Industrial Shredders & Data Deconstruction

Allegheny Industrial Shredders

Middleton Engineering are in partnership with Allegheny Shredders to provide a range of low speed, high torque industrial shredders. These shredders are ideally suited to the data (paper and hardware) destruction industry.

Allegheny has been the leader in the industrial shredding industry for more than 40 years.

  • High Security

  • Minimal Dust

  • Energy Efficient

  • Built to Last

High Capacity Shredder

To accommodate both your shredding needs and your budget, Allegheny offers three series of conveyor-fed high capacity industrial shredders. Within each series, we provide a range of options with various horsepower motors, shred widths and shredding capacities. These high capacity industrial shredders range in capacity from 750 lbs up to 15 tons of material per hour.

Cross Shredding System

This innovative two-stage shredding process involves positioning two industrial shredders at a 90ºangle to one another. For example, you might add a pre-shredder with a 75 Hp motor and a 2” shred width in front of an industrial shredder with a 100 Hp motor and a 5/8” shred width. The output of the first shredder is fed into the second shredder and comes out as highly secure, cross-shredded pieces that are much smaller than the output from strip-cut shredding.

Security Grinders

If you need to destroy a variety of materials at a high level of destruction, the Allegheny Security Grinder is both a powerful, flexible solution. Utilizing our proprietary single-shaft rotary design with adjustable screen sizes, the Security Grinder is designed for single-stage ‘dump and run’ destruction of documents, digital media, plastics, products, e-scrap, and printer’s waste.

Product & E-Scrap

These rugged, high capacity industrial shredders both crush and shred these materials into unusable and unidentifiable pieces. Two separate shafts driven by different horsepower motors provide significant speed and crushing power.

Allegheny Product & E-Scrap Shredders provide a practical way to benefit the environment by reducing the waste stream of electronics and products, increasing overall recycling, and generating revenue through recapture of valuable metals.

Hard Drive / E-Straps Shredders

To ensure total security, the physical destruction of hard drives and other electronic data-bearing media is the most effective and desirable solution.

That’s why every Allegheny Hard Drive/E-Scrap Shredder destroys not only standard-size hard drives (up to 1” thick), but also server drives, as well as cell phones, PDAs, smartphones, and electronic storage devices. Our 7½ Hp and 20 Hp models can also completely destroy laptop computers (without batteries). The total destruction of these obsolete devices relieves any worry about security risks. Furthermore, it adds a reliable income stream for your business.

Auto – Feed System

To increase the amount of paper that can be fed into a high capacity industrial shredder. Operators can only handle so much paper per hour. By automating the feeding of the shredder, your company can minimize labour while making the process more efficient and cost-effective.


Allegheny tippers are designed to increase your throughput volume. Consequently making your shredding jobs much easier and more efficient. Our tippers are operator controlled with a momentary selector switch that allows Power-up/Gravity-down operation. Therefore the operator can control the amount of material loaded onto the feed table or into an Allegheny Auto-Feed™ System. Allegheny offers two types of tippers – the 880 Tipper and the HLS Tipper.

Cylinders & Parts

Family-owned and operated, Allegheny has been the leader in the shredding industry for more than 40 years.

They have maintained this leadership by listening to their customers, by designing and building equipment that meets their needs, while offering the best service and support available.

Allegheny is the only company manufacturing an entire line of destruction equipment – High Capacity Shredders, Cross-Shredding Systems, Security Grinders, Product, Plastics and E-scrap Shredders, Horizontal Balers, and Complete Shredding Systems.

Allegheny designs, engineers and manufactures its equipment to withstand the most demanding applications.

They use only the highest quality materials, therefore ensuring that their shredders and grinders are the most reliable and long-lasting in the industry.

The result? A truly enviable record of reliability: 94% of all Allegheny equipment bought 12 years ago is still on the job today!

Contract shredding services demand value, reliability and service. As the acknowledged industry leader, Allegheny is continually developing new document and product destruction technology. There’s a reason tens of thousands of companies and contract shredding services worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 1000, rely on Allegheny for their industrial shredding equipment.

Built by skilled craftsmen utilising state-of-the-art computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Solid steel cutters and combers, virtually indestructible and resistant to damage and wear.

Highest capacity throughput, ranging from 0.5 to 25 tonnes/hr.

Quality Guarantee

As the UK agents of Allegheny Shredders, MIDDLETON Engineering can guarantee these quality industrial shredders will also be supported with our engineering expertise. Due to a full range of parts kept on site, and a team of highly skilled service staff, we can offer unrivalled support to keep your shredder operating at its full capacity.
For more details on the Allegheny range of industrial shredders, speak to one of our experts today.


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MIDDLETON Engineering are agents for Allegheny Shredders.

“Allegheny’s success begins with its people. They’re extremely ethical, knowledgeable, and helpful in many ways far beyond providing great equipment.”

J Prunzik – Paper Exchange

“Allegheny’s equipment is in a class all its own, and their highly responsive sales and service departments go the extra mile. I feel very fortunate to work with Allegheny – they’ve played a key role in my success.”

R Keener – American Document Securities