Industrial Cross-cut Shredders

Single pass cross-cut shredding for highest level of destruction of your confidential information

  • High level of destruction to meet more stringent security requirements
  • Brings advanced cross-cut shredding capability into the office setting
  • Built to be the most reliable in the industry, like all Allegheny conveyor-fed shredders


The recent explosion of data breaches and identity theft cases has prompted many companies to tighten their information destruction protocols. Many desire a smaller shred size as the end product of their secure information. Our knowledge gathered from over 45 years of building superior shredding equipment has allowed us to create a shredder that can give companies just that.

The Allegheny Cross-cut Shredder is made specifically for document destruction or record management companies that want to maximize the volume of shred paper they are processing while offering their customers a significantly smaller, more secure shred size.

Rather than cutting in strips, Allegheny’s Cross-cut Shredder uses individually stacked tool steel cutters with counter-rotting shafts to create a single pass cross-cut rectangular shred. Depending on the model, the end product can measure as small as 1/8″  wide x 1″ long. In addition to the increased security, the discharge from an Allegheny Cross-cut Shredder takes up less space in your facility due to its smaller shred size (as compared to a strip-cut shredder).

Allegheny’s Cross-cut Shredder is available in two models, the 16-75CX and the 20-350CX. The 16-75CX has a 16″ feed opening and is available with a 5, 7.5, or 10 Hp motor. The 20-350CX has a 20″ feed opening and is available with a 25, 30, or 40 Hp motor. Allegheny also has recently released a new version of the 20-350CX that has a 30″ feed opening and a 50 Hp motor.


  • Aggressive cutting assembly destroys a wide range of materials at the highest level of destruction
  • Ideal for organizations that have outgrown office paper shredder yet require maximum level of secure destruction
  • Small shreds result in fewer plastic bags for shredded output
  • Superior reliability and durable construction common to all 16-Series Shredders
  • Comes standard with a feed table to facilitate loading of materials into shredder
  • Capacity of up to 400 sheets per pass


Optional Equipment

Allegheny offers optional equipment to provide efficient processing of your shredded materials and enable you to turn your waste paper into recycling dollars. We can even custom-design a complete shredding system to maximize your shredder’s productivity and reduce your labor costs.

Used with a loading cart or security container, the Allegheny 880 Tipper offers an efficient way to load materials onto your shredder’s input conveyor. This increases the volume of throughput to be shredded and minimizes operator fatigue and strain.
Output Conveyors
For transporting shredded materials into a baler, compactor, dumpster, or other receptacle.
Horizontal Balers
For Allegheny 16-Series Shredders, we offer a complete line of heavy-duty balers to increase the efficiency of your recycling operations.
Piggyback Systems
Unique Allegheny design mounting a 16-Series Shredder directly over an Allegheny 2024-532 CE Horizontal Baler, to create a complete shredding system in a limited space.
Mobile Shredding Systems
You supply a truck and we’ll install a complete mobile shredding system using the 16-Series Shredder, diesel generator, optional output conveyor and all necessary equipment and accessories.
Consoles & Security Containers
Allegheny provides a full selection of security containers and executive consoles to provide secure storage of documents prior to shredding.

What Our Customers Say

“To meet the growing demand for maximum security shredding, Allegheny is pleased to offer the Model 16-75CX Cross-cut Shredder. Now you can have the highest level of destruction for your most sensitive documents and confidential materials, backed by Allegheny’s superior equipment and excellent service and support.”
THOMAS WAGNER, Allegheny Systems Design

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