance costs and decease machine base widths. Double sidewalls reduce wear, eliminate contamination of and heat transfer to bearings, increase durability and lower maintenance costs. Reversible counter knives deliver twice the life while cutting replacement costs in half. Hydraulic swing-up screen carriages provide quick and easy access to rotor for cutter replacements, and ample access to cutting chamber easy cleanout, tramp metal removal, and other routine maintenance. Rotatable screens can be turned 180° increasing wear life by a factor of 1.5. Externally adjustable counter knives allow you to maintain optimal cutting tolerances quickly and easily. This is especially beneficial when shredding thin materials.

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