SHR3D IT
Version 1.0 November 2017
English user guide
COMPANY INFO
3devo B.V.
Zonnebaan 12F
3542 EC Utrecht
The Netherlands
service@3devo.com
www.3devo.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................. 4
2.
OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
3.
2.1.
MACHINE FEATURES ........................................................................................................................ 8
2.2.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ........................................................................................................... 14
2.3.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ............................................................................................................ 15
2.4.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................... 16
INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................................................................. 17
3.1.
QUICK USER GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 17
3.2.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................ 17
3.3.
PREPERATION INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................. 18
3.4.
ADJUSTING AND MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................ 19
3.4.1.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE HOPPER ................................................................ 19
3.4.2.
OPENING THE MACHINE........................................................................................................ 21
3.4.3.
REMOVING AND MOUNTING FILTER SCREEN ............................................................ 23
3.4.4.
ADJUSTING THE STATIC GRANULATOR KNIFE ........................................................... 26
3.4.5.
CLEANING THE MACHINE ..................................................................................................... 27
3.4.6.
REPLACING THE GRANULATOR KNIVES......................................................................... 28
4.
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................................................. 29
5.
TRANSPORTATION....................................................................................................................................... 31
6.
NOTES ................................................................................................................................................................ 32
7.
COMPANY INFO ............................................................................................................................................ 33
1. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The SHR3D IT is a powerful and effective plastic processing machine.
Processing your plastic waste plastic to granulate,
The processing process inside the SHR3D IT consist of a multitude of
moving components, moving at high speeds and/or great force. Which if
improperly used can cause serious harm.
Read and adhere to all safety instructions and user instructions carefully
before using the machine. Do not allow persons younger than 18 years
old to use the machine. This machine is not intended for users with a low
reaction response time, physical or intellectual impairments. The
manufacturer is not liable for any damage or other problems caused by
the user’s failure to observe these instructions.
WARNING
Ear protection must always be used when using SHR3D IT. Especially
processing hard materials will emit a lot of noise which may cause
hearing loss.
WARNING
Always inspect datasheets from the materials that are to be processed for
potential health risks. When working with an unknown material or
materials that may emit dangerous dust or gasses when being
processed, make sure to wear a gas mask and use an extraction system.
WARNING
Prevent entanglement when feeding long lengths of material by breaking
it down into lengths of max 1 meter.
WARNING
Do not leave the SHR3D IT in operation unattended.
WARNING
Single person lift could cause injury. Use assistance when moving or
lifting.
WARNING
Never modify or manipulate any of the safety switches or other
components of the machine, this can cause extremely dangerous
situations.
WARNING
Only use the SHR3D IT with the 3devo hopper mounted on the machine.
WARNING
Never change or remove guards when the machine is powered.
WARNING
Inspect datasheets of the to be processed materials for flammability.
Some plastics can emit flammable dust or gasses that have potential
ignition risks. Always make sure to have a fire distinguisher nearby and
know how to use it.
CAUTION
The machine is designed to process plastics only. Any non-plastic
materials that are inserted in the machine can cause the machine blades
to degrade fast. Non-plastic materials can also damage the machine
itself. Always make sure the plastic parts do not contain any non-plastic
pieces or particles.
CAUTION
Never use the Shredder compartment latch when the Filter screen is not
installed.
CAUTION
Check if the voltage in your power socket corresponds to that of the
purchased product. Consult the sticker on the back of the machine.
2. OVERVIEW
2.1. MACHINE FEATURES
1.
Shredder compartment
The Shredder compartment is the compartment where the first stage
of the plastic processing happens. The shredder is designed to shred,
cut and tear chunks of plastic waste into smaller chunks so that the
Granulator compartment (4) can do its own operation easier.
2.
Hopper
The hopper prevents the user from getting in contact with the
shredder blades and prevents plastic waste from escaping the
machine.
3.
Hopper locking lever
The Hopper locking lever allows the user to assemble and
disassemble the hopper safe and easy. The Hopper locking lever is a
safety system for both holding the hopper in place and preventing the
user from entering his/her hands in a running shredder. This way, the
machine can only be used, if the hopper is placed correctly.
4.
Granulator compartment
Plastic chunks inside of the granulator compartment are being cut
until the granules are small enough to fit through the holes in the filter
screen.
5.
Shredder compartment latch
Pushing this latch allows the user to unlock the shredder
compartment and lift it open.
Never use the latch when the Filter screen is not installed.
6.
Granulate collector
The granulate collector is placed below the Filter screen and collects
all the granulate coming from the granulator compartment. Open the
interlock guard and pull the granulate collector out to store your
granulate.
7.
Interlock guard
In order to reach the granulate collector, the interlock guard must be
opened first. The interlock guard can be opened by simply pulling the
button in the top right corner. The emergency break circuit is
activated when the interlock guard is opened with the machine
running. Therefore it is important to turn off the machine before
opening the interlock guard.
8.
Start button (green):
To start the machine, hold the Start button for 1 seconds. The machine is
ready to start when both indicator lights are on.
The shredder- and granulator compartment will both rotate forward. The
machine will not start if;

