EcoShred® Compact

Shredding made easy

For many years, large-capacity shredding installations were reserved primarily to a small group of financially larger scrap processors. The advantage of the EcoShred Compact made shredder technology also available to small- and medium-sized scrap processors and automobile recyclers. With the EcoShred Compact, SICON relies on state-of-the-art shredder technology integrated in a modular and economically viable system. Both the technical characteristics and the low necessary infrastructure costs are impressive.

The EcoShred Compact is equipped with an integrated pre-shredder, which is implemented as a twin-shaft shredder system with flipper. The combination of pre-shredder and main shredder entails significant advantages.

Advantages of an integrated pre-shredder

  • Scrap is ripped by the pre-shredder and afterwards compacted directly by the main shredder to an optimum
  • The risk of explosions is decreased significantly
  • Unshreddables do not enter the shredder, which results in an improved operational reliability
  • Prevention of any peak loads in the main shredder (uniform power consumption)
  • Bales can also be processed with a driving power of 1,000 kW

Shredding made simple – like never before

EcoShred Compact represents innovation in combination. With a system based on finely tuned components, SICON focuses on better performance and energy efficiency. Pre-shredder and shredder combined in one system results in a significant reduction of the specific energy consumption per ton of shredded scrap. The finely tuned shredding stages lead to a fully automatic operation. That means, the system can be monitored by a single crane operator. It is no longer necessary to construct a separate infrastructure buildin. The entire concept is designed with extraordinary ease of operation and maintenance in mind. In addition to that, the EcoShred Compact offers many features that make working on and with the shredder more economic and safe than with all other machines available nowadays on the market.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Shredder with integrated EcoRip® pre-shredder in one system
  • High scrap density and very good material preparation by means of full box shredding
  • Prevention of explosions through material preparation upstream of main shredder
  • Heavy components are already identified and separated in the pre-shredder – that protects the rotor elements in the main shredder from any damage
  • Prevention of peak loads with optimum energy management system
  • Significantly higher output by means of an intelligent system combination as conventional shredder with the same driving power
  • Easy but safe access for changing wear parts with maximum operator safety
  • Significant decrease in investment with regard to power supply (low voltage 400 V / 460 V vs. high voltage 6/11 kV)
  • Quick and easy installation as a result of reduced requirements on infrastructure (for instance, a simple foundation slab is sufficient and no separate operations building is required)

The EcoShred Compact process results in a high and consistent scrap density and thus a correspondingly good material preparation – with clear advantages for the recovery of NF metals.

EcoShred Compact forms the basis for the efficient operation of a shredder system.

Learn more in our product video!

Technical specifications

EcoShred® Compact 
Shredder weight [mt]150
Rotor [mt]12.5
Rotor designDisk rotor with protective covers, other rotor variations possible
Width of feed chute [mm]2,000
Production of shredded scrap at 1,000 kW (1,360 HP [mt/h output])35-45
Pre-shredder integratedYes
Scrap density [t/m³]> 1.1
Rotor lift mechanismIncluded
Main drive conceptAC
Energy supplyLow voltage
Flicker effects, load on the power grid during peak loadsNo
Separate operator panelNot necessary
Shredder controlBy crane operator via mobile tablet
Building for hydraulic unit and electricalNot necessary, integrated in system concept
Reinforced foundationNot necessary
AutomationCompletely automated
Dust removal volumeReduced dust removal volume, dust removal systems are offered and designed on the basis of the customer's specific requirements
Occupational safetyComprehensive safety concept

Drive concept

  • Low investment costs and increased operational reliability thanks to the drive via four frequency-controlled low-voltage motorsflanged to a gear unit that provides power distribution between the pre-shredder and main shredder
  • High operational safety due to safety clutch between main shredder and gearbox
  • Reduction of energy costs through optimal coordination of pre-shredder and main shredder and an intelligent overall control

Hydraulic unit

  • Maximum performance and reliability with quality hydraulic components
  • Stable output even when subject to extreme weather conditions thanks to the integrated water cooling system
  • Ultra-fine filtration system with online particle measurement

Control panel

  • Mobile control panel for incredibly easy remote control from the wheeled excavator
  • No separate control cabin necessary
  • Fully automatic shredder control system

Integrated pre-shredder

  • Good material preparation for obtaining a higher scrap density in the main shredder
  • The pre-shredder prevents that heavy components get in the main shredder and possibly damage the rotor or rotor components in the shredder chamber
  • Decrease in risk of explosion
  • Increase in shredder output by optimizing the pre- and main shredders
  • Increase in the quality of the shredded scrap (higher density)
  • Reduced emissions of noise thanks to uniform operation without any peak loads
  • Energy efficient as a result of the uniform electro-hydraulic drive. Constant output, which results in low-wear operation

Rotor housing block

  • Easy maintenance and accessibility while minimizing risks at the same time thanks to adapted design of the main shredder (rotor only 1,500mm over the actual main foundation, swivel-mounted)
  • Rugged steel structure for a long reliable service life


  • Rotor shaft made of high-alloy steel
  • Rotor disks with spacers and fastening by means of tie rods
  • Disk rotor fully covered with canopy (standard version)
  • Hammers distributed on six axles
  • Rotor bearing with grease lubrication
  • Spider rotor for special applications available as an option


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