The twin-shaft grinder for an economical grinding of solids and foreign matter in fluids
The twin-shaft grinder XRipper for industrial applications

The twin-shaft grinder XRipper from Vogelsang, has been designed for an economical grinding of solids and foreign matter in fluids. It can be used in industrial wastewater plants or even in different processes in the chemical, food or recycling industry. Thanks to their robust Ripper rotors, the XRipper grinds different material without any problem of blockages and protect efficiently other system components as pumps. As others Vogelsang products, the design of the twin-shaft grinder XRipper follows the QuickService concept, making the maintenance a very easy and fast job.

We offer some options as for example ATEX design, which allows the twin-shaft grinder XRipper to be installed in explosive atmospheres in the chemical industry, or a Sewer Integration Kit, which makes the installation of a XRipper in an industrial wastewater in the food industry much easier.

Features of the XRipper

The monolithic Ripper rotors are made of a high-quality steel block. They transfer the torque evenly from the shaft to the rotors, thereby enabling an even greater load. Service and maintenance work can be completed in a short time because far fewer individual parts need to be replaced when changing parts.

Additional information:
The axial wear plates of the XRipper are equipped with a counter-cutter that largely prevents disruptive matter from passing through the XRipper without being shredded. The result: even, reliable shredding.
As a result of the different rotational speeds of the two XRipper shafts, the XRipper rotors clean themselves. Material that has settled in the gaps between the Ripper rotors is actively raked out. This avoids clogging of rotors and any resulting reduction in flow rate.
The shafts and rotors of the XRipper are dimensioned with maximum diameters. Both together make the XRipper torsionally stiff and resistant to blockage.
The XRipper housing features a rigid design. This lays the foundation for the long lifetime of the bearings and gearbox.

Options of the XRipper

To adjust to the size-reduction ratio, Ripper rotors are available with blade widths ranging from 6-11 mm. They are made of hardened special steel as standard, and are also available in stainless steel for use in chemically aggressive media.
Flow-optimized housings are available for selection for the XRipper XRP and XRipper XRC. This means maximum throughput with the smallest possible dimensions as well as low operating and investment costs.
An ATEX-compliant version can be supplied for use in areas subject to explosion hazards.
Depending on the series, the components of the XRipper chamber are produced from gray cast iron (XRS) or steel. Alternatively, they are available in stainless steel and/or cast stainless steel. The Ripper rotors and axial wear plates are made of highly wear-resistant special steel and are also available in a stainless steel variant.
For long designs and/or if hard blockages are to be expected, the QD design gives the XRipper additional stability thanks to an additional, third support bearing – this prevents shafts from bending and the Ripper rotors from touching. Nevertheless, the QuickService functionality remains: maintenance and service are performed quickly and easily on-site.
The connector box available for the XRipper XRS and XRipper XRP allows for heavy material, such as stones and metal parts, to be separated out upstream from the XRipper, thereby avoiding blockage of the XRipper.
The SIK enables the XRipper XRC to be directly positioned in the channel and/or upstream of the inlet or discharge, as well as in front of slanted or rounded walls. Guide rails allow the complete XRipper to be lifted upwards and out for service and maintenance, and replaced again without an additional retaining ring.
A variety of different drive options are available for the XRipper. In most cases, geared motors and/or parallel shaft geared motors supply the drive power. Suitably equipped versions are available for operation in temporarily or permanently flooded conditions. Alternatively, the XRipper can be driven by a hydraulic motor.

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