the hopper is not mounted correctly on the machine,

the filter screen is not installed correctly

the shredder compartment is not closed correctly

the interlock guard is not closed,

the motor temperature has been too high,

the motor current has been too high,

the switch on the power entry module is “O’’

the power cable is not plugged in
It is advised to empty the granulator compartment before starting the
machine.
9.
Reverse button (white):
Hold the Reverse button for one second to start the machine in reverse.
Note that the machine first has to be shut down using the Stop button if
the machine was already rotating. When the machine is running in
reverse, the granulator shaft is deactivated since the granulator is only
effective in the forward direction. The button will emit white light. This
reverse feature is to be used for two reasons:

To get a new grab on difficult shapes of materials

To free the shredder blades from the material if it gets stuck.

To roughly clean out the shredder compartment from big chunks
around the shredder shaft.
The same starting conditions as on the Start button apply to the Reverse
button.
10. Stop button (red)
Press the stop button to turn the machine off. Note that the red button will
emit light if the machine is turned off but is connected to the power
socket.
11. High temperature indicator
When the high temperature indicator light is turned off, it means that the
machine was stopped due to an overheated motor. This can occur when
the temperature of the motor is above 80 degrees Celsius. If the machine
turned off for this reason, it might take a while to let the motor cool down.
Reset the High temperature indicator by pressing the Stop button. If both
the Current indicator light and the High temperature indicator light are
activated, the machine is ready to start. If the machine keeps turning off
right after turning it on, the motor temperature is still too high and it need
some time to cool down.
12. Current indicator
When the Current indicator light is turned off, it means that the machine
was stopped due to a high current (i.e., a blocked shredder or blocked
granulator). This can occur when the machine is overloaded. Check if the
Shredder or Granulator compartment is blocked. The indicator light can
be reset by pressing the Stop button. Please note that if the machine is
reset, and the machine is still blocked, the machine might immediately
turn off again.
When the motor turns off due to high current it is important to first resolve
the cause of the block.
13. Power entry module
Press the switch to (“I“mode) to power on the machine. The red light of
the Stop button will turn on. Press the switch to (“O” mode) to disconnect
all power from the machine. The red light of the Stop button will now turn
off as well.
14. Emergency button
The emergency button cuts off all power from the machine. Resetting this
knob can be done by rotating the knob counter clockwise.
2.2. INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Quick start guide
Power cable (230 V or 120 V)
Granulate collector
Hopper
Filter screen 4 mm holes
(already installed)
2.3. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Granulator rotary knives

