SG: Virtus Equipment’s SG line combines the functionality of a single-shaft shredder with a three-blade granulator rotor in one integrated unit. The line size-reduces injection molded, blow molded, extruded, thermoformed and rotomolded parts, and thicker materials like purgings. A gearbox drives the shredder, while the granulator is driven by a separate belt drive; the independent drive mechanisms allow for greater control over the size-reduction process.
What’s new? A new control panel. Its sequenced controls allow the shredder and granulator to be shut down in the correct order to allow the material to be cleaned out.
Benefits: Space savings. With a footprint of 11 feet by 6.5 feet, it can handle all size-reduction steps in a small area, opening up floor space. Its hydraulic ram automatically feeds material, and a Virtus Smart Drive system can reduce energy consumption by monitoring load and adjusting the electricity used to match demand. Rare-earth magnets mounted between the shredder and granulator capture any metal that enters the machine, protecting against damage.
Virtus Equipment LLC, Northbrook, Illinois, 847-291-1800, www.virtus-equipment.com