Fabric shredder machines and equipment can consist of a single shaft, have a high torque and run at a slow speed to shred through various types of fabric, such as textile, quilted and woven material. The fabric goes through a screen that can vary in size to achieve desired end result. The size of the fabric shredder will depend on the various fabric materials and preferred throughput.
Fabric shredders can also have a top loading hopper to feed in the fabric and keep the operator and a safe distance from the fabric shredder itself. At the end of the top loading hopper is fabric cutting or shredding mechanism. A cross cutting fabric shredder works best for minimizing fabric into very small pieces. It usually consists of a hydraulic pusher and fixed in place blades the shred and reduces the fabric. The cutting knives can be rotated for maximum efficiency of blades used up to four times and give them a longer life span to use.
The hydraulic system can be adjusted for feeding speed and different amounts of pressure depending on the type of load and what kind of fabric is being fed through the fabric shredder. When the fabric or various fabric materials finishes the cutting and shredding step, the fabric then goes onto an optional conveyor belt or auger that can move it into particular bins to haul away.
Fabric shredders can be controlled by an electronic console. They can run quietly with low power consumption when used properly.