Granulator stator knife

Extra granulate collector

Extra hopper

Filter screen 3 mm holes
2.4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Type
SHR3D IT
Color
Black powdercoated
Weight
35 kgs
Dimension with
585 mm (23.0 in) x 310 mm (12.2 in) x 620
hopper
mm (24.4 in) (Width x Depth x Height)
Dimension without
550 mm (21.7 in) x 310 mm (12.2 in) x 310
hopper
mm (12.2 in) (Width x Depth x Height)
Operating
0 C to +55 C
temperature
Capacity
5.1 kg polymers / hour
Speed
9 rpm shredder / 750 rpm granulator
Power
1100 W / (230 V 50 Hz) or (110 V 60 Hz)
3. INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
The manufacturer is not liable for any problems caused by the user’s
failure to observe these instructions. Wrong use of the machine or
manipulating safety switches may lead to severe injuries or failure of the
machine.
3.1. QUICK USER GUIDE
For the fast starters out there we have made a short and simple out of
the box quick start guide. This is shipped in your NEXT extruder
accessory box, or you can download it from
www.3devo.com/manuals
3.2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Place the machine on a flat stable surface close to a power socket.
Make sure the fuses are rated on at least 15A

Push hopper locking lever down and slide hopper inside. Release
lever to lock the hopper in place

Open interlock guard

Slide the granulate collector in

Close interlock guard

Plug in the power cable and turn on the power switch at the back of
the machine

Check if both indicator lights are turned on

Press the green button down for one second to start the machine.

Throw in plastic parts and wait until the part is processed into
granulate.

Turn the machine off and open the interlock guard to slide out the
granulate collector.
3.3. PREPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before turning plastic waste into granulate. The following steps must be
taken:
Inspect the plastic parts for any impurities such as other types of plastic,
non-plastics or dust. Remove as much as possible to prevent any
damage to the machine and keep the output material as pure as
possible.
If SHR3D IT is used before with different materials, clean out the machine
first. More information about cleaning the machine can be found in
Chapter 3.4.5.
Break the material down to chunks that fit through the hopper opening.
The smaller the chunks, the easier the shredder can process the material.
3.4. ADJUSTING AND MAINTENANCE
For all adjustments and maintenance to the machine, make sure to turn
the machine off and remove the power cable.
3.4.1. INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE HOPPER
Removing the hopper is useful in the following situation:

Circular parts or waste with big diameters for example, are difficult to
be grabbed by the shredder teeth. On the contrary, extremely flat
objects can lay still on the shredder stator knife after the shredder
took a bite out of it.

