Canadian Biomass Magazine

Vecoplan’s new VAZ 1600 shredder

June 20, 2012
By Vecoplan LLC

Jvaz_1600_newgen-1_copyune 20, 2012, Arcdale, NC - Vecoplan has introduced the new VAZ 1600, on of the new generation shredders, which features improved performance, durability and decreased maintenance.

June 20, 2012, Arcdale, NC – The VAZ 1600, one of Vecoplan’s New Generation shredders, incorporates a wide range of innovations that improve performance, increase durability and decrease maintenance time. These features and options include: cardan shaft drives, double sidewalls, reversible counter knives, hydraulic swing-up screen carriages, rotatable screens, and externally adjustable counter knives.

Vecoplan VAZ 1600  
The Vecoplan VAZ 1600 features a number of improvements including decreased maintenance costs and increased reliability.


Cardan shaft drives eliminate drive belts, lower maintenance costs and decease overall machine and machine base widths. Double sidewalls reduce wear, eliminate contamination of and heat transfer to bearings, increase durability and lower maintenance costs. Reversible counter knives deliver twice the life while cutting replacement costs in half. Hydraulic swing-up screen carriages provide quick and easy access to rotor for cutter replacements, tramp metal removal, and other routine maintenance. Rotatable screens can be turned 180° increasing wear life by a factor of 1.5. Externally adjustable counter knives allow you to maintain optimal cutting tolerances quickly and easily. This is especially beneficial when shredding thin materials.

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