Tech Update



Scrap Choppers are Smooth Operators

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, has introduced a scrap chopper featuring a dual helical design using a scissor-type cutting action. This allows the chopper, according to company officials, to operate more quietly than other models with a more controlled and smooth cutting action. The rotary scrap choppers will only be offered on full Red Bud lines.

The chopper’s knives are attached to a set of rotating drums, driven by an electronic drive. With this design, the rotation of the drums/knives is precisely maintained to create a smooth, scissor-like action to cut the scrap material. This not only reduces sound levels but also minimizes wear and tear on the machine. Each knife features four edges that can be used before the knives must be sharpened. To remove the knives, an operator need only remove one bolt; a locating pin simplifies reinstalling the knives. 

The dual helical scrap choppers are available on Red Bud slitting lines, multiblanking systems and cut-to-length lines with edge-trim systems.

Red Bud Industries: 618/282-3801;


See also: Red Bud Industries, Inc.

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