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EDGE Innovate introduce VS420 next generation shredder to the UK

EDGE Innovate introduce VS420 next generation shredder to the UK

A GLOBAL leader in the design and distribution of a range of equipment used in the quarrying, port handling and recycling industries, EDGE Innovate has recently launched a new high capacity waste shredder; the VS420. The VS420 will take its place in EDGE’s ever-growing waste shredding product line up.

EDGE has taken decades of designing, manufacturing and commissioning of industrial waste shredders to create their 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 customisable 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, 2m (6’7”) long synchronised, high torque shredder shafts which can be customised 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 customised to be deployed as either a primary or secondary shredder.

Powered via a Caterpillar C9.3B Tier 4 Final / Stage V ACERT engine with a power rating of 310Kw (420HP). 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 9% 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 have 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 customisation. 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. 

For more information on EDGE’s range of next generation shredders please visit; www.edgeinnovate.com