Model S3E-2 High Shear Film Granulators

S3E-2 High Shear Film Granulator with a 9" Film Nip Type III Roller FeederForemost's High Shear Granulator has been field-proven for over 40 years, both alone and as part of complete inline film recycling systems. Intended for all types of film and other soft materials, the current design utilizes a center feed chamber and a special adjustable, precision knife arrangement. This knife design yields the scissor-like, near tangential slide necessary for efficient reduction of thin films rather than "chopping" the materials. Clean "film fluff" or granulate is the result, without tearing or heat build-up.

Throughputs from 150 to over 500 lbs. per hour are achieved based on lab tests with various materials and a standard 5/16" screen. Expected throughputs for your particular material can be determined by Foremost laboratory tests.

The rotor is provided with three blades. Reliable, flange mount bearings are used and the chamber is a one-piece weldment, Blanchard ground with smooth easy-to-clean surfaces. Special models with integral sound deadening are available, utilizing Foremost's Microsonic construction techniques; or acoustical enclosures can be supplied for standard models if required.

A range of roller feeders is available optionally for automatic infeeding of off-spec roll scrap. Conveyor feed hoppers are also offered, as well as hoppers arranged to receive edge trim pneumatically conveyed by a Venturi Blower or Cutter Blower.

Where higher-than-usual bulk density film fluff is required, Foremost offers this model in a dual stage version, with two cutting chambers stacked one above the other. The first stage, with a large diameter hole screen, performs a rough cut which feeds directly into the lower chamber, identical except for the smaller-than-usual hole size screen. The output, therefore, is much higher in bulk density, without the undesirable heat build-up which would occur if a single stage of granulation attempted to achieve such fine granulate in one step.

9 Inch Type III Roller Feeder 9 Inch Type III Roller Feeder
The 9 Inch Type III Roller Feeder Mounted on the S3E-2 High Shear Film Granulator.

The S3E-2 is supplied set up for blower unloading, and can be directly connected to a Foremost film Duplex Blender as part of and automated, in-line film recycling system.

Model Model S3E-2
Thoat Size 10" x 12"
Power 15 HP
Cutting Diameter 9"
Knives Three (3) 11 1/2" high shear knives and two (2) 12” bed knives.
Screen 5/16" (standard) 3/16" 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" diameter holes.
Shipping Weight 1,500 lbs.
Note: Specifications for reference only.


  • Direct Drive Unloading Blower.
  • Special Alloy knives for longer life.
  • Roller Feeder.
  • Hopper Tray Magnet.
  • Ammeter on Grinder.
  • Acoustical Enclosure.
  • Dual Stage Model for High Bulk Density Output Requirements.
  • Sound Deadened Construction.
  • Special Hopper Configurations.
  • Special Screen Sizes.

S3E-2V Venturi GranulatorsModel S3E-2V Venturi Granulator

The model S3E-2V venturi granulator utilizes one common high volume integrally mounted blower to pull continuous film edge trim into the grinder cutting chamber and to evacuate the reground material. Each machine is equipped with two 3" venturi pick-ups. All motor starters electronically interlocked and are housed in a NEMA 12 enclosure with a fused disconnect.

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