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Edge Innovate to debut new high-capacity waste shredders

January 15, 2020
By Edge Innovate

A global leader in the design and distribution of a range of equipment used in the quarrying, port handling and recycling industries, Edge Innovate are set to debut two new high-capacity waste shredders at CONEXPO 2020: the VS420 and HS750. The two new products will take their place in Edge’s ever-growing waste shredding product line up and will be showcased on their booth #S5233 in the outdoor silver lot at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from March 10-14, 2020. They will be accompanied on the stand with Edge’s ever popular TRT622 tracked mounted trommel and the newly designed TS100 track stacker.

Edge HS750 – born to disrupt the norm

The Edge HS750 is a totally new concept to the shredder world. It offers operators a high-capacity, horizontal, slow speed shredder that combines impressive throughput, the ability to withstand difficult-to-shred materials and superior resistance to non-shreddables. Edge Innovate has uniquely combined the benefits of a high torque, slow speed shredder with a horizontal positive feed delivery system which incorporates an intelligent material management and a tramp metal protection system.

A 42-inch diameter compression Top Feed Roll aids in the delivery of material to a 42-inch tip diameter solid steel downturn rotor which has been designed to absorb heavy impacts and deliver high throughput. Potential for rotor overload or material bridging is reduced via an intelligent material management system that ensures the efficient delivery of material to the chamber. Should a blockage occur, the feeder, top feed roll and rotor can be reversed via the radio remote.


Boasting an impressive list of design features, the Edge HS750 is powered via a Tier 4 Final/Stage V Caterpillar C18 engine providing 750-hp. An intuitive operating system enables operators to select from a number of customizable shredder programs whilst also displaying hydraulic pressures, feeder speed, rotor speed, torque mode and average fuel consumption. All major functions can be controlled via radio remote ensuring that the HS750 can be operated by a single operator.

Depending on the level of contamination and type of material, operators have the added benefit of being able to select between two rotor modes with each mode having different torque levels and rotor speeds. Adjustment of finished material piece-size by means of a hydraulically retractable comb enables operators to regulate particle size without the need to change tool inserts, pattern or screen aperture.

The HS750 has been designed with serviceability in mind and incorporates a number of design features to ensure unrivalled levels of access. Rotor maintenance and a quick screen changeover procedure is facilitated via a hydraulic chamber opening and hydraulic screen release system with built-in safety switches to prevent accidental start up.

Thanks to these design features, the Edge HS750 horizontal slow speed shredder offers operators a highly productive shredding solution that is easy to maintain and ideal for land clearance projects and the processing of wood waste, stumps, brush, railway ties, utility poles and construction and demolition waste.

Edge VS420 – ‘next generation’ slow speed shredder

Edge has taken decades of designing, manufacturing and commissioning of industrial waste shredders to create its next generation waste shredder. The Edge VS420 is a high-capacity, high-torque twin shaft shredder that is ideal for the processing of a large array of materials including green waste, MSW, C&D waste, biomass and end-of-life tyres.

Edge’s next-generation shredder has been developed for ultimate versatility and high resistance to contaminants with a number of customizable shredding programmes and chamber configurations available. An intelligent operating system which incorporates tramp metal protection provides the ultimate security from contaminants and prevents asset damage.


At the heart of the VS420 are twin, two-metre-long synchronized, high-torque shredder shafts which can be customized to suit a customer’s exact application and desired product piece size. Edge’s twin shaft design provides exceptional material intake, ensures less wear, promotes self-cleaning and prevents material wrapping even in the toughest of applications. With a range of both rapid volume reduction and intricate piece sizing chambers available, the Edge VS420 series can be customized to be deployed as either a primary or secondary shredder.

Powered via a Caterpillar C9.3B Tier 4 Final / Stage IV ACERT engine with a power rating of 420-hp. Caterpillar’s SCR technology reduces engine emissions and provides a robust and economical solution for Edge’s customers. Fuel consumption also improves by up to nine per cent compared to Stage IIIB engine options.

The VS420 offers operators a host of design features such as hydraulic hopper extensions with hydraulic locking mechanisms, a large automatic tipping hopper with remote functionality, hydraulic height adjustable twin pole magnet and a “one point” service area which makes daily maintenance checks possible from one vantage point. Thanks to the VS420 modular service orientated design, the VS420 is easily suited for tracked, wheeled or hooklift mounted chassis formats with all major components being accessible and easy to remove.

Edge has introduced an all new control philosophy that allows the VS420 to work harder for longer. This enables the VS420 to tackle the toughest of applications with ease. The new parameter program is controlled via the latest Edge Operating System (EOS) designed for improved user-friendly controls and gives operators greater control and larger scope for customization. Further operator control is provided via Edge’s VS Status Lighting system which provides a quick and simple communication link between the machine and the operator. It allows the operator to know the status of the shredder, when to continuing loading material, when not to load or if there is a blockage thus ensuring maximum throughput while preventing material overload.

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