A hammer mill is a machine whose purpose is to shred material into fine particles. They have many sorts of applications in many industries, including:
- Ethanol plants (corn)
- Grinding used shipping pallets for mulch
- Sawmills(size reduction of trim scrap and planer shavings into boiler fuel or mulch)
- A farm machine, which mills grain into coarse flour to be fed to livestock
- Shredding paper.
- Milling grain.
- In waste management