Cutting System. Shreds the paper products. It is composed of the following components:
Conveyor belt. Carries the material on a rubber belt into the cutting blades.
Paddle. Controls the flow of material into the blades. Each vane pushes a certain amount of material into the
blades and prevents too much from being fed into the machine.
Cutter mechanism. Cuts the material into long, thin shreds and drops the shreds into a collecting (baling)
Cutter motor. Provides power through a gear drive arrangement to turn the conveyor belt, paddle, and cutter
Press System. Compresses the shredded material into bales and ejects them out of the machine into plastic
bags. Consists of the following:
Bale chamber. Provides a steel-walled space for collecting and compressing the shredded material as it falls
from the cutter mechanism.
Hydraulic press ram. Presses the front wall of the bale chamber toward the rear wall to compress the
shredded material into a bale.
Backboard. Forms the rear wall of the bale chamber. It folds down to provide an outlet and a platform for the
ejection of a bale.
Hydraulic system. Provides hydraulic power to the ram. Consists of hydraulic pump, pipes, connections, and
valves. See schematic above for operational diagram.