SMS Series granulators from Herbold USA (Smithfield, RI) are heavy-duty knife granulators designed for challenging applications that require high throughput capacities. Eight models are available with throughputs from 440 – 17,600 lbs. per hour. A removable deflection wedge is a standard feature on all SMS models. It introduces a third bed knife that improves the granulator’s ability to efficiently process heavy lumps, thick-walled pipes, thick sheets and other dense items. When the deflection wedge is removed there is more space in the feed opening and destruction chamber which facilitates the size reduction of large, bulky items.
SMS series granulators feature rotor and bed knives mounted at opposing angles. This configuration ensures a uniform cutting gap across the entire length of the knife resulting in greater rotational inertia, reduced energy requirements, and regrind with few fines and improved bulk density.