Industrial shredders

Blue Devil GF5000 pre-shredders

Metal recycling plants Aluminium recycling plants Other non-ferrous metal Other materials
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Blue Devil GF5000 industrial pre-shredders are designed to shred every kind of metals and non-metals

The Blue Devil GF5000 series of pre-shredders are utilised in the metal recycling industry.

The cutting shafts are equipped with 4 planetary gears (2 per shaft) and 4 industrial electric motors (2 per shaft) and are equipped as standard with a series of automatic disconnection protectors.

Each of the four motors is powered by an inverter which manages their speed and power.


The Blue Devil GF5000 industrial pre-shredders are supplied with the following features:

  • Shredder body in a solid, very thick monolithic element
  • Sturdy welded steel structure loading hopper
  • Shredder body support scaffolding equipped with a tilting chute to change the unloading side of the processed material
  • Internal machine body coating in Hardox 400
  • Shaft unit that can be completely removed for maintenance and/or replacement of individual components (shafts, spacer, blade frame)
  • Blade fixing using a special system developed by Zato that allows them to be held on the shaft in extreme stress and load conditions
  • Blades made of special suitably heat-treated steel with a profile configuration designed for improved performance
  • Removable and replaceable cleaning sectors with induction hardened surface in contact with the shaft
  • Induction hardened spacers in the area in contact with the material to increase wear-resistance and extend life
  • Management in automatic mode of shaft speed and shut-down via PLC.
  • Supply unit housed in climate-controlled container, which is positioned 6-12 metres from the shredder, safe from impact, damage and dust recirculation
  • Electric motor and drive and control inverter which guarantees system efficiency of over 90%
  • Automatic reset torque limiting couplings to protect the gears, suitable for transmitting high torques with maximum reliability
  • Electrical panel equipped with HMI panel with operator-editable parameters and selection of the most suitable work mission
  • Electrical panel equipped with modem for remote assistance and machine data saving on the Zato web portal
  • Wireless remote control for controlling machine operating functions with emergency stop button, manual/automatic position
  • Easy installation (10 days max.) and transfer (6 days max.)

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