Rotary Shear (VR)

The universal shredder

Layout of the Rotary Shear (VR)
Layout of the Rotary Shear (VR)

The Rotary Shear is a low-speed, high-torque, twin-shaft shredder. The machine is suitable for the shredding of bulky materials (e.g. domestic, commercial and bulky waste) or ductile input material (e.g. tires, cables, plastic film, paper, textiles) using cutting tools. It also reduces high-volume input materials and items with a large unit weight. At the same time, the Rotary Shear reliably achieves an extremely high shredding ratio.

Located in a robust housing, two counter-rotating rotor shafts take hold of the input material. Each shaft is equipped with a row of precisely manufactured cutting tools which mesh with each other like scissors. Gripper hooks are located at the tip of each tool to ensure the fast and reliable feeding of the material. Scrapers are located beneath the shafts to prevent material from adhering to the rotating cutting tools. The particle size of the final product depends on which cutting tool width is selected.

Operating principle of the Rotary Shear (VR)
Operating principle of the Rotary Shear (VR)
Quick-change system
Quick-change system

The machines have been in use with numerous operators for years. The housing of the Rotary Shear (type VR) consists of an extremely robust, one-piece steel construction. The design of the bearing shell bridge is particular to BHS and allows the wear parts to be exchanged quickly. The drive system absorbs shock loads, is reversible and consists of standard industrial gearboxes. The cutting tools are made of high-quality materials. The machine can be used in three-shift operation without difficulty, is extremely low-maintenance and is optimized for long service life.

Application examples

Rotary Shear VR 1215 as the centerpiece of a plant for the pre-shredding of tires in eastern France
Rotary Shear for the pre-shredding of tires
Plant for the pre-shredding of industrial waste with a Rotary Shear VR 1215 in southern France
Rotary Shear for the pre-shredding of industrial waste
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Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)" (PDF / 3.7 MB)
Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)"

Product brochure for Rotary Shear (VR)

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‘Recycling solutions’ brochure (PDF / 6.0 MB)
‘Recycling solutions’ brochure

This overview brochure introduces the BHS recycling solutions.

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Technical data sheet "Rotary Shear (VR)" (PDF / 189 KB)
Technical data sheet "Rotary Shear (VR)"

Technical data for Rotary Shear (VR)

Size: 189 KB


  • Targeted shredding results
  • Simple exchange of wear parts
  • High throughput rates
  • Service-proven many times over
  • Suitable for continuous operation


BHS recycling technical center

Link to tests at BHS technical center
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