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By Lumistar's Chief Scientist

April 15, 2014

Lumistar Proves to be #1 Leader in Shredder Cameras

Why A High Quality Shredder Camera?
Shredder operators operate their shredder ‘blind,’ due to steam, darkness and view obstruction. Operators often rely on vibration, RPM, and amp gauges to determine if they are about to jam or choke the shredder infeed. Frequently, out of fear, operators consistently underfeed in order to avoid jamming therefore losing valuable time and money. In the November 2013 issue of  the American Recycler, in an article entitled “Metal Shredders Face Stiff Competition”, Frank Goulding, member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Shredder Committee for ISRI, reported:

“His [Goulding’s] shredders are running at roughly 60 percent capacity. They are focusing on lowering cost of production, trying to lean-out the cost of operating shredders and getting down the cost per ton. [He] is focusing on labor and practices, managing energy, looking at wear parts, evaluating equipment they are using to feed and support the shredder, looking downstream at other ways to separate metals and recovering more nonferrous from the residue.”

Our Solution!

November 15, 2010

Lumistar Thermal Infrared Auto Shredder Cameras

Here is a comparison between what you want and don’t want in a auto shredder camera.  Among the many advantages of a Lumistar camera: confidence in clarity is key in any given situation including steam, fog, rain, dust, smoke, & pitch darkness.

Lumistar’s Amazing Shredder Camera Through Steam:

BEWARE: Of Other Cameras, They DO NOT See Through Steam