Quad®

Q55 Four-Shaft Shredder

SSI’s Quad® Q55 is a low-speed, high-torque, four-shaft, rotary shear industrial shredder designed to process a variety of materials and produce a small, consistent particle size.

Quad® Q55 shredders are known as multi-purpose shredders because they are designed to work like a two shaft shredder when the internal screen is removed, or as a sizing shredder that's able to shred, liberate and reduce a wide range of commingled materials without overly thick metals, in one pass. Four shafts in the Quad® Q55 shred and recirculate material within the machine until it is sized small enough to pass through a removable screen set immediately below the cutters.

Quad<sup>®</sup> Q55 Four Shaft Industrial Shredder
Quad<sup>®</sup> Q55 Four Shaft Shredder with Ram Hopper Quad<sup>®</sup> Q55 Cutting Chamber

Typical Shredding Applications for Quad® Q55

  • Mixed Waste

    Sorted ship board waste, in-plant waste, resins, etc.

  • Medical Waste

    Sharps, vials, red bag waste, lab waste, gloves, etc.

  • Paper

    Boxed and loose paper, air/gas paper filters, cardboard, etc.

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Blister pack, pill bottles, packaged items, etc.

  • Rubber

    OCP rubber, small rubberized parts, etc.

  • Light Gauge Metals

    Loose wire, metal valves, turnings, etc.

  • Plastics

    Plastic containers, bags, bottles, brittle parts, sprues & runners, etc.

  • Auto Shredder Residue

    Glass, fiber, plastics, fabric, etc.

  • Organic Waste

    Food waste, flower buds, etc.

  • Product Destruction

    Clothing, expired food, off-spec goods, returns, etc.

  • Electronic Scrap

    Circuit boards, pre-shedded e-scrap, etc.

  • Fibers

    Textiles, loose foam, soaked rags, clothing, etc.

QUAD® DESIGN FEATURES

LIBERATING

Quad® shredders have internal screens to control output size. Material is continually processed within the machine until it reaches a size small enough to pass through holes in the screen. This process rips and tears items apart more than other shredding technologies, making the Quad® an ideal solution for applications where downstream mechanical separation of materials may occur.

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, OR BOTH

Quad® shredders can process materials with or without their screen installed. They can also be used as a stand-alone processor or as a secondary processor in a multi-shredder system. Its proven self-cleaning rotary shear design is the key to its flexibility.

DRIVEN

Quad® shredders are available in a wide range of electric and hydraulic drive configurations. Drives can be selected based on low cost, energy saving, variable speed or heavy-duty application criteria.

PATENTED

Quad® shredders are available with patented features such as ACLS™ - Advanced Cutter Locking System, SSP™ - Severe Shockload Protection System, Ram Assist, and more.

PROTECTED

Quad® shredders have an advanced bearing protection system with multiple barriers of mechanical labyrinth and conventional seals, protecting costly bearings and ensuring maximum on-line reliability.

HIGH TORQUE, LOW SPEED

Low-speed, hydraulic drive technology provides an environmentally friendly operation with low noise, low dust, minimized fines, high on-line reliability and low maintenance.

Shredder Model:

Quad®  Q55ED

Quad®  Q55HD

Drive Electric Hydraulic
Number of Motors Two Two (HPU)
Power Range 37 - 45 kW (50 - 60 hp)   37 - 45 kW (50 - 60 hp)  
Voltage 460/3/60 460/3/60
Voltage Options Many - Consult Factory Many - Consult Factory
Autochop Feature N/A Included
Shock Load Protection Yes (SSP™) Yes (Multiple Relief)
Cutter Thickness (nominal) 38 mm (1.5 in) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Cutter Diameter 290 mm (11.4 in) 290 mm (11.4 in)
Cutter Material 4140 HT 4140 HT
Shaft Diameter 105 mm (4.1 in) 105 mm (4.1 in)
Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 900 x 785 mm (36 x 31 in) 900 x 785 mm (36 x 31 in)
Machine Length* 3,145 mm (124 in) 2,311 mm (91 in)
Machine Width 1,555 mm (61 in) 1,181 mm (47 in)
Machine Height 2,551 mm (100 in) 2,551 mm (100 in)
Machine Weight 2,000 kg (4,500 lbs) 1,800 kg (4,000 lbs)
Hopper Opening* 1,055 x 1,290 mm (42 x 51 in) 1,055 x 1,290 mm (42 x 51 in)
Hopper Height 915 mm (36 in) 915 mm (36 in)
Stand Height 1,220 mm (48 in) 1,220 mm (48 in)
HPU Configuration N/A Open Loop
HPU Dimensions N/A 2.2 x 2.3 x 2.3 m (7.4 x 7.2 x 7.4 ft)
HPU Weight N/A 3,267 kg (7,200 lbs)

Electrical controls including motor starters, PLC, and operator interface are supplied in NEMA 4 enclosures.

* Dimensions apply to the Q55 with standard 785 mm (31 in) cutting chamber length. Secondary optional length available at 1,020 mm (40 in).

Note: Illustrations, specifications and descriptions presented reflect standard product at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Dimensions are approximate. Photographs may include optional equipment and accessories. SSI offers compactors, balers, granulators, conveyors and classifiers as well as specialized motors, stands, hoppers, and mobile configurations. Consult factory to discuss your processing needs.

Quad® Q55 Four Shaft Industrial Shredder

Shredder Model:

Quad®  Q55ED

Quad®  Q55HD

Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 900 x 785 mm (36 x 31 in) 900 x 785 mm (36 x 31 in)
Machine Length (C)* 3,145 mm (124 in) 2,311 mm (91 in)
Machine Width (D) 1,555 mm (61 in) 1,181 mm (47 in)
Machine Height (E) 2,551 mm (100 in) 2,551 mm (100 in)
Hopper Opening (FxG)* 1,055 x 1,290 mm (42 x 51 in) 1,055 x 1,290 mm (42 x 51 in)
Hopper Height (H) 915 mm (36 in) 915 mm (36 in)
Stand Height (I) 1,220 mm (48 in) 1,220 mm (48 in)

The Quad® Advantage

  • High-torque shearing technology efficiently processes tough materials
  • Simple heavy duty construction
  • Shock protection
  • Bulk feed capability
  • Energy efficient operation
  • Low noise, dust, heat generation and maintenance costs
  • Uniform particle size
  • Minimum footprint and foundation requirements
     

Design Features

  • Electric, hydraulic and SmartDrive™ drive configurations
  • Removable Screens
  • Patented “Severe Shock Protection” (SSP)
  • Self-Cleaning Design
  • Application-specific feed hoppers and cutter configurations
  • Seal & bearing protection
  • Patented “Advanced Cutter Locking System” (ACLS)