When the shredder is not powerful enough to shred a solid chunk of
waste, the machine will deactivate. After reversing the rotational
direction of the shredder followed by removing the hopper, the part
can be removed from the machine.
The hopper can be installed and removed really easy.
Step 1. To install the hopper, push the Hopper locking lever down and
slide the hopper.
Step 2. Release the Hopper locking lever
To remove the hopper from the machine, make sure that the shredder
compartment is empty from big chunks. If the shredder compartment isn’t
empty, let the machine run in reverse first.
Step 1. Push the Hopper locking lever down and slide the hopper out.
3.4.2. OPENING THE MACHINE
Opening the machine is really useful for adjustment and/or cleaning
purposes.
Step 1. Remove power plug from machine
Step 2. Slide in the hopper
Step 2. Open the interlock guard
Step 3. Remove the granulate collector.
Step 3. Check if the Filter screen is inside of the machine.
Step 4. Push the Shredder compartment latch towards the back of the
machine with the palm of the hand. Hold the Filter screen with the tops of
your fingers to assist the pushing force.
Step 5. While the Shredder compartment latch is pushed forward, tilt the
Shredder compartment open 90 degrees.
3.4.3. REMOVING AND MOUNTING FILTER SCREEN
In order to clean out the Granulator compartment dismounting the Filter
screen is highly recommended. The Filter screen is placed underneath
the granulator knives and is visible when the Interlock guard is opened.
Different Filter screens can be used to create different granule sizes. The
machine can only be turned on when the Filter screen is placed in the
correct way.
When replacing the Filter screen, always open the shredder
compartment first. The reason for this is that the Filter screen can be
mounted back into the machine a lot easier when the shredder
compartment is opened than when it is closed. Furthermore, it is much
safer to open the shredder compartment when the Filter screen is still in
place.
Step 1. Remove power plug from machine
Step 2. Open Interlock guard
Step 3. Take out the granulate collector
Step 4. Push the shredder compartment latch and tilt the shredder
compartment open (as explained in 3.4.2).
Step 5. Reach for the two plunger knobs attached to the Filter screen and
pull them toward each other [1]. The Filter screen can now be rotated
down [2] and pulled out of the machine [2 & 3] and release the two
plunger knobs.
Step 6. To mount the Filter screen back in, simply do step 5 reversed.
Now that the machine is still opened, two small shafts on the sides are
visible in the back of the granulator shaft. Aim the two half slots on the
back of the Filter screen at the two shafts and rotate the front part of the
Filter screen up until the plungers click in place.
3.4.4. ADJUSTING THE STATIC GRANULATOR KNIFE
The granulator knives are wear components, they will become blunt after
processing for a long time. When processing very hard materials or nonplastics the life span of the knives is drastically reduced.
Replacing them is necessary to have the optimal efficiency.
WARNING
Always wear cutting proof hand protection when working with the
granulator knives.
3.4.5. CLEANING THE MACHINE
Step 1. Switch the machine on and let it run until the granulator stops
processing granulate. This can be heard by the decreasing noise or
checked by regularly turning off the machine and checking the granulate
collector.
Step 2. Switch the machine on in reverse for a few rotations of the
shredder blades. Now repeat step 1.
WARNING
Make sure the machine is turned off and the power plug is removed
before proceeding with the next steps!
For the manual cleaning in the next steps the following tools can be used
for removal of dust and plastic: Brush, Screwdriver (or similar object),
pressurized air and a vacuum cleaner
Step3. To clean the top part of the shredder compartment remove the
hopper and clean all visible pieces.
Step 4. Open the granulator compartment to clean the bottom part of the
shredder compartment.
Step 5. Remove filter screen and clean the granulator knives. They can
now be turned by hand using protective gloves.
Step 6. Finally clean the granulator compartment and reinstall the filter.
3.4.6. REPLACING THE GRANULATOR KNIVES
WARNING
Always wear cutting proof hand protection when working with the
granulator knives.
Step 1. The rotating granulator knives are positioned by shoulder screws.
Apply Loctite 243 on the shoulder screws and tighten them with 30Nm.
Step 2. Adjust the stator knife so the gap between the rotating knives and
the stator is paper thin and can move freely.
4. TROUBLESHOOTING
Trouble
Probable cause
Measures
Machine shuts off
Material is too strong
Run the machine in
and material is stuck
to be shredded,
reverse and shut it
between shredder
overcurrent sensor
down. Remove the
blade and its
triggered.
hopper and take out
counterpart. The
the material. Reset
overcurrent indicator
the machine by
light is off.
pressing the stop
button.
Machine shuts off
Granulator is blocked,
Wear cut resistant
and no material is
overcurrent sensor
gloves, remove the
visible between
triggered.
filter screen and clean
shredder blade and
the granulator
its counterpart. The
compartment before
overcurrent indicator
switching it on again.
light is off.
Reset the machine by
pressing the stop
button.
The machine shuts
Motor reached
Let the machine cool
off and the
maximum
down. After cooling
temperature indicator
temperature.
the machine can be
light is off.
Temperature sensor
reset by pressing the
triggered.
stop button.
Machine turns off or
1: Machine is not
1: Connect the
won’t start and all
connected to power.
machine to the wall
lights are off.
2: One of the safety
socket and switch it
switches is triggered
on.
2: Ensure that the
following parts are in
place and locked: The
interlock guard, the
filter, hopper and the
shredder
compartment.
5. TRANSPORTATION
Keep the original packaging. When the machine is shipped back to
3Devo for service or maintenance the machine should be packed in
the same way as how it arrived.
For additional questions, please contact us via Service@3devo.com
6.
NOTES
7.
COMPANY INFO
3devo B.V.
Zonnebaan 12F
3542 EC Utrecht
The Netherlands
service@3devo.com
www.3devo.com