New Generation line features cardan shaft drives, which eliminate drive belts.
The VAZ 1600, one of the New Generation shredders from Archdale, N.C.-based Vecoplan
, incorporates a wide range of innovations that are designed to improve performance, increase durability and decrease maintenance time, according to the company. These features and options include cardan shaft drives, double sidewalls, reversible counter knives, hydraulic swing-up screen carriages, rotatable screens and externally adjustable counter knives.
Cardan shaft drives eliminate drive belts, according to Vecoplan, which lower maintenance costs and decease overall machine and machine base widths. Double sidewalls reduce wear, eliminate contamination of and heat transfer to bearings, increase durability and lower maintenance costs, the company says. Reversible counter knives deliver twice the life while cutting replacement costs in half. Hydraulic swing-up screen carriages are designed to provide quick and easy access to the rotor for cutter replacements, tramp metal removal and other routine maintenance. Rotatable screens can be turned 180 degrees, increasing wear life by a factor of 1.5, the company claims. Externally adjustable counter knives are designed to allow the user to maintain optimal cutting tolerances quickly and easily. This is especially beneficial when shredding thin materials, Vecoplan